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Colorado MRI Clinic Blends Ultra Patient Care with Significant Cost Savings
Date:11/12/2009

VAIL, Colo., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Image) diagnostic clinic is an unlikely place to expect a warm, fuzzy, friendly staff. Having an MRI is serious business, often related to traumatic or orthopedic injuries, brain diseases or dental TMJ problems.

Receiving an MRI prescription is worrisome enough. It may confirm a serious condition that might also signal heavy costs for needed care. Whether wealthy or working class, everybody thinks twice about medical expenditures today.

Neurologist Dr. Gary M. Weiss founded Weiss Medical Associates Open MRI to ease patients' worries in every way. Since opening its Vail Valley doors in 2008, Weiss MRI's mission has remained constant: providing the best MRI care available at the lowest possible price.

Dr. Weiss' pedigreed training included Northwestern University's honors medical program and continued specialization at Mayo Clinic, with neurology and electrodiagnostic medicine board certification. These revered institutions cemented Weiss' holistic patient care philosophy.

For 25 plus years, Dr. Weiss has practiced patient-centered, first-rate medicine, recognized as one of "America's Top Physicians" by the Consumers' Research Council since 2006. In Mayo's own words, "The best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered."

"We chose Hitachi's Airis II Open MRI based on the patient," comments practice director Bonnie McDonald. "In addition to superior quality imaging, this open design increases patient comfort and composure. Shorter scan times with less patient movement mean better high-resolution images."

Michelle Wolffe, Vail Valley's first registered MRI technologist, specialized at the University of Texas, Galveston. She's delighted to help deliver additional diagnostic options to Vail Valley at Weiss' new open
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