AboutDr. Christopher Sullivan, MD, MPH is a Doctor primarily located in Palos Heights, IL, with other offices in Matteson, IL and Joliet, IL. He has 22 years of experience. His specialties include Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Sullivan is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital, The University of Chicago Medicine and Little Company Of Mary Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Christopher Sullivan has the following 4 specialties
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Cardiologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions related to the heart and blood vessels.
A patient may be referred to a cardiologist if he experiences symptoms like chest pains, shortness of breath, dizziness, or high blood pressure. The physician will then evaluate your symptoms, take your health and family history and your weight. The cardiologist may order additional diagnostic tests, such as an echocardiogram, X-ray or blood tests. If necessary, the cardiologist may also call for a cardiac catheterization - a procedure in which a small tube is inserted into or near the heart that can take pictures of the heart's activity, or relieve blockage.
Once determining whether there is a heart condition, a cardiologist will treat a patient through cholesterol management, cardiac rehabilitation, and fitness. If surgical intervention is required, like open-heart surgery, a cardiologist will make that determination, but a cardiothoracic surgeon will perform the procedure.
- Interventional Cardiology
An interventional cardiologist has the same training as a cardiologist and they're well-versed in all types of heart disease and how to diagnose heart problems. The difference is that interventional cardiologists have additional expertise and training on specific interventional treatments for heart disease, such as angioplasties and stents. These methods use catheterization, which reduces recovery time as well as scarring after surgery.
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- Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
- Blood Clot
- Cerebral Palsy
- Heart Attack
- Heart Block
- Heart Diseases
- Heart Failure
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- High Cholesterol
- High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
- Unstable Angina
Dr. Sullivan is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S Maryland Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Little Company Of Mary Hospital
2800 W 95th St
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
Advocate Christ Medical Center
4440 W 95th St
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
St Jos Health Services of RI
Silver Cross Hospital
1200 Maple Rd
Joliet, IL 60432
Advocate Christ Hospital
22 Years Experience
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1994
Ucsd Medical Center
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