Valve Clinic Coordinators
Valve clinic coordinators are your first point of contact and guide you through the entire treatment process. They help you schedule appointments, handle insurance paperwork, and connect with the finance office and social workers, if needed.
Our skilled nurse practitioners specialize in diagnosing and treating people with structural heart disease. They see patients independently and sometimes alongside a cardiologist. NPs can give you a thorough exam, write prescriptions, and help manage your ongoing care.
Doctors at the Structural Heart Program conduct research to find new, improved ways to diagnose and treat structural heart diseases. Research coordinators help screen candidates for possible participation in clinical research trials.
Certain structural heart diseases, such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, may have a genetic component. Our counselors from the Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease can guide you through decision-making about genetic testing. They also provide support and counseling to help you cope with the risk of a heart condition.
If you have a heart condition or a high risk for developing one, you may need to modify your diet. Our food and nutrition experts work with you to make healthy changes to your eating habits in a sustainable way.
We work closely with a cardiac rehab center in Palo Alto. Your exercise physiologists show you how to exercise in heart-healthy ways to reduce your risk of developing a heart condition. They also help you safely restart an exercise routine after surgery or treatment.
Care coordinators provide information and assistance before and during your appointment.
- Medical Assistants: Medical assistants may prepare you for an exam, help your doctor, or take vitals before your appointment.
- Patient Access Representatives: Patient access representatives can answer questions about insurance coverage, help you apply for insurance, and refer you to a Stanford financial counselor.