Published on July 17, 2018

Get an appointment by the next business day

Sometimes, sooner is better than later.

Martin O'RiordanAt Nazareth Cardiology, you can now call and be seen by a cardiologist the next business day—sometimes even the same day you call. It’s part of our next-day/same-day cardiology appointment program.

Some examples of when you might need a prompt appointment might include:

  • You recently went to the emergency department or saw your primary care doctor for a possible heart problem. If the recommendation is to see a cardiologist for further evaluation and possible testing, you shouldn’t wait weeks for an appointment.

“You should be seen in short order,” says Martin J. O’Riordan, MD, Cardiovascular Service Line Director. “Our goal with this new program is to see you within 24 hours.”

  • You need a cardiologist’s OK before having non-cardiac surgery, such as bariatric surgery or knee replacement surgery. An appointment with a cardiologist allows you to make sure your heart is up to the surgery and to have that surgery in a timely manner.

“The reason we established this program is to help ensure that our community has prompt access to care,” Dr. O’Riordan says.