Zepick Cardiology Explains the Impact of AIS Services and Equipment

By Erin Register

Zepick Cardiology is a private cardiology clinic in Wichita, Kansas. Associated Imaging Services (AIS) provides Zepick Cardiology with ultrasound and nuclear medicine services and has sold them the Mindray M8 Elite portable ultrasound system.

Tim Zepick, office manager, was able to further explain how the ultrasound system and AIS have impacted the facility in a question-and-answer session.

Q: What services does Zepick Cardiology provide?

A: We have outreach clinics in five communities across Kansas. Our main location in Wichita provides general and interventional cardiology, cath lab, pacemakers, nuclear cardiology, echo and peripheral vascular ultrasound, stress testing, holter and KOH rhythm monitors and other services.

Q: How long have you had your Mindray M8 Elite portable ultrasound system?

A: We’ve had it for about 18 to 24 months. AIS helped us pick the right system with multiple system demos. They also provided great after-sales support.

Q: What are the most useful features of the system?

A: This system has very good mobility and convenience, as well as impressive 2-D imaging, doppler quality and customizable user preferences.

Q: How has having this system affected your center?

A: It has improved patient care and convenience. This system has also brought us extra revenue at the outreach clinics.

Q: What is your relationship with Associated Imaging Services regarding ultrasound service and nuclear medicine service?

A: We always feel like we’re the most important client. For example, the other day our EchoPac went down unexpectedly, and the AIS staff came out and fixed the problem right away.

Q: How has your relationship with AIS benefited your health center?

A: If something goes wrong, they’re usually out here within an hour. We turn to them for all kinds of solutions to all kinds of problems.

Q: Would you recommend AIS to other physicians/centers?

A: Yes, they are very responsive and very competent at what they do.