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How do I make an appointment?

Simply call us at   during our working hours or you can request an appointment online using this online.

Do I need a referral to make an appointment?

Most medical specialists will accept only referred patients. This is mainly to try to ensure that the specialist you are seeing is appropriate for you and your condition. Check with your insurance company to see if a referral is necessary.

What to bring for your initial consultation?

For your initial consultation you will need to bring a referral letter from your physician if required.

Here is check list for your initial consultation:

  • Driver’s License or a valid ID
  • Insurance information
  • Referral Letter (if required)
  • Reports, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, etc. and any other relevant information
  • List of medications (if any)

It is helpful to write down any symptoms you've been experiencing, along with when they started and how often they occur. Make a list of all medications (including dosages) you're currently taking, including over-the-counter supplements. Additionally, be prepared to discuss your family's medical history, especially concerning heart disease or other cardiovascular conditions.

What are the signs of a cardiac emergency?

It is important to recognize the signs of a heart attack or other cardiac emergency, which may include chest pain or discomfort, shortness of breath, nausea, lightheadedness, or pain or discomfort in the arms, back, neck, jaw, or stomach. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention by calling emergency services.

What should I expect during my visit?

Your symptoms and medical history are reviewed, and you will undergo a physical examination, which may include checking your blood pressure, listening to your heart and lungs, and possibly an electrocardiogram (EKG) or other tests depending on your symptoms.

Will I need any tests or procedures?

Depending on your symptoms and medical history, your cardiologist may recommend further tests such as echocardiograms, stress tests, or cardiac catheterizations. They will discuss these options with you during your visit.

Will I need to fast before my appointment?

Some tests, such as lipid panels or glucose tests, may require fasting beforehand. We will provide specific instructions if fasting is necessary for your appointment.

How long will my appointment last?

Appointment lengths can vary depending on the reason for your visit and the clinic's scheduling. Generally, plan for at least 30 minutes to an hour for a thorough evaluation.

Will I need to follow any special instructions after my appointment?

Your cardiologist may provide you with specific instructions based on your evaluation, such as changes to your medication regimen, dietary recommendations, or referrals to other specialists.

How often should I follow up with my cardiologist?

The frequency of follow-up visits will depend on your individual health status and any ongoing treatment plans. Your cardiologist will typically advise you on when to schedule your next appointment.

How can I reach my cardiologist if I have questions or concerns after my appointment?

There will be a point of contact 24 hours a day for any concerns you may have. You will be provided with contact details following your appointment.

Contact with Dr. Adey Agbetoyin

cardiovascular clinic of West Tennessee

2968 North Highland Ave,
TN 38305

  • Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm