Welcome! Each member of the Forsyth Cardiology Associates staff looks forward to providing you with quality cardiac care in a friendly, comfortable environment. Our health care team is committed to making your experience with our practice as pleasant and convenient as possible.
We Value Our Patients
We truly enjoy what we do and take pride in our cardiology specialty. If you have any questions or suggestions about our practice or our care, we sincerely welcome those thoughts and encourage you to share them with us.
Forsyth Cardiology Associates provides a full range of diagnostic, interventional, therapeutic, and preventive services in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
- Holter monitors
- Event recorders
- Transtelphonic monitoring
- T wave alternans
- Transesophageal echocardiography
- Stress testing – with and without nuclear or echo imaging
- Pacemaker implantation
- Percutaneous Coronary Interventions
- Diagnostic and interventional angiography including:
- Cardiac catheterization
- Our Echocardiography Laboratory is accredited by ICAEL
- Our Nuclear Medicine Laboratory is accredited by ICANL.
Preparing for Your Visit
We are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you cannot make your appointment, we ask that you give us 24 hours notice. Waiting time increases when patients are late for their appointments, so we ask that you arrive on time for your scheduled appointment as a courtesy to our other patients.
Please advise our office staff if your address, phone number or health insurance provider has changed since your last visit. This will enable us to expedite your check-in and assure that we are able to contact you at your new address or phone should it be necessary to do so. Please be sure to bring your current insurance information and be prepared to pay for those services that are not covered by your health plan when you check out with the receptionist.
Phone Calls & Emergencies
Telephone calls to our office are prioritized in order of medical urgency. If you require emergency care, please let our staff know so that we may direct you immediately to our physician or the hospital. There is always a doctor available when the office is closed. You may call our regular office phone number and the answering service will forward your call to our physician. The physician will determine the appropriate course of action based upon your condition and advise you immediately. If you have a routine question or problem that can wait, we ask that you call between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. the next office day.
Our staff is trained to answer many of your questions regarding medical care and consults with our physicians on your calls. Our physicians review their messages throughout the day. For the quickest response, they may request that our clinical staff return your call.
Once your primary care physician refers you to our practice, we access your electronic medical record, and learn directly from your personal doctor why the referral was made, and the specific details of your case. When you come for your first visit, we already have some important information about your medical history and your current symptoms from our communication with your primary care physician.
Payment & Insurance
The cost of your visit is determined by the complexity of your condition, by the tests necessary to properly diagnose and care for you, and the time we spend with you. In an effort to keep our fees at a just and reasonable level, we request payment of the portion of the bill that is not covered by your health insurance at this time.
Your insurance policy is a contract between you and your insurance carrier. It is the responsibility of you and your insurance company to pay your medical bills. As a courtesy to our patients, we will file claims to your insurance company, and provide them information to determine benefits. Your insurance deductible must be met and paid for at the beginning of each year before your insurance coverage will come into effect.
Our office is a participating provider with most major health insurance plans. Our office staff will be able to tell you if your plan is accepted by our practice.
If your primary insurance is Medicare, please be aware that some secondary insurance policies do not cover your deductible. We suggest that you review your insurance policies carefully to determine what benefits are covered.
If you have a question concerning billing, please call Cornerstone Financial Services at 336 802-2000.
Electronic Medical Records
As a patient of Cornerstone Health Care, your medical record is maintained through a secure system. Your medical record is accessible to you, and those members of your medical team who must refer to it to treat you. No other parties may access your medical record without your signed permission. Patient confidentiality is carefully maintained with the utmost respect for your privacy. Information regarding your medical care will not be released to anyone without signed consent.
If you need a prescription refill, we ask that you contact your pharmacy, and they will call our office immediately. This process allows our physician and pharmacy to review and complete your request more efficiently.