The Dolan Family Health Center has purchased a point of care ultrasound with an $857,000 grant from Doctors Across New York State.
Previously, doctors at the Dolan Family Health Center sent patients to another facility to receive a sonogram. With the new machine, patients will benefit from both the convenience and more immediate diagnostic capability that the device provides.
The ultrasound machine can be used for diagnostic sonograms for adults and children on their hearts, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, kidneys, uterus, ovaries, bladder, thyroid, testicles, spleen and blood vessels.
First-year medical students at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell as well as residents from Plainview and Glen Cove hospitals are being trained on how to use this treatment modality.
“We are glad to be given the opportunity to bring new technology into the Dolan Family Health Center to better serve our community,” said William Gehrhardt, MD, medical director at the Dolan Family Health Center. “We are very appreciative of this grant, which will also help us teach our residents another useful skill. It reflects our commitment to remain on the forefront of all evolving medical technologies.”
The Dolan Family Health Center provides medical services for people of all ages. It has been accredited by The Joint Commission and is a National Committee for Quality Assurance Level III Patient Centered Medical Home, which is the highest national award given for excellence in primary care practice.