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Frequently Asked Questions 

Q: Which facilities does my cardiologist go to? 

A: We are now a private practice, but have privileges at Norton facilities as well as the Rudd Heart & Lung Center, UofL Health Heart Hospital located in downtown Louisville. 

Q: What should I bring to my appointment? 

A: For both established and new patients we request that you bring your photo ID, insurance cards, and an up to date medication list. 

Q: Do you accept self-pay patients (patients without insurance)? 

A: Yes! For new patients the first appointment is $150. Once patients have established care with the clinic, appointments are $100. For further questions regarding pricing, please call the office at 502-497-1335 

Q: Will you have other locations? 

A: We are planning on opening a satellite office in Southern Indiana in 2024. For updates on how our office is growing, follow us on Facebook.  

Q: How do I obtain my previous records? 

A: Prior to any patients appointment, our office works to obtain all necessary records from outside facilities. We will need you to provide the appropriate facility name at the time of scheduling your appointment. 

Q: How soon can I get an appointment?  

A: We are currently booking 1 week out for appointments. We do offer same-day appointments for patients having urgent issues. 

Heart Catheterization/Angioplasty Instructions 

  • Nothing to eat or drink after midnight 

  • Bring all current medications in their original bottles to the facility 

  • Take all blood pressure medications including Aspirin and Plavix the day of your procedure (if you were prescribed them previous to your procedure). 

  • If you are a diabetic using insulin

    • If you are on long-acting basal insulin, such as: Lantus, Basaglar, Levemir, or Toujeo - take 1/2 of your normal dose. ​

    • If you are on short-acting insulin, such as: Novolog, Humalog, Apidra, or regular insulin - do not take the morning of your procedure. 

  • If you take Coumadin/Warfarin, stop taking 3 days prior to procedure. If you have a mechanical valve, discontinue 1 day prior to procedure. ​

  • If you take Metformin/Eliquis, hold 24 hours prior to procedure. 

  • Bring someone with you to drive you home the day of your procedure 

  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing 

  • Bring an up-to-date list of medications, insurance cards, and photo ID. 

For any further questions or concerns, please call the office at 502-497-1335 and ask for Judy. 

Nuclear Medicine Cardiac Stress Test 

  • Nothing to eat or drink after midnight. Small sips of water are fine. 

    • If diabetic and your test is scheduled in the late morning or afternoon: a light breakfast is recommended ​

  • No caffeine allowed 24 hours prior to scheduled test. This included coffee (caffeinated and decaf), tea, soda, chocolate, and medications that may contain caffeine (Excedrin, Fioricet) ​

  • Hold Beta-Blockers  24 hours prior to testing​​​

    • Atenolol, Bisoprolol, Bystolic, Carvedilol, Coreg, Corgard, Inderal, Labetalol, Lopressor, Metoprolol, Nadolol, Normodyne, Pindolol, Propranolol, Tenormin, Toprol, Visken, Zebeta, Ziac 

  • Hold Calcium Channel Blockers 24 hours prior to testing: ​

    • Amlodipine, Calan, Cardizem, Cardene SR, Cartia, Diltia XT, Diltiazem, Felodipine, Isradipine, Nicardipine, Nifedipine, Nisoldipine, Norvasc, Procardia, Sular, Verapamil, Verelan 

  • Hold Methylxanthines 48 hours prior to testing ​

    • Aminophylline, Theophylline

  • Hold long-acting nitrates the day of testing ​

    • Imdur, Isosorbide, Isordil, Nitro Patch​

  • Hold Dipyridamole the day of testing ​

    • Aggrenox ​

  • No smoking 8 hours prior to testing ​

  • Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes

  • Bring an up-to-date list of medications, insurance cards, and photo ID. 

For any further questions or concerns, please call the office at 502-497-1335 and ask for Judy.

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