Quick Facts

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  • BCBS Blue Card
  • Qualchoice
  • United Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Humana

Doctors in The Heart Center

View all physicians that belong to The Heart Center.

Ratings & Comments

6 ratings with 2 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of The Heart Center when asked is excellent. The Heart Center has been reviewed by 6 patients. The rating is 5.0 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at The Heart Center as provided by patient reviews is 13 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

3 specialties

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cardiology

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    The Heart Center is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Adventist Health/San Joaquin Community Hospital Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • Adventist Health Bakersfield Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Rangpur Medical College
  • Hacettepe Universitesi
  • Nearby Group Practices

    The Heart Center is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Bakersfield, CA.

  • Heart Center Inc

    Group Practice

    Bakersfield, CA

  • Kern Nephrology Medical Group

    Group Practice

    Bakersfield, CA

  • San Joaquin Valley Pulmonary

    Group Practice

    Bakersfield, CA

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.