What Does A Cardiologist Do?
A cardiologist is a doctor that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels. With millions of US adults dealing with heart disease, high blood pressure and heart attacks it’s important to have a cardiologist you can turn to for regular checkups and care.
Just as our name suggests, Preventive Health Medical Institute is focused on providing comprehensive preventive medical care to patients of all ages to reduce their risk for developing chronic and severe health problems. That’s why our cardiology team provides patients with preventive cardiology, which offers a unique approach, known as the BaleDoneen Method, which is designed to prevent, detect and treat cardiovascular disease.
Most people don’t fully understand how heart attacks and strokes happen, and Dr. Sutherlin and his team will not only educate you about these conditions but also perform comprehensive genetic, imaging and laboratory testing to look for those less obvious signs of arterial disease. Any presence of plaque in the arteries puts someone at risk for heart attack and stroke, and by adopting the BaleDoneen Method we can assess a patient’s risk and then create personalized strategies aimed at preventing heart problems.
The BaleDoneen Method provides our patients with a more complete picture of their cardiovascular health, which means that they will always know where they stand health-wise when leaving our office. This risk assessment strategy allows our cardiologist to be able to identify those often hidden risks to help improve someone’s health and even save their life.
Of course, along with preventive cardiology, we also provides routine checkups, medication and comprehensive care to patients dealing with a wide range of heart conditions. Those who are experiencing symptoms associated with heart disease and other heart-related problems should see a cardiologist right away. Patients should also visit a cardiologist if they experience,
- Difficulty breathing
- Shortness of breath
- Chest tightness
- Chest pain
- Rapid or irregular heartbeat
- Weakness and fatigue
- Dizziness or fainting
Those with a family history of heart disease, as well as smokers and patients with chronic health problems such as diabetes should have a cardiologist that they turn to for regular checkups and care. Using the BaleDoneen Method, our cardiologist and his medical team will always make sure that you leave the office understanding your risk factors and the state of your health.
If you are looking for a cardiologist or experiencing heart-related symptoms, call Preventive Health Medical Institute in Boise, ID, at (208) 813-9292 to schedule an immediate appointment.