How To Select a Cardiologist
Cardiologists’ are certified by the board that pertains to their specialty in the medical field. The American Medical Association has a list with the physicians’ education and certifications. The doctor is qualified to treat patients in their selected field of Cardiology. The doctor that is Certified by the Board is up on the newest state-of-the-art equipment, medicines, treatments, and procedures.
The Different Types of Cardiologists
* Electrophysiologists or EP Fellows
The Non-Invasive Cardiologist
This Cardiologist is like the “Primary” of the entire heart group. These doctors diagnose the heart problem and then recommend the type of Cardiologist for the patients’ treatment. This type of Cardiologist is very busy and multitasks daily.
* They have more than twenty to twenty-five patients per day for managing and preventing heart problems.
* The patient may undergo tests such as Nuclear Cardiology, Stress Tests, EKG’s or ECHOs.
* The Diagnosis will include if the patient can control the disease with changing lifestyle eating habits or medication therapy.
The Invasive and Non-Interventional Cardiologists
Invasive Cardiologists are trained to perform Cardiac Catheterization. The doctors spend time in the “Cath Lab” and his office consulting with his patients and other doctors.
* The “Cath” procedure can locate the blockage in the arteries.
* When the blockage is located the procedure that was discussed with the patient is performed.
The Interventional Cardiologist
The Interventional Cardiology field is a three-year fellowship and then taking a one or two years of more cardiology training.
Then they are certified to:
* Perform Balloon Angioplasty that will open the blocked arteries, inserting stents to open restrictive arteries and many other catheterization procedures.
The Electrophysiologists or EP Fellows
The EP Fellows complete a one or two-year fellowship. They will study how the heartbeat is controlled by the Bio-Electrical Impulses that is emitted by the heart.
* The patient can be treated for Heart Arrhythmia with medicine when there is no steady heartbeat because it’s beating too fast or skipping beats.
* Heart Inversion Treatments may be recommended to assist the heart in returning to a normal beat.
* Pacemakers with the dual purpose that will keep the heart beating and to restart the heart if it stops.
Dr. Edward Honig practiced Cardiology for 66 years and worked at the Glen Cove Hospital in New York City. The field of Cardiology is a passionate and arduous undertaking. Cardiology is the subspecialty of Internal Medicine. He showed his dedication to the field by studying for more than several years to become a Grade “A” Cardiologist. Dr. Honig was dedicated to his patients and was knowledgeable about their conditions.
Dr. Edward Honig Specialty was Internal Medicine. He was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He attended the Duke University of Medicine and graduated in 1951. He completed his Internship at the New York Hospital in 1952 and his Residency in 1953. His Fellowship was completed at Yale University Hospital in 1955.