ABOUT SOUND DIAGNOSTICS


Sound Diagnostics Bozeman Mt Staff

Our Staff

Sound Diagnostics is a Sonographer owned outpatient ultrasound imaging facility that offers OB, Vascular, Echo, and general ultrasound studies to the greater Bozeman area.


Montana Licensed Sonographer Chalah Mcpherson Portrait

Chalah McPherson
Sonographer & Owner

Chalah McPherson is the proud owner/operator of Sound Diagnostics in Bozeman, Montana. After working at hospitals in Missoula and Bozeman for more than ten years as an ARDMS registered ultrasound technician, Chalah saw an unmet need for expectant mothers in the Bozeman community. As Gallatin Valley’s first and only privately-owned outpatient ultrasound imaging center, Sound Diagnostics provides diagnostic ultrasounds for men and women, specializing in Ob/Gyn, abdomen/small parts and vascular exams.

Chalah holds a Bachelor’s degree from The Oregon Institute of Technology in Diagnostic Medical Sonography with a minor in Business. After graduation in 2009, Chalah moved to Missoula to pursue her professional career. She is registered with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in Obstetrics/Gynecology, Abdomen/Small Parts, Breast, and Vascular.

Sound Diagnostics is committed to positively impacting the lives of its patients through quality care, integrity and compassion. At Sound Diagnostics our patients are important to us and we are deeply invested in impacting their health and well-being.




Our Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

A sonographer undergoes years of extensive training to acquire a degree in diagnostic medical sonography and although certification is not currently required it is considered the standard of care. All of Sound Diagnostic’s sonographers hold degrees specifically in ultrasound, are nationally recognized with ARDMS and board-certified in multiple areas including Abdomen/small parts, Obstetric/Gynecology, Breast, Echo/Heart and Vascular studies.




Our Perinatologist - Dr. Bardett Fausett

Bardett Fausett Perinatologist Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist

Dr. Bardett Fausett
Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist

Dr. Fausett has been practicing in Missoula for 6 years. He spent 25 years in the Air Force working as an OB/GYN and Perinatologist taking care of patients and serving in various leadership positions including the Surgeon General’s Consultant for Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine before retiring as a Colonel in 2014. Dr. Bardett Fausett is a board-certified Perinatologist in western Montana who has extensive training and years of experience focused in Maternal Fetal Medicine. Sound Diagnostics obstetric studies are read and interpreted by Dr. Fausett and the results are then reported back to your healthcare provider. We believe in a higher standard of care and are elated to be able to offer this service to our community at no additional fee to our patients. Please watch the link below for more information.

https://www.abcfoxmontana.com/bozeman/maternity-miracles-missoula-doctor-pioneers-life-saving-treatments/article_ed309c42-54be-11e9-93d0-3b1fbb8ca603.html


Our Radiologists - The Montana Team

Interpret Vascular, General, Small Parts, and Gynecologic Studies

Each of our Radiologists are board-certified physicians who specialize in the use of medical imaging technologies to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions. A majority of Inland Imaging's Radiologists are sub-specialized, meaning they have years of additional education in a specific specialty or specialties that provide another level of expertise such as in pediatric, musculoskeletal, oncologic and thoracic Radiology. This allows us to assign a Radiologists who specializes in the area of care you need and that not all imaging centers offer.



Roy Zimmer Body Breast Oncologic Imaging

Roy Zimmer, MD

SPECIALTY
Body, breast and oncologic imaging

COLLEGE
University of Washington, Seattle

MEDICAL SCHOOL
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

RESIDENCY
Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, Washington

FELLOWSHIP
Ultrasound and nonvascular intervention, St. Paul's Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

CERTIFICATION
American Board of Radiology



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Casey Schmitz, MD

SPECIALTY
Neuroradiology

MEDICAL SCHOOL
University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Grand Forks, North Dakota

RESIDENCY
Baylor Scott & White Healthcare, Temple, Texas

FELLOWSHIP
Neuroradiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

CERTIFICATION
American Board of Radiology



David Bauer Breast Musculoskeletal Imaging

David Bauer, MD

SPECIALTY
Breast and musculoskeletal imaging

COLLEGE
University of Denver, Denver

MEDICAL SCHOOL
Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire

INTERNSHIP
Exempla St. Joseph Hospital, Denver

RESIDENCY
University of Utah, Salt Lake City

FELLOWSHIP
Muscloskeletal imaging, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

CERTIFICATION
American Board of Radiology



Bruce Turlington Body Breast Oncologic Imaging

Bruce Turlington, MD

SPECIALTY
Body, breast and oncologic imaging

COLLEGE
Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

MEDICAL SCHOOL
Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota

RESIDENCY
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

FELLOWSHIP
Body imaging, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

CERTIFICATION
American Board of Radiology




Paul Eikens Interventional Vascular Radiology

Paul Eikens, MD

SPECIALTY
Interventional and vascular radiology

COLLEGE
St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota

MEDICAL SCHOOL
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

RESIDENCY
University of Utah, Salt Lake City

FELLOWSHIP
Interventional Radiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

CERTIFICATION
American Board of Radiology


Kyle Dale Interventional Vascular Radiology

Kyle Dale, MD

SPECIALTY
Interventional and vascular radiology

COLLEGE
Carroll College, Helena, Montana

MEDICAL SCHOOL
Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis

RESIDENCY
Saint Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee

FELLOWSHIP
Vascular and interventional radiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

CERTIFICATION
American Board of Radiology; CAQ Vascular and Interventional Radiology


Sar Dougherty Interventional Vascular Radiology

Sarsfield Dougherty, MD

SPECIALTY
Interventional and vascular radiology

COLLEGE
Carroll College, Helena, Montana

MEDICAL SCHOOL
Northwestern University, Chicago

RESIDENCY
University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico

FELLOWSHIP
Vascular and interventional radiology, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio

CERTIFICATION
American Board of Radiology


Tony Damico Neuroradiology

Anthony D'Amico, MD

SPECIALTY
Neuroradiology COLLEGE
Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana

MEDICAL SCHOOL
University of Washington, Seattle

INTERNSHIP
University of Washington at Boise, Boise, Idaho

RESIDENCY
University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan

CERTIFICATION
American Board of Radiology



Mike Stewart Breast Imaging

Mike Stewart, MD

SPECIALTY
Breast imaging

COLLEGE
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

MEDICAL SCHOOL
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

RESIDENCY
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

CERTIFICATION
American Board of Radiology


Rick Dahlen Neuroradiology

Richard Dahlen, MD

SPECIALTY
Neuroradiology

COLLEGE
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California

MEDICAL SCHOOL
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland

INTERNSHIP
David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis AFB, California

RESIDENCY
David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis AFB, California

FELLOWSHIP
Neuroradiology, University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City

CERTIFICATION
National Board of Medical Examiners; American Board of Radiology; CAQ Neuroradiology


Mark Elliott Interventional Vascular Radiology

Mark Elliott, MD

SPECIALTY
Interventional and vascular radiology

COLLEGE
Carroll College, Helena, Montana

MEDICAL SCHOOL
University of Washington, Seattle

RESIDENCY
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

FELLOWSHIP
Vascular and interventional radiology, Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh

CERTIFICATION
American Board of Radiology; CAQ Vascular and Interventional Radiology


Joel Brake Oncologic Thoracic Imaging

Joel Brake, MD

SPECIALTY
Body, breast, cardiac, oncologic and thoracic imaging

COLLEGE
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

MEDICAL SCHOOL
University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas

INTERNSHIP
Gundersen Lutheran Hospital, La Crosse, Wisconsin

RESIDENCY
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

FELLOWSHIP
MRI and PET/CT, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

CERTIFICATION
American Board of Radiology



Adam Benson Breast Musculoskeletal Imaging

Adam Benson, MD

SPECIALTY
Breast and musculoskeletal imaging

COLLEGE
Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington

MEDICAL SCHOOL
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

INTERNSHIP
Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington

RESIDENCY
Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington

FELLOWSHIP
Musckuloskeletal imaging, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

CERTIFICATION
American Board of Radiology





Gail Sisney Diagnostic Radiologist Montana

Dr. Gail Sisney, MD

SPECIALTY
Breast Imaging

EDUCATION
1993 – 1994 Fellowship, Breast Imaging and Intervention Swedish Medical Center, Greenwood, CO 1994
1989 – 1993 Northwestern University Medical School ResidencyDiagnostic radiology
1984 – 1988 M.D.Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
Staff Radiologist - ProScan (Teleradiology) Cincinnati, OH
Director of Breast Imaging - Georgetown University, University of Wisconsin, University of Colorado
2010 – 2016 Lecturer, Herzing University
2004 – 2013 Radiologist, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

CERTIFICATION
1993 American Board of Radiology Certified

MEMERBERSHIPS
American College of Radiology
Leading Physicians of the World International Association of HealthCare Professionals


Robert Toltzis Montana Cardiologist

Dr. Robert J. Toltzis, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.C.C.P

SPECIALTY
Cardiologist

EDUCATION
1976-1979-Fellow in Pediatric Cardiology Children's Hospital Medical Center Boston, MA
1976-1979 Fellow in Cardiology Peter Bent Brigham Hospital Boston, MA
1975-1976 Resident in Pediatrics Children's Hospital Medical Center Boston, MA
1974-1979 Fellow in Medicine and Pediatrics Harvard Medical School Boston, MA
1974 M.D. Degree Hahnemann University School of Medicine Philadelphia, PA

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
2009-2020 Cardiologist, Vice President, Northern Kentucky Heart, PSC
2001-2009 Cardiologist, Founding Member, President The Cincinnati Heart Group
1995-2001 Cardiologist, Founding Member, Vice PresidentThe Ohio Heart Health Center, Inc.

CERTIFICATIONS
1975 Medical Examiners
1978 Internal Medicine #64181
1979 Cardiovascular Disease #64181

MEMERBERSHIPS
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, American College of Cardiology (Fellow), American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology (Fellow), American College of Chest Physicians (Fellow), American Medical Association Ohio State Medical Association, Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati American Society of Echocardiography, International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiography.




Our Equipment

Mindray’s top-of-the-range ultrasound system, DC-88 integrates the best of technology, quality and ergonomics, providing a unique scanning experience. All of Sound Diagnostics equipment is maintained, inspected, and tested annually by specially trained service providers with extensive knowledge in medical equipment management.

Bozeman MT Ultrasound System Mindray DC-88

Philips EPIQ 7
Ultrasound system for radiology
EPIQ 7 features an uncompromised level of clinical performance to meet the challenges of today’s most demanding imaging practices.

Bozeman MT Ultrasound System Philips EPIQ 7




Your Visit

Your physician or health care provider will order your ultrasound study. Your provider will provide us signed orders listing the type of procedure, area to be scanned, and clinical information necessary for an accurate, high quality diagnostic study. If you have outside imaging studies pertinent to the exam requested, please inform our staff at the time of scheduling so we may request them prior to your appointment date.

Please call our staff to schedule your appointment.




Medical Record Release Authorization

Your original exam records are confidential and remain safely stored for 10 years. Should you require your records to be sent to another physician or provider, please fill out our Medical Record Release Authorization Form. You can fill this form out at the time of your appointment or call our facility to request a form be faxed to you. Complete the form, and send it to the address or fax listed below:

Fax: (833) 975-0885




CD Requests

Sound Diagnostics will provide the patient with one paper copy of the report as a courtesy and will provide CD’s upon request. Please complete our Medical Record Release Authorization Form and send to the address or fax listed above. Be sure to indicate where the CD should be mailed.

Sound Diagnostics also has the ability to send imaging instantly through Nuance PowerShare to Billings Clinic and Bozeman Health Hospital upon request.




Insurance

Sound Diagnostics is a licensed healthcare provider with the State of Montana and is an approved Medicare and Medicaid provider. We proudly accept all major insurances as well as affordable self-pay options.

Sound Diagnostics is in network with the following insurance companies:
Pacific Source
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Aetna
Cigna
Medicaid
Medicare
Allegiant
Tricare
Montana Healthy Kids
Montana Coop
United Healthcare




Comparison of Ultrasound Exam Charges

At Sound Diagnostics we strive to make your healthcare affordable. Did you know you can save up to 40-60% on your ultrasound exam at Sound Diagnostics? With health care costs on the rise, it may surprise you to know that outpatient imaging at Sound Diagnostics is 40-60% percent less than local hospitals. Not only does Sound Diagnostics provide cost-effective ultrasound imaging, but you also receive the highest quality, compassionate care.

When your doctor orders an imaging study for you, be sure to ask for Sound Diagnostics– the smarter, affordable health care choice.

Montana Ultrasound Exam Charges Hospitals Vs Sound Diagnostics Montana Thyroid Abdomen Baby Ultrasound Exam Charges

* All pricing includes radiologist reading fees and facility fee
* Pricing listed is as of 1/1/2020 and subject to change
* Hospitals within a 40 mile radius of Bozeman, MT average pricing.




Billing Questions

For questions about your bill and to see a detailed summary please login to your patient portal:
AthenaHealth Patient Portal

Feel free to call our front office with any questions.