Quick Facts

  • Accepted Insurance

  • United Healthcare
  • BCBS Blue Card
  • Multiplan
  • Aetna
  • First Health

Specialties

5 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.

  • Nuclear Cardiology

    Rooted in general cardiology, nuclear cardiologists specialize in a specific, non-invasive imaging technique that's used to diagnose heart disease, evaluate how well your heart is pumping blood, or determine the size and place of a past heart attack.
    They’re able to take pictures and video of your heart during stress tests, and in resting states, that allow them to diagnose patients as well as recommended treatments, medication and additional testing that might be needed. They often work closely with radiologists to assess the damage of a past heart attack or the patient's risk for future heart attacks.

  • Sleep Medicine

    A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
    Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
    Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.

  • Pulmonary Disease

    A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
    These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
    Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
    Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.

Ratings & Comments

84 ratings with 31 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Desert Cardiology of Tucson when asked is excellent. Desert Cardiology of Tucson has been reviewed by 84 patients. The rating is 3.6 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Desert Cardiology of Tucson as provided by patient reviews is 17 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Desert Cardiology of Tucson is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Salem Health Hospital Salem, OR 97301
  • Diamond Children's Medical Center Tucson, AZ 85724
  • Canyon Vista Medical Center Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
  • Oro Valley Hospital Oro Valley, AZ 85755
  • Northwest Medical Center Tucson, AZ 85741
  • Carondelet St Mary's Hospital Tucson, AZ 85745
  • Northwest Medical Center Oro Valley Oro Valley, AZ 85755
  • Northwest Medical Center - Tucson Tucson, AZ 85741
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of Arizona College Of Medicine
  • Des Moines University
  • University Of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Yale University School Of Medicine
  • University Of California Davis School Of Medicine
  • Chengalpattu Medical College
  • Mahatma Gandhi Institute Of Medical Sciences
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Desert Cardiology of Tucson is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Oro Valley, AZ.

  • Oro Valley Pediatrics

    Group Practice

    Oro Valley, AZ

  • Tucson Surgical Associates PC

    Group Practice

    Tucson, AZ

  • Northwest Allied Physicians

    Group Practice

    Tucson, AZ

Information About Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.