Beach Cities Medicine
David H. Wallis, MD
Family Medicine & Sports Medicine is located in Redondo Beach, CA
As part of our personalized concierge medicine approach, we are always looking for ways to provide new services to optimize patient health. Now, after about 18 months of planning, permits, inspections, and testing, we are proud to announce that Dr. Wallis has his X-Ray Supervisors’ and Operator’s Permit, and we have a brand-new X-ray machine for use in our suite.
This means we can do X-rays right in our own suite, provide you with immediate feedback, and optimize your care without any need for you to have to wait in line at a radiology facility. Your insurance generally will reimburse for these radiology services just like anyplace else, and we are now able to provide you with this additional service at Beach Cities Medicine at no additional cost to you.
In-House X-Rays Q&A
What is an X-ray?
An X-ray is a form of medical imaging test involving ionizing radiation. When this radiation is emitted into and through an area of the body, it creates a pattern on the receptor on the other side of the patient. This pattern is processed and displayed in the form of an image.
What are X-rays used for?
X-rays create diagnostic images of internal structures like the heart, the lungs, the bones, and the intestinal tract. They can be utilized for a number of purposes. They can help doctors understand the cause and nature of health issues, evaluate the efficacy of treatments, and gauge the progression of various medical conditions.
What is getting an X-ray like?
Getting an X-ray is a simple process. It is helpful to wear comfortable clothing on the day of your X-ray imaging procedure. Before the X-rays are taken, you will need to remove any jewelry. You must be very still while these images are taken. You may be asked to move into various positions between each X-ray.
Once all the necessary images have been taken, they will be stored electronically and evaluated by Dr. Wallis. He will write a report of his findings, communicate them to you, and incorporate this new information into your comprehensive wellness plan.
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