Curbside Consultative Cardiology
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment call:
713-441-1100 (Texas Medical Center)
713-441-9909 (Pearland & Memorial Village)
Or contact us online.Download MDCA Curbside Consultation Services Brochure (pdf)
Methodist DeBakey Cardiology Associates (MDCA) is a group of more than 20 renowned physicians with extraordinary credentials in all facets of cardiac care. Adhering to the legacy of the group’s namesake, famed heart surgeon Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, the cardiologists deliver comprehensive and compassionate care to thousands of patients from Houston and around the world. Many MDCA physicians are on the cutting edge of clinical research – nationally and internationally recognized – while holding professorships and running clinical practices at the same time. Combined, they have written hundreds of research papers, book chapters and abstracts, while lecturing to diverse groups at worldwide symposiums.
Methodist DeBakey Cardiology Associates is pleased to offer complimentary curbside consultation services for community physicians. Our cardiologists are available to speak directly with physicians or health-care providers during business hours.
Our physicians specialize in providing patients with a wide range of the most up-to-date therapies and procedures – from preventing heart disease to treatment with stents, angioplasty, defibrillators, pacemakers, valvuloplasty and when needed, even heart transplantation. MDCA cardiologists treat the gamut of cardiac conditions including heart failure, coronary heart disease, arrhythmias, valvular diseases and heart disease in women.
Contact the Methodist DeBakey Cardiology Associates at 855-632-2362 for questions or more information on Curbside Consultation.
- Colin M. Barker, M.D., FACC, FSCAI
- Arvind Bhimaraj, M.D., FACC
- John M. Buergler, M.D., FACC, FSCAI
- Su Min Chang, M.D., FACC
- Amish S. Dave, M.D., Ph.D., FACC
- Jerry D. Estep, M.D., FACC
- Neal S. Kleiman, M.D., FACC, FSCAI
- Sanjay Kunapuli, M.D., FACC
- Karla M. Kurrelmeyer, M.D., FACC, FASE
- Stephen H. Little, M.D., FRCPC, FACC, FASE
- C. Huie Lin, M.D., Ph.D., FACC
- John J. Mahmarian, M.D., FACC, FASNC, FSCCT
- Faisal Nabi, M.D., FACC
- Sherif F. Nagueh, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FASE
- Craig M. Pratt, M.D., FACC
- Miguel A. Quiñones, M.D., FACC
- George Schroth, M.D., FRCPC, FACC, FSCAI
- Dipan J. Shah, M.D., FACC
- Guillermo Torre-Amione, M.D., Ph.D., FACC
- Barry H. Trachtenberg, M.D.
- Miguel Valderrábano, M.D., FACC
- William L. Winters, Jr., M.D., MACC
- William A.Zoghbi, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FASE
When is it time to see a cardiologist?
Heart disease affects approximately 80 million people in the U.S. and is this country’s number one killer. For this reason, physicians are keenly aware of symptoms that may be resulting from some form of heart disease – even in the earliest stages. Symptoms such as repeated chest pain, shortness of breath, light-headedness and palpitations (skipped beats) may indicate the presence of a heart condition and often cause patients to seek out a cardiologist. Patients can undergo noninvasive testing to determine whether they already have the onset of cardiac disease. Tests include echocardiograms, stress tests, CT and MRI scans, and others. Treatment could range from taking medications to outpatient procedures to surgery for the most severe cases.
Here are five likely scenarios that could prompt a visit to the cardiologist: