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You are invited to call our office at 732-608-9737 to make an appointment to see any of our physicians.
We promise to try and give you an appointment most suitable to your schedule.
Most of the time we can make a new patient appointment within 24-48 hours or even same day.
If you are unable to keep your appointment for any reason, please provide the office with at least 24 hours advance notice to avoid a cancellation charge.
New Patient Visit
Its true that the first visit is often stressful but there is nothing to worry about. Our staff members are knowledgeable and will make you at ease.
Things to remember
Please arrive atleast 30 minutes early for first visit.
Because of the nature of our work and emergencies please understand if you are seen a little late for your appointment.
Please bring your insurance cards
A list of all medications
A recent EKG if available
Any recent lab studies
Any other information that might help your physician know your health history
If you are an HMO patient,
Please be aware that your health plan may require you to have an insurance referral which may be obtained directly from them or from your primary care physician.
This may be in addition to your primary care physician's order for the services of a cardiologist.
It is your responsibility to know if a referral is required and to obtain it prior to your visit.
The referral must be presented at our office prior to seeing the physician as this requirement is established by your health plan.
We must follow this policy in order to ensure that you receive your health plan benefits.
Often before surgery your surgeon will want you to have a pre-operative cardiology clearance.
Please let the office know that this pre operative cardiology clearance and also the name of your surgeon, and the date and location of your surgery. This way we can be sure to get the clearance report to the physician and the facility in advance of your scheduled surgery.
In case of emergency call 911. When you reach the nearest emergency room, please let the emergency physician know our name, we would make every attempt to participate in your care at the earliest.
Doctors on Board
Dr. Samir Jain MD FACC
It is my pleasure to serve you for all your cardiac needs. I believe in prevention of heart disease as "prevention is better than cure'. I am a Fellow of American College Of Cardiology and Board Certified in Cardiology in addition to Internal Medicine.
Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans. It is important to understand your risk of contracting heart disease and how to manage these risks, since many risk factors can be controlled and reduced.
It is also important to recognize the signs and symptoms of heart disease so that you can seek appropriate medical care as soon as possible.
Heart diseases are not to be taken lightly and immediate action is mandatory to ensure hale and hearty life. You need to become an active partner with your physician in maintaining your cardiovascular health.
There are seven major risk factors for heart disease and they are all controllable or modifiable. You can take control instead of letting them control you. This can greatly reduce your risk. They are:
1. High Blood Cholesterol
2. High Blood Pressure
3. Tobacco Smoke
4. Physical Inactivity
5. Obesity or Overweight
7. Family History of heart disease
High Blood Cholesterol
- Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is found in all cells of the body.
- Blood is watery, and cholesterol is fatty. Just like oil and water, the two do not mix.
- Too much cholesterol in the blood build up in the walls of your arteries called plaque named as atherosclerosis.
- The buildup, called plaque, can break off to form a clot and block blood flow.
- If the clot totally blocks the artery, it causes a heart attack.
To ensure there are no symptoms of high blood cholesterol, you should have your blood cholesterol levels checked. The three types of cholesterol, "good", "bad", and triglycerides can be checked with a single blood test.
Current clinical guidelines for blood cholesterol levels are as noted below
* Cholesterol levels are measured in milligrams (mg) of cholesterol per deciliter (dL) of blood.
* Desired cholesterol levels vary from individual to individual depending on other risk factors.
Healthy nutrition and physical activity can help control blood cholesterol levels. Additionally your physician will be able to help you fight it.
High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure (HBP) is a serious condition that can lead to coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems.
The heart normally moves blood through the body smoothly. High blood pressure causes the heart to work too hard and pushes the blood against the artery walls with too much force. If this remains high over a time , this can cause damage to the arteries increasing the risk of a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular diseases and can also damage the body in many ways.
Blood pressure tends to rise with age. Following a healthy lifestyle helps some people delay or prevent this rise in blood pressure.
Current clinical guidelines are as follows:
*Blood pressure is measured in mmhg (The mmHg is millimeters of mercury)
What Do the Numbers Mean?
A blood pressure check produces two numbers. The top number is the pressure when the heart beats while pumping blood (systolic).
The bottom number is the pressure when the heart is at rest between beats (diastolic).
If either the top or bottom number is consistently high, you may have high blood pressure.
Manage your weight. Being overweight contributes to high blood pressure. Develop a healthy eating plan.
Your healthy eating plan should include low salt and low sodium foods. High sodium consumption contributes to increased blood pressure.
Be physically active. Check with your physician before starting an exercise program. Limit alcohol consumption. If your physician prescribes medication take it as prescribed
As might have already known, smoking is injurious to brain, eyes, nose, hair, teeth and gums, mouth and throat, hands, lungs and respiratory system, heart, digestive system skin, legs and feet.
But did you know that smoking can also increase blood pressure and damage blood vessels? Blood thickening and clotting are also serious smoking effects and smokers are 1.5 times more likely to have a stroke compared to non-smokers.
Find a class or program to help.
You can reduce to a greater extent by doing so
If you are already taking medication for your blood pressure, quitting smoking will help your treatment plan work even better.
Physical inactivity contributes to increasing the risk of other risk factors for heart disease. Inactivity contributes to being overweight, increases risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels. A physically active lifestyle is important for long term health, including cardiovascular health and a regular physical activity can help fight all these odds.
Increase your activity level.
Always check with a physician before starting an exercise program if you have been sedentary.
Start walking, but increase your activity gradually.
Take the stairs at work rather than the elevator.
Park your car far away from the store and walk through the parking lot.
Stretch while sitting at your desk.
Walk down the hall to talk rather than phoning a work colleague.
Obesity or Over Weight
Excess weight makes other risk factors, such as diabetes, more likely. Excess weight around the waist or stomach increase your risk of heart disease the most.
Learn more about your risk factors and complete a risk assessment tool on line. Discuss these results with your primary care physician or cardiologist.