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ER Wait Times

When is CCHC Urgent Care busiest? Based on 6 months average of patients treated.

Urgent Care Wait Times

Least busy at 8 am. Most busy at 9am and gradually less busy throughout the day until 7pm.
Least busy at 8 am. Most busy at 9am and gradually less busy throughout the day until 7pm.
Least busy at 8 am. Most busy at 9am and gradually less busy throughout the day until 7pm.
Least busy at 8 am. Most busy at 9am and gradually less busy throughout the day until 7pm.
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Cardiology: Expert Physicians, Expert Team

cardiologist with patient

Expert Care for Your Heart

Contact our Access Line at 1-877-CAPECOD (877-227-3263) for more information.

Cardiologists specialize in finding, treating and preventing disease of the heart and blood vessels. These physicians receive extensive education and training, and become certified in cardiology after completing a minimum of 10 years of educational and clinical preparation.

A primary care doctor may refer patients to a cardiologist if he or she suspects a significant heart-related condition. Symptoms that may indicate a heart condition include shortness of breath, chest pains or dizziness.

These symptoms may require special testing, such as:

A cardiologist will determine a personal care plan of tests and treatments and will counsel patients about the risks and prevention of heart disease.

Whether the cardiologist practices in the office or in the hospital, they will review a patient’s medical history and perform a physical examination which may include checking blood pressure, weight, heart, lungs and blood vessels. Some issues may be diagnosed by symptoms at examination; others will require more specialized testing. Treatment may include lifestyle changes, medication or a procedure.

Other members of your cardiology care team may include:

  • Physician assistant - a healthcare professional authorized by the state to practice medicine as part of a team with a physician or group of physicians. PAs deliver a broad range of medical and surgical services, including physical exams, diagnosing and treating illnesses, ordering tests assisting in procedures and prescribing medications.
  • Nurse practitioner – a registered nurse who has advanced education and clinical training. NPs provide a wide range of preventive and acute healthcare services including physical exams, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic problems, interpretation of lab results and X-rays, prescribing and managing medications and referring patients to other healthcare personnel.
  • Registered nurse – a nurse who has had the training and experience to provide and coordinate patient care, and educate patients about various health conditions. RNs perform physical exams, administer medications, interpret patient information and direct and supervise care delivered by other healthcare professionals.

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