When it comes to seeing your primary care physician, you may be aware of how they can help you and how often you should visit, but what about other specialty doctors? A cardiologist is a doctor that specializes in caring for your heart and identifying and treating heart conditions and diseases. Visiting a cardiologist is important because caring for your heart should be a big part of your normal care. Dr. Ahmet Sayan at Virgin Islands Orthopaedics and Medical Specialists in St. Thomas and St. Croix and serving Tortola Virgin Islands is your cardiologist and can explain how seeing a cardiologist can benefit your daily life.
When to See a Cardiologist
There are many reasons you may need to see a cardiologist and it’s important to understand when it’s time. If your primary care physician recommends that you should see a cardiologist, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with your cardiologist in St. Thomas and St. Croix and serving Tortola Virgin Islands as soon as possible. The longer the wait, the more dangerous.
If you’re experiencing any chest pain or your doctor says that you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure, your cardiologist can help get that on track. You should also be sure to start visiting the cardiologist as soon as possible if you have a family history of heart disease. Even if you’re an active person with few risks, you should also visit if you’re starting a new exercise program that isn’t quite in your normal routine.
It's also important to visit your cardiologist if you have a history of smoking or if you’re a diabetic.
Contact Your Cardiologist Today
There are so many reasons why you should visit your cardiologist, so take your heart health into your own hands. Contact Dr. Ahmet Sayan at Virgin Islands Orthopaedics and Medical Specialists in St. Thomas and St. Croix and serving Tortola Virgin Islands to find out why a cardiologist is so important. Call for more information at (340) 714-2845 for the office in St. Thomas and (340) 692-5000 for the office in St. Croix.