An outstanding patient experience.
Our trained staff doesn't just care for injuries, they care about you.
Crescent Regional Hospital Emergency Department is open 24/7/365 to provide you with the highest quality, immediate care for everything from minor to life-threatening emergencies.
We work closely with the community’s emergency medical services (EMS). The Emergency Department physicians are known throughout the area for their expertise in emergency staffing and management and are board certified. Our nurse to patient ratio is second to none in the DFW Metroplex and continued education is vitally important to the Nurse Manager and the emergency nurses on staff. Patient satisfaction and decreased patient wait times are of highest priority, resulting in a better patient experience for you or your loved one.
We work across all departments and subspecialties to provide compassionate, innovative care to patients suffering from a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries, using the latest and most advanced technology available. We welcome Medicaid, Medicare and managed-care patients. Some of our emergency care personnel are bilingual or use Language Line Solutions to translate, ensuring you receive personalized service. It is important to know Crescent Medical Center Lancaster Emergency Department and full-service Hospital is close to your home in case of an emergency. Rest assured that Crescent Medical Center Lancaster is here for you when you need us.
With 24/7 access to specialized staff, you can sleep easy knowing that you are in good hands.
In our hospital, we treat patients like family. That is why we have providers known as Hospitalists to help take care of you when you are admitted to our inpatient Medical unit. Patients are often admitted through three ways:
- Your primary care doctor may recommend hospitalization, and he or she will contact our Hospitalist to admit you.
- Alternatively, you may be seen in the Emergency Room and need to be admitted. In this case, our specially trained Emergency Room physicians will coordinate your admission with the Hospitalist on call.
- Lastly, you may have a surgery that requires a few days of care in the hospital. In this case, the surgeon often works with the Hospitalist to organize inpatient care prior to discharge.
A Hospitalist (also known as an inpatient medicine physician), is a provider who is specialized in general medical care for people that need to stay in a hospital. A Hospitalist will handle your admission, organize care toward a goal of health, and coordinate your discharge.
Our goal is helping you back to health. With experienced staff who care, we look after patients who have often had long and complicated medical histories, and also help those who may have just found themselves as suffering from difficult conditions.
Regardless of your history, we are ready to help. With resources like physical therapy, , cardiology, speech therapy, respiratory therapy, nephrology, hemodialysis, nutrition, as well as the skills of our Hospitalists and Nursing Care Team, we are prepared to help you get back to health!
- Comfortable and fully patient-operated hospital beds
- Registered Nurses always immediately available
- Low patient ratios
- Private rooms and private bathrooms
- A flat screen television with satellite coverage in each room
- High-speed wireless internet access
- Overnight guests permitted
RADIOLOGY DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING
OUR MODALITIES INCLUDE:
- CT and CTA (Computed Tomography)
- High Field MRI/MRA (Magnetic Imaging) 1.5 Tesla
- Cardiac Ultrasound (Echo)
- Nuclear Medicine
What Is an X-ray Exams
An X-ray Exam is a common test that uses electromagnetic energy beams to produce images onto film or computer. X-rays are performed to help diagnose, monitor, and treat many medical conditions.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR AN X-RAY EXAMS
Preparation for an X-ray Exam is minimal, it is recommended to wear loose and comfortable clothing without any metals.
- Extremities and Joints
- Soft Tissue Neck
CT (COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY)
What is a CT
Computed Tomography also known as CT or CAT scan is an imaging modality that uses x -rays to create pictures. CT is a noninvasive that provides clear and detailed images of the body’s structures.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR A CT
Some of the studies may require oral contrast solutions or IV contrast. This will allow the Radiologist to see the images more clearly. If your exams requires any type of contrast you will be given special instructions. Please be sure to discuss your particular situation with your physician in advance.
- Extremities and Joints
HIGH FIELD MRI (MAGNETIC IMAGING) 1.5 TESLA
What is an MRI
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a test that uses powerful magnets, radio waves, and a computer to make detailed pictures inside your body. Your doctor can use this test to diagnose you or to see how well you've responded to treatment. Unlike X-rays and CT scans, an MRI doesn't use radiation.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR AN MRI
Before your MRI, let your doctor know if you:
- Have any health problems, such as kidney or liver disease
- Recently had surgery
No metal is allowed in the MRI room, because the magnetic field in the machine can attract metal. Tell your doctor whether you have any metal-based devices that might cause problems during the test. On the day of the test, wear loose, comfortable clothing that doesn't have snaps or other metal fasteners. You might need to take off your own clothes and wear a gown during the test.
- Extremities and Joints
What is an Ultrasound
Ultrasound, also called sonography, uses sound waves to develop ultrasound images of what's going on inside the body. An instrument called a transducer emits high-frequency sound, inaudible to human ears, and then records the echoes as the sound waves bounce back to determine the size, shape, and consistency of soft tissues and organs. This information is relayed in real time to produce images on a computer screen. This technology can help diagnose and treat certain conditions.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR AN ULTRASOUND
Depending on the type of ultrasound test you are having, your doctor may offer special instructions, such as not eating or drinking anything for a number of hours before the test. Or you may be advised to drink several glasses of water in the time leading up to the test and refrain from using the bathroom to ensure that your bladder is full. You should wear comfortable clothing for these procedures.
- Gall Bladder, Renal, Liver
- Arterial Doppler
- OB Complete
- Pelvic, Transvaginal
- Venous Doppler
- Soft Tissue
CARDIAC ULTRASOUND (ECHO)
What is an Echo
A heart ultrasound is a useful tool to evaluate the structure and function of the heart and associated vessels. It is a fast, easy and painless evaluation that uses ultrasound waves to produce images of the heart.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR AN ECHO
There is no special preparation required for a heart ultrasound. If you take medications, you should continue to take them as normal unless your doctor specifies otherwise. You should plan on being at the echocardiography lab for about 45 minutes to one hour.
What is Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear medicine imaging uses small amounts of radioactive materials called radiotracers that are typically injected into the bloodstream, inhaled or swallowed. The radiotracer travels through the area being examined and gives off energy in the form of gamma rays which are detected by a special camera and a computer to create images of the inside of your body. Nuclear medicine imaging provides unique information that often cannot be obtained using other imaging procedures and offers the potential to identify disease in its earliest stages.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR A NUCLEAR MEDICINE PROCEDURE
Women should always inform their physician or technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant or if they are breastfeeding. You should inform your physician and the technologist performing your exam of any medications you are taking. You should also inform them if you have any allergies and about recent illnesses or other medical conditions. Jewelry and other metallic accessories should be left at home if possible, or removed prior to the exam because they may interfere with the procedure. You will receive additional specific instructions based on the type of scan you are undergoing.
NUCLEAR MEDICINE PROCEDURES:
- Bone Scan
- Gastric Emptying
- Hepatobiliary Scan
- Cardiac Ultrasound
After a car accident, you need to contact a doctor that specializes in accident injury care. Our team of car accident injury medical doctors, chiropractors and attorneys can help you!
A car Accident can cause a variety of injuries including:
- Whiplash Injury
- Back Pain
- Knee Pain
- Wrist Pain
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Ankle Pain
Being in a car accident can be one of the most terrifying and overwhelming experiences a person lives through.
People who survive automobile accidents must deal with the physical, financial, and emotional damages following their accident, and treating these injuries can be a difficult process.
That's where we can help!
- Going to see a car accident doctor first, who specializes in accident care after you have been injured is essential.
- Seeing a trusted physician gives you the necessary documentation of your injuries so your lawyer can prove you were injured in the accident and seek compensation on your behalf.
- Without the proper documentation, you may not even have a personal injury case and you will be holding the bill for your medical care.
- Make sure that doesn't happen, give our team a call today to set up a consultation.
Never wait to see a doctor after your accident because it could leave you powerless against the insurance companies. Waiting to seek medical care from a doctor or a chiropractor after you have been injured in a car accident can have devastating effects on your injury case by leaving a gap in your care.
A gap in medical care of treatment is a term that is widely used in the insurance industry. An insurance adjuster will look at is how rapidly you sought for medical attention after your car accident. Even minor injuries should be accounted for and documented because in time they may lead to chronic pain. It's best to see your doctor immediately following your auto accident.
Research shows that you can suffer injuries even if you have limited damage done to your car. If you have suffered a minor or major accident and feel any level of discomfort, schedule an appointment to see a doctor right away. The quicker you go see the doctor, the quicker you can recover from your injuries and protect yourself from the insurance companies.
A DOT physical exam is the evaluation required to operate a commercial vehicle. It is referred to as a "commercial medical exam," which ensures that each driver is capable and healthy enough to complete the duties associated with commercial driving.
School & Sport Physicals
Most schools and sports teams require children to undergo a physical before the new school year starts. These exams assess a child’s health to ensure that they are physically fit to go to school or participate in athletic activities.
Electrocardiogram, also called an EKG or ECG, are used to check for signs of heart disease. It’s a test that records the electrical activity of your heart through small electrode patches that a technician attaches to the skin of your chest, arms, and legs. EKG’s are quick, safe, and painless.
X-rays are a type of radiation called electromagnetic waves. The most familiar use of x-rays is checking for broken bones, which we offer onsite.
Laboratory tests are intended for use on samples of blood taken from the body to help diagnose a disease or other conditions. Labs may be drawn here in the clinic.
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