5 Tips for Finding the Best Cardiologist for You

Heart doctors with big egos tend to inspire confidence in some patients.
Most patients see a cardiologist for the first time after a referral from an internist or general practitioner. It can be unsettling even to realize you need a heart specialist. The process of switching cardiologists after a bad experience, or looking for one on your own, can be even more intimidating.

Comparing notes with friends, family members, and coworkers is a good way to start. But even if you have a referral from a doctor or a friend, it's important to do your own research and find a cardiologist who's right for you. Here are some important factors to keep in mind.

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Lead writer: Ray Hainer
Last Updated: May 02, 2008

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