Can I Get a Referral to a Cardiologist?
Heart disease and stroke are illnesses that touch the lives of a majority of Canadians. Chronic heart disease as well as acute events like heart attacks and strokes are responsible for the deaths of thousands of Canadians per year. However, the good news is that by getting a referral to see a cardiologist from WalkInVirtualClinics, you and your loved ones can take your health into your own hands and start treating the risk factors for heart attack and stroke today.
In Canada, anyone who wants to see a cardiologist must have a referral from a family doctor or qualified general physician. Simplify the process with WalkInVirtualClinics, and be assessed by our team of doctors. If your general physician deems you at a risk for heart disease, we’ll provide you with a written referral to see a cardiologist the same day.
Our Cardiologist Referral Process:
Instant online professional medical advice made available.
Prepare a list of your symptoms
Write down your medical history as you remember it and your family history of heart disease and stroke, if applicable. Consult with a list of common symptoms of heart disease and see if any match.
Register with WalkInVirtualClinics online system
Provide us your basic information and give us contact details.
Provide appointment times that work for you
Select any of the available appointment times and a member of our staff will contact you to arrange your online consultation with a doctor.
See our physician and get your referral to a cardiologist
Our compassionate physicians will assess your symptoms, refer you to get blood work if required, and determine whether your situation requires a referral to a cardiologist in Canada.
Quick diagnosis via online specialist referral
Unlike many other illnesses, heart disease is usually chronic. That means that early intervention can do wonders to prevent heart attacks and strokes, and that’s why obtaining a referral to see a cardiologist in Canada is essential to keeping yourself in good health as you age.
Reasons to Be Referred to See A Cardiologist by Our Site
Early treatment improves prognosis of heart disease and stroke
While heart disease is one of the leading killers of Canadians, its prognosis is vastly improved by early assessment and treatment.
Our convenient process takes the waiting out
By seeing a licensed Canadian general physician at a time that works for you, it’s easier than ever to get a referral to see a cardiologist.
Get a jump-start on healthy lifestyle changes
The good news about cardiovascular disease is that it responds well to simple medications, as well as lifestyle factors. Your cardiologist can help you begin this process.
No additional payments
The cost of your clinic visit is covered by the BC Medical Services Plan and other provincial health funding bodies.
Peace of mind
Don’t wait and let the thought of illness eat away at your well-being. See our clinic today and reduce your stress.
A simple two-step process
Navigating the Canadian health care system can be difficult. But you only need to complete two steps to get a referral for a cardiologist with us.
Simpler than Ever to Get a Cardiologist Referral in Canada
The symptoms of acute heart disease and stroke are easy to spot. But many of the precursor conditions cause damage to the body over time. If you think you or a loved one might be suffering from heart disease or you have a history of heart disease in your family, get your referral to see a cardiologist and begin taking your health back into your own hands.
Why should I get a referral to a cardiologist from WalkInVirtualClinics?
Because heart disease and stroke are leading killers of Canadians and because so much schooling is required to become a licensed cardiologist, demand is high and supply is low. The average Ontarian who required non-emergency heart interventions by a cardiologist waited 84 days for their referral to see a cardiologist. Cut that time in half by speaking to one of our physicians from the comfort and safety of your own home.
Will I require further testing?
Many of the indicators of heart disease and stroke cannot be seen with the naked eye. In most cases, your general physician at WalkInVirtualClinics will refer you to have lab work done, which will give a clearer picture of your overall cardiac health risk factors, such as triglycerides and LDL (bad cholesterol), or they may ask you to have an EKG completed, which measures your heart’s electrical signal. These tests will be performed at no extra cost to you with a doctor’s referral but they do require you to contact a lab near you for an appointment.
Will further tests be required?
If your cardiologist feels so, you will be recommended additional tests after the initial examination. The tests recommended depend on your condition. They might include EKGs, echocardiograms, stress tests, chest X-rays, or CT scans.