Insulin Pump Therapy

Insulin Pump Therapy

The insulin pump is a device for continuous insulin delivery. An insulin pump is composed of a pump reservoir similar to that of an insulin cartridge, a battery-operated pump, and a computer chip that allows the user to control the exact amount of insulin being delivered. We at West Plano Diabetes and Endocrine Center, PA offer insulin pump therapy to many Type 1 and Type 2 diabetic patients.

Thyroid Ultrasound

Thyroid Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging involves taking images of the thyroid gland by using sound waves.

Ultrasound is an integral part of evaluation of thyroid nodules (a lump or growth involving the thyroid gland) or goiters (an enlarged thyroid). At West Plano Diabetes and Endocrine Center, PA, we also use ultrasound to help guide fine needle aspiration biopsy of thyroid nodules.

Ultrasound-guided Thyroid fine needle aspirations biopsies (FNAB)

Ultrasound-guided Thyroid fine needle aspirations biopsies (FNAB)

A biopsy to obtain tissue for analysis is the best technique for detecting or ruling out the presence of cancer. For many years, a core biopsy of the thyroid was the procedure of choice. This method involved a large biopsy, which was often more difficult for patients. FNAB (fine needle aspiration biopsy) has now become the method of choice for obtaining samples of thyroid tissue. The procedure is technically quite simple.

The fine needle aspiration is also performed to treat thyroid cysts. A thyroid cyst is a fluid-filled sac within the thyroid gland. Aspiration of the cyst with a needle and syringe can shrink the swelling from the cyst and the fluid removed can be analyzed for cancer, as necessary.

Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD)

Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD)

A bone mineral density (BMD) test measures the density of your bones. This test helps to detect osteoporosis and predict your risk of bone fractures.

Bone density testing can be done several different ways. The most common and accurate way uses a dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan. It uses low-dose x-rays..
 
Bone mineral density (BMD) tests are used to:

- Diagnose bone loss and osteoporosis
- See how well osteoporosis medicine is working
- Predict your risk of future bone fractures

You should have bone mineral testing or screening if you have an increased risk for osteoporosis. Risk factors include:

- Women over 65 years old,
- Men over 70 years old,
- History of a ‘low-trauma’ fracture, or
- Chronic steroid use.

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Insurances Accepted

We are West Plano Diabetes and Endocrine Center, PA accept several Insurance plans. Some of the plans are listed below

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
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