As a patient advocate and nutrition focused cardiologist in Tampa, I’ve met many people who felt a disconnect between their expectations and the care provided by their physicians. Some feel doctors don’t listen to them, others are not getting the medical explanations they deserve. I’ve found this divide often breaks the trust needed to form the foundation of a strong healthcare partnership.
In my practice, cardiac disease is addressed with an evidence-based approach keeping your needs and expectations in mind. Together, we will work to form a tailored diagnostic and treatment plan using the latest innovation and technology available.
My thought process with clearly outlined goals, risks, and alternative options will be explained. Most importantly, I will strive to always treat you with respect while empowering you to transform your health.
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Bring copies of your most recent drivers license, insurance and/or medicare card, if you have one. Written authorization of referral from your HMO or PPO, if your are covered by one of these organizations.
A blood pressure and heart rate log will help your provider make adjustments to your medications. Measure your pressure twice a day for the weeks leading up to your appointment. There are several good apps on iPhone or Android devices you can use, otherwise Click Here to download a paper log sheet.
Great communication with your medical team is vital to your health plan. Bring your physician and pharmacist’s name, address, and telephone/fax number. Most prescriptions and physician notes are sent electronically from our clinic.
Having someone with you can provide moral support. But it’s also a valuable means of ensuring that your doctor addresses your most important concerns. A friend or relative may also take notes so they can help you follow through on the next necessary steps after an appointment.