Midwest Radiology is proud to honor six radiologists, who were named 2019 “Rising Stars” by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine. Physicians selected for this honor have been practicing for fewer than 10 years and were chosen not only for their exceptional clinical strategies and techniques but also for the exceptional work they accomplish within the community. These doctors are turning heads today, and changing health care for tomorrow!
Dr. Daniel Thompson specializes in interventional radiology. He joined Suburban Radiologic Consultants after a fellowship and residency at Christiana Hospital.
Dr. Franklin Liu specializes in breast imaging. He joined Suburban Radiologic Consultants after a fellowship at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Dr. Paul Carolan joined St. Paul Radiology after a fellowship at Mayo Clinic and specializes in nuclear medicine and body imaging. He actively participates in conferences and educational events.
Dr. Trisha Prescott joined St. Paul Radiology after a fellowship in breast imaging at University of Minnesota Medical School. She is passionate about breast health.
Dr. Lucas Ludeman specializes in body imaging. He joined St. Paul Radiology after completing a fellowship at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
Dr. Jonathan Williams specializes in musculoskeletal imaging. He is skilled in pain management and diagnostic injections and joined Suburban Radiologic Consultants after a fellowship and residency at Stanford University.
“Radiology is a dynamic and intensive profession, requiring people capable of conceptualizing the most finite of details in any given situation,” said Dr. Michael Madison, President and CEO of Midwest Radiology. “The profession is filled with dedicated and intelligent physicians, who serve as inspiration for all hopeful radiologists in training. And these six industry leaders have found a unique way to impact the field of radiology and the world around them.”
Midwest Radiology is the combined professional radiology practice of St. Paul Radiology and Suburban Radiologic Consultants. With more than 150 subspecialty-trained radiologists, Midwest Radiology provides radiology services to more than 75 hospitals and clinics throughout the Midwest and operates 10 outpatient imaging centers in the Twin Cities under Suburban Imaging and St. Paul Radiology.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. – The shareholders and boards of two of the Twin Cities’ largest independent radiology groups, St. Paul Radiology (SPR) and Suburban Radiologic Consultants (SRC), announced the decision to merge their two professional organizations. Beginning April 1, the combined radiology professional practice will be known as Midwest Radiology. Together, these organizations have histories and accomplishments that extend back nearly 100 years.
Only the professional components will merge, meaning that all interpretations and procedures performed by radiologists will be conducted under the new Midwest Radiology brand. Outpatient imaging services will continue to be offered at ten imaging center locations that will continue to operate under their current brand names, Suburban Imaging and St. Paul Radiology.
“While this was a complex decision that took many months of careful analysis, we are confident that this merger is in the long-term interests of both of our organizations and the health systems, referring clinicians and patients we serve,” said SPR and future Midwest Radiology President and Chief Executive Officer Michael T. Madison, MD. “This merger will help strengthen both practices and will enable us to be better equipped to expand and serve our customers in the Midwest region for many years to come.”
The merger positions Midwest Radiology as one of the largest independent, privately-held radiology practices in the United States. While the national trend for radiology groups has been to either merge or be acquired by hospital systems or venture capital firms, this merger will help Midwest Radiology remain independent while reaching the critical mass needed to ensure a strong organization focused on local communities.
The purpose of the Midwest Radiology merger is to allow us to offer our hospital partners, referring physicians and patients with the following:
Midwest Radiology physicians can now provide around-the-clock subspecialty interpretations using cutting-edge technology, and offer immediate 24/7/365 service, regardless of patient condition.
With combined clinic and hospital partnerships, the group will expand to include more local communities in the Twin Cities area, outstate Minnesota, Western Wisconsin and North Dakota. Midwest Radiology now serves more than 75 hospitals and clinics throughout the Midwest, and 10 affiliated imaging centers in the Twin Cities.
The merger brings together more radiologists in more subspecialties, which means accurate interpretations and consultations when and where they are needed. Additionally, improved recruiting capabilities provide hospitals and patients with only the best radiologists.
Operating responsibly and efficiently means that Midwest Radiology has the capability to offer superior quality and value to patients, and remain on the leading edge of patient care and service.
“We saw an opportunity to provide an exceptional standard of care for patients while creating a more stable organization that can remain competitive as the health care industry evolves,” said Nihar S. Shah, MD, Co-President of SRC. “With more resources, talent, expertise and resources on hand, we can better support the hospitals and physicians we serve and deliver complete and accurate interpretations more efficiently. This helps the physicians we support provide fast, effective care for their patients.”
About Midwest Radiology
Midwest Radiology is the combined professional radiology practice of St. Paul Radiology and Suburban Radiologic Consultants. With more than 150 subspecialty-trained radiologists, Midwest Radiology provides radiology services to more than 75 hospitals and clinics throughout the Midwest, and operates 10 outpatient imaging centers in the Twin Cities under Suburban Imaging and St. Paul Radiology.
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When a blood clot migrated up Todd Rosewell’s vertebral artery and settled in a basilar artery in the back portion of his brain, it caused the 45-year-old to experience stroke symptoms.
Dr. Jeff Lassig, Midwest Radiology physician and head of United Hospital’s Interventional Neuroradiology department, performed a procedure known as Thrombectomy, involving a small cranial catheter that was navigated through Rosewell’s arteries that reached the clot and removed it safely.
Because it was caught early, Rosewell is speaking clearly with only minor visual impairment. He considers himself very lucky.
More than 800,000 people suffer a stroke each year in America. While medical advances are minimizing long-term disabilities, the age of stroke patients is getting younger.
In honor of stroke awareness month, take time to educate yourself on the symptoms and effects of stroke. Remember, FAST (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) is an easy way to remember and identify the most common symptoms of a stroke. Recognition of stroke and calling 9-1-1 will determine how quickly someone will receive help and treatment. Getting to a hospital rapidly will more likely lead to a better recovery.
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