Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
That definition of health has not been updated by the World Health Organization since 1948. That’s telling. Until recently I wasn’t aware of that definition but it has always coincided with my experience of what health should be – what my own health should be.
When Dr. Ronderos and I first started discussing the gaps in the availability of medical imaging it was immediately apparent to us that the need for accessible and affordable imaging was about more than just physical health and diagnosing existing conditions, it’s about the mental well-being of the patient, too.
Being worried, upset or in pain has a demonstrable negative effect, and not just to you. No matter how you try to disguise it, the effects on your own well-being and attitude have knock-on effects on everyone around you, most notably those you love the most.
We want to remove that worry. Everyone deserves peace of mind, and everyone deserves to enjoy life and time with their loved ones without that nagging “what if” bringing them down.
Peace of mind comes from knowledge, and if you must worry then you really should be worrying about the right thing. Instead of worrying if something is wrong, you could be expending that energy getting treatment.
In the current climate, even with the Affordable Healthcare Act in place, high deductibles or a lack of insurance can make the many services such as MRI and CT scans prohibitively expensive, and we aim to fix that.
Our goal at Veritas Diagnostic Services is to make medical imaging affordable to everyone . To further that we are negotiating with imaging centers and medical practices on the Gulf Coast to bring the price down to excellent care at affordable levels for everyone.
To start with we are offering MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and CT (Computerized Tomography) scans. Shortly we will be adding X-Rays, and as we go on we aim to make a wide variety of necessary and discretionary services affordable to everyone.
I’d like to thank our partners who are working with us to achieve this goal, and I invite you to provide your feedback and questions using the comment form below, by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us at (251) 458-3875.
Paul O’Flaherty – Co-Founder / Managing Partner
Veritas Diagnostic Services, LLC