For residents looking to access medical care a little closer to home, they have to look no further than the new University of Virginia Medical Park located in the Spring Creek Business Park at Zion Crossroads.
The 45,000-square-foot building, which opened to the public on Aug. 26, houses 18 exam rooms, seven technical rooms and 28 physicians.
The clinic offers a range of primary and secondary care including breast care, cardiology, dermatology, neurosurgery, obstetrics, gynecology and spinal care. Also, endocrinology, nephrology, urology, gastroenterology, vascular care and sports medicine.
The clinic offers 17 sub-specialities, a retail pharmacy and medical lab. The $17.3 million facility will also provide a state-of-the-art imaging department.
According to Alan H. Matsumoto, M.D., and chair of radiology, UVA is the only facility in Central Virginia that uses a tomosynthesis imaging machine for breast care.
“What it does, using low doses of radiation, it detects 20 percent more cancers than the traditional type of mammography,” Matsumoto said. “And it reduces the call-back rate by 30 percent.”
When a patient comes to the facility to register for their x-ray, computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging, UVA offers a dressing and waiting room where warm blankets are available for patients’ convenience and modesty robes.
According to Robyn Reynolds, marketing manager for UVA, UVA radiologists work closely with a physicist so the protocols developed to limit a patient’s exposure to a minimal amount of radiation to produce the highest images on the CT scan.
To read the entire story, see the Sept. 5 edition of The Central Virginian.