Dove Open MRI
604 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10016
Dove Open Mri-New York Radiology Partners
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08/31/2011Provided by Citysearch -
i'm very claustrophobic and was hoping i could deal with this. i had a stand up mri once and that was the best. my doctor preferred me going for the open mri instead for my back. the people working there were lovely. unfortunately, i just couldn't bring myself to go into that machine. there wasn't that much difference between a closed and open mri as far as i was concerned. i would only do stand up now no matter what.
02/07/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Anyone reading this might think I was just having a bad day.....but please read on. So I arrived 45 mins before my appointment time, I filled all the paperwork out.....they kept me waiting one and half hours(after my appointment time), then Oga comes along and is impatient from the start as she is running behind....well, I knew this was a bad omen.....for someone who is very claustrophobic. I asked for music, Oga said that I might not like what they had but if I had my own I could use (!) no one mentioned that one could do this (bring your own music!)...the headphones she gave me were kind of like a child's plastic stethoscope....it would not even stay in my ears, she became more impatient....I very nicely said ""you should be more patient with people who are claustrophobic"" she replied instantly in a tone that made me even more nervous....""I am very patient""....anyway needless to say my experience there and with OGA was the worst of the worst. I wasted my whole morning there 3hours! I have to say though OGA made it worse. I might have been able to deal with it if I had music in my ears but she was so impatient dealing with me, it was TERRIBLE.
11/19/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Being a claustrophobic I was very nervous about going for an MRI despite my doctor's insistance. However, I was referred to Dove Open MRI by my doctor's office and so I visited this location for my study.
I must say that I was pleasantly surprised and immedicately felt relaxed after the staff welcomed me. In tears I had explained to Colleen how scared I was and she sat with me to comfort me through the entire study. Without their polite attitude I would not have been able to complete this examination.
I thank you all, especially Colleen and Oga for your patience.
Regards, Ms Teri.
11/16/2007Provided by Citysearch -
My mother is 88 years old and had to have an MRI on both of her shoulders and right elbow, which means we needed to make 3 trips to Dove.
The staff was kind, patient and very considerate of my mothers needs. I am very grateful for the patience and gentleness that Tony showed my mother. Because of the kindness that Tony showed her, I was not stressed about bringing her back, and this made my life so much easier.
07/02/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I have had a number of open MRI's, both in the suburbs and in Manhattan. I never had a problem even though I have a mild case of claustrophobia. When I needed to have an MRI in Manhattan on an urgent basis, I checked some websites and chose Dove because I wanted to ""be greeted with a smile and treated in a caring and respectful manner"". A ""friendly relaxed atmosphere"" sounded really good, too.
In less than 10 minutes of my arrival, I was upbraided by a staff member for taking a business call that I had been expecting for over a week. The waiting room was empty and my call didn't seem to bother anyone behind the glass-windowed office except this staff member. When I got to the MRI room, I was told that the music/headphones system hadn't been working for two weeks(!) but I was offered a cheap pair of sponge ear plugs to wear if I wanted. Well, in my experience an MRI sounds just like a jackhammer which is why one usually gets music to listen to and sound-cancelling headphones to wear. Although the technician was politely apologetic, I had my doubts about my ability to remain stock still for 45 minutes while listening to that amount of ear-splitting noise. The deal breaker for me was the machine itself. I actually tried getting under it for a minute before full-blown claustrophobia set in. Three strikes were enough for me. I left.