At Summit Healthcare, our cardiologists work routinely with patients in the community of Show Low, Arizona who are in need of heart health solutions. A cardiologist is an experienced, medical professional who has special training and education on conditions that impact the heart, and can help with various conditions and problems, including:
- Heart failure
- Coronary artery disease
- Congenital heart defects
- Cardiovascular disease
- Heart arrhythmia
- Heart abnormalities
- Heart tumors and infections
How are heart problems diagnosed?
Many patient are referred to a cardiologist from a primary care provider who may be concerned about certain symptoms or findings during routine doctor appointments and evaluations. If a patient is experiencing specific issues that may indicate a heart problem, a cardiologist can provide a thorough evaluation and diagnosis before recommending necessary treatments. At Summit Healthcare, our cardiovascular team has access to a range of diagnostic tools and instruments to find the cause of certain problems. Some of the diagnostics used include:
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Electrocardiogram, or “EKG/ECG”
- Stress test
During an evaluation, the doctor may use any of these tools to get a good idea of the problem at hand and offer a definitive diagnosis. Once patients have received a diagnosis of their condition, they can then speak to a cardiologist about the treatment options available to them. A cardiologist can prescribe medications or recommend surgeries that can help address the issue at hand and help patients restore their health, vitality, and quality of life.
How do I connect with a cardiologist?
Connecting with a cardiologist at Summit Healthcare in Show Low, AZ depends on your health insurance policies. Some patients can connect with a cardiologist directly, while others may require a referral from their primary care physician. Calling your health insurance company to discuss benefits can help determine the means necessary to ensure proper coverage.
Are you in need of cardiovascular care?
Contact the team of professionals at Summit Healthcare to discuss your options. We are dedicated to providing the best possible care for new and established patients in our facility. Call (928) 537-4375 today to schedule a consultation with our staff.