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Preventive Cardiology Specialist

Herbert A. Insel, MD, FACC -  - Cardiologist

Herbert A. Insel, MD, FACC

Cardiologist located in Midtown, New York, NY

Preventing heart disease and heart attack begin with an initial evaluation followed by customized care based on each patient's unique needs. Dr. Herbert Insel helps patients in Manhattan and throughout New York City optimize heart health with preventive cardiology care tailored just for their needs and risk factors.

Preventive Cardiology Q & A

What is Preventive cardiology?

Preventive cardiology focuses on the treatments, procedures and lifestyle changes that can be used to help patients maintain optimal cardiovascular health. Preventive care is appropriate for patients with existing heart disease or heart-related issues like a previous heart attack as well as for patients who have risk factors for heart disease and related conditions.

What does Preventive cardiology involve?

Preventive cardiology care begins with a physical exam and assessment of the heart's structure and activity. Lab work including blood tests for cholesterol and triglycerides may be performed, along with EKG testing, stress testing, and echocardiograms, depending on the patient's health, risk factors or symptoms. An in-depth personal and family medical history also play an essential role in identifying risk factors and determining the best course of action for preventing serious heart-related events. Once the initial evaluation is complete, care recommendations will be made to help maintain optimal cardiovascular health. Recommendations may include lifestyle changes like losing weight, quitting smoking, dietary changes or increasing physical activity. Medication may be administered to control blood pressure or cholesterol. Additional testing and evaluations may also be ordered, especially if an existing disease is suspected or has already been diagnosed.

How can I tell if Preventive care is right for me?

People with risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, family or personal history of heart disease or related issues, those who are overweight or obese, smokers, and older men and women can all benefit from preventive care. preventive care can also be important for people who have heart arrhythmias or palpitations, fainting spells, shortness of breath, or certain diseases like diabetes or Marfan's syndrome. A primary care physician may recommend preventive care based on your medical history or other risk factors, but generally speaking, anyone with a personal or family history of heart disease or many other chronic illnesses can benefit from an evaluation, as can anyone over the age of 40 who has not had a cardiac evaluation.

Insurance Policy

We accept many major insurance providers. Although we are out of network with Aetna and Oxford, we welcome the opportunity to take care of you with your out of network benefits. Please call our office to discuss details further. Dr. Insel does not accept any exchange or marketplace plans.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
United Healthcare