VIP Urgent Care
Urgent Care located in Tarzana, CA
VIP Urgent Care is a full-service, medical facility that serves residents who live in and around the Tarzana, California area. The medical staff at the facility offer X-rays and other diagnostic tools in an effort to offer the most accurate diagnosis possible for each of their patients.
X-Ray Q & A
When Will a Doctor Request an X-Ray?
A doctor will often request an X-ray if the initial examination of the patient results in a possible bone dislocation, fracture, or break. An x-ray will show the condition of the bone and any damage that may be present. Although an x-ray will not show damage to the soft tissues of the body, it will give the doctor an idea of what other problems may be causing or aggravating the patient's pain. Anytime a patient complains of bone or joint pain, the doctor will request an x-ray of the area in question. An x-ray will also be performed towards the end of a treatment plan to ensure the patient has sufficiently healed enough to resume their daily activities or return to the playing field.
What Can an X-Ray Show?
An x-ray will not show the same types of injuries as an MRI or CT scan. X-rays primarily show damage or alterations to the bones and connective tissue. An x-ray emits radiation that is absorbed by the dense bone and connective tissues. It is the radiation that is seen in the x-rays. If a bone is broken, the area where the bone is damaged will not hold the radiation and will appear as a lighter colored area on the film. Because the soft tissues do not hold the radiation, they will not appear on the film except as a shadowy area. X-rays will not show bruising or damage to the soft tissues of the skin. They will, however, show damage to the connective tissues that hold the muscles to the bone.
Are X-Rays Safe?
X-rays do emit small amounts of radiation. The amount of radiation an x-ray releases is not enough to cause damage to the tissues or the bones. Although the amount of radiation emitted during an x-ray will vary depending on what is being examined. The benefits of an x-ray will often overshadow the risk of exposure to the small amount of radiation. A person is exposed to higher levels of radiation in their home environment through the soil's natural release of radon gas. Doctors claim that a person can receive three or more chest x-rays a year without a noticeable increase in radiation exposure.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
We are the only Urgent Care in the area that takes Cedars Sinai and LA Care Insurance. At VIP Urgent Care, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
Words from our patients
"Friendly receptionist, friendly nurse, friendly doctor. Explained to me exactly what was going on and why he prescribed what he did."
"I am so impressed with their staff and manner of care. Everyone there are so caring and understanding."
"This place is awesome, great doctor and staff. I will definitely come back here when I don't feel well."
"From the moment I stepped into the facility to the end, it was amazing. Every single person is caring, kind, detailed, patient."
"First time being here and it is such a great place when medical attention is needed. The lobby is beautiful and clean. All of the staff is knowledgeable and super nice."
"Reception is kind and there is always a great MD on site. My kids have been there for dog bites and very bad mosquito/bug bites. I wish they were open 24 hrs!"