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Heart Care Services: For Physicians
By choosing UF Health to be your partner for delivering heart and vascular care to your patient, you can expect our team to deliver:
Transfer or refer a patient 24-7
Our team is available around the clock for emergent, urgent and elective patient transfers facilitated through our UF Health Shands Hospital Transfer Center by calling 1-800-XTRANSFER or 352-265-0559. The Transfer Center can assist you in coordimedical transportation through ShandsCair, our critical care transport system, at UF Health.
Make an appointment for your patient
To request an appointment for your patient, call the UF Health Access Center. For an appointment with one of our cardiologists, call 352-265-0820. For an appointment with one of our thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons, call 352-265-0535. For an appointment with on of our vascular surgeons, call 352-265-0535. The Access Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. After-hours, non-urgent messages are taken by our in-house answering service. Urgent requests are handled immediately by the Hospital operators.
Support sudden cardiac arrest intervention in our Gainesville community by downloading the PulsePoint Respond free mobile app. The app alerts citizens and off-duty medical professionals who are within a quarter-mile of the person experiencing a cardiac arrest. The app provides directions on where to find the person in need, then displays reminders on how to deliver chest compressions.
Watch the PulsePoint CSA in the video below:
Why Choose UF Health
Commitment to You and Your Patient
Our heart and vascular team is committed to partnering with you to provide the best care possible to your patient. Our team can provide you with what you need to care for your patient whether it is a consultation, education on a new treatment technique or performing complex heart or vascular surgery.
Our multidisciplinary approach facilitates collaboration among our board-certified specialists and your entire care team, resulting in consistent, quality-driven care from diagnosis to treatment of the most complex heart and vascular conditions
At the heart of everything we do is our patients and their families. Educating patients and their families about their condition and treatment options is a key part of how we deliver care. We encourage each patient and their families to be involved in the decision-making throughout the care process.
Our team has numerous years of combined experience in routine and complex heart and vascular conditions, with clinical expertise in treating all types of heart and vascular disease.
Innovative Technology and Treatment Techniques
Using the latest cutting-edge, emerging technologies we are able to provide patients with more innovative and minimally invasive treatment options in addition to traditional approaches for treatments.
Ongoing Research and Clinical Trials
We are continually conducting research and clinical trials that allow us to provide the latest innovative therapy options that offer the best possible outcomes for each individual patient.