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FAQs

General

I am having Chest pain what should I do??

If you are experiencing chest pain please call 911 or go to your closest emergency room as soon as possible. Doing so may limit damage.  

 

WHAT IS A CARDIOLOGIST?

Cardiologists are physicians who treat the heart and its diseases using diagnostics and medication. Unlike cardiac surgeons, they do not perform surgical procedures. They see patients with both routine and complex cases of heart disease and heart conditions.

 

WHAT IS AN INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGIST?

Interventional cardiologists are trained in cardiology, and then continue on for additional training in interventional cardiology. This extra training allows them to perform minimally invasive procedures involving small incisions and catheters instead of traditional surgery. These procedures are used to diagnose and treat diseases such as heart valve disorders; coronary artery disease; congenital heart disease; endocarditis; peripheral artery disease.

 

WHAT IS AN ELECTROPHYSIOLOGIST?

An electrophysiologist, or cardiac EP, is a doctor who treats rhythm problems of the heart. A cardiac EP is a type of cardiologist.

 

Appointments

What do I need to have with me for my first office visit?

We want to ensure you are seen quickly once you arrive and that your time with the physician is used effectively. It will be helpful if you bring to all your visits your current insurance card, photo ID, and any medications you are taking. If your insurance has a co-pay for an office visit, you will be responsible to pay at the time of your visit. New patient paperwork is available under the patient resources tab where it says new patient form to save time you can fill it out and bring it with you to your appointment. A list of all medications.

 

What is your appointment policy?

Our physicians must work by appointment. A sincere attempt is made to adhere to the clinic schedule as much as possible.  Unfortunately, on occasion patient appointments may require longer time frames than scheduled should this happen, the registration staff will advise you if the physician is significantly behind schedule.  If a follow up appointment is needed, we ask that you schedule this prior to leaving the office.

 

What should I do if I need to reschedule or miss my appointment?

Your appointment time is reserved for you, If you find you are unable to keep your appointment, please notify us 24 hours in advance to reschedule.  If you miss an appointment, please contact office during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:30 am – 12:00pm Friday) and explain that you have missed your appointment and discuss rescheduling the appointment.

 

Medications


Please take all medications as prescribed by your physician. For REFILLS please contact your pharmacy who will contact us electronically when needed .
 

HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?

To make an appointment  call us at (830)620 – 1272.