Preparing for an Appointment
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Preparing for an Appointment

Providing convenient, reliable appointment services is our priority at Tarrytown Cardiology Associates. Whether a patient is scheduling a diagnostic test or a consultation, our staff responds promptly to all appointment requests.

Scheduling Diagnostic and Testing Services

Before making an appointment:

  • Check your insurance plans to ensure testing is covered
  • Complete the new patient form online and print a copy to bring with you to the appointment

Bring to Your Appointment

Please bring the following items to appointments with a Montefiore Medical Center cardiologist:

  • Appointment information
  • Name of primary care doctor
  • Name and telephone number of referring physicianInsurance cards
  • Medical or personal records (prior lab tests)
  • A list of questions you may have for the physician
  • New patient form (available online)
  • A referral form from your insurance company or doctor

Preparing for an Echocardiogram or Nuclear Cardiogram

Before your echocardiogram or nuclear cardiogram:

  • Avoid solid food or caffeine within six hours of the scan and take oral fluids to avoid dehydration. Contact the office for specific instruction pertaining to medications.
  • Learn more about your risk factors – they are different for men and women.
  • Inform your doctor of any medications you take; if you have health conditions such as diabetes, knee or hip problems, arthritis, asthma or chronic lung disease; of any history of stroke or vascular disease of the leg; and if you are pregnant or a nursing mother.