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Choosing a Cardiologist: 5 Things to Consider

Choosing A CardiologistIf you suspect you have a heart problem, you have no doubt searched long and hard for a reputable heart specialist. Likely you’ve asked friends and family for recommendations, as well as put in many research hours online. Regardless of how you found the cardiologist, you need to be certain he or she is going to offer the services and have experience you require. Here are five things to consider about your new cardiologist.

Experience

Finding out what type of experience the physician has is always a good starting point – would you feel happier seeing someone who has years of experience, having seen all manner of problems, or a fresh faced youngster?

Qualifications

A fully qualified and licensed cardiologist with experience of modern medicine, or someone who thinks a cardiac CT is a strange new world? Having experience with the latest technology is a key tool to diagnostic medicine.

Equipment

Equipment that looks like it was last in use on Noah’s Ark may have a great sentimental feel to it, but medicine and technology change virtually daily. The advances in technology mean much higher success rates.

Reputation

While this isn’t a particularly nice aspect, a quick search on the Internet should tell you if the cardiologist has a negative reputation that you should be aware of, or certainly should consider.

General

Some of these points are a little light-hearted, but they do have a serious meaning. Although they seem like generalizations, they are always worth thinking about – this is your heart, your health.

To find out why Brookhaven Heart is the #1 practice in heart related matters, talk to one of our friendly and professional cardiologists to discuss any cardiac issues you may have. Contact us online or call us at 631.654.3278.

Brookhaven Heart – YOU are at the heart of everything we do.