Sorry I have been unable to respond to all of your inquiries about Life Line
Screening. I have been in South Carolina working with our team there and
did not have access to my email until today. I want very much to answer all
of your questions and address all of your points. Unfortunately, I have 84
emails to get through first. But I am here and welcome the opportunity to
respond. This is very interesting dialogue and I do have answers. I am
working very hard to make this unregulated company every thing it needs to
be. Many changes have been made since August of last year. My mission is
to save the best and improve the rest. I understand your concerns. They
are mine also. Stay tuned.
Dinah Vince, BS, RDMS, RVT
National Director of Medical Operations.
Life Line Screening
----- Original Message -----
From: Kelly Estes <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2000 9:11 PM
Subject: Re: vascular screening company
> I was asked to respond on camera to a news segment for a Charlotte
> evening news program in 1998. They had attended one of the "screenings"
> videotaped the equipment and "technologists". The person performing the
> screenings stated that they were registered on camera, however under
> prodding they admitted to being registered in another modality, not
> vascular, however, they were REGISTRY ELIGIBLE. The manager (not sure if
> that was his actual title) also stated when I called him pretending to be
> potential customer, that all persons were registered.......... by
> Diagnostic School in Tampa, FLA. Now.......I don't think I am wrong, but
> don't believe that UDS is in the Ultrasound registry business. I think
> was a direct and intentional misleading statement to gain business.
> Also, the examinations were performed with an ATL model which I had
> never seen. Carotids were being performed with a 5MhZ sector cardiac
> transducer. I timed one examination....from the start of gel on the neck,
> the technologist exclaimed in all of 5 seconds that the patient was free
> disease since his number was under 100.
> I had the pleasure of working with another sonographer who worked for
> the company also prior to joining our facility, she joined our
> echocardiography laboratory with NO registries. She obtained her RCS while
> working with our facility. Her wishes were to cross train into our
> laboratory, so we obliged. Now this person had WORKED screening pts with
> Life Line Screening. She had no idea what she was doing. We trained her
> a few months until she realized all that she did not know and gave it up.
> She currently performs echo only.
> As I stated earlier, most of this was in 1998. You stated that new
> management has taken over and that the service is much better now. I think
> that what you do could be a positive endeavor under proper management and
> PROPERLY credentialed persons.
> Our lab had also performed followups on clients that had attended Life
> Line Screening examinations. At first the results were not correlating at
> all (carotid only is what we were referred) but towards the end it was
> 50/50. I haven't seen one in over a year now to comment on at this time.
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