New Patients

Consultation / First Visit

A consultation is an evaluation by the heart doctor, targeted to address a health concern. This concern often focuses on a symptom or an abnormal finding but may address prevention of disease or improvement in treatment. A consultation may be requested by another physician or directly by the patient. Vital information provided by the patient, any pertinent tests, and a physical exam is thoroughly reviewed by the heart doctor to form a diagnosis and a plan of care.

Important things to prepare for the consultation:

  • List of your current medications (including name, dose, and frequency of use) or the bottles themselves. A list of any medication allergies is also helpful.
  • List of your health care providers (including name, address, telephone number, and condition being followed).
  • Insurance/identification cards
  • List of your past health history, including:
    • Any surgical procedures (with at least approximate dates)
    • Major prior or ongoing illnesses/health issues
    • Major tests, especially if performed within the last year
  • List of family health history including parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and children. We are especially interested in:
    • Relatives that have been diagnosed with heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or aneurysm.
    • When any of your relatives passed away and what was the cause of death
  • Any recent lab results you may have as well as any other test results from the past year
  • Short list of questions you have about your condition.
  • The following are advised:
    • Continue your medications as usual unless instructed otherwise by your physician
    • Wear or bring comfortable, loose-fitting clothing as you may be asked to remove your shirt or change into a patient gown
    • Do not wear one-piece outfits or panty hose
    • You may use our "resources link" to better understand your known conditions ahead of time so you will have a more meaningful discussion with your physician.
  • Plan to be in our office for one to two hours

During the consultation, the cardiologist will want to get a thorough personal history from you, and most likely, will want to conduct a physical examination. Depending on the findings of the tests and history, a plan of care will be established with appropriate tests and follow-up.

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