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Dr Helene Pavlov

Clinical Trials And The Lure Of Fast Cash -- What You Should Know

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Concern about health is especially important when a child goes off to school or college. One such potential danger is medical researchers looking for healthy students hoping to make a fast buck.

Overexposure To Radiation At One Of Our Nation's Most Revered Institutions

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

An incorrectly programmed CT machine going unchecked for 18 months is hard to accept. Patients depend on professional, competent regulatory oversight.

The 'Voodoo' Eastern Medicine Vs. The Tested (And FDA Approved) Western Medicine

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

My biggest piece of advice for anyone looking closely at Eastern medical practices is to do research, keep an open mind and consult with your physician.

Old Imaging Equipment's Effect On The Patient

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

An important factor to consider when acquiring medical images is the equipment that is being used. New technology is regularly being developed, tested and launched.

Are Doctors Spending Enough Time With Patients?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

As a physician I realize that some may think I'm being blasphemous by taking this position but, I wonder, in some cases not all, why we as patients pay so much money for so little time with our physicians.

Dealing With Holiday Back Pain

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Wintertime and the hectic holiday season is upon us, bringing long lines and standing around -- carrying way too many packages, carrying things that you know are too heavy or awkward to carry, etc.

Regulations Are Stripping Away Your Access to Proper Diagnosis and Treatment

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

As a specialist who has been practicing musculoskeletal radiology for more than 25 years, I find the recent policy proposal of The National Quality Forum to be somewhat concerning.

I Must Have Anthrax, The Internet Says So

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

It is okay to research and gather information when various symptoms present themselves, but avoid self-diagnosis. Leave diagnosis up to your primary care physician or medical specialist.

Recent Research Reconfirms The Value of Subspecialty Training

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Nonradiology specialty training in imaging is extremely varied. Medical schools and nonradiology residency programs provide limited training regarding how to acquire and interpret images accurately.

Self Referral Strikes Again

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

This is not about quality patient care, convenience or offering the best services available. It is about greed and defensive medicine over medical ethics and reasonableness.

Eat Now, Pay Later. But Who Is Paying and for What? Police the Potato Chips!

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Why, in a time when all we hear is news about the trouble with obesity, are people NOT eating healthy?

The Role of Imaging Equipment Vendors and Physician Self Referral

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Specifically with ultrasound equipment, because it is less expensive, vendors emphasize to potential buyers that, "You're not going to do any damage to the patient; you're not going to be using... radiation."

More Insight on "Not All Images Are Created Equal"

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

One of the key reasons health care is exploding is linked to medical imaging. A predominant factor in this explosion is related to non-radiology owned private practices and imaging centers.

Teleradiology as an Option for Non-Radiologists Who Self- Refer

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Patients should always ask who is performing, reading and interpreting their imaging studies? Collaboration between radiologists and clinicians have the greatest potential for diagnosis and treatment.

What is a Myelogram?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

A myelogram can help your doctor make a diagnosis or plan the appropriate treatment to help relieve back or leg symptoms.