What is an x-ray?
Getting an x-ray as a preventive measure is like having a snapshot of the area you can use to compare when problems do arise. At Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers in Los Angeles, CA, we have diagnostic x-ray services for our patients on-site. An x-ray allows your medical team to take a closer look at the tissues, organs, and bones in your body without making an incision. Having a diagnostic x-ray on your medical record as a reference point is never a bad idea. When you need it most, you will have valuable information from the x-ray to compare your past and current images. For example, if you have a chest x-ray without symptoms during an annual exam, you will have a record of what your lungs looked like before. If you come in for a cough that won't go away, then you will have a before picture to have a better perspective on your lung health. Schedule an appointment with our board-certified physician in pulmonary, internal, sleep, and geriatric medicine, Dr. Abraham "Avi" Ishaaya, to discover your options in imaging with our in-house x-ray technology.
"Dr. Ishaaya and key members of his service providers, including Nurse Practitioner Melissa Tauer and scheduler Anastasia (I hope I recall hers, accurately, as she is always a delight!), are consistently among the most personable, attentive, meticulously-detailed, and genuinely patient medical personnel in the HISTORY of my experience with doctors' offices. I have ALWAYS appreciated the thorough, exploratory approach to diagnosis and the healthiest strategies to remedies and healing. I sometimes catching myself marveling that I don't have "another question" after appointments there. It's unexpected and so appreciated that Dr. Ishaaya will typically call a day after a visit, to see how I'm feeling. I should add that I just had an extensive recent tele-visit with Melissa amid this Covid pandemic - and was beyond-satisfied with her level of care, thoughtfulness and time. I cannot recommend this office enough - for any of Dr. Ishaaya's specialties, or as a Primary Care Physician!"- J.S. / Google / Aug 06, 2020
"Great office and staff. My initial intake was super fast, and I was brought in immediately. Office was clean and safe. They had guest WiFi. Medical staff spoke to me immediately, and the doctor came in shortly after. The doctor was thorough and patient, and answered my questions. I was out of there in a short time, and was really pleased with the entire visit."- G.H. / Google / Aug 04, 2020
"Only a first visit so far, but impressed with the quality of service and facility. Nurse practitioner who saw me was nice, thorough and methodical which is what I’m looking for. Looking forward to going back for my tests and to see the Doctor himself. Thank you!"- F.O. / Google / Jul 29, 2020
"Staff are hospitable. They see to it that you are entertained and relaxed while waiting for your doctor."- J.H. / Google / Jul 24, 2020
"As a new patient, I was impressed by the efficiency and friendly experience I had. I spoke to the NP and Dr. Ishaaya and felt they understood what my medical condition was and would get my medication approved asap. The entire appointment was 30 minutes and really left with a positive experience."- A.P. / Google / Jul 23, 2020
Who can have an X-RAY?
Adults and children can both have x-rays at our office. However, it is best for children to have limited exposure to the radiation from an x-ray. Dr. Ishaaya believes that children should only have an x-ray when medically necessary. He will only request an x-ray for a child when there are no other alternatives to diagnose a condition.
Here are some of the ways Dr. Ishaaya can use the x-ray. He can look for:
- Bone weakness
- Lung, heart, digestive health concerns
- Circulatory issues (blood clots)
- Tumors or cancerous masses
Our x-ray technicians are highly trained and certified to perform the imaging services, and will provide you with the least amount of exposure and only take the images needed. Step-by-step, our technician will walk you through the process depending on what area of your body you need to have the x-ray. In a matter of seconds, the image will be recorded.
After Your In-House x-ray
We will have a radiologist review your x-rays within a few days (depending on when you have the x-ray done) and discuss the findings with Dr. Ishaaya. We will then contact you with the results. Dr. Ishaaya may find something on an x-ray that he does not treat. When this happens, he will refer you to a local physician or specialist who can address your newly diagnosed medical condition.
X-rays for your convienence
Not having to travel to an additional location for a diagnostic x-ray is a service we provide because we know it can be a real inconvenience to you and your family. If you would like to learn more about our diagnostic imaging services, please call our office in Los Angeles, CA to learn more. We offer new and current patients of all ages on-site x-rays at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers.