Thank you for selecting New Mexico Heart Institute for your cardiology care. To schedule an appointment please read below.
Patients are seen by appointment Monday through Friday. Appointment times may vary depending on the location, the purpose of your visit and the availability of physicians.. Please schedule your appointment as far in advance as possible. If you have to cancel an appointment, please call your doctor’s office as soon as possible.
Every effort is made to stay on schedule, however, due to the nature of a cardiology practice, there may be unexpected emergencies. If your cardiologist is delayed due to an emergency and you are unable to wait, you can see another one of our doctors, or if you prefer, our staff will gladly make another appointment for you.
New Mexico Heart Institute accommodates requests for specific cardiologists when possible; however, there may be times when the physician you ask to see is not available. If this happens, you may see another NMHI physician, or if you prefer, reschedule your appointment.
To make an appointment, please read the following information carefully and then call us at the location nearest your:
Before Your Initial Visit
Our physicians rely on your medical history to diagnose and treat your heart condition. As a patient of the New Mexico Heart Institute, your history will become a part of our permanent electronic medical record so your doctor can access your health information day or night.
Complete the New Patient Intake Form as accurately as you can. The form is on-line for your convenience. Simply download the form by clicking here. Print the form and bring it with you on your first office visit.
Bring the completed form with you to your appointment.
Other forms available for download on this site include:
Existing Patient Follow-up Visit Form
The Day of Your Visit
Please bring the following to your appointment:
- All medical records or reports including previous EKGs, lab reports, hospital records, etc.
- All of your prescribed medications in their current containers.
- All insurance forms and identification cards;
- If you are scheduled for a treadmill test, bring or wear comfortable walking shoes.
As a result of your initial visit, one of our cardiologists will:
- Ask you about and assess your medical history.
- Complete a comprehensive physical examination.
- Conduct any necessary diagnostic tests with state-of-the-art equipment to provide you with a complete evaluation of your heart.
- Discuss your exam and test results with you.
- Answer your questions.
- Contact you by phone or mail if you test results are not immediately available.
- Forward a complete record of your visit, test results, and our recommendations to your family physician.
- Supervise your care if your condition requires hospitalization.
After Hour Emergencies
Cardiac symptoms like chest pain can occur anytime of the day – morning, noon or night. If your symptoms seem urgent, go to your local emergency room or call 911 immediately. Do not attempt to reach your NMHI physician by calling our offices if you are having a medical emergency.
If you need to contact your doctor before or after office hours, or on the weekends, please call the office where you have been treated. Give your name and number, and the nature of your problem or concern to the answering service. Your request will be relayed to a New Mexico Heart Institute physician immediately.