Marshall Medical Center Services

Diagnostic Testing

The Radiology Department at Marshall Medical Center offers the expertise of radiologic technologists and a board-certified radiologist, who is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

We are also committed to helping you maintain your health by offering wellness screenings to detect blockages in the circulatory system, cancer and stones.

Services include:

Bone Densitometry

Bone densitometry is a test to measure changes in bone density precisely, providing invaluable information in the assessment of metabolic bone disease. It is used primarily to detect osteopenia or osteoporosis, diseases in which the bone's mineral content and density are low and the risk of fractures is high.

Computed Tomography (CT)

A CT scan is unique because it uses X-rays combined with a computer to produce multiple cross-sectional images in rapid sequence. These images are pictures of slices through the body, much like slices from a loaf of bread. The pictures let the radiologist see the bones and soft tissues within the body more clearly. Spiral CTs continuously scan the body as it passes through the CT, resulting in higher quality images and decreasing the time it takes to conduct a scan.

Digital Mammography

Mammography is a simple technique of obtaining X-rays of the breast. While most detectable masses of 1.5 to 2 centimeters or more can usually be felt through breast examination, smaller lumps located deep within the breast tissue can be detected only by X-ray. Mammography involves passing low doses of X-rays through the breasts and does not require any dyes or injections.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI uses a powerful magnetic field combined with radio waves to stimulate the body’s water molecules. Stimulated molecules release signals that are picked up by the MRI scanner, which produces cross-sectional images similar to pictures of slices through the body. A special computer analyzes this information and creates an image of the tissue or bone on a video screen.

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine procedures have the capability to assess tissue function as well as metabolism and blood flow. An imaging agent called a radiopharmaceutical is injected into the patient. Radiopharmaceuticals contain a small amount of radioactive element that attaches itself to organs. Different agents are used to attach to specific organs under study. A gamma camera records the radioactivity emitted by the organ and surrounding tissue.

Ultrasound

Marshall Medical Center utilizes two ultrasound machines. Ultrasound is a technique that sends high frequency sound waves into the body. The sound waves are directed at a specific organ or, in the case of obstetrical ultrasound, to a growing fetus. The sound waves hit the target body part and bounce back as a series of echoes. The ultrasound scanner detects these echoes and analyzes the information to create an image.

Outpatient Radiology Hours:

Monday – Friday

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Please note: Procedures must be ordered by a physician prior to scheduling an appointment. For more information, call 931.359.6241, extension 3340.

Emergency Department

Marshall Medical Center provides urgent care through its Emergency Department. Marshall Medical Center's Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is staffed with a physician, as well as registered nurses and nurse technicians.

Inpatient Rehabilitation Services (Swing Beds)

Marshall Medical Center provides rehabilitation services on an inpatient basis for individuals transitioning from the hospital to home. Our services include physical therapy and occupational therapy following joint replacement services. Patients enjoy the comfort of a private room equipped with cable TV and phone services.

Outpatient IV Services

The Outpatient IV Department at Marshall Medical Center offers a vast array of intravenous (IV) therapy services for patients, delivered by a highly skilled medical team. Services include:

    • Hydration therapy
    • Intravenous therapies
    • IV antibiotic therapy
    • IV anti-emetic care
    • IV immune globulin
    • Transfusions of blood products
     

Patients and visitors can take comfort knowing that therapy is delivered in the security of a hospital environment. The Outpatient IV Department is backed by an accredited laboratory and is Joint Commission certified. For patient comfort, recliners are available with access to individual televisions in private rooms. Local phone service is also available.

Hours:

Monday - Friday

7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

By appointment only

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 931.359.6241, extension 3422.

Physical Therapy

The Physical Therapy Department at Marshall Medical Center offers a wide range of outpatient therapy programs for individuals who have been referred by a physician. Services include:

    • General physical therapy
    • Industrial rehabilitation
    • Industrial work site evaluations
    • Neurological rehabilitation (for stroke and head injury patients)
    • Orthopedic rehabilitation
    • Spine rehabilitation
    • Sports injury recovery
    • Wound care
     

The Physical Therapy Center is located near Marshall Medical Center in the medical office building at 1090 North Ellington Parkway, Suite 205. Convenient outpatient therapy rooms accommodate those who require therapy before or after work.

Physical Rehabilitation is provided for all ages by a licensed team of therapists with more than 25 years of combined experience. Their goal is to assist patients in recovering from illness or injury as quickly as possible utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and proven therapy techniques.

Physical therapy is also provided to inpatients at Marshall Medical Center who need short term rehabilitation before returning home after surgery or illness.

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday

8:00 a.m. - Noon

All therapy is provided under a physician's order. To obtain more information or to make an appointment, call 931.270.3675.

Athletic Training Services

Athletic trainers are health care professionals who are educated and trained to prevent, assess and treat sports-related injuries. These professionals work in collaboration with physicians and other health care providers. Athletic training services at Marshall Medical Center are provided by certified athletic trainers to student athletes at the three high schools  in Marshall County. 

Physician Specialist Clinic

Marshall Medical Center opened the Physician Specialist Clinic in 1995 to better serve the health care needs of the people of Marshall County and the surrounding area. The physicians who see patients are some of the area’s most respected specialists. Specialties include:

    • Cardiology
    • Gastroenterology
    • Neurology
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Orthopedics
    • Otolaryngology
    • Pain Management
    • Pulmonology
    • Sleep Medicine
    • Urology
     

For more information on the Physician Specialist Clinic at Marshall Medical Center, please call 931.270.5143 or 800.950.5143 (toll free).

For a complete list of physicians, click here.

Respiratory Care

The Respiratory Care Department at Marshall Medical Center offers a wide range of services to both inpatients and outpatients. Respiratory therapists, under the direction of a physician, are licensed professionals who evaluate and treat patients with breathing disorders.

Marshall Medical Center's Respiratory Care Department provides qualified service to inpatients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Marshall Medical Center's respiratory therapists are credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Services include:

    • Aerosol and humidity therapy
    • Oxygen administration
    • Pulmonary function testing
    • Pulmonary hyperinflation therapy

For more information, call 931.359.6241.

Sleep Center

Sleep studies assist in diagnosing a variety of conditions and disorders, including sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, insomnia and many others. Studies may be recommended for individuals who for several weeks experience one or more of the following symptoms:

    • Difficulty falling asleep (30 minutes or more)
    • Waking frequently and difficulty returning to sleep
    • Feeling tired, irritable or having difficulty concentrating during the day
    • Snoring loudly
    • Awakening gasping for breath
    • Kicking or jerking while asleep
    • Difficulty staying awake while watching TV or reading

During a study, the patient is monitored with devices that record heart rate, snoring, airflow, oxygen levels, brain waves and movement in the muscles and eyes. Sleep study data is interpreted by a physician who is board certified or has specialized training in sleep medicine. Results are given to the referring physician who will discuss the findings with the patient.

Sleep studies are conducted for adults and children as young as five years of age with a physician referral.

For more information, please call 931.490.REST (7378).

Surgery Services

Marshall Medical Center offers outpatient (same day surgery) and inpatient surgical services in a modern surgery suite with advanced technology. Many procedures that once required a hospital stay can now be performed on an outpatient basis through advancements such as minimally invasive laparoscopy, allowing patients to go home the day of surgery. Many physicians use same day surgery to reduce medical costs and return patients home sooner, giving the patient the opportunity to recuperate in the comfort of their own home.

For more information on surgery services at Marshall Medical Center, call 931.359.6241.

Wellness Screenings

Marshall Medical Center offers simple and painless screenings that can provide you peace of mind by helping to determine if you have certain conditions that may not present any signs or symptoms before resulting in a serious health issue.

Ultrasound Screenings

VASCULAR SCREENINGS detect blockages in the circulatory system and are conducted for the following:

  • Peripheral Artery Disease: a screening of the lower extremities for plaque build-up, often an indicator of heart disease.
  • Stroke: a screening of carotid arteries in the neck to detect plaque build-up, which can lead to a stroke.
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: a screening to detect weakened areas of the vessel that serves as the main channel of the circulatory system.

The cost is $45 per study or you may receive all three exams at a discounted price of $100.

ORGAN SCREENINGS detect stones and cancers. Screenings include:

  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Kidney Scan
  • Liver Scan
  • Pancreas Scan
  • Thyroid Scan

The cost is $60 per study or you may receive all five exams at a discounted price of $225.

CT Screenings

Cancer, gall stone and kidney stone screening are offered for individuals 50 years of age and older. There are three scans available—the lungs, the abdominal area, and the pelvic area. Each procedure is $250.

A physician's order is not required for a screening. For more information about wellness screenings at Marshall Medical Center, call 931.270.3670.

 

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