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Different patients often have the same questions for our staff. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact our office at 410-997-7979 during regular business hours.
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Q: I'm having chest pain. Should I just walk in to the office?
A: If you have moderate to severe chest pain, call 911 immediately. If you have been having mild chest discomfort for several days, call our office and ask to speak with your doctor's cardiac tech for further assessment and instructions.
Q: I am having a medical problem and need to speak with the doctor, but the office is closed. What do I do?
A: If the office is closed and you believe you are having a medical emergency, please call 911 immediately. When our office is closed and you have an urgent problem and need to speak to a cardiologist, our phone system greeting will give you instructions on how to connect to our answering service. The service will then page the cardiologist on call with your message.
If you are having a non-urgent problem such as a prescription refill, we request that you call back when the office is open. The cardiologist on call will not handle routine prescription refills.