- 1005 Ligonier St, Latrobe, PA
- 4.8 average rating
- 3 specialties
- 4 affiliated hospitals
- 8 insurance providers
- 2 awards
- 3 schools
- 8 minutes avg wait time
- 3 are board certified
- 4 are rated 4 stars and above
- 4 are rated on Vitals.com
- 3 are male
- 3 specialties
- 8 health insurance companies
- 4.8 average overall rating
- Coventry Health Care
- United Healthcare
- UPMC Health Plan
- Highmark BCBS
Doctors in Latrobe Cardiology Associates
- Dr. Edward Szabo MD, FACC, MS Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine Latrobe, PA
- Dr. Mark Milchak MD Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Cardiology Latrobe, PA
- Dr. Robert Staffen MD, FACC Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine Latrobe, PA
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.
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.
Latrobe Cardiology Associates is affiliated with the following hospitals
- Excela Health Latrobe Hospital Latrobe, PA 15650
- Frick Hospital Mount Pleasant, PA 15666
- Latrobe Area Hospital Latrobe, PA 15650
- Westmoreland Regional Hospital Greensburg, PA 15601
Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools
- Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
- Ohio State University College Of Medicine
- Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
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.