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Quick Facts

  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Accepted Insurance

  • Multiplan
  • Coventry Health Care
  • United Healthcare
  • Humana
  • BCBS North Carolina

Doctors in Coastal Cardiology Assoc

View all physicians that belong to Coastal Cardiology Assoc.

Ratings & Comments

61 ratings with 10 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Coastal Cardiology Assoc when asked is excellent. Coastal Cardiology Assoc has been reviewed by 61 patients. The rating is 4.6 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Coastal Cardiology Assoc as provided by patient reviews is 15 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

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.

  • 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.

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

    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.

  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of Florida College Of Medicine
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
  • The Brody School Of Medicine At East Carolina University
  • University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill School Of Medicine
  • Wake Forest University School Of Medicine
  • Medical University Of South Carolina College Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Coastal Cardiology Assoc is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Wilmington, NC.

  • Wilmington Orthopaedic Group

    Group Practice

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  • Coastal Neurosurgical Associates And Spine Center Pa

    Group Practice

    Wilmington, NC

  • Coastal Rehabilitation Medicine Associates

    Group Practice

    Wilmington, NC

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.