A Heart Patient on How to Choose the Best Cardiologist

"Do some interviewing yourself" (:58)
Vicki, a heart patient, says you have to be your own advocate.

In this video, Vicki suggests doing your own research about a cardiologist you might see. It's a good idea to start with 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, its important to do your own research and find a cardiologist whos right for you.

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