About Summit Cardiology
Summit Cardiology has been committed to providing the highest quality cardiac care and service to patients on the Northwest Hospital and Medical Center campus and surrounding communities since 1996, and we are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of every patient we serve. Quality, respect, teamwork, and compassion are the core values that define our approach to the delivery of healthcare. Our path to excellence in care for our patients is achieved through the use of innovative and state-of-the-art cardiovascular evaluations and therapies. Summit Cardiology maintains the highest standards for quality in our Intersocietal Commission Accredited laboratories in echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and vascular ultrasound. In addition to providing consultation for risk assessment, disease prevention, and symptom evaluation, we provide evaluation and treatment for both acute and chronic cardiovascular problems including hyperlipidemia, coronary and peripheral vascular disease, valvular and structural heart disease, hypertension, arrhythmias, and heart failure.
Summit Cardiology Business Office
Our practice utilizes the integrated billing component of EPIC, our electronic medical records system. This billing component, Resolute, eliminates all paper billing and allows us to submit insurance claims electronically, thus ensuring prompt and accurate billing to our carriers. Likewise, electronic payment remittance enhances our quick turn-around time. Our experienced business office team is on site and available during clinic hours to assist our patients with questions surrounding claims billing, account statements, payment options and any financial issues having to do with their care at Summit Cardiology. We are also happy to help our patients maneuver the often-times confusing path of insurance selection and requirements. Our commitment to patient care and satisfaction on the financial end complements the care our patients receive from our Physicians and Clinical Staff.
Summit Cardiology Same Day Clinic
Same day appointments are available with a cardiology nurse practitioner for rapid evaluation and treatment of cardiac concerns. This provides increased appointment access for our patients the same day as their request. It is available for existing patients with an urgent, but non-emergent need. This has resulted in better organization of the physician’s patient schedules, as it provides better patient appointment access for new patients, existing patient follow-up visits and scheduling of procedures.
Summit Cardiology Staffing
Summit Cardiology employs over thirty staff to meet the needs of patients and referring physicians, and to support our providers, both doctors and nurse practitioners. Our practice operations are built on the belief that we are all here to serve the patients who have entrusted us with their care, and to work with their other physicians in ensuring that their medical care is of the highest standard.
Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Center
The center offers a comprehensive program focused on preventive progression and recovery from heart disease. The program is available through Northwest Hospital and Summit Cardiology. Outpatient cardiac rehabilitation services consist of educational classes, cardiac risk factor modifications, dietary teaching, and supervised exercise program tailored individually to meet each patient’s needs. The team consists of a medical director who is a Summit cardiologist, registered nurses, exercise specialists, exercise physiologists and dieticians.