Choosing the Right Radiology Facility: Factors to Consider

When doctors order an X-ray or another test, they usually write a prescription specifying which radiology facility you should visit. Your first instinct might be to head right over to the facility listed on the prescription, but you have options. Where you choose to go is really up to you. There are a lot of factors to consider before getting your scans. How can you decide which facility to visit?

1. Location

Obviously, you want to visit an office that is convenient for you. If your doctor is a specialist, you may have traveled some distance to reach your appointment. Don’t settle for their recommendation if it means even more traveling. Southtowns Radiology has three convenient locations around the greater Buffalo, NY area, each with convenient and free parking on-site. You can visit us in Hamburg, West Seneca or Orchard Park.

2. Insurance

It’s important the facility you choose accepts your insurance. We want you to have peace of mind. If your doctor ordered your mammogram or other tests be done at a specific radiology facility, don’t worry. Just bring in your original prescription, and we will make any necessary changes with your insurance company. There won’t be any extra work for you.

3. Wait Times

Many radiology exams, such as CT scans, can be done at a facility like Southtowns with a much shorter wait time than at a hospital – even for walk-ins. If you know in advance you will require an exam, you can schedule an appointment at your convenience. This guarantees minimal time spent in the waiting room.

4. Board-Certified Radiologists

At Southtowns, our radiologists are all board-certified professionals. They have a wide variety of experienced and sub-specialties to cover all of your potential needs. With our caring staff, accredited doctors and more than fifty years experience, you will be in the best possible hands.

Southtowns Radiology would be happy to help you with all of your imaging needs, and we’re eager to hear from you. Contact us today to find out more about our services.

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