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By: shannon1perry
Memorial Medical Center - Livingston
The staff was extremely friendly all the way from the phone call to setup. Helped with a payment arrangement. (Not sure if this is available in every case) anyway the lady who did all my paperwork could not have been more courteous. I was so nervous about this test I was almost sick and didn't sleep the night before. Within a few minutes the staff had feeling comfortable and safe. The radiologist specialist who preformed the procedure was very professional explained everything before and as he went. It was done very quickly and minimal amount of pain. The lady who did my ct was nice also but only with her a few minutes and into recovery! The recovery staff was happy with excellent bedside manner and patient with me as I was hurting after the procedure which was part my fault for not taking scheduled pain meds before going in. of course the doctor who ordered the procedure I can't say too much about considering they told me nothing and I had no idea whether I could or couldn't take medication so to be on the safe side I took nothing. The only thigh I would like to say is do not have this done unless u absolutely must which I did. I have had worse low back and leg pain since. Waiting a few days for this to go away. Anyway thank you to all the staff who made me feel safeand ccomfortable. Oh they did get me pain meds pretty quick and had it under control for the most part shortly thereafter! ♡
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