After an accident, seek specialized medical care.
When you’ve been in an automobile accident, you need to be evaluated by a medical doctor. That’s because you may be injured — even if you think you’re okay. After all, some injuries can take weeks or even months to reveal themselves.
Also, difficulty or pain experienced immediately after the accident can become worse later. So it’s important to be medically evaluated and treated because injuries are medical problems. Without proper medical care (and compliant and timely documentation), your injury could be left uncovered by the at-fault party’s insurance.
Experienced medical care focused exclusively on auto injuries.
While other accident-injury providers have no true medical doctors on staff, Accident Care and Treatment Center, Inc.’s care is provided only by real medical practitioners and supervised by trained, licensed and experienced physicians.
Also, 20 years of focusing on auto-accident injuries have given us expertise and understanding that are unsurpassed by non-medical providers… and by other doctors who don’t dedicate their practices in this way.
To learn more about our unique - and long-established - medical care for the evaluation and treatment of auto-accident injuries, or to schedule an appointment, call (405) 842-3209. You can also schedule an appointment using our easy online form.
Medical Diagnostic Services for Auto Accidents
Auto accidents can be a truly horrific experience for anyone involved. Unfortunately, these accidents happen all too often and can result in serious injury, pain, loss of ability, and/or future pain and problems. Obvious injuries like broken bones or serious scrapes are typically cared for almost immediately by first responders or other emergency medical services.
However, most people who have been involved in a serious car accident never take the time to see an auto injury doctor to make sure that they don’t have any less-obvious injuries. And that can turn out to be a serious mistake in the long run. Some serious auto accident injuries — like concussions, whiplash, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord damage — can take hours, days, or even weeks to fully manifest.
Diagnosing these injuries early takes specialized medical care from an auto injury doctor and top-of-the-line medical diagnostic equipment in. A thorough exam, high-quality diagnostic imaging, and other tests can all be an invaluable part of getting you the right diagnosis and treatment.
Complete, State-of-the-Art Diagnostic Imaging On Site
In order to get great auto accident treatment, you have to get the best diagnosis possible, and that often means you will need some type diagnostic imaging done. Here at Accident Care and Treatment Center, Inc., we offer a full range of state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services on site. What does that mean for you? It means that you don’t have to worry about scheduling imaging appointments at several different medical facilities all over town. We offer some of the best medical diagnostic services so that we can make sure you get the right diagnosis and the best treatment available. Let’s take a look at some of the medical diagnostic services we offer our patients.
X-rays are an invaluable tool for doctors who specialize in auto accident injuries. This common type of medical image provides your doctor with an “inside look” at your bones so that they can identify and characterize any fractures you may have. By using x-ray imaging, your doctor will be able to determine the right type of treatment for a complex fracture or identify any small, “hairline” fractures that could potentially go unaddressed without the use of proper medical diagnostic services.
Electron-Beam CT Scans
In addition to traditional CTs (CAT Scans), Accident Care and Treatment, Inc. offers Electron-Beam CT scans that can capture the image “slices” far more rapidly. This allows our team of medical professionals to produce highly detailed diagnostic images of anatomical structures that may be in motion. The motion present in these structures can sometimes result in blurry images when other imaging services are used.
Most people know that fetal ultrasounds are commonly used by Obstetricians, but many people don’t realize that digital ultrasounds are also an incredibly important part of medical diagnostic services. The use of sound waves to “see” inside the body allows doctors to find a variety of different injuries and injury related problems in real time.
Patient Friendly “Open” MRIs
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) systems are another way that doctors can see internal anatomy and injury in detail. Instead of ionizing radiation like that used in X-rays and CT scans, an MRI uses magnetic fields and radio waves that can be processed in different ways to see different types of tissue. We use an Airis Elite open MRI system that is more comfortable and less claustrophobic than traditional “canister-style” MRI machines.