Finding a Family Physician and Working with Your Doctors


If you don’t have a family doctor, Health Care Connect will find family physicians or nurse practitioners in your community who are accepting new patients. (Phone: 1-800-445-1822)

When you come to a clinic appointment at the Heart Institute:

  • Bring your updated medication list and plan to review it with your doctor
  • Make a list of your questions and concerns
  • Bring a family member or friend with you, and have them take notes
  • Ask questions if you are not sure you understand the information

Some topics you may want to discuss with your doctor, especially if your condition has required major surgery or any kind of in-hospital procedure:

  • Returning to work or returning to driving
  • Unusual symptoms
  • Changes in medication or medication side effects
  • Limitations in your activity
  • Follow-up appointment plans