Week 7 Interview - internal medicine To get these...

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Week 7 Interview I chose to interview my cardiologist for this project as I had an appointment with him. He is based out of Lubbock, Texas and has been in practice for the past 20 years. First I will start with the definition of a cardiologist, a cardiologist is a doctor who specializes in the non- surgical treatment of problems with the cardiovascular system—the heart and blood vessels. The education that he had to go thru was a very intense process which included medical school, a three year residency in general internal medicine along with an additional three years of training in cardiovascular disease medicine. Along with the initial schooling they must have cardiologists must receive certification from the boards of internal medicine and cardiology from the American board of
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Unformatted text preview: internal medicine. To get these certifications doctors must meet the educational requirements and must also pass comprehensive examinations. The scope of the practice is one to treat high blood pressure, heart disease such as congestive heart failure, any type of arrhythmias which is irregular heartbeat and also the treatment of heart attacks. They can also perform angioplasty surgeries as well as administer stress tests to determine the health of the heart. The primary responsibilities are to ensure that their patient’s heart health is maintained to the best of the patient’s ability, he recommends, prescribes and designs medication plans for patients to help keep their heart at the best performance it can have....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course HIS 135 taught by Professor Runyon during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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