HARBIN CLINIC CARDIOLOGY ROME (L-R: JOSHUA DONNER, MD, COURTNEY PARR, FNP-C, RAHUL GARG, MD, HENARO SABINO, MD, ZACHARY WHITENER, FNP-C, CHARLIE BAGGETT, MD, FACC, HECTOR PICON, MD, FACC.
World Heart Day is September 29th, and it’s a global call to action in the fight against the world’s number one killer – cardiovascular disease. In the state of Georgia alone, heart disease accounts for about one in every three deaths.
Our community is fortunate to have the Harbin Clinic cardiology team, a dedicated group of professionals ready to provide the most comprehensive and compassionate care to the people of Northwest Georgia. Want to celebrate World Heart Day this year? Make sure your heart is in the right place with Harbin Clinic.
Single source for Comprehensive Care
Coordinating appointments, different tests, labs, therapies and treatments can feel like an extra job on top of a medical concern. Patients looking for heart care should consider how to make their medical care more manageable. Harbin Clinic Cardiology is designed with a single-source patient experience in mind. In other words, patients should not have to jump through multiple hoops for different services: diagnostic testing, device monitoring, labs, imaging, Coumadin management, etc. Whether a patient’s cardiovascular needs are common or critical, receiving care is easier when all the patient’s required services and needs are met in one place.
Not only is Harbin Clinic Cardiology Imaging convenient, but also it houses the only accredited echo lab in Northwest Georgia. Harbin Clinic Echo Lab is accredited by the IAC (Intersocietal Accreditation Committee), and this organization holds cardiac sonographers and interpreting cardiologists to the highest standard of skill level. It requires facilities to exceed rigorous standards of patient care and quality control.
“We worked hard to train and design an experience where our patients are receiving both the best care and convenient access to diagnostics without needing to leave our building,” explains Cardiologist Dr. Hector Picon. With Harbin Clinic Cardiology, patients can see a physician and receive the labs and imaging necessary in-house. High-quality, single-source care looks like getting to the heart of the matter in one location.
For heart patients who need Coumadin management, Harbin Clinic Coumadin Management is also conveniently located near Harbin Clinic Cardiology and offers the same comprehensive, coordinated care. A patient’s Coumadin management experience often includes receiving medicine and care, education about Coumadin, condition management, close monitoring, etc. From Harbin Clinic Cardiology to Harbin Clinic Coumadin Management, there’s no waiting for enrollment or for the transfer of information. Harbin Clinic’s Coumadin management center is another example of the integrated treatment options.
Depending on your heart condition, your doctor may recommend a specific implant that comes with monitoring. Harbin Clinic Cardiology offers device monitoring and gives new meaning to “following your heart” for patients with conditions such as arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, pauses in heart rate, and more. These patients can have peace of mind knowing there is a team monitoring their device while they go about their normal activities, and their doctor will be notified if there is a problem. In fact, this monitoring approach plays a pivotal role in helping to prevent some patients from going to the hospital for Heart Failure. Harbin Clinic Cardiology proudly provides this cutting-edge technology that helps the medical team care for patients completely, even in the between moments.
Seamless, Integrated Treatment
One of the first questions a new cardiology patient should ask is, “Where will I experience expert care that is convenient and comfortable?” One essential element of high-quality care is seamless access to a patient’s medical notes, history and information. When choosing a cardiologist, it can be critical to consider how patients’ information and medical history will be handled. The expert staff and providers at Harbin Clinic Cardiology know how important it is for patients and their loved ones not to feel burdened by having to remember lists of medical terminology and medications. Patients experience a continuity of care when their medical records transfer between services without delay. They and their caretakers can focus on the healing process knowing that no matter who they meet on the comprehensive care team of Harbin Clinic Cardiology, they will receive smooth, uninterrupted heart treatment.
Another important question to ask as a new cardiology patient is whether the clinic or physician you are considering is in your health insurance network. When patients receive care that is not covered by insurance or that is out of network, they can end up shouldering more of the financial burden. Harbin Clinic Cardiology participates in a wide variety of insurance coverage such as Medicare Advantage Plans and will be happy to help patients figure out their coverage.
All-inclusive and Specialized
Patients looking for heart care might also require specific expert treatment, and Northwest Georgia is lucky to have highly specialized cardiologists close by in Rome and Cartersville. Harbin Clinic Cardiology covers a wide variety of services while meeting the detailed needs of patients. Harbin Clinic Cardiology offers several specialties, from the tiniest of hearts with pediatric cardiology to some of the most complex needs of cardio-oncology patients. Their physicians also stay up to date on the latest conversations and research in their fields. Stay off I-75 and experience the in-depth knowledge base available locally at Harbin Clinic Cardiology.
This year don’t let World Heart Day pass by without considering where to go for all things heart care. For seamless, comprehensive, expert care, your heart is in the right place at Harbin Clinic Cardiology.
For more information, visit harbinclinic.com/cardiology