The safety and well-being of our patients and employees is of our utmost concern. We have put protocols in place to protect our patients and staff while continuing to provide medically necessary care.
If you or a household member have fever, respiratory symptoms or have traveled overseas or to a disease hotspot within the past 14 days, please contact our office by phone at 337-269-9777 to reschedule your appointment. For everyone's safety, do not come to our office.
Telehealth visits with a physician may be scheduled using https://zoom.us/support/download or via the Zoom app on your iPhone or Android device. Call our office to schedule a telehealth visit and download the app before any scheduled telehealth visit.
Our entire office staff has been dedicated to wiping down commonly touched surfaces throughout the day with disinfectants.
Patients with office appointments may enter our office near the appointment time only. You may check in, leave your mobile number with the receptionist and return to your vehicle until you are called. No one else will be allowed to enter the building.
We will continue to keep you updated with new information as it emerges.
CAUSES & PREVENTION:
There are many risk factors that contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease. Some people are born with conditions that predispose them to heart disease and stroke, but most people who develop cardiovascular disease do so because of a combination of factors such as poor diet, lack of physical activity and smoking, to name just three. The more risk factors you expose yourself to, the higher the chance of developing cardiovascular disease.
To avoid developing cardiovascular disease, follow these four tips:
1. Keep your A (A1C), B (Blood pressure), Cs (Cholesterol) in check.
2. Be physically active and maintain a healthy body weight. Any exercise is good exercise. Try for 30 minutes of moderate exercise, even a brisk walk everyday can show long term health benefits.
3. Eat wisely. Cut back on foods high in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol, such as butter, eggs, meat, and whole milk. Eat more foods high in fiber like fruits, vegetables, and whole grain breads.
4. Do not smoke, and if you do smoke, quit.
At Cardiology Specialists of Acadiana, our doctors and staff take pride in offering the most comprehensive office visit for our patients. Our office is designed to support you through all of your cardiovascular needs. Our Lafayette office is equipped with the diagnostic tools, including an in-house Cardiac PET scanner. Our nuclear medicine and PET testing departments have achieved and maintained accreditation through the American College of Radiology (ACR). Our doctors have the knowledge and over 40 years of combined experience to address your specific condition, answer your questions and acknowledge your concerns.
We have established affiliations with local hospitals in the Acadiana area such as Heart Hospital of Lafayette and Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center. Our office has established these affiliations to ensure that you have the best care.