Pulmonary Lab Expansion
May 18, 2010
Beaver Medical Group (BMG) has moved and expanded the space allocated to its pulmonary services, providing easier access and more convenience to patients. The expansion has essentially doubled the number of patients that can be treated or seen for respiratory conditions or pulmonary function testing at BMG.
The newly remodeled lab is now located on the first floor, and offers six exam rooms, a separate procedure room and prep area, and dedicated areas for pulmonary function testing, sleep studies and blood gas analysis. The bright, airy new lab is also closer to the main entrance, offering easier access to patients. Patients routinely seen in the lab include those with asthma, bronchitis, emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The lab also does outpatient testing for sleep disorders such as sleep apnea.
“Our new lab offers a quieter and more attractive waiting room and because we have added additional exam and treatment areas, waiting times are shorter. Overall, it’s a much more patient-friendly environment,” notes James Dexter, MD, chairman for the critical care and sleep disorders division of BMG. “And now that BMG has converted all of its imaging from film to digital storage, every exam room features digital x-ray viewing, which is a quicker and more efficient way for our doctors to evaluate patients.”
The BMG pulmonary function lab is located at 2 West Fern in Redlands. Through more than six decades, Beaver Medical Group has grown steadily to meet the needs of the Inland Empire. Over 170 physicians serve patients in the communities of Redlands, Highland, Yucaipa, Banning and Colton.