Foundation Radiology Group Adds Dr. Susanj Patel and Dr. Michael Reiser, To Staff

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 General News
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PITTSBURGH, Dec. 8 Pittsburgh-based Foundation RadiologyGroup (FRG) is pleased to announce the appointments of Dr. Susanj Patel andDr. Michael Reiser to their clinical staff. Dr. Patel will fill the role ofbody imager, and Dr. Reiser is FRG's newest neuroradiologist. Dr. Patel waspreviously practicing at West Penn Hospital, and Dr. Reiser was practicing inthe Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.

At West Penn, Dr. Patel was a staff radiologist and assistant programdirector of the Radiology Residency since 2003. He was also a board member ofthe Radiology Associates of Western Pennsylvania.

Dr. Reiser returns to Pittsburgh where he was a diagnostic andinterventional radiologist at UPMC St. Margaret from 2003 to 2007 andfunctioned as the interim radiology department chairman in 2006 and 2007. Hewas a radiologist in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area in '07 and '08.

Dr. Derek Armfield, vice chairman and executive vice president of FRG,welcomes both doctors: "We are pleased to continue the expansion of oursub-specialized capabilities with the addition of Drs. Patel and Reiser.Their expertise and presence in our centralized reading center, located indowntown Pittsburgh, will enable us to continue to provide our clients withindustry leading service level performance and the subspecialty expertise thatthey might not otherwise be able to obtain."

FRG's board certified radiologists are available 24/7/365 to providereadings in musculoskeletal radiology, neuroradiology, mammography, cardiacCT, interventional radiology, pediatric radiology, brain perfusion, vascularultrasound, OB/GYN ultrasound and general radiology. With this broad range ofcapabilities, FRG is ideally positioned to provide subspecialty radiologicalservices to smaller hospitals and outpatient centers that can't afford to keepsubspecialists on staff. The addition of Drs. Patel and Reiser is a testamentto FRG's commitment of building an industry leading sub-specialized practice.

Both Drs. Patel and Reiser expressed their excitement with their newpositions.

"I look forward to the challenge of efficiently delivering these servicesacross diverse geographic regions and practice environments, and, ultimately,developing a working relationship with the referring physicians at FRG'sclient institutions," says Dr. Patel.

"FRG has such a wonderful group of motivated and talented radiologists. Itruly believe that their unique business model facilitates incredible gains inphysician efficiency, while simultaneously improving patient care andpromoting (referring) physician-to-physician (radiologist) communication,"said Dr. Reiser.

About Foundation Radiology

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA the Foundation Radiology Group's missionis to build the pre-eminent diagnostic imaging, radiology service bureau andphysician practice group network in the United States. FRG usesstate-of-the-art PACS technology, a unique, efficient workflow system,carrier-grade telecommunications infrastructure and the Internet to providethe fastest turnaround times in the industry for diagnostic imaging reads.FRG is focused on serving non-university affiliated health care institutions,with emphasis on serving the rural and suburban hospital segment. It seeksmulti-year exclusive contracts for daytime and 7/24/365 radiology full servicebureaus. The Group's administrative office, data processing and primarydiagnostic imaging reading center is located at Three Gateway Center, indowntown Pittsburgh, where board-certified radiologists are available 24 hoursa day. For more information, please visit www.frg-rad.com.

SOURCE Foundation Radiology Group


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