Cardiologists Near Me in New York
What is Cardiology?
Cardiology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels. Cardiologists are doctors who specialize in cardiology, and they are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of heart-related conditions, including heart disease, arrhythmias, and heart attacks. Cardiologists often work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as surgeons and primary care doctors, to provide comprehensive care to patients. In addition to treating medical conditions, cardiologists also often provide preventive care, such as screening for heart disease and advising patients on how to maintain a healthy heart.
What does a Cardiologist do?
Some of the things that Cardiology Doctors may do include:
- Specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions that affect the cardiovascular system (heart and blood vessels).
- Diagnose and treats a wide range of heart-related conditions, including heart disease, arrhythmias, and heart attacks.
- Work closely with other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive care to patients.
- Provide preventive care, such as screening for heart disease and advising patients on how to maintain a healthy heart.
- Order and interpret laboratory tests and imaging studies, such as electrocardiograms and echocardiograms, to help diagnose medical conditions.
- Prescribe medications and other treatments to manage and treat medical conditions.
- Monitor patients' progress and adjusts treatments as needed.
- Perform procedures, such as angioplasty and bypass surgery, to treat heart conditions.
The specific duties of Cardiologists may vary depending on the needs of their patients and the policies of the healthcare facility where they work. At Oak Street Health, our Cardiologists in New York develop preventive care plans to help you achieve your physical and mental health goals. Get the care you deserve. Schedule an in-person, phone, or video visit with a trusted Cardiologist today.
When should I see a Cardiologist?
You should consider seeing a cardiologist if you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of a heart condition or if you have risk factors for heart disease. Some indications that may warrant a visit to a cardiologist include:
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Shortness of breath
- Irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias)
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol levels
- History of heart disease in your family
- History of smoking
- Previous heart attack or stroke
- Physical activity intolerance
- Fainting or dizziness
It is important to remember that only a healthcare professional can determine if you should see a cardiologist based on your individual circumstances. If you have any concerns, it is best to speak with your primary care doctor who can evaluate your symptoms and refer you to a cardiologist if needed.
Does Medicare cover Cardiology?
Yes, Medicare covers cardiology services. Medicare Part B covers medically necessary services and treatments provided by cardiologists, such as visits, diagnostic tests, procedures, surgeries, and treatments for heart conditions. This may include services like electrocardiograms (EKGs), echocardiograms, stress tests, cardiac catheterizations, angioplasty, and more. However, Medicare coverage is subject to certain conditions, including medical necessity and Medicare's coverage guidelines. It is best to consult with Medicare or a healthcare provider to understand the specific coverage details for cardiology services.
How do I find a Cardiology Doctor in New York?
Call (888) 812-1183 to find a Cardiologist in New York and learn more about becoming a patient at Oak Street Health. You can also stop by your nearest center or fill out a become a patient form, and we'll be in touch.
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Cardiologists in New York
At Oak Street Health, our Cardiologists in New York and our supporting care team develop preventive care plans to help you achieve your physical and mental health goals. Get the care you deserve. Schedule an in-person, phone, or video visit with a trusted Cardiologist today who listens to you and your needs. With doctors who specialize in Cardiology near you, you'll always have a dedicated care team in your corner.