The majority of the time, your primary provider will call us or send us a consultation request. Otherwise, we can be reached by email at email@example.com, or by phone at 928.771.8477. Appointments can be scheduled with any of our doctors 5 days a week.
Once your imaging test is perfomed, the VISP doctors personally review the study. You will be notified by phone about the results of the test and what the next step in treatment options may be. If necessary, a follow-up appointment can be scheduled to discuss the results in person.
Our clinic office is conveniently located in The Prescott Medical Imaging building at 810 Whipple Street, in the southeast corner of the YRMC parking lot, across the street from the YMCA. Being inside an outpatient imaging center, many of your imaging needs can be performed on site?
Some small procedures can be performed right in the office or in an Xray suite right there at Prescott Medical Imaging. The majority of the procedures are performed at YRMC West Campus, either in the radiology department or in the catheterization lab.
Complete instructions will be given to you during a pre-procedure phone call either by VISP staff, YRMC cath lab or radiology department staff. It usually consists of nothing to eat or drink after midnight.
What to expect after a procedure differs depending on what procedure is performed. It ranges from a small bandage and no pain, to an ACE bandage over an extremity, to mild discomfort at the procedure site, to fatigue because sedation is given. Complete instructions will be given prior to and after the procedure by VISP or YRMC staff so there are no surprises. A VISP doctor is on call 24-7 if there are any concerns. Appropriate phone numbers will be provided for follow up.
Post procedure pain differs depending on what was done. The benefit of interventional radiology procedures at that they are minimally invasive; there are no large incisions, decreasing the likelihood of significant pain.
VISP doctors specialize in using image guidance to gain IV access, especially in the most difficult patients who have a hard time keeping IVs because of “bad veins” or “hard sticks”. We can help figure out the best option for you.
It can be complicated to figure it out and it takes a team approach by your primary care provider, VISP doctor, and other specialists. One of the most common indicators of PAD in the legs is claudication, or pain/tiredness/cramping/fatigue in the calf muscles when walking a reproducible distance, which is relieved at rest. Your VISP doctor can help differentiate between PAD and other causes of leg pain.
Unfortunately there is only a subset of cancers that can be treated by minimally invasive methods by our doctors. Talk with your oncologist and primary care provider about potential minimally invasive options for your specific cancer. VISP doctors can answer any questions you have about which cancers they can help treat.
The quickest and least expensive way to treat leg swelling is with compression stockings. Although these help with symptoms, you should discuss this problem with VISP or your primary care provider to diagnose and treat the underlying cause.
Talk to your VISP doc about your options. Various treatments are available, none of which has significant pain. We can work with you to give you an honest assessment of outcomes of vein treatment.
There are many potential causes for back pain. These include disc disease, arthritis, spinal stenosis, and fractures. A thorough history and physical examination should initially be performed. When supplemented with imaging such as xrays, CT scan, MRI, or bone scan, an appropriate diagnosis can be made. Your VISP doctor can help figure out the best imaging study for you?
Not necessarily. If conservative measures such as bed rest, analgesics, and physical therapy have failed, there are many minimally invasive options your VISP doctor can offer to help relieve your pain.