Dana Jane Saltzman, MD LAc -  - Primary Care Physician

Dana Jane Saltzman, MD LAc

Primary Care Physician & Acupuncturist located in Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY


To help diagnose a variety of conditions and illnesses, Dr. Saltzman utilizes ultrasound examinations. The real-time images can assist the doctor to see exactly what is going on inside the body. Patients can visit her practice in New York City for all their health concerns and needs.

Ultrasound Q & A

What is an Ultrasound?

Ultrasounds are safe and painless. The device produces images of the inside of the body by utilizing sound waves. Ultrasound imaging, also known as ultrasound scanning or sonography, uses a small transducer and ultrasound gel applied directly to the skin. High-frequency sound waves are conveyed from the transducer into the body through the gel. The transducer records the sounds which bounce back and a computer uses the sound waves to formulate an image. Ultrasound examinations don’t use ionizing radiation, like with x-rays. Since ultrasound images are taken in real-time, they can illustrate the structures and movements of the body's internal organs in addition to blood flowing through the vessels. Types of ultrasounds include the Carotid Doppler, EKG, and Echocardiogram.

What are Some Common Uses of an Ultrasound?

Ultrasounds can assist to diagnose several conditions and assess damage to the organs after an illness or injury. Ultrasounds can evaluate symptoms including:

  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Infection

Ultrasounds can display the:

  • Heart and blood vessels
  • Liver
  • Gallbladder
  • Kidneys
  • Bladder
  • Spleen
  • Pancreas
  • Uterus
  • Ovaries
  • Fetus in pregnant patients
  • Eyes
  • Thyroid and parathyroid glands
  • Testicles
  • Brain in infants
  • Hips in infants 

How Should I Prepare?

Patients should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for the ultrasound exam. They may need to remove all clothing and jewelry when examining certain body parts. Patient may also be asked to wear a gown during the exam. Preparation for the exam will vary depending on the what the physician is looking for. For some scans the doctor can instruct patients not to eat or drink for up to 12 hours prior to the appointment. For others, patients may be requested to drink up to six glasses of water two hours before the exam and avoid urinating so that the bladder is full when the ultrasound takes place.

Insurance and Billing

We accept most major insurances. Please see the full list of plans that we accept. If you do not see yours, please call our office to see how we can help. However, insurance does not cover addiction treatments.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
United Healthcare PPO

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Dana Jane Saltzman is a fantastic doctor in NYC! She is trustworthy...Every time I see her, she spends time listening to me and...I also trust her referrals."

    Emily H.
  • Yelp

    "I was super impressed with Dr. Saltzman's demeanor, patience, and professionalism...liked that she emphasized a combination of holistic...and...western medicine..."

    Nina S.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Saltzman has changed my life. She understands holistic practices, and she doesn't just treat a symptom. She will help you treat root causes...to keep you healthy."

    Bambino D.
  • Vitals

    "Real, down-to-earth, empathetic and no nonsense. It was a rare experience to meet a caregiver that was so knowledgeable and easy to talk with."

    Don H.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Saltzman really got me, understood my issues. She is a great diagnostician and also knows when to refer and who to refer to."

    M. C.
  • Vitals

    "I feel really lucky to have found Dr. Saltzman. She really listens, her staff including her PA are amazing...they take time to handle any of your issues."

  • RateMDs

    "I like Dr. Saltzman's approach of incorporating alternative medicine- I works for me and I don't have cold as often as I used to."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Great. Dr. Saltzman listens and uses traditional and preventative methods for maintaining and treating your overall health."

    Verified Patient
  • Google+

    "Dr. Dana Jane Saltzman is wonderful. Down to earth, extremely professional and experienced in multiple areas. Internal Medicine, Acupuncture...highly recommend [her]."

    Marlee B.
  • Google

    This office is a breath of fresh air. The doctor and her nurse practitioner are authentic, personable and extremely knowledgeable. The staff are excellent. Really on it.

    Roger Brown