by Dr. Carla Garcia, D.O.M.
We’ve come through the COVID19 shutdown and are very happy to see our patients again.
While some thermography offices struggle with re-opening, we are back and busier than before.
As a medical clinic that specializes in thermography, we image the breasts and body to locate areas of heat (inflammation) or cold. We do not try to sell you other treatments or products. Dr. Garcia is a licensed doctor and can write referrals for further imaging if necessary.
There are only two Level 3 thermographers in New Mexico, and they work in our office. Our patient’s images are reviewed by a thermographer, Dr. Garcia, and the interpreting doctor.
Our office has practiced sterile protocols since we started doing thermography 20 years ago.
There are sinks in every office to wash hands easily. We clean every doorknob and handle and bathroom fixture after each client. At the end of the day we run an ozone generator for 2 hours to sterilize the air and every surface.
We never have more than 2 or 3 people in our clinic at any one time and we schedule time between each client to clean and maintain physical distancing. We have done mobile thermography in the past but have postponed our mobile thermography practices. Under current conditions we want to maintain control of patient flow and cleaning procedures. Thermography done in homes or busy clinics makes it difficult to maintain safe protocols.
The only change to our normal procedures is that we provide masks to every patient if they want one. We wear a mask and goggles while imaging. If disposable masks are costly for you, we found a video that shows how easy it is to make disposable masks:
In May of 2020, the FDA issued a statement with regards to thermal imaging: “Thermal imaging systems offer certain benefits in that other methods need a closer proximity or contact to measure temperature.”
To schedule your appointment for breast or full-body imaging please call (505) 271-6608. ThermographyNM.com