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, Mohamed Hammami, MD, Romona Dolan, PA, Jonathan Akanno, MD, and the rest of the team, understand how important it is to offer convenient, full-service diagnostics on-site for patients. This means you receive all of the services you need under one roof. To learn more, contact Premier Medical Group, which boasts two locations in Bakersfield, California, including an urgent care clinic on Olive Drive. Schedule either online or over the phone.
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.
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.
There are two situations in which diagnostic services can be helpful:
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.
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.
No, not all clinics have diagnostic services on site. In fact, many clinics outsource diagnostics to a third party to save on costs.