When a Arkansas Cardiology patient calls requesting to speak to their physician, obtain test results or requires assistance with a cardiovascular problem, the call will be transferred to your primary cardiologist’s Nurse Clinician. The Nurse Clinician will review your problem or request, obtain your record, and update your cardiologist. Our team endeavors to provide prompt feedback to our patients. At times during the day, the Nurse Clinicians may be away from their phones either working at the hospital or seeing patients in the office. If your condition requires immediate assistance your call will be transferred to the triage nurse. Otherwise, you may leave a message on the Nurse Clinician’s voice mail. If your call is in regard to a potentially life threatening emergency you should call 911.
Generally, most patients first see us at the request of their primary care physician. Ongoing care will be arranged or specified at the time of your visit with your cardiologist. If you have never been seen at Arkansas Cardiology or have not been under the direct care of the cardiologist for some time, you may be advised to first call your primary care provider who has had the most recent opportunity to evaluate you and has your current records. If your primary care physician feels that your condition requires that you have a cardiology appointment, either your physician or one of their care coordinators can facilitate an appointment with our scheduling department.