What To Know About Having a Biopsy

For most people, hearing the word “biopsy” is unsettling. Luckily, most biopsies turn out to be negative, meaning there are no signs of cancer. Infection, internal injury and other diseases can create similar symptoms, so when your doctor or clinician orders a biopsy, it is important to get checked out as quickly as possible. And if cancer is present, take heart – in nearly all cases, when cancer is caught early, before it is has a chance to spread, it is highly treatable. Today’s biopsies are vastly superior to those of previous generations, …

RAO’s Dynamic Duo of Women’s Imaging

What’s missing at most women’s imaging centers? Women doctors, who provide a personal and compassionate approach to women’s diagnostic care. That’s why RAO is proud to introduce Dr. Amanda Aulls, Diagnostic Radiologist, subspecialist in breast imaging and Medical Director of Women’s Imaging at RAO, and Dr. Janet TerLouw, Diagnostic Radiologist and subspecialist in breast imaging. In addition to their extensive medical and diagnostic training, Dr. Aulls and Dr. TerLouw possess a firsthand understanding of the experience and importance of women’s diagnostic tools like 3D mammography™, stereotactic biopsy, pelvic imaging and other lifesaving tests. “I’m gratified to be part of the region’s first and only comprehensive, …

Walking Together To Fight Cancer.

We all walk hand-in-hand in the fight against cancer. Cancer isn’t something that affects our patients alone – it hits us close to home, too. Two of our wonderful employees recently discovered they had breast cancer. Michele Barkley was diagnosed early thanks to her annual screening mammography™ exam, and underwent a mastectomy. Only a few months later, Yvonne Seymor-Palmer discovered a lump in her breast during her monthly self-exam. She has finished her chemotherapy and we are happy to report that both Michele and Yvonne are doing well. We were delighted …

RAO – Committed to Marion County Because It’s Home

Some medical providers blow into town, set up shop and present themselves as members of the community, only to be involved in scandals, duplicitous practices or to close down unexpectedly. RAO is different. We have operated our offices in Marion County for more than 40 years. Our doctors and support teams live here; their kids attend school here. We support our community because, like you, we love it and want it to flourish. Some of the local activities we’ve recently been involved in include Casino Royale, an event benefiting abused and neglected …

Established Radiology Center Adds New Doctor to Its Diagnostic Team

This July, Radiology Associates of Ocala, a medical imaging firm serving Marion County since 1973, is expanding its number of Board Certified radiologists to 18 with the inclusion of Kareem Bohsali, M.D. Download entire release

SportsAbility, the premier event of the Florida Disabled Outdoors Association (FDOA)

October 3-4, 10:00 am to 2:30 pm at the Martin Luther King Recreation Complex, 1510 NW 4th Street, Ocala 34475 SportsAbility, the premier event of the Florida Disabled Outdoors Association (FDOA), enhances the lives of people of all abilities by promoting active living. SportsAbility provides first-hand access to recreation and active leisure, resources and demonstrations. The program is designed to encourage participation regardless of age or ability level.

RAO welcomes Dr. John Socrates Scales

RAO welcomes the return of Marion County native Dr. John Socrates Scales, who is joining our interventional radiology staff at The Center for Vascular Health.  Dr. Scales completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida and earned a B.S. in exercise physiology. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his radiology residency and interventional radiology fellowship at the University of Florida. Dr. Scales has also been deeply involved in various data capture and research studies related to topics as varied as biomechanics and physical and behavioral disabilities. Of …

RAO is proud to welcome Dr. Amanda Aulls to its staff.

RAO is proud to welcome the newest Board-Certified radiologist to its staff, Dr. Amanda Aulls. Born and raised in Eustis, Florida, Dr. Aulls graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a B.S. in zoology. She earned her medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine and completed her radiology residency at Shands at UF, where she also garnered a fellowship in neuroradiology. Immediately after completing her residency, she moved with her family to St. Petersburg, where she served as a general radiologist and as the lead radiologist …

Local Radiology Firm Welcomes New Doctor to Its Staff

Radiology Associates of Ocala, a quality medical imaging firm serving Marion County since 1973, is welcoming a new radiologist to its roster this coming July, upping its number of Board Certified radiologists to 17. Dr. Brian Cartwright completed medical school, his residency and fellowship at the University of Florida. He is a member of the Radiological Society of North America, the American College of Radiology and the Marion County Medical Society. Download entire release

Radiology Associates salutes the accomplishments of our physicians and staff.

AMANDA OSTROM accepted the Board position of Programs Director for the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Ocala Chapter. FPRA provides a variety of services, benefits and opportunities for public relations professionals from continuing education, professional accreditation, monthly professional development programs, professional recognition and annual conference.