The Greenbrier Physicians Laboratory performs a wide variety of diagnostic tests on blood, urine and other body fluids. Our medical technicians use both automated and manual procedures. The lab’s rigid quality assurance program ensures the production of reliable results that can aid physicians in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness and in assessing patients' health.
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Greenbrier Physicians Optical Shop carries the latest styles in frames, from designer styles to economy frames for those that just need an extra pair of glasses! Our qualified technicians help you choose the glasses that are best suited for you. The shape of your face, your job and lifestyle are all considered when deciding on the types of glasses and lenses you need.
Physical therapy is a health care profession that aims to maintain and improve movement and functional ability of individuals. Physical therapists often work with physicians and health care professionals to restore motor skills, balance, coordination and overall endurance and physical fitness of people who have met with an accident or are suffering from a congenital disease.
Injuries due to accidents can debilitate a person's ability to move around. After the wounds have healed, many individuals are referred by their physicians to physical therapists who help them bring their bodies back to normal working conditions. These professionals concentrate on improving the motion, flexibility, and endurance of the injured parts of the body. Their aim is to restore proper motor control and relieve any pain or discomfort that the patient may be suffering due to injury.
Besides treating those suffering from injuries due to accidents, physical therapy is also useful for neurological disorders like Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, ALS, or brain injury. They are also helpful in treating infants and adolescents with congenital birth defects that made them lose their motor skills, balance and coordination.
The Radiology Department at Greenbrier Physicians provides diagnostic x-ray examinations, digital mammography, DEXA for bone mineral density testing, and ultrasound.
Bone Densitometry - Osteoporosis is often called the “silent disease”. There are rarely signs until a lot of bone has been lost. One of the best ways to detect osteoporosis is a bone densitometer test, which measures the amount of bone. The bone densitometer uses small amounts of x-ray to produce images of the spine, hip, or even the whole body. The x-ray is composed of two energy levels which are absorbed differently by the bones in the bone. A computer is able to determine com these differences how much bone mineral is present. The spine and hip are measured because this is where osteoporosis fractures occur most. (DEXA scan)
Digital Mammography – Digital mammography is a specific type of x-ray imaging that produces images of the breast that can be seen on a computer screen or printed on special film similar to conventional mammograms. The images can be viewed instantly by the technologist and radiologist, and easily transferred electronically with no loss of image quality. This makes the mammography process much quicker since there is no need to wait for film images to be developed. Of even greater benefit to the patient, computer-assisted optimization helps the radiologist detect micro-calcifications that may have been missed on the traditional film mammograms. Mammography plays a central part in early detection of breast cancers because it can show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them.
Ultrasound - Ultrasound scanning, also called ultrasound imaging or sonographs, is a method of obtaining images from inside the human body through the use of high-frequency sound waves. The sound waves are recorded and displayed as a real-timeimage. Became the images are captured in real time, they can show movement ofinternal tissues and organs, and enable physicians to see blood flow.
X-Ray - An X-ray examination uses electromagnetic radiation to make images of your bones and internal organs. Simply put, an X-ray allows your doctor to take pictures of the inside of your body.