May 25, 2015

Radiographs in MD24 House Call

Radiographs, which are commonly called ‘X-rays’, are two-dimensional images of the body that are displayed as white, black, or varying shades of gray. Radiographs are utilized throughout all specialties of clinical medicine, and they are widely accessible.

Radiographs is the most commonly performed investigation for assessing injured limbs or examining the chest for possible infection. An x-ray image, or radiographs, is produced when a very small amount of radiation passes through the body and strikes a sheet of sensitive film or a detector placed on the other side of the body. The ability of x-rays to penetrate tissues and bones varies according to the composition and mass of what is being imaged. Bone, which contains calcium, absorbs most of the radiation and results in white images on the x-ray film. The lungs, which are filled with air, allow nearly all x-rays to pass through and strike the film or detector resulting in a black image. You will not feel any discomfort during the procedure.

There is no special preparation required for most x-rays, except you may be asked by the radiographer to change into a gown before your examination. You may also be asked to remove jewellery, eyeglasses, and any metal objects that may obscure the images. You will be exposed to a very small amount of radiation when you receive an x-ray.

At MD24 House Call, we use advanced digital x-ray equipment to ensure you are exposed to the minimum amount of radiation needed to obtain adequate images. If you are pregnant or suspect that you may be, you should tell your doctor or radiographer before the test is performed, as special precautions may have to be taken.

Side effects from general radiographs are incredibly rare. During your examination you will be exposed to a very small amount of radiation. MD24 House Call has rigorous protocols to ensure that the radiation dose given is the lowest possible dose to produce diagnostic quality images. General x-rays are typically very simple procedures and most examinations would be completed within 10 - 15 minutes. You can make an appointment by contacting us at (623-374-7774) and have a general x-ray scheduled.  Or, visit the MD24 website for more information

Radiology Service in MD24 House Call

Radiology is a medical specialty that uses imaging to diagnose and treat diseases seen within the body. Radiologists use a variety of imaging techniques such as X-ray radiography, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine including positron emission tomography (PET), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose and/or treat diseases. Interventional radiology is the performance of (usually minimally invasive) medical procedures with the guidance of imaging technologies.

The acquisition of medical imaging is usually carried out by the radiographer, often known as a radiologic technologist. Depending on location, the diagnostic radiologist, or reporting radiographer, then interprets or "reads" the images and produces a report of their findings and impression or diagnosis. This report is then transmitted to the physician who ordered the imaging, either routinely or emergently.

Imaging should be done with signs of severe or worsening nerve damage, or serious underlying problems such as cancer or spinal infection. The overuse of imaging tests may lead to additional procedures that complicate recovery, increased medical expenses or expose the person scanned to radiation.

Interventional radiology is a subspecialty of radiology in which minimally invasive procedures are performed using image guidance. Some of these procedures are done for purely diagnostic purposes (e.g., angiogram), while others are done for treatment purposes (e.g., angioplasty).

MD24 House Call offers a wide range of diagnostic imaging services across its network of conveniently located community and associations based sites:

·         X-Ray (Radiographs)
·         Ultrasound
·         CT (Computerised Tomography)
·         Mammography
·         MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
·         Nuclear Medicine
·         DEXA (Bone Densitometry)
·         Fluoroscopy
·         ESWT (Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy)
·         Injections - Pain Management
·         Injections - Muscle/Joint/Tendon
·         Cone Beam CT
·         PET/CT

MD24 House Call is unique. We take a great deal of pride in how we provide technological solutions and services to radiology - our approach centers around a consultative method with deep clinical liaisons. We provide the highest standard of services to a range of imaging practices, multi-site and multi-associations with focus on meeting all expectations of accuracy, professionalism and convenience. MD24 House Call knows radiology and this understanding means we can deliver services and solutions that go beyond just the standard. Our services and expertise in this field are considerable and we would be delighted to assist. Simply contact (623-374-7774) for more information.

May 5, 2015

Back Pain Treatment in MD24 House Call

Back pain is pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. However, internal structures such as the gallbladder and pancreas may also refer pain to the back. Most back pain is felt in the lower back. The onset of back pain may be acute or chronic. It can be constant or intermittent, stay in one place or radiate to other areas. It may be characterised by a dull ache, or a sharp or piercing or burning sensation. The pain may radiate into the arms and hands as well as the legs or feet, and may include symptoms other than pain. Examples of these symptoms may include tingling, weakness or numbness in the legs and arms, indicating injury to the nerves.
Although back pain is common, it is rare for it to be permanently disabling. Even in most cases of disc herniation and stenosis, whether you do nothing, whether you get a shot or whether you have surgery, after one year, results are nearly the same with general resolution of pain. In the U.S., acute low back pain is the fifth most common reason for physician visits. Low back pain causes 40% of missed days of work in the United States. Additionally, it is the single leading cause of disability worldwide
Back pain may be classified by various methods to aid its diagnosis and management. The duration of back pain is considered in three categories, following the expected pattern of healing of connective tissue. Acute pain lasts up to 12 weeks, subacute pain refers to the second half of the acute period (6 to 12 weeks), and chronic pain is pain which persists beyond 12 weeks.

Back pain can be a sign of a serious medical problem, although this is not most frequently the underlying cause. There are several common other potential sources and causes of back pain; these include spinal disc herniation and degenerative disc disease or isthmic spondylolisthesis, osteoarthritis and lumbar spinal stenosis, trauma, cancer, infection, fractures, and inflammatory disease.
The management goals of MD24 House Call of when treating back pain are to achieve maximal reduction in pain intensity as rapidly as possible, to restore the individual's ability to function in everyday activities, to help the patient cope with residual pain, to assess for side-effects of therapy, and to facilitate the patient's passage through the legal and socio economic impediments to recovery. For many, the goal is to keep the pain to a manageable level to progress with rehabilitation, which then can lead to long-term pain relief. Also, for some people the goal is to use non-surgical therapies to manage the pain and avoid major surgery, while for others surgery may be the quickest way to feel better.
Not all treatments work for all conditions or for all individuals with the same condition, MD24 House Call will assist patients in trying several treatment options to determine what works best for them. MD24 House Call is proud to be counted on high quality care services of a trusted network of experts in this field with many years of experience helping patients with persistent pain.

Access to MD24 House Call website, back pain information is available; or any enquiries please contact through (623-374-7774), MD24 House Call providing multidimensional care information aims to achieve the best possible improvement in quality of life for all our  patients.

Pain Management Service by MD24 House Call

Pain management is a branch of medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with pain. Pain management is important for ongoing pain control, especially if you suffer with long-term or chronic pain. After getting a pain assessment, patients can be prescribed pain medicine, other pain treatments, or psychotherapy to help with pain relief. The typical pain management team includes medical practitioners, pharmacists, clinical psychologists, physiotherapists, physician, nurse practitioners, and specialists.
Today, pain has become the universal disorder, a serious and costly public health issue, everyone experiences pain at one point or another. It's often an indication that something is wrong. Each individual is the best judge of his or her own pain. Feelings of pain can range from mild and occasional to severe and constant.

Acute pain begins suddenly and is usually sharp in quality. Acute pain may be caused by many events or circumstances, such as surgery, broken bones, dental work, burns or cuts, labor and childbirth. Acute pain may be mild and last just a moment, or it may be severe and last for weeks or months. In most cases, acute pain does not last longer than six months and it disappears when the underlying cause of pain has been treated or has healed. Unrelieved acute pain, however, may lead to chronic pain.
Chronic pain persists longer than 3 months, often despite the fact that an injury has healed. Pain signals remain active in the nervous system for weeks, months, or years. Common chronic pain complaints include: headache, low back pain, cancer pain, arthritis pain, neurogenic pain, psychogenic pain. Chronic pain may have originated with an initial trauma/injury or infection, or there may be an ongoing cause of pain.
Depending upon its severity, there is a number of ways for pain management. Symptomatic options for the pain management may include one or more of the following: drug treatments, alternative treatments, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, surgery, psychological counselling, and behavior modification. Some pain medications are more effective in fighting pain when they are combined with other methods of treatment. MD24 House Call  can assist you to try various methods to maintain maximum pain relief.
MD24 House Call recognizes that the individual needs of patients are often best met with a multidisciplinary approach, often incorporating physiotherapy, psychology, occupational therapy and psychiatry when appropriate. MD24 House Call  is proud to be counted on high quality care services of a trusted network of experts in these fields with many years of experience helping patients with persistent pain.
MD24 House Call's pain management programs target individuals with injuries or pain conditions that result from illness, work injury or road trauma. If you have any further question, please call us (623-374-7774). We provide multidimensional care in order to improve the quality of life for our patients.

Mood Disorders Treatment by MD24 House Call

Most people feel sad or irritable from time to time. They may say they're in a bad mood. A mood disorder is different. It affects a person's everyday emotional state. Nearly one in ten people aged 18 and older have mood disorders. These include depression and bipolar disorder (also called manic depression).
Mood disorders can increase a person's risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other diseases. Treatments include medication, psychotherapy, or a combination of both. With treatment, most people with mood disorders can lead productive lives.

DEPRESSION is a serious medical illness that involves the brain. It's more than just a feeling of being "down in the dumps" or "blue" for a few days. If you are one of the more than 20 million people in the United States who have depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life. Symptoms can include: Sadness; Loss of interest or pleasure in activities you used to enjoy; Change in weight; Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping; Energy loss; Feelings of worthlessness; Thoughts of death or suicide.
Depression is a disorder of the brain. There are a variety of causes, including genetic, environmental, psychological, and biochemical factors. Depression usually starts between the ages of 15 and 30, and is much more common in women. Women can also get postpartum depression after the birth of a baby. Some people get seasonal affective disorder in the winter. Depression is one part of bipolar disorder.
There are effective treatments for depression, including antidepressants and talk therapy. Most people do best by using both.
BIPOLAR DISORDER is a serious mental illness. People who have it go through unusual mood changes. They go from very happy, "up," and active to very sad and hopeless, "down," and inactive, and then back again. They often have normal moods in between. The up feeling is called mania. The down feeling is depression.
The causes of bipolar disorder aren't always clear. It runs in families. Abnormal brain structure and function may also play a role.
Bipolar disorder often starts in a person's late teen or early adult years. But children and adults can have bipolar disorder too. The illness usually lasts a lifetime.
If you think you may have it, tell your health care provider. A medical checkup can rule out other illnesses that might cause your mood changes.
If not treated, bipolar disorder can lead to damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. However, there are effective treatments to control symptoms: medicine and talk therapy. A combination usually works best.
If you're experiencing any of these problems, or if you think you may have a mood disorder, seek medical help! MD24 House Call provide excellent psychological healthcare in your home through our Psychological Services. With more than 50 full time clinicians at home, our Psychological Services are the best in Arizona.
Call us today to learn more about how our services can be provided to you in the comfort of your own home, there’s no additional fee for doctor’s home visits. We accept Medicare and most insurance. We accept patient self-referrals and work in conjunction with primary care physicians and caregivers. MD24 House Call is proud to be able to assist the patients we already serve and look forward to serving the healthcare needs of new residents who register with us. To register as a patient, you can either call us at (623) 374-7774 and press option #4 for registration or go to our web site and click on the button that says “Request a Visit.”

Apr 27, 2015

Factitious Disorders Treatment by MD24 House Call

A new service regarding to Psychology in MD24 HOUSE CALL

Factitious disorders are conditions in which a person deliberately and consciously acts as if he or she has a physical or mental illness, even though he or she is not really sick. People with Factitious disorders deliberately create or exaggerate symptoms of an illness in several ways. They may lie about or symptoms that have never happened to them, hurt themselves to bring on symptoms to make it look like they are sick. On behaving this way, those who are suffering from Factitious disorders have an inner need to be seen as ill or injured. They are even willing to undergo painful tests, just in order to obtain the sympathy and attention given to people who are really ill. For these reasons, Factitious disorders are considered mental illnesses because they are associated with severe emotional difficulties.
Since Factitious disorders are regarded as mental illnesses, the warning signs of these disorders are quite complicated as well. The person may have dramatic but inconsistent medical history, or unclear symptoms that are not controllable and that become more severe or chance once treatment has begun. He or she also might have many surgical scars and feel eager to have medical tests, etc.

The first goal of treatment for Factitious disorders patient is to modify the person's behavior and reduce his or her misuse or overuse of medical resources. In the case of Factitious disorders by proxy, the most priority goal is to ensure the safety and protection of any potential victims. Once the initial goal is met, treatment aims to work out any underlying psychological issues that may be causing the person's behavior.

Please do not hesitate to call us to be served directly at your home by highly-trained Physicians with the most effective treatment to be healed from Factitious disorders, and especially no additional fee for our services at home.

With more than 40 full-time clinicians at home, our Psychological services belong to the list of MD24 HOUSE CALL services which are the best services in Arizona, to take care of your emotional and physical well-being at home.

Currently servicing more than 300 community locations across Maricopa County, MD24 HOUSE CALL is only phone call away (623-374-7774) from providing Psychological services for our patients and treatment for Factitious disorders. Call us now to get an appointment.

We both stay in Phoenix and Tucson to bring our best Psychological services and other services ever to resident here. Call us today for more information.