AboutDr. Richard Ammar Jr, MD, FACC is a Doctor primarily located in Denton, TX, with another office in Denton, TX. He has 25 years of experience. His specialties include Interventional Cardiology, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Ammar is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital, Denton Regional Medical Center and Richland Mem Hosp, Olney, Il. He speaks English.
Dr. Richard Ammar Jr has the following 4 specialties
- 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.
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.
- 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.
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- Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
- Heart Block
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
- Unstable Angina
Dr. Ammar is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Good Samaritan Hospital
Denton Regional Medical Center
3535 S Interstate 35 E
Denton, TX 76210
Richland Mem Hosp, Olney, Il
Cedars Sinai Med Ctr
Mercy Health Center, Dubuque, IA
California Hospital Med Ctr Los Angeles
Mercy Health Center
Henry County Health Center, Mt Pleasant, IA
Hollywood Presbyterian Med Ctr
St Lukes Methodist Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA
Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, IA
Jefferson Co Health Center
Citrus Valley Med Ctr, Inter Community Campus
St Vincent Med Ctr
Acadian Medical Center
St Johns Hosp
Trinity Medical Center - 7th Street Campus
25 Years Experience
West Virginia University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1991
University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
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