Medical Testing Center Opens in Geneva

People who need heart tests have a new and more personalized option inthe area ­ the Finger Lakes Medical Associates (FLMA) Testing Center onPre-Emption Road in Geneva. The new Testing Center opened Monday and will initially offer a rangeof cardiac testing, including electrocardiograph, stress tests, stress echoand holter monitors. Eventually, it will provide other types of tests,including ultrasound for obstetrical patients. The testing center is at 821 Pre-Emption Road, Suite 202, and is openfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It can be reached by telephoneat (315) 781-2061. The center has a staff of four ­ a physician, a diagnostic cardiacsonographer, a nurse and a receptionist. Dr. Robert Easley of FLMA will read the results of the heart tests andreport them to patients¹ cardiologists and primary care physicians. Diagnostic cardiac sonographer Chelsea Baker will conduct the tests.Baker is a 2006 graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology. She has beena cardiac sonographer at University Cardiovascular Associates in Rochesterfor more than two years and also was an ultrasound clinical intern at F.F.Thompson Hospital and Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic. Also on staff are Lori Alexander, a registered nurse, and Sue Bouffiou,the center¹s receptionist. Finger Lakes Medical Associates Testing Center includes the latesttechnology in Diagnostic Imaging Sonography. Physicians must order tests for outpatients who come to the center, butthe services are available to all patients and physicians in Ontario,Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties. The center expects to perform about 2,000 tests per year and has thecapacity to do more than that. The testing center augments the services of six cardiology specialists atFLMA from Rochester General Hospital who regularly see patients in Geneva.The cardiologists bring years of experience and a high level of expertise tothe Finger Lakes community. Finger Lakes Medical Associates has 30 health-care providers, including18 doctors, and more than 100 employees altogether. ³We are always looking for ways to improve the health of the community,¹¹said Lewis Irvin, Chief Administrative Officer of Finger Lakes MedicalAssociates.

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