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ABOUT KIM DAVIS

With 40 years in the field of ultrasound, Kim Davis, RDMS, RDCS, RVS, is the founder and CEO of PCU, 152 W. Tiverton Way in Lexington. PCU can be reached at 859-554-7360 or at www.patientchoiceultrasound.com.

SLEEP APNEA CAN BE A SYMPTOM OF SOMETHING MORE SERIOUS

Patient Choice Ultrasound and Thermography is now offering home sleep study kits. You may be asking yourself why a diagnostic imaging center is introducing sleep testing. The human body is kind of like the old children’s rhyme: “The knee bone is connected to the thigh bone.” There’s more of a correlation than one may think.

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THE SHERLOCK HOLMES OF HEALTHCARE: ULTRASOUNDS AND THERMOGRAPHY

Ultrasound imaging and thermography are important aspects in healthcare – they definitely cover more than babies. Many diagnoses and treatment plans stem from ultrasound and thermography procedures.


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DONT GET LOST IN THE CONFUSION: EXERCISE YOUR POWER OF CHOICE

Remember when you went to see your physician and he or she decided you needed a diagnostic test? The office set up an appointment and your employer-paid insurance took care of most of the bill. Those were the good ol’ days! Well, maybe not so good if you’re at the doctor’s, but at least the financial aspect….

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MORE THAN MAMMOGRAMS

Many women who have a routine mammogram will be summoned back for a repeat mammogram and/or ultrasound. Have you ever been called back? If so, you know all too well the fear that goes along with waiting and praying.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF IDENTIFYING HEALTH CONCERNS IN MEN

Who are the men in your life? You know, the husband, father, son, brother, uncle or nephew that you love dearly. Or are you the guy who reads articles on men’s health?  Congratulations if you are that guy, but chances are this article will be mainly read by women.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF IDENTIFYING HEALTH CONCERNS IN MEN

As I’m writing this article, the elections are here and, as usual, the opinions, complaints, fears and concerns about healthcare are as diverse as the potential medical conditions there are to acquire.  By the time this article is printed, the elections will be decided – but chances are great the healthcare crisis will continue.

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THE FOUNDATION OF WHOLE HEALTH

A new year always brings reflections on the events of the past year. What made an impression, evoked a change, inspired an idea or created a memory? There were many such events for me in 2018. I started a new business at the beginning of the year, and several immediate family members suffered serious….

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AS TRANSPARENT AS FOG

Healthcare costs remain unknown upfront despite recent legislation enacted to be in effect Jan. 1, 2019. The Hospital Pricing Transparency Rule mandated that all hospitals publish their current standard charges online in a readable format. This pricing information is to be updated at least annually.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF CHECKING OUT YOUR VASCULAR SYSTEM

Have you ever thought of your vascular health? My guess is probably not.  But you should, because the veins and arteries are the vital highways of our blood system. If they are not functioning properly, it could lead to major health concerns – possibly even death.

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SHOULD PATIENTS HAVE A CHOICE IN THEIR TREATMENTS?

Do patients have a choice in their health care treatment – and should they? After all, they have not earned a medical degree.  Patient Choice Ultrasound and Thermography believes in empowering patients with a choice.

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THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT OF YOUR HEALTH: THE THYROID

Television personality Deborah Norville of Inside Edition recently announced the nodule on her thyroid, originally brought to her attention in 2004 by an observant viewer, is now cancerous. This got me thinking about the “Butterfly Effect” since, well, the thyroid gland is shaped like a butterfly.

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