Lake Champlain Cardiology
- Cardiovascular Disease |
- Internal Medicine |
- Cardiology |
- Nuclear Cardiology
- 52 Tom Miller Rd Plattsburgh, NY 518-563-2404
Doctors in Lake Champlain Cardiology
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Lake Champlain Cardiology when asked is excellent. Lake Champlain Cardiology has been reviewed by 20 patients. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Lake Champlain Cardiology as provided by patient reviews is 13 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
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.
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.
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Internal Medicine
- Nuclear Cardiology
- University Of Michigan Medical School
- University Of Damascus
- New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine
- Mcgill University
Health Insurance Accepted
- Harvard Pilgrim
- United Healthcare
- BCBS Blue Card
- Empire BCBS
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Patients' Choice Award
- The University of Vermont Health Network Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical Center Plattsburgh, NY
- The University of Vermont Health Network Elizabethtown Community Hospital Elizabethtown, NY
- Massena Memorial Hospital Massena, NY
- Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical Ctr Plattsburgh, NY
- Elizabethtown Community Hospital Elizabethtown, NY
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
- Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
- Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
- One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing