Good cardiovascular care begins in the community with our office-based cardiologists, who work with you and your primary care physician to address your treatment needs and keep you as healthy as possible. There are 30 cardiologists within the Cape Cod Healthcare system, all of whom are highly trained and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
Your cardiologist will evaluate your symptoms and medical history, and may recommend tests for further evaluation. If your condition requires the services of a cardiac specialist, like a cardiac surgeon or interventional cardiologist, he or she will refer you to one of our exceptional physicians. Throughout your experience with a specialist, you remain under the care of your community cardiologist.
Cardiology Hospitalist Program
Should you require cardiovascular care while you are in the hospital, you will be referred to one of our four Cape Cod Healthcare cardiology hospitalists. Patients who are admitted to the hospital are now almost universally seen and followed through their inpatient stay by a hospitalist physician. But not every hospital has inpatient specialists for patients with cardiac medical issues. Cape Cod Healthcare recognized the value of this service for our patients.
What They Do
Hospitalists are on-site in the hospital day and night to give patients prompt and complete attention. They consult with other professionals in the hospital about the proper care patients with cardiac issues may need. The cardiology hospitalists work closely with your personal cardiologist.
Every patient is given the same evidence-based treatment recommendations, regardless of which cardiology hospitalist sees you. In the process of diagnosing and evaluating you for testing and treatment, the hospital cardiologists often consult with each other on cases, to ensure that you are receiving the best, most appropriate care.
How to Reach a Hospitalist
To reach the Cardiology Hospitalist Services at Cape Cod Hospital, call the main hospital switchboard at 508-771-1800.