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Radiologist Spotlight: Ryan P. Leonen, M.D.

In 2020, Leonen, Newsletter, Physician Spotlight, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

Dr. Ryan Leonen learned the value of sacrifice and hard work from his parents. Having joined Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg in 2009, Dr. Leonen dedicated his career to his mother and father, who migrated to the United States from their native Philippines before he was born. Pursuing a medical career was not something his parents emphasized, but academic excellence was …

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg Welcomes Three New Physicians

In 2020, Gwaltney, Meyer, Newman, Newman, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) welcomes Drs. Robin Gwaltney, Akhil Khetarpal, and Heather Newman to the practice. “We’re thrilled to have Drs. Gwaltney, Khetarpal, and Newman join our team,” said Dr. Chris Meyer, RAF President. “Their expertise will be an invaluable asset to our community.” Dr. Robin Gwaltney Dr. Gwaltney specializes in women’s imaging. She is Board Certified in diagnostic …

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Now Offered at VIVA

In 2020, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

A popular new therapy that uses a patient’s own cells to help the body heal itself is now available at Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA). Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) uses injections of a patient’s plasma—the liquid portion of blood—to accelerate natural tissue growth. “It’s exciting to make this service available to our local community,” said VIVA’s Dr. John J. …

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Dr. R. Donald Doherty Jr. is Fredericksburg’s First Physician to Earn Board Certification from the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine

In 2020, Doherty, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

After rigorous coursework and exams, Dr. R. Donald Doherty Jr. became the first physician in the Fredericksburg region to earn Board Certification in aesthetic medicine through the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM). This makes Dr. Doherty the recipient of triple Board Certification. In addition to aesthetic medicine, Dr. Doherty is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology in …

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Kyphoplasty treatment at VIVA: A Case Study

In 2020, Case Studies, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

Patient Presentation: Loretta McMenamin injured her back lifting a vacuum. The pain was intense, and the treatments she was receiving did not bring relief. When an MRI revealed T10 and T12 vertebral fractures as well as degenerative disease, Ms. McMenamin’s doctor referred her to Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA). Consultation and Evaluation At VIVA, Ms. McMenamin explained the fractures …

2020 Brings Changes to Clinical Decision Support

In 2020, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

January 1, 2020, marked the start of the implementation phase for changes to Clinical Decision Support. The new mandate for Medicare and Medicaid patients requires referring providers to consult appropriate use criteria (AUC) prior to ordering advanced diagnostic imaging services (ADIS) including CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, and PET. Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg has worked proactively with Mary Washington Healthcare to …

Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates Continues to Bring World-Renowned Expertise to Our Local Region

In Elias, Newsletter, Volume 12 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

In collaboration with Mary Washington Healthcare, Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) added Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) to its list of outpatient offerings in August of 2018. Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Interventional Radiologist, Dr. Gustavo Elias, conducted the very first PAE procedure in the Fredericksburg region with great success. “I felt very compelled to bring this procedure to the area,” …

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Varicose Vein Treatment at (VIVA): A Case Study

In Case Studies, Doherty, Newsletter, Volume 12 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

Patient Presentation: Helen Jeannette Cox had been a nurse in the military for many years and was on her feet for 10-12 hours or more during her hospital shifts. Ms. Cox had a family history of varicose veins and recognized her symptoms early in their onset. The chronic swelling and pain, aching and throbbing, discoloration, and bulging veins were undeniable …

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Physician Spotlight: Dr. Koenig

In Koenig, Newsletter, Physician Spotlight, Volume 12 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

Larry Koenig III, MD, was one of those children who was always a tinkerer. Drawn to mathematics and the sciences, he studied chemical and biochemical engineering in his undergrad. “I was fascinated by opening something up and putting it back together,” Dr. Koenig shared. “It turns out, I liked engineering in school, but not in practice.” After five years in …

Clinical Decision Support: Becoming PAMA AUC Ready by 2020

In Newsletter, Volume 12 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

Use of Clinical Decision Support (CDS) software by the medical community has long been an expectation of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. CDS software provides vital tools to assist physicians and their teams in making informative, swift decisions. From diagnostic support to patient data reports, CDS can assist physicians in all specialties in determining appropriate use criteria (AUC). …