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Convenient, compassionate care makes Baptist Clay an easy choice for Star Mariano’s imaging needs

Star Mariano

The scrambling around and fighting traffic to squeeze in a test or an appointment was getting old for Star Mariano.

The judicial assistant lives in Mandarin, but works in Green Cove Springs at the Clay County Courthouse. As a diabetic, it seems she’s always needing a test or a scan, just to make sure everything’s on the up and up.

“I would have to try and rush before work or after work to get there and it was always a hassle,” Star said.

She was having neck issues this summer and needed an MRI. She decided to schedule it at Baptist Clay, which she drives by every morning headed south on U.S. 17.

The technician even spent a little extra time with her, showed her the images of her neck and brain and how they can be sliced and magnified to identify problems. Star said she was fascinated by the technology and enjoyed the opportunity to better understand the process.

“And, now there’s proof,” Star joked. “I do have a brain!”

Imaging services are scheduled for patients just like Star, so it’s convenient for people to pop in on their way to or from work, said Pat Dombroski, supervisor of Imaging at Baptist Clay.

When it came time for her screening mammogram, Star knew where she was headed.

This time, she scheduled it on her way home from work on a Wednesday afternoon. Again, she was in and out quickly and was thrilled with the experience.

“No one wants to have tests,” Star said. “But I know it’s important to have a regular mammogram and the staff here makes it as pleasant as it can be.”