Most likely you’ve been referred to Carolina Heart Center by your primary care physician. Since your primary physician provides for your other healthcare needs, we can focus our attention on your cardiovascular problems.
The goal of this web site is to help you learn more about how our services can help you. It will also answer many of the questions that new patients frequently ask.
Generally your first appointment will consist of obtaining your detailed medical history, performing a physical examination and gathering additional information through laboratory tests, an electrocardiogram and, frequently, a chest x-ray.
To reduce time, please download our New Patient Information and History Form . Fill it out and bring it with you on your first appointment.
If we need other, more sophisticated tests to correctly diagnose your condition, we can perform many of them without hospitalization.
You may be able to reduce your medical costs by bringing pertinent information with you: previous medical records, the actual chest x-ray film (if available,) and all of your medications. These materials will save time and help us avoid duplicating tests that have already been performed for you.
In addition, please bring all of your insurance information so that we can assist you in filing for Medicare and most other insurance claims. However, we request that you come prepared to pay a significant portion of your initial bill.