Why Choose the UCSF Imaging Center at Montgomery Street? – Part II

The UCSF Imaging Center at Montgomery Street is the UCSF Department of Radiology’s newest location, offering screening mammography, ultrasound and bone density scan (DXA) at a new site in San Francisco’s North Waterfront district. We asked patients, referring physicians and staff members what sets this unique location apart from other imaging centers in the Bay Area.

Collaboration

The one-of-a-kind location is part of an integrated health center with three practices on the same floor.  “Because of our collaboration with UCSF, we can now offer our patients the highest quality women's imaging available anywhere, right next door,” says referring physician Karen Callen, MD, of Golden Gate Obstetrics & Gynecology, Inc. and Golden Gate Skin Center. “Not only is it convenient for the patients, it is amazing to walk across the hall and review scans with some of the world's experts in obstetrical and gynecologic imaging.”

UCSF’s Cindy Lee explains further, “The approach to health care at the Montgomery Street office at UCSF is unique.  We have three practices on one floor, and work among doctors in different specialties, who are just across the hall.  We have the ability to empower our patients, involving them in team discussions.”

Efficiency

After an imaging exam, we want to ensure our patients get their results as quickly as possible. With the integrated medical center, the time it takes to gather necessary information can be reduced substantially. “We are able to go over findings with patients on a same day basis, eliminating the anxiety that can be caused by waiting for results,” remarks Dr. Fung Lam from the Golden Gate Obstetrics & Gynecology, Inc. and Golden Gate Skin Center, located adjacent to the Imaging Center.

Calming Atmosphere

Getting an imaging exam can feel daunting at first. The Montgomery Street location offers a relaxing presence. “I chose a career at UCSF Montgomery Street because of the patient-focused tranquil atmosphere and the continuity of care we strive to provide for them,” explains Barbara Feiereisel, Principal Sonographer at UCSF Imaging Center at Montgomery Street.

Administrative Assistant Julie O’Brien adds that the environment is warm and welcoming. Ms. O’Brien’s colleague Irene Sun, Administrative Assistant, echoes those sentiments. “Making patients feel welcome is the starting point of our care for them: we have the opportunity to respond to all of their needs - from their state of mind to specific health requirements,” remarks Ms. Sun. “The ambiance is upbeat and I am proud of the culture we have created.”

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