Historically, getting labs and radiology work performed has been a multistep process requiring multiple visits to multiple health care locations. Morteza Mirkarimi, MD and the exceptional team at The Doctors Office & Walk-In Clinic in the Clairemont neighborhood of San Diego, California want to change that. Through their telehealth appointments, they can check in with you virtually, then order the labs, imaging, or other testing you need. Afterward, they can review your results via telehealth, too. For more information about this convenient way to get labs and radiology in San Diego, California, call The Doctors Office & Walk-In Clinic or schedule an appointment online today.

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How does telehealth work with labs and radiology?

Telehealth — or doctor’s appointments conducted via video calls — and labs and radiology might not seem like a natural fit. After all, won’t you need to go to a health care location to get your labs, imaging, or testing? The answer is yes, but telehealth can help you minimize the inconvenience of that process.

Historically, if you wanted to get your blood work done, for example, you first needed to make an appointment at your doctor’s office. You visit them, usually spending some time in the waiting room first. After your appointment, your doctor sends in your blood work orders to a lab, where you have to set up a subsequent appointment. In some cases, your provider would then review your results with you over the phone, but oftentimes you needed yet another in-person appointment to simply go over your results. Only after three separate appointments are you able to get the information you initially requested about your health. 

With The Doctors Office & Walk-In Clinic, you can have your preliminary appointment virtually, saving you the hassle of the first in-person appointment. Then, yourThe Doctors Office & Walk-In Clinic provider can send in your lab or radiology orders. You go in person to have your testing performed, then your The Doctors Office & Walk-In Clinic provider reviews the results with you via telehealth. The process shrinks from three separate in-person appointments to one. 

What kinds of labs and radiology services are available?

The Doctors Office & Walk-In Clinic strives to give you access to all of the tools and resources you need. Via telehealth, they can order:

  • Blood work
  • Throat swabs for infection
  • Radiology imaging
  • X-rays
  • Ultrasounds

With these services, they can test you for:

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Diabetes
  • Cholesterol
  • Urinalysis
  • Kidney conditions
  • Liver conditions
  • Lyme disease

This list isn’t comprehensive. If you want to know if The Doctors Office & Walk-In Clinic can test you for a specific condition or order a specific study for you, call to inquire. The office also partnered with a local practice to get you tested for the COVID-19 virus with next-day results. 

What is the turnaround time for labs and radiology?

A large part of the reason The Doctors Office & Walk-In Clinic pairs telehealth with labs and radiology is to help you get a diagnosis more quickly. In many cases, they can help you get your testing performed the same or next day. 

For fast, convenient access to labs and radiology, call The Doctors Office & Walk-In Clinic or make your appointment online today.