We appreciate the important role that our heart plays in keeping us alive. As long as our heart is beating, we have life in us. For this reason, when you’re told that you need to visit a cardiologist, it can seem daunting. The last thing you want to learn is that you have a potentially dangerous heart condition. Dr. Eliot Hoffman understands how nerve-wracking it can be to visit a cardiologist, which is why he takes every step to make patients in Fort Myers feel comfortable and provide them with the personalized treatment they need.
Of course, your concerns are valid, but it is always better to detect a cardiac problem early and be given expert advice on how to deal with it than it is to pretend that the problem does not exist. Ignoring the issue will only lead to more problems in the future. However, by taking the time to speak with a caring, knowledgeable cardiologist like Dr. Hoffman, you can set yourself up for a healthier life and peace of mind.
What should you expect from your first visit to the cardiologist? As you walk in, our staff will always treat you kindly and professionally. You will realize right away that we care about you personally as a patient and a human being. Our staff and Dr. Hoffman will get to the root of your problem and decide on the best treatment plan for you.
To get the most out of your visit with Dr. Hoffman, you will want to make sure that you have everything you will need. Bring a list of the medications that you’re taking. If you don’t want to write them all down, that’s fine. Bring the medication with you. Write down or bring any vitamins or supplements you’re taking. Many people do not realize that supplements and vitamins can have an effect on their heart.
To provide you with the best care, Dr. Hoffman will want to know about the medical history of both you and your family. If you have family members with heart issues, high cholesterol or diabetes, all these things need to be discussed.
Finally, come prepared with your own questions. Dr. Hoffman is ready and willing to answer all your questions and concerns. With five board certifications and decades of experience, our cardiologist has the expertise needed to help you live your healthiest life.
Dr. Hoffman and our dedicated team are an important part of your overall health care. When you choose our cardiologist at Cardiology Consultants of Southwest Florida, you can rest assured that your heart health is in good hands. Contact our office in Fort Myers today to schedule your first appointment.