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When you're living with chronic pain in your knees, back, shoulders, joints, or any part of your body, relief can't come soon enough.
Unfortunately, dealing with the healthcare system can be a pain all on its own. According to a 2017 survey of physician appointment wait times, it takes an average of 24 days to schedule your first appointment with a doctor. And once you finally secure that appointment, there's no guarantee that your insurance company will cover the care you need.
But what if there was a way to bypass the headaches of waiting for an open appointment or dealing with the insurance hassle?
In many cases, your road to recovery may be much shorter with the right imaging—specifically magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). And that's why one Utah doctor is working hard to make MRIs easier and more affordable, so you can get back to full health as quickly as possible.
Expedite the healing process with an MRI
At TaylorMED MRI, you don't have to bother with doctor visits, deductibles, co-pays and pre-authorizations. You don't even need a doctor's order. They offer quick and affordable MRI scans, with same-day scheduling and walk-ins available.
MRI is the best imaging modality to diagnose soft tissue and bone injuries. With MRIs, doctors can diagnose patients faster and start necessary treatments sooner. An MRI can evaluate the source of headaches or dizziness, look for causes of bone or muscle pain, and even screen for cancer.
If you're wondering whether or not you might benefit from an MRI, you can check out TaylorMED MRI's full list of services.
Save time and money
When you're in pain, nothing is more frustrating than having to wait several weeks for an appointment — or several hours once you're finally in the office. That's why TaylorMED offers low-cost, cash-pay pricing for as little as $399 an area. Since they don't require a doctor's order, they can help you save money by skipping initial visits with primary care doctors and avoiding the costs of x-rays and other costly diagnostic services.
Once you have your MRI results, you'll have a better idea of where to go next — whether that's a visit to a surgeon, a physical therapist, or your primary care doctor.
Avoid the insurance runaround
Aside from saving time and money, your visit to TaylorMED MRI is worth it if only to avoid the pain of dealing with insurance. The insurance hassle causes headaches for both patients and doctors alike.
A recent poll conducted by Aimed Alliance found that nearly half (48%) of doctors were considering a career change because of their frustrations over insurer policies and delays. 87% of doctors say patients' conditions have grown worse because of insurance "red-tape regulations," and 83% worry that patients suffer prolonged pain because of it. 91% of doctors surveyed believed health insurance policies delayed necessary care for patients.
If you've ever had to get treatments or procedures pre-approved, you know that working with insurance can be confusing and frustrating. And some insurance carriers may deny your request for an MRI. But with the TaylorMED low cash price, you can still get the imaging you need without breaking the bank.
In fact, patient Robin Oler had that exact problem. "After being denied by my insurance for an MRI for chronic back pain, I found Taylormed. So glad I did! Way more affordable, they fit me in immediately and I had my results back the same day!"
Schedule your MRI today and be on your way to a healthier you
Say goodbye to the hassle of insurance headaches and long doctor's office wait times. At TaylorMED MRI, you don't have to wait several weeks to get the imaging you need. Most MRIs happen within a couple of days, if not the same day. Consultation options are available so you can get immediate answers. This includes a meeting with the radiologist immediately following your scan or even a phone call within 90 minutes of your exam.
Whether or not you choose a consultation option, you'll receive an email within 24 hours with the official radiology report, which you can then take to your healthcare provider for further treatment or therapy if necessary. It's also close to the end of the year, which means you should use your flex spending account or health savings account to pay for the MRI scan.
With locations in Salt Lake City and Lindon, TaylorMED MRI makes it easy and convenient to schedule an appointment. TaylorMED MRI is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours on some evenings for those who can't make it during the daytime. They are also now open on Saturday mornings.
You can go online to book your time, or schedule over the phone by calling 385-831-7674. Within minutes, you'll be on your way to a healthier, happier you.