Patients & Visitors:
Tests and Treatments
Newton Medical Center provides a wide breadth of services, many of which your physician may order so he or she can effectively manage your care.
Whether you visit us on an inpatient, outpatient or emergent basis, we are here to provide exceptional care and service to you and your family.
Here are brief summaries of some of Newton Medical Center’s services. Please click the appropriate link to visit the appropriate departments for more information:
The Charles L. Tice Heart Center for Diagnostic Services is a state-of-the-art facility equipped to diagnose a variety of heart conditions. Services include EKG, Holter Monitoring, Pacemaker checks or echocardiograms. All of these procedures are noninvasive.
Your physician may order more complex procedures to further investigate the functioning if the cardiovascular system. These include stress testing, echocardiograms or catheterizations. These procedures can take a longer period of time may require a certain amount of recovery time.
Blood tests are drawn at various times of the day and night as needed to provide optimum results. Some tests require a two to twenty-four hour processing time; others can require a longer period of time for accurate results. Once the results are available, your physician is provided with your reports. Your physician will then direct your care with your input. Our goal is to provide our customers, both patient and physician, with accurate and timely information.
This department specializes in viewing the body from the inside or out depending on the procedure. Many procedures may require you to follow some simple restrictions, others may require more lengthy preparations. Some tests, we will need you to wait while your "pictures" are being developed.
Should your care require services from the Physical, Occupational, Speech or Cardiac rehabilitation departments, a therapist will visit you within twenty-four hours of receiving the order from your physician. Our plan is to assist in restoring or maximizing your ability to walk, speak, swallow, or live independently and safely.
At your physician's discretion, a respiratory therapist may provide tests and treatments to monitor or improve your breathing status. These treatments may be given at different times of the day or night, depending on your condition. We hope to make your breathing comfortable and your hospitalization short.
Fluid therapy may be a basic part of your medical treatment. To administer fluids intravenously a certified intravenous nurse will insert a catheter into your vein. This procedure can be painful depending on your medical condition, although every effort will be made to keep you comfortable.