Starting this week Southeastern Cardiology will be offering patient's the ability to partake in our Remote Patient Monitoring program. This program allows your provider to track your blood pressure and/or weight remotely on a weekly basis, allowing us to make more informed decisions about your healthcare!
Who is eligible? Providers will determine who the best candidates for Remote Patient Monitoring are. The main requirement is that you must have a smart phone to download the Welch Allyn App that pairs with our devices and uploads your data.
How do you get started? Speak with your provider at your next office visit about the Remote Patient Monitoring program. Once approved by insurance (depending on your plan, there may be a small cost associated with the program), our Remo...
Due to the recent COVID-19 Outbreak, Southeastern Cardiology will be offering Telehealth visits for appropriate patients. We are looking at this avenue of care to limit patient's exposure and respect the need for social distancing while still providing key services to our patients.
Our staff is carefully identifying those that might be appropriate for this service. Below you will find information about Telehealth and what to expect. If you have an upcoming appointment and are interested in this service, please notify us.
1. During this time, the best and easiest way to communicate with us is by signing up for our patient portal. Our website (www.southeasterncardiology.com) provides access to our patient portal. Access by clicking the green Patient Portal button on the top r...
Due to COVID-19 and the possibility of restricted in-person availability, Southeastern Cardiology is investigating telehealth visits with appropriate patients. To make these fruitful, we are providing links for trusted brands for BP monitors and scales.
It is important for our patients to be able to monitor these things at home but especially so during this uncertain time. We would advise patients to consider purchasing a BP cuff and a scale should we need to move to remote visits.
Disclaimer: Southeastern Cardiology has no financial relationship with any of these brands but rather we just know and trust their accuracy.
Southeastern Cardiology is closely monitoring any updates from the CDC regarding COVID-19. In order to protect our patients, their families and our staff we ask the following:
Please call and reschedule if you are experiencing any of the following:
1. Have flu-like symptoms (fever, aches, chills, etc.)
2. Have a fever over 100 degrees
3. Have traveled outside of the United States in the last 30 days
4. Fear that you have been exposed to the Corona Virus
We also ask that you limit yourself to one guest (and no children) during this time.
We are doing everything on our end to create an environment of safety and cleanliness for you. Thank you so much for trusting us with your health. We look forward to continuing to take care of you and be your provider of choice.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked for a voluntary recall of valsartan (which was formerly known as Diovan before the drug changed to generic formulation). Valsartan is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.
The recall is not due to the valsartan itself raising a concern for cancer risk.
This recall is due to an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which was found in the recalled products. It is important to note that not all products containing valsartan are being recalled. NDMA is listed as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. The contamination of the generic valsartan medications with NDMA was unexpected and believed to be due to changes in the way the medi...
At Southeastern Cardiology we know that when you or a loved one have heart problems, you don't want to wait several weeks to see a physician. For this reason, we do our best to get you in with one of our providers as quickly as possible! All of our physicians are accepting new patients and we will do everything we can to put your mind at ease by getting you on the schedule at a time that is convenient for you!
We have three excellent mid-level (NP/PA) providers - Jed Vickers, Laura Rue & Kyle Cullefer. Jed and Laura work hand in hand with Dr. Darrah while Kyle partners with Dr. Champion. Our physicians have the utmost faith in Jed, Laura and Kyle and we are so fortunate to have their level of expertise and care on our team. We may put you on their "schedule" just to get yo...
May is National Stroke Month and St. Francis will be hosting a free stroke seminar on Thursday, May 17 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm featuring Dr. Nojan Valadi, St. Francis Neurology, Dr. Nishant de Quadros, Dr. Vic Chhokar, Chhokar Clinic, and Dr. Akram Ibrahim, Southeastern Cardiology Associates. Dr. Ibrahim will be speaking on Stroke and Atrial Fibrillation.
Please plan to join him at this exciting and informative event! Registration will begin at 5 pm. Free blood pressure screenings, stroke risk assessments, diabetes assessments and more will be given between 5:00pm – 6:00 pm. The speakers will begin at 6:00 pm. Registration for this event is required and can be completed a...
Southeastern Cardiology is proud to announce that Dr. Ibrahim spoke at this year's CRT (Cardiovascular Research Technologies) meeting in Washington, DC. He gave a contemporary update reviewing thelatest techniques in the stetnting of complex coronary stenosis.