Sitting down with Timothy P. Close, MD
How did your business begin?
In 2002, the partners of ImageCare recognized the need for a convenient and affordable medical imaging center in Northeast Columbia. We chose our site based on easy access and proximity to the interstate system.
What differentiates your business from other specialists in the field?
ImageCare offers the full scope of medical imaging typically seen in a hospital department but in a more convenient outpatient setting and at a lower cost than at the hospital. Convenient parking and efficient registration are designed with our patients in mind.
What inspires you daily?
I enjoy coming to work each day knowing I can make a difference in someone’s life. By identifying a problem, helping diagnose a disease or providing reassurance to an anxious patient, we participate in our patients’ care. We also perform injections for pain relief.
What is something people would be surprised to learn about you and your business?
Many patients do not realize that “they have a choice” in where they receive medical imaging. Referring physicians are afforded immediate access to the imaging studies of their patients through secure Internet access, all at a price 25 to 50 percent less than at hospitals.
What are the latest developments/innovations in your field?
At ImageCare, we have always maintained state-of-the-art imaging equipment. We recently added Breast Tomography which gives us the best spatial resolution of any mammography equipment available for our patients who require that level of care.