Answers from the heart.
Here, for your convenience, is a consolidated list of answers to our most frequently asked questions. For more information, please contact any of our office locations for assistance.
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Do you have any job openings to join the CCP team?
CCP is always looking to hire highly motivated staff. Please see our careers section for more information on applying.
Can I access my test results from home?
Yes, you can access your medical chart online using the Patient Portal. Please see our Patient Portal tab for more details.
What hospital does my doctor use?
For your convenience, CCP physicians are on staff at a number of area hospitals. Please see our Affiliations tab for more details.
How do I obtain a referral for my visit?
If your insurance is a managed care plan or requires a referral, please call your primary care doctor’s office to obtain a referral. Please call a few days before your scheduled appointment. Your primary care doctor will ask for our NPI number which can be found here (Link to Referrals, NPI Number)
What insurance plans do you accept?
For your convenience, CCP participates with a large pool of insurance providers. We encourage you to call the number on the back of your insurance card to confirm that our office is in-network or call our offices today to inquire about scheduling an appointment (See Locations)
How do I schedule an appointment?
How do I prepare for a stress test?
No matter what type of test you have, these recommendations hold true for all cardiac stress tests: Do not eat or drink for three hours prior to the procedure (If you are diabetic, please consult your physician), wear comfortable clothing and shoes that are suitable for exercise, and any other information will be provided to you by the physician scheduling the test. The entire test takes about one hour for a regular stress test, and two to four hours for a nuclear stress test. For more information please see: Patient Resources
What are some cardiac warning signs?
If you experience symptoms such as shortness of breath, angina (pain in the chest or other areas), dizziness, black out spells, palpitations, fatigue, swelling of the extremities (especially the legs and feet) contact our offices and schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
What is involved in an office visit?
The cardiac work-up involves two parts: a history and a physical (H&P). The physician asks the patient a series of questions in order to obtain information that could be relevant to underlying symptoms of cardiac disease. Some of these questions include: chief complaint, other heart related complaints or past “incidents”, current medications, past illness, prior surgeries, family history, non-cardiac complaints, social history (smoking, drinking, etc.). The history dictates whether or not the patient needs to have further testing for specific illnesses and the urgency with which they need to be performed. The 2nd part of the office visit is a physical where the physician gives you an examination. He or she will listen to your chest with a stethoscope. The physician will be able to listen to the patient’s heart beat, lungs and blood vessels of the neck and groin. Abnormal heart sounds, a clue to heart disease will be noted. He/she will also take your pulse rate, check your extremities for edema and feel your abdomen for tenderness or swelling. For more information please see: Patient Resources
What is involved in a basic office visit?
The cardiac work-up involves two parts: a history and a physical (H&P). The physician asks the patient a series of questions in order to obtain information that could be relevant to underlying symptoms of cardiac disease. Some of these questions include:
- Chief complaint
- Other heart related complaints or past “incidents”
- Current medications
- Past illness
- Prior surgeries
- Family history
- Non-cardiac complaints
- Social history (smoking, drinking, etc.)