1. Do we have the capability to receive personal payments on-line?
    This service is not available on-line at this time; however, our office is happy to assist you with your payment.
  2. What is my INR?
    The INR (International Normalized Ratio) measures the time it takes for blood to clot and compares it to an average. Measuring the INR is useful in monitoring the impact of anticoagulants or blood thinning medications.
  3. After a diagnostic test will I see my doctor and get my test results?
    Many times you may not see the doctor immediately after a diagnostic test; however if needed the staff will schedule a follow-up appointment for you to see him. We understand your tests results are important to you. Our office will get in touch with you as soon as your test results are ready.
  4. Do we have a lab on-site at the clinic?
    Presently, we do not have a lab on site. Patients will be given a lab-slip and referred to a preferred provider (lab) that accepts their insurance plan.
  5. What insurance plans do you accept and when is the earliest I can get in for an appointment?
    For your convenience we provide a general listing of all insurance plans we accept on our website; however, we do encourage patients to call the 800 number on their insurance card or go online to confirm that our office is or is not in their network. On-line scheduling capabilities are not currently available on our website. Please call our office at 817-842-2500 and one of our staff will be happy to schedule your appointment.
    Cardiology Partners Insurance
  6. What type of services do you provide and why does my doctor order a particular test?
    A list of all services we provide, along with a brief description of each, can be found on our website under the link “Our Services”. Our general services include: cardiology consultation, nuclear cardiac stress testing, exercise treadmill stress testing, echocardiography, carotid duplex ultrasound, lower extremities vascular ultrasound, Holter and event monitoring, patient education with emphasis on lipid management and cardiac disease prevention. Doctors may order certain tests to assist them with the diagnoses of your condition.
    Cardiology Partner Services
  7. Can the office provide me with resources to help with the cost of my prescriptions?
    Speak to the doctor regarding your concerns. He may be able to recommend a different medication. Also check into your local Wal-Mart, Target or grocery store as many have special pricing for commonly used medications. Also, some pharmaceutical companies offer discounts on certain drugs and you can find these by going online.
  8. How should I prepare for a venous, arterial, echo, ETT or stress echo appointment?
    There is no specific preparation needed. We recommend patients be freshly showered and only wear deodorant (no cologne or perfume).
  9. Why is it taking so long to see my doctor?
    We strive to schedule appropriate intervals for each patient during the course of the day; however, each patient is an individual with unique needs. The level of attention to each patient’s needs is very important to our doctors and sometimes it may take longer than the typical appointment time. And of course, cardiologists sometimes have emergencies which must take priority over the scheduled office visits. Our staff will try to keep you informed of any delays and work with you to reschedule your appointment if needed.
  10. What hospital does my doctor use?
    For your convenience a list of all the hospitals our doctor’s use is provided on our website under the link “About Us”. Currently Cardiology Partners Physicians are on medical staff at Methodist Mansfield, Medical Center of Arlington, Arlington Memorial, Kindred Hospital of Mansfield and Arlington, and Texas Heart and Vascular Hospital. Cardiology Partners Hospital Affiliations
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