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We strive to make referring to us as seamless as possible.
No formal referral is needed! Please
Send full records from 1 yr prior to diagnosis to present (a brief note is helpful!)
Refer your client to our website, or ask them to call or email us and we’ll take it from there!
Please note that “gray zone” patients are not ideal for radioiodine as they are at increased risk of iatrogenic hypothyroidism. See Discussion to the right.
We successfully petitioned for a 48 hr stay for low-dose radioiodine patients and updated our license to provide high-dose radioiodine for adenocarcinoma patients – all a 1st for I-131 in Oregon!
We are a high-touch referral practice. We are aware that clients may be anxious about radioiodine and are dedicated to taking care of them as well as the cats that they love.
We have a well-delineated procedure for sharing the information needed to prepare for this advanced medical procedure. We are experienced in seeing clients through the process with as little stress as possible.
The client has a 30-45 minute detailed medical consult with Dr. Decker, then another 10-15 minute conversation with one of our technicians for after-care questions. The staff also gets to know the clients and patients to help them have the best visits with us as possible.
Almost all our patients gain weight during their stay with us. We attribute this to 1) Our beautiful, large treatment room which sits in a back quiet corner of the hospital with a 16’ floor-to-ceiling picture window overlooking a wooded lot 2) We are proactive in supporting the patients’ appetite and anxiety, and managing co-morbidities 3) The bonds that the staff form with the patients. We say they “get as much love as a radioactive cat can get” and it’s true! Even the shyest kitties are at the front of their kennels asking for scritches by the time they leave.