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Dr. James A. Heinsimer takes care of patients at each visit in his practice in the hospital or the office, solely. As an internist AND cardiologist. Dr. Heinsimer is capable of handling all of the cardiology needs of his patients and many of the Internal medicine issues as well. This means better continuity of care and less "silo medicine" where the patient have to go to numerous doctors for care.
Most cardiologists only handle cardiac aspects of patients and rely on other doctors to coordinate their care among several doctors. Also, most cardiology practices have different doctors seeing the patient in the office or hospital. In contrast, Dr. Heinsimer sees all of his own patients providing continuity of care (with excellent coverage if he is on vacation).
Dr. Heinsimer is able to provide care for a wide range of General and Internal Medical problems, in addition to Cardiology. Patients can have a primary care provider (PCP) or not depending on situation. If you do not have a PCP or prefer not to have a PCP, Dr. Heinsimer will act as PCP.
Spending time as needed with every patient, Dr. Heinsimer cares for every individual patient. On average, he spends 2-3 times longer with patients than most cardiologists. There are no physician assistants (PA), nurse practitioners, or rotating doctors. Furthermore, he sees patients himself, in the hospital. These hospitals include Beaumont Royal Oak and St Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac.
The emphasis of Dr. James A. Heinsimer practice is preventive and non-invasive with a goal of keeping folks out of the hospital; while avoiding surgery and procedures, such as angioplasty or stenting while emphasizing wellness and risk factor modification.
Preventive and Non-invasive
Advanced non-invasive cardiology imaging technologies, such as, ultrasound and nuclear tracer imaging have dramatically improved early detection and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Patients who are at risk for heart disease are well-served by the enhanced capabilities offered by the technology available today. Non-invasive cardiology techniques are typically safe and painless, and allow you to resume normal activities almost immediately.
Preventive and non-invasive means high quality, cost effective, diagnostic evaluations for patients. Services and equipment providing advanced non-invasive methods and technologies to diagnose heart disease. Well-maintained state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, and the commitment of Dr. James A. Heinsimer to care for patients.
Insurance Accepted through Dr. Heinsimer
- Aetna POS, PPO
- CIGNA POS, PPO
- First Health PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- United Healthcare POS, PPO
- BCBS PPO, POS
- Humana PPO
- Medicare Original
- Most POS (Point of Service)
- Medicare Advantage
- Most PPO (Preferred Provider)
Not Accepted - Medicaid, HMO, Plans with a "Gatekeeper"
Procedures Performed by Dr. Heinsimer
Should you need Cardiac Catheterization, Angiography, Stent, pacemaker placement or open heart surgery, Dr. Heinsimer has a carefully chosen set of colleagues with whom he collaborates. Dr. Heinsimer will care for you before, during and after the procedures are done by this excellent set of interventional doctors.
As a non-invasive cardiologist, Dr. Heinsimer does EKGs and Echocardiography in the office. He also does pacemaker or ICD checks in the office. Furthermore, he can order stress tests, nuclear heart imaging, PET, CT or MRI scans at either St. Joseph Mercy - Oakland or Beaumont, or any other hospital, as needed. Should you have heart rhythm disorders, Dr. Heinsimer uses state-of-the-art equipment to monitor your specific situation for days or weeks, as needed.
Conditions Treated through Dr. Heinsimer
- Arrhythmias (Palpitations)
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Endocarditis (Heart Valve Infection)
- Syncope (Passing Out)
- Angina (Chest Pain)
- Cardiomegaly & Cardiomyopathy
- Congenital Heart Disease (Septal Defects)
- Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
- Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
- Valve Disease
- Aortic Aneurysm, or Aortic Ectasia
- Carotid Artery Disease
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Hyperlipidemia (High Cholesterol)
- Pericardial Disease
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