• From Guthrie Cardiovascular Center

    What types of echocardiograms are available? What is the difference?

    There are three other types of echocardiograms performed: 1. Stress Echocardiogram: combines the echo exam with treadmill exercise or medications that simulate exercise. This test is used to diagnose the presence and severity of coronary artery blockages. 2. Echocardiogram/Dopler Evaluation (with or without contrast): combines the echo exam with intravenous administration of a sterile contrast solution. This solution may be needed to better visualize your heart. 3. Transesophageal Echocardiogram: utilizes a special miniaturized echo transducer that is passed down the esophagus to better image the heart. This test is most often used to evaluate patients with prior neurologic events (strokes or transient ischemic attacks), heart valve replacements, infections of the heart, or abnormal rhythms.

  • From UHS

    How can I find a UHS doctor?

    UHS works with a talented and dedicated group of well-trained and experienced physicians. To find a UHS doctor, visit www.uhs.net or call our free Nurse Direct line at 763-5555 for a referral from a registered nurse.

  • From Broome Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C.

    Does your office provide treatment for infertility?

    Our physicians and nurse practitioners offer a full diagnostic workup and treatment for female infertility diagnosis, including surgical intervention if necessary. Our office also performs advanced assisted fertility procedures including super ovulation medical management and intrauterine incemination.

  • From Family Audiology PLLC

    What are the different types of hearing loss?

    Conductive hearing loss occurs from loss of sound sensitivity resulting from abnormalities of the middle and/or outer ear. This type of loss is common in children with ear infections; once the infection has cleared up, the hearing is usually restored. Sensorineural hearing loss results from abnormalities in the inner ear and/or nerve paths to the brain. The auditory cells and nerve are permanently damaged. This is the type of hearing loss often referred to as “nerve deafness.” Mixed hearing losses are those that have symptoms of both conductive and sensorineural hearing losses.

  • From Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

    How do I know what is covered by my health insurance?

    Ask your human resources department or review your benefits summary. Or contact the customer service number that is located on the back of your insurance card.