By Lindsay Tice For the full story & source: http://www.sunjournal.com/central-maine-healthcare-parnters-creating-topsham-health-care-center/ TOPSHAM — Less than a year after Central Maine Healthcare shut down its urgent care center in Auburn, the health system is opening one in Topsham. “We said we would be back,” CEO Jeff Brickman said. “Now we’re back, with a very different model.” Largely housed … Continued
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By Paige Minemyer http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/finance/shields-launches-tool-calculates-patients-out-pocket-mri-costs Shields, the largest network of imaging centers in New England, will provide patients with personalized estimates of the out-of-pocket costs they could pay for an MRI, the organization said in an announcement emailed to FierceHealthcare. The tool factors the overall costs of care as well as a patient’s individual health plan to come up … Continued
CLICK: http://www.wcvb.com/article/manogram-the-new-test-for-prostate-cancer/12664879 WCVB news anchor Rhondella Richardson interviews Shields’ medical director, Dr. Steve Sweriduk and Shields’ patient Bill Whelan about the benefits of the “manogram” for prostate cancer detection. Bill is 76 years old and had a rising PSA. His physician told him “there was a 98% chance he did NOT have prostate cancer.” but … Continued
March 27, 2017 by Steven Reinberg, Healthday Reporter MRI screening might greatly reduce overdiagnosis and overtreatment of prostate cancer in older men, a preliminary study suggests. Compared to the current screening method, MRI can reduce overdiagnosis of prostate cancer by 50 percent, and unnecessary biopsies by 70 percent in men over 70, Dutch researchers reported Saturday at … Continued
NEWBURYPORT, Mass. – Shields Health Care Group (Shields), New England’s largest network of independent imaging centers, and Anna Jaques Hospital (Anna Jaques) today announced that they have expanded their imaging partnership to include access to a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner at the diagnostic imaging center located at 25 Highland Avenue. Shields already provides PET/CT … Continued
High costs, few options in VT health care See the story in the Burlington Free Press, click HERE. The dearth of competition for health care in Vermont came as a particular shock to Annie Ode, who moved to Burlington from Boston two and a half years ago. Ode, 31, has been on an aggressive screening schedule for … Continued