Diagnostics Specialist

Premier Medical Group

Internists & Urgent Care located in Bakersfield, CA

If you’ve ever been to a clinic that outsources their diagnostics, you understand how inconvenient and frustrating it can be to finally land in an exam room only to be sent across the city for x-rays, lab work, or ultrasound. At Premier Medical Group, we understand how important it is to offer convenient, full-service diagnostics on-site for our patients, which means you receive all of the services you need under one roof. To learn more, contact Premier Medical Group in Bakersfield, California, today.

Diagnostics Q & A

Are diagnostic services covered by my insurance?

As long as the diagnostic services ordered are an acceptable way to diagnose or rule out a condition your doctor suspects you may have, your insurance probably covers these services.

However, it’s important to keep in mind that every policy is different. The best way to find out more about your coverage is to contact your insurance company, who can explain your benefits in detail and answer your questions about specific services.

When can I expect to receive my results?

The length of time it takes to receive results depends on the test. Some lab tests are processed within just a few minutes while others require several days. For example, in the case of X-Rays, although your primary care doctor reviews the preliminary findings, a radiologist conducts a conclusive reading after a few days.

When are diagnostic services ordered?

There are two situations in which diagnostic services can be helpful:

  • To screen you for risk or signs of disease before symptoms manifest
  • To investigate body systems and functions in seeking an explanation for symptoms

What diagnostic services are offered at Premier Medical Group?

Premier Medical Group has a full-service laboratory, X-ray, and ultrasound services on site, providing you with the expertise and equipment to diagnose and rule out thousands of different conditions.

What are the benefits of on-site diagnostics?

Because diagnostic services are available on site at Premier Medical Group, you can be evaluated, screened, diagnosed, and treated by one doctor at just one clinic. You know exactly where to go with questions about your tests, preparation, results or treatment plan. If you use public transit, you don’t have to find transportation from one clinic to the next and back again, saving you time and money.

Don’t all clinics offer diagnostic services?

No, not all clinics have diagnostic services on site. In fact, many clinics outsource diagnostics to a third party to save on costs.