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04/26/2015
By: Mr. G.
Arroyo, Jose, DDS
skilled with the giant needle, short wait times
11/18/2013
By: Kelsey C.
Patient First - Silver Spring
I know most people go to urgent care facilities because they have no other options. However, if you do have other options I highly recommend you make use of them.The facility is large and nice, the receptionist was kind and the medical staff brief but cordial. I went there for the first time at 1:50 or so on Sunday afternoon with an allergic reaction on my hands and a similar breakout under my nose. I knew they were different things because I had been to my primary care doctor about the facial reaction some weeks before, been treated, and it returned over the weekend.After 20 minutes I was taken back to exam room. The facility was somewhat busy, but in the time I had waited only 2 people had been called in before me. I sat in the exam room for over an hour. No one came to check on me. I poked my head out several times to ask if I'd been forgotten and was ignored. When I finally got someone's attention, after 45 minutes of waiting, I was told there was only one doctor, but she would be with me soon, she was going down her list of patients. I didn't see the doctor for another 30 minutes.The doctor did not look at me when I spoke, she asked me minimal questions, and she volunteered no information. She looked at my hands and told me there was nothing she could do - I had to stop touching whatever I was allergic to. (I get that. It's cool.) But then she refused to look at my face. At all. She kept repeating that it was acne, and if it wasn't I had to see a dermatologist.I don't mind being told I need a referral to someone else, but I do mind it when I'm not even allowed to begin my symptoms. She told me she really just thought it was acne and told me to get an acne scrub. She refused to listen to me speak about the subject. I highly doubt an acne scrub will help since I was using one when this began, and I highly doubt it is acne since I've experienced a good bit of acne in my life and this does not look or feel like any acne I've ever had before.Had she looked at my face and let me tell her what was wrong with me maybe she would have realized this.In total, the doctor spent about 7 minutes with me and I left in tears. It is a very frustrating thing to be sick, scared, in pain, wait two hours for help and be refused that help. I've never experienced this kind of treatment from other urgent care facilities, so I do not see a reason to be treated this way here. I don't think I'll be going back.
09/24/2012
By: carol.l.bishop.5
Khandagle Medical Associates
There are not enough words I can say about my wonderful Doctor, Laura khandagle. She is so intelligent, kind, caring and very, very funny. She will have you laughing no matter how badly you thought you felt when you walked in to see her. She is now taking care of my 86 year-old mother, myself, my sister and my sister-in-law -- they all love her. She is so patient and never in a hurry. Just as an example of how good I think she is -- I live in St. Mary's County, Maryland, and she is in Silver Spring. Many times it takes me two hours to get to her office -- and she is worth it!!
Tips & Advices
Radiological exams can be either diagnostic or interventional. Diagnostic exams are intended to detect the presence of a certain condition, like a bone fracture or a tumor inside the body. Interventional radiology uses imaging techniques to assist in treating a condition, usually through surgery, but the procedure itself is not intended to have a direct impact on the outcome of the disease.
The exact process of an exam will vary depending on the specific type of imaging procedure and the goal of the test. Patients will usually be situated near a machine that will direct the appropriate form of energy to the part of the body being examined. Technicians help patients perform the necessary steps to complete the process.
Most imaging exams do not have any immediate side effects. The most important side effect of many forms of radiology is the exposure to small doses of radiation. In almost all cases, a single exam will deliver a radiation dose that is too low to have any effect, but over repeated exposure, the risk of developing cancer from this radiation increases. Radiologists take several precautions to limit exposure on behalf of patients as well as themselves and their staff.
Results from an imaging procedure may be available almost instantly (as with X-rays and ultrasound), or might take a few minutes to develop. However, in some cases it will take a radiologist additional time to analyze and report on the images collected, so results may be delayed by a few hours or days.
Radiologists can perform a variety of imaging procedures depending on their specialty. Common examples include:
  • X-rays.
  • Computed tomography (CT scans).
  • Ultrasound.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
  • Positron emission tomography (PET).
  • Interventional radiology: Using specialized imaging techniques to assist with surgery, either immediately before or in the process of a surgical procedure.

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