Beals Institute does some laboratory testing on-site. Sometimes samples need to be sent to a reference lab, for clinical reasons as well as issues of insurance coverage. Even though your specimen is collected here, we will make sure that the correct reference lab receives the specimen, and that your physician receives the results. We are a COLA and CLIA accredited lab.
We offer infusion therapy of biologic and osteoporosis medications in our patient friendly environment. Biologic medications may be used in the treatment of a variety of diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriatic arthritis, chrons, and ankylosing spondylitis. We also administer IV Medications for the treatments of osteoporosis. Our infusion area offers patients a comfortable atmosphere with reclining chairs and a television to help pass the time. All infusions are monitored directly by an experienced nurse practitioner.
Joint Injections & Aspirations
Joint injections and aspirations are done to help with diagnosis and treatment. They are performed in our office under sterile technique and local anesthetic by our physicians. Drainage of joint effusions can provide pain relief and improved mobility. Corticosteroids may be given to treat inflammatory joint conditions, and Hyaluronic Acid injections (Hyalgan or Euflexxa) may be given to lessen the symptoms of osteoarthritis.
Ostipathic Manipulation Therapy
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, or OMT, is hands-on care. It is a medical procedure that involves using the hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. The techniques are successful because of the close relationship between your body's muscles, bones and nerves (your neuromusculoskeletal system).
Beals Institute performs X-rays on-site. The x-rays are read and interpreted by our physicians. If they cannot be performed in our office for clinical reasons or for issues of insurance coverage, testing can be done elsewhere and your physician will receive your results.
Bone Density Testing
Bone Mineral Density testing is performed in our Osteoporosis clinic, located on the first floor of our building. Bone density testing allows the physician to evaluate for osteopenia and osteoporosis, assess the strength of the bone, and guide the use of new medications that can strengthen bone to reduce the risk of fractures. Bone density testing is done by our certified bone densitometry techs.
Muscular Skeletal Ultrasound
Guidance with ultrasound has been shown to improve the accuracy and success of joint and soft tissue injections, while reducing discomfort from the injection itself. Ultrasound allows us to more safely perform procedures such as drainage of Baler’s cyst (swelling and fluid behind the knee), small joint injections, and therapeutic injections for carpal tunnel syndrome. It also results in more accurate delivery of medications such as corticosteroids and viscosupplements (for example: hyalgan or euflexxa) for osteoarthritis of the knees.