14 Vscan View: The Magazine of Vscan
When two primary care physicians used Vscan to triage patients
at their offices, they found it added immediate clinical value and
helped them make a deeper connection with patients.
“It was very easy to use,” says Robert Blee, MD, MDVIP,
Washington, D.C. “The controls were simple and intuitive. The
machine is small and easy to use with one hand. The images of
the heart and aorta were easy to obtain not requiring more than
five minutes to do. Additionally, the bladder was easy to image
looking for post void residual.”
Patients also appreciated what the high-tech device offers,
Dr. Blee adds.
“Patients were both impressed with me having such a piece of
state-of-the-art equipment, as well as seeing the images of
their heart beating at the bedside during the examination,” he
says. “It’s probably the biggest step forward in bedside physical
examination equipment since the stethoscope.”
Steven C. Burns, MD, MDVIP, Tempe, Arizona, says Vscan had a
significant clinical impact on his practice early on.
“After using the device for three weeks, I found a patient with
a life-threatening condition that required surgery. With the
additional information I was able to obtain with the Vscan, I was
able to conduct a more complete physical exam and make a
diagnosis that significantly changed this patient’s care, probably
saving his life,” Burns says.
As with Dr. Blee, Dr. Burns says using Vscan strengthened the
“My patients are delighted to be able to see their heart valves,
aorta, liver and kidneys on the Vscan screen, and it has added
no more than five minutes to their physical examinations. I have
seen gallstones and heart valve abnormalities, and have been
able to visualize one patient’s pacemaker lead. With these types
of examples alone, the device and training were clearly worth
the price,” he concludes.
MDVIP is a personalized healthcare program that empowers
people to reach their health and wellness goals through
in-depth knowledge, expertise and one-on-one coaching
with some of the finest primary care doctors in America.
Through a membership fee, members can receive the highest
levels of personalized care. For more visit information on
MDVIP and how it works visit http://www.mdvip.com/
Vscan Adds Clinical Value, Strengthens
the Physician-Patient Connection
Dr. Robert H. Blee, MD
An internist in Washington, District of Columbia and is affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital.
He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and has been
in practice for 38 years.