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SAVINGS You Can Make NOW

Are you tired of your health insurance premiums rising and your coverage decreasing? 
Don’t you want the best quality healthcare possible at an affordable price?
 

We have contacted local hospitals inquiring about their fees for diagnostic services.  Did you know that a procedure performed at the hospital will cost your insurance 3-6 times the amount it would cost to be performed at our facility?  Not only are these services highly expensive, but the increased fees also raise your out of pocket expenses such as your co-pays, co-insurances and deductibles.  We can provide the same quality services faster, better and more affordable. 

Below are just a few comparisons from a very recent survey that shows  that Hospital's prices are THREE to SIX Times HIGHER.  Just imagine the savings you can make on your Copays and Deductibles by having these services at our Rochester Diagnostic Center! 

    BEAUMONT      CRITTENTON      OUR PRICE   
EKG $82.00 $108.00 $22.00
CHEST X-RAY $120.00 $209.50 $39.00
24 HOUR HOLTER MONITOR $502.00 $220.00 $131.00
MAMMOGRAM $634.00 $419.50 $115.00
PELVIC ULTRASOUND $357.00 $575.00 $128.00
ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND $360.00 $597.00 $145.00
ECHO/CARDIAC DOPPLER $1,200.00 $780.00 $289.00
CAROTID ULTRASOUND $780.00 $700.00 $309.00
CAT SCAN PELVIS $1,440.00 $2,101.00 $350.00
CAT SCAN CHEST $1,650.00 $1,876.00 $368.00
CAT SCAN ABDOMEN $1,062.00 $1,745.00 $479.00
NUCLEAR STRESS TEST $1,520.00 $3,000.00 $1,012.00

All you need to do is call 248-656-3105

We cannot wait for the government to fix our healthcare issues.  We must partner together and make a stand.  What are you waiting for? 

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Pierre C. Atallah, MD Achieves Board Certification in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

The Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CBCCT), a not for profit organization established in 2007 to offer a practice-based examination for practitioners to document their skills and knowledge in the field of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, is pleased to announce that, Pierre C. Atallah, MD, of Rochester, MI passed the first ever certification examination in September 2008. 

Dr. Atallah is one of only 715 physicians worldwide who is now entitled to designate himself as "Diplomate of the Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography."

The mission of the CBCCT is to promote and enhance patient care by defining the domain of cardiovascular computed tomography and identifying the requisite knowledge and skills for quality practice through a certification program that fosters excellence and encourages continued learning.

Dr. Atallah, a pioneer in CT Angiography and a leader in the field, is proud to have achieved this distinction.  As the first to bring this revolutionary technology to Michigan and use it in practice, he is eager to continue teaching cardiologists and radiologists, and committed to helping patients in his enhanced role as a diplomate of the CBCCT. 

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Berry Gordy visits the RMC

Berry Gordy with Dr Pierre Atallah at the Rochester Medical CenterDuring his recent visit to Detroit, Berry Gordy spent several hours at the Rochester Medical Center on October 27th, 2008. The well renowned and respected Motown Record Label founder wanted to know first hand what the RMC offered the community in way of healthcare, as he heard quite a bit about it.

Berry, who lives in LA, is very interested in prevention, early diagnosis and
treatment of the different causes of illnesses, particularly heart disease, strokes, and cancer. He was not just impressed, but also surprised  to learn about the achievements, results and long term outcomes obtained at the RMC.

Surrounded by members of his family and support staff, he met the professionals and technologists working at the Center. Dr Atallah gave him detailed demonstrations of the multiple diagnostic tests, particularly Ultrasound, Nuclear, X-rays, Stress Testing, and Pulmonary Function studies to name a few.

When he started looking at the amazing 3D CT images  of the heart, brain and all the vascular system he could no longer hold his excitement and fascination. His questions were pouring, asking to see more of what this amazing technology can offer in expert hands, and how it has saved lives in our community.

But he could not stop there. He asked to visit the EECP Center. The RMC has been a pioneer in the arena too. Enhanced External Counter Pulsation was discovered in Detroit by Dr Kantrowitz at Sinai Grace Hospital in the sixties. The bulky equipment did not win the support of the country at that time. The Chinese adopted the technology and perfected it. It is now the primary method to treat heart disease and strokes in China. It is the only technology approved by the FDA to promote Angio-Genesis, which is the creation of new healthy vessels in the heart. Proven by over 360 clinical studies and trials, EECP therapy returned to the USA where it has been adopted by the major academic medical centers. At the Rochester EECP Center, the RMC has established a sound reputation in this therapy since its introduction in 2002.

As he was leaving, Mr. Gordy could not help but wish to have a similar facility at home! PCA.

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Publication in J.A.C.S.

In the November 2006 issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Dr P. Atallah  in collaboration with Dr V. Kashyap, from the Cleveland Clinic , published an Aortocaval Fistula case report. The patient was discovered during a surgical clearance exam for a complete hystero-oophorectomy. The presence of an abdominal bruit led to a CT Angiogram, performed at the Rochester Diagnostic Center, that showed this rare and uncommon aortocaval fistula. Multiple prior ultra-sounds and CT exams had simply failed to visualize it despite its large size. The patient was referred to the Cleveland Clinic where Dr V. Kashyap performed a Coil Embolization that corrected successfully and non-invasively this very significant left to right shunt. This intervention saved this patient's life and allowed her to undergo hystero-oophorectomy. JACS, volume 203, issue 5, 780.

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Physician Testimonials

The Rochester Medical Center has been providing Coronary CT Angiography Training Courses to physicians interested in certification for ALL levels outlined in the ACCF/AHA Credentialing Guidelines. The program, started in March 2006, has been very successful. Cardiologists, Radiologists, Cardiac Surgeons and Cardiology Fellows coming from all over the United States received their training and got certified. Everyone asserted that the course met their objective, and they would highly recommend it to their peers.
I would like to share few of their comments in the course's survey.
-Dr M. Alzagoum: "excellent course. I would like to do it again".
-Dr Bordenave: "made me a believer. Plan to incorporate in my practice".
-Dr R. Dobben: "outstanding teaching file. Excellent cases with cath correlation".
-Dr K. Manzar: "I learned CTA from scratch to being confident in diagnosing very complex cases".
For a more complete list of reviews, please visit the SCCT web site at
http://www.scct.org

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In The News

The Rochester Medical Center's new 3D CT technology is being met with excitement by patients, academic institutions, and the media.  Our 3D CT Scanner has featured on WXYZ Channel 7's Health Report with Carolyn Clifford, ABC's Brand New You series, and has appeared in Scribe, published by the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

 

Under the Cap - Rochester Medical CenterUnder the Cap
By R. Shea Atallah, J.D., M.A., B.S., B.S.N., R.N., B.C.-CVN...A Nurse

"A nurse's primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community".    
                       -American Nurses Association Code of Ethics 
 

 

Patients' Rights: A 100- Year Journey Toward Autonomy in Healthcare Decision Making

A new concept in healthcare—truth telling.

Hormone Replacement and Your Cardiac Care, a New RMC Study.

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Dr. Pierre Atallah - Rochester Medical CenterClinical Research
By Pierre C. Atallah, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.A.
Chairman, Rochester Medical Center
Clinical Assoc. Professor of Medicine,  W.S.U. School of Medicine
Medical Director, Coronary CT Angiography, Harper University Hospital, DMC

"At the RMC we base our patient care on solid evidence based medicine, including our own clinical research. Excellent patient outcomes come as no surprise."

Diagnostic Accuracy of Non-Invasive Coronary Angiography by Multi-Slice Computed Tomography.

Retrospective Analysis of Cardiac Events in 3070 patients on long term Statin Therapy.





Dr. Richard Spears - Rochester Medical CenterRichard J. Spears, M.D., F.A.C.C.

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RMC and the Community

Pick up a copy of the February and March editions of Hour Magazine to see the Rochester Medical Center's new full page ad. For a free preview follow this link. Hour Detroit
Also watch out for our new ads that will be running in the media, including WXYZ Chanel 7

Watch Dr. Atallah explain 3D CT at the Detroit Medical Center's Emery King Video Library: http://www.dmc.org/VideoLibrary/Atallah

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