Brookhaven Cardiac Patient Information
Providing State-of-the-Art Cardiac Care
Brookhaven Cardiac is dedicated to keeping our patients informed, as well as healthy. Our practice was founded in 1979, and our board-certified cardiologists have years of hands-on experience and education to draw from. We will strive to make sure you understand your treatment plan and options at every step of the way. Below, we have compiled some information you may find useful before your first appointment and throughout your care.
What to Expect at Your First Appointment
Please arrive 15 minutes earlier than your scheduled appointment to complete registration and patient history forms. For your convenience, these forms are also available on our website if you’d prefer to complete them prior to your visit.
Please also bring the following:
- Insurance card
- Personal photo ID, such as a driver’s license
- Updated list of medications you are currently taking
- Physician referral, if necessary from your insurance
- Any medical records and diagnostic studies, including ECG, blood tests, and prior cardiac testing
We accept most insurance plans; however, we advise you to call your insurance provider to confirm participation.
Using the Patient Portal
Our convenient online Patient Portal allows you to review clinical notes, medications, lab and radiology results; view upcoming appointments; email our office; update personal information; and review and make payments. You can find the Patient Portal here.
For billing inquiries, contact our office at (631) 364-0085 or Phycare Solutions below:
Phone: (631) 675-9300
Fax: (631) 675-9301
Helpful Resource Links
- American College of Cardiology
- American Heart Association
- American Medical Association
- American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
- American Society of Echocardiography
- Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions
Healthy Tips to Take Care of Yourself
The cardiologists at Brookhaven Cardiac are here to assist you in treating and managing your cardiovascular condition.
The following tips can help us do our job—and help keep you healthy:
- Avoid high-cholesterol food, particularly foods high in “bad” LDL cholesterol.
- Check your blood pressure regularly.
- Develop a consistent program of aerobic exercise, such as jogging, biking, swimming, or walking.
- Limit use of alcohol and caffeine.
- Stop smoking to increase “good” HDL cholesterol levels and improve circulation.
- If you are older than 40, consider a cardiac stress test.
- Consider getting a cardiac stress test earlier if you have risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, or a family history of early cardiac disease.
Brookhaven Cardiac can help you manage your cardiovascular health with our leading-edge cardiac care. Request an appointment by calling (631) 364-0085.