Staten Island Heart
- Internal Medicine |
- Cardiovascular Disease |
- Radiology |
- Diagnostic Radiology |
- Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
- 501 Seaview Ave Staten Island, NY 718-663-7000
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The Overall Average Patient Rating of Staten Island Heart when asked is excellent. Staten Island Heart has been reviewed by 103 patients. The rating is 4.2 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Staten Island Heart as provided by patient reviews is 19 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.
A radiologist is a physician who specializes in the use of medical imaging to diagnose and treat illnesses or injuries in patients.
The different types of medical imaging are X-ray, computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, and nuclear medicine.
Radiologists are experts in these different types of tests and can advise a primary care doctor on which test is most appropriate in a specific case. These doctors also assist primary care doctors in analyzing the images produced by these tests in order to determine next steps necessary for treatment.
Radiologists help doctors get a closer look at what’s happening inside your body. If your primary care doctor wants to investigate your symptoms further, they may refer you to a radiologist to get an ultrasound or x-ray. Some radiologists specialize in mammography and breast imaging, which is who you see when you need a mammogram. A Radiologist can also determine if bones are broken or fractured after any kind of accident.
Radiologists are trained to perform MRIs and CT scans, both of which are used to determine the presence of diseases or disorders and help your doctor properly diagnose you. They can detect anything from tumors, bleeding and infections to bone and muscle disorders.
While cardiologists diagnose and treat all types of heart disease, electrophysiologists have extended education in rhythmic disorders, also known as cardiac arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat. An electrophysiologist typically works closely with a cardiologist and together they can treat arrhythmia, help you prevent blood clots, or restore and control a normal heart rate.
They can also provide information on medications and devices — such as a pacemaker or an implantable defibrillator — used to control an abnormal heart rate. When it come to treating arrhythmias, there are both invasive and non-invasive treatment options and an electrophysiologist can help you decide which is right for you.
- Internal Medicine
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Diagnostic Radiology
- Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
- New York Medical College
- State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
- Saint Petersburg State University
- Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
- Howard University College Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- HealthFirst NY
- MVP Health Plan
- Patients' Choice Award
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Top Doctors: New York Metro Area&trade;
- Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award
- Regional Top Doctors
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- Montefiore Medical Center Bronx, NY
- NYU Langone Medical Center New York, NY
- Richmond University Medical Center Staten Island, NY
- Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center Suffern, NY
- North Shore University Hospital Manhasset, NY
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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