The Cullman Regional Cardiology Clinic strives to provide the latest and most comprehensive technology available for faster and more accurate diagnosis, treatment and results. Our cardiologists, interventional cardiologists and vascular surgeons have the knowledge and expertise to treat a full range of heart and vascular conditions. Our nurses and techs are also highly skilled, receiving training at well-known hospitals and facilities.
Heart disease is the single leading cause of death in Alabama, and accounts for one in every four deaths across the U.S. The most common form of cardiovascular disease is heart disease, which claims more than 25 percent of deaths in the state, compared to a national rate of approximately 19 percent. That’s why when you need heart care, Cullman Regional Cardiolgy Clinic’s team of experts stand ready to help.
Our Services and Procedures
Cullman Regional provides a full range of diagnostic cardiovascular exams, diagnostic and interventional cardiology, and diagnostic and interventional peripheral vascular radiology. Non-invasive procedures utilize ultrasonic sound waves and test for different types of heart conditions and vascular abnormalities. Working with the Cullman Regional Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear Medicine staff, we evaluate various known or suspected cardiac conditions with tests to examine the heart at work and at rest.
Conditions and Diseases Covered
- Adult Acquired Heart Disease
- Adult Congenital Heart
- Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib)
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
- Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
- General Cardiology
- Interventional Cardiology
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Women’s Heart Disease
Meet our Team
Christopher Kelsey, CRNP
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Cardiology Clinic located?
The Cullman Regional Cardiology Clinic is located in the main hospital on the ground floor.
Do I need a referral?
This most often depends on your individual insurance plan. Some plans require a referral from your primary care provider/family doctor for cardiovascular care. Check with your insurance company or talk to your doctor to know for sure.
Are appointments required?
Yes. Our physicians see patients by appointment Monday through Friday. While you may request a specific physician when referred to the Cardiology Clinic, you may be seen by many of our physicians over the time of treatment. All Cardiology Clinic physicians and staff will provide their utmost personal attention and individualized care.
How do I make an appointment?
To schedule an appointment, call the Cardiology Clinic at 256-737-2095. Our hours are Monday – Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm. After hours, leave a voicemail and we will get back in touch with you as soon as possible.
When should I arrive for my appointment?
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment and please arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment if you are a new patient.
What information do I need when I come into the office for my first visit?
Please bring the following:
- Your insurance card
- Driver’s license
- All you medications you are currently taking
- A list of your past surgeries, allergies and health history
What should I do if I experience an emergency?
Our physicians are on call 24 hours daily. Please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest Emergency Department. Identify yourself as a patient of the Cardiology Clinic and request that an Emergency Department physician evaluate your problem. The Emergency Department will notify our physicians of any help needed in your care.
What types of insurance do you accept?
We accept most insurance providers. We recommend patients contact their insurance company as each plan offers different levels of coverage. Please check the back of your insurance wallet card for contact telephone numbers.
Will I have a co-payment?
Your co-payment information should be listed on your insurance card. Please bring your insurance card with you to every visit to ensure we have the most up-to-date information about your health insurance coverage. If co-payment information is not listed on your card, call your insurance company to ask if one is required.
How do I renew a prescription written by a Cardiology Clinic physician?
We will renew prescriptions for medications prescribed by our physicians. In order to keep your prescriptions current, you will need to see your physician at recommended intervals. The easiest method of having a prescription refilled is to have your pharmacist call our office in advance.