Quail Ridge Family Practice

Dr. David M. Ryan, D.O. and Carol Williams MN, ARNP, NP-C - Family Practice

Services

We offer a wide range of services for patients of all ages, from infants to geriatrics.

  • Family Medicine
  • Preventative Medicine, including: routine physicals, sports physicals, and well child checks
  • CIMT (Carotid Intima Media Thickness) exams
  • Skin checks
  • Diabetes Prevention, Evaluation and Treatment
  • Mental Health

We can also provide referrals to specialists for more in-depth care of complex problems.

Description of Diagnostic Services

The following are three in-house diagnostic tests we offer to our patients:

CIMT Scan

Our CIMT (intima media thickness) ultrasound machine measures a patient's plaque in carotid arteries and also compares the patient's arterial health with ideal arteries and calculates an age for the patient's arteries. For example, a 55 year old male patient with diabetes may have arteries which are comparable to a healthy 70 year old. A CIMT scan is a valuable diagnostic tool because arterial plaque can cause heart attacks and strokes. This diagnostic procedure is non-invasive and can also determine if a patient's current treatment of cardiovascular issues is effective. A CIMT scan is indicated for patients with the following diagnoses:

  • Diabetes
  • Dysmetabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes)
  • Hypertension (chronic high blood pressure)
  • High bad cholesterol and/or triglycerides
  • Low good cholesterol

Most insurances cover this procedure. If you are concerned about your insurance, you may call them and ask if they cover procedure code 93882.