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Heart Care

Heart Care

Through UHS Wilson Medical Center, UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital and UHS Delaware Valley Hospital, patients at UHS have access to the region’s largest and most comprehensive array of cardiac services, as well as a dedicated and highly skilled team of heart specialists.

These specialists have been on the leading edge of disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, research and rehabilitation, and are joined by staffs of health care professionals who are equally talented and determined to providing the very best care to every cardiac patient who walks through our doors. 

With locations in Binghamton, Norwich, Walton and Johnson City, our heart care specialists serve the entire New York Southern Tier.

Find a Cardiologist

At UHS, all our cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and vascular surgeons are board certified. Our directory includes information on where physicians attended medical school, completed their residency, specialties and areas of interest, board certifications, office location (including address and phone number) and website address.

What is a cardiologist?

A cardiologist has special training and skill in finding, treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels in adults. Cardiologists who specialize in caring for infants, children and teenagers are called pediatric cardiologists. All cardiologists on staff at UHS are required to be board-eligible or board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.

What is a cardiothoracic surgeon?

A cardiothoracic surgeon has special training and skills to perform delicate operations on the heart, blood vessels and lungs. All cardiothoracic surgeons on staff at UHS are board certified in both general surgery and thoracic surgery.

What is a vascular surgeon?

A vascular surgeon evaluates and treats patients with conditions affecting the arteries and veins throughout the body with the exclusion of the blood vessels of the heart, which are treated by cardiothoracic surgeons. All vascular surgeons on staff at UHS are board certified in both general surgery and vascular surgery.

Free telephone referral service

UHS provides a free telephone referral service that provides detailed information on participating members of our medical staff such as their education, board certification, specialties, office location, hours of operation and insurance participation. Part of our Nurse Direct program, the physician referral service is available to residents of Broome, Tioga, Chenango and Delaware counties and operates from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at 607.763.5555.

Nurse Direct can also provide you with accurate, reliable medical information that’s free and confidential. To speak with a registered nurse at Nurse Direct, call 607.763-5555 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.

Learn About Heart Health

UHS offers information and programs that can help you learn to keep your heart as healthy as possible.

Visit the Stay Healthy Center

The Stay Healthy Center at Oakdale Mall (located near the Sears entrance) can help you get started on the road to good cardiovascular health and fitness. Open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the center offers these services:

  • An extensive health library
  • Classes on a variety of health topics
  • A great place to start and finish your mall-walking routine
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Health risk assessments
  • Registered nurses to answer your questions

Take a class

UHS offers several informative classes and screenings throughout the year. Find out what’s coming up by visiting our calendar.

Read Stay Healthy magazine

Download our special, cardiac edition of our Stay Healthy magazine.

Heart health tips

For every minute you live, your heart beats about once a second, pumping five or more quarts every minute. That adds up to more than 2,000 gallons of blood being pumped through your circulatory system in a single day. Your heart works hard for you, so doesn’t it make sense to take good care of your heart?

Smart ideas to keep your heart healthy

If you smoke, quit now. If you don’t smoke, don’t start. Smoking is one of the biggest risk factors for developing heart disease; it doubles your risk for sudden cardiac death.

Exercise. As few as 10 minutes of exercise three times a day can reduce your chance of heart attack and stroke, but check with your doctor before beginning an exercise program.

Lose excess weight. An exercise program and healthy eating will help.

Replace high-fat foods with fresh fruits and vegetables. Especially avoid fried foods.

Keep stress in check. Remember to take time out for yourself, engage in activities you enjoy and spend time with people you like.

Know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers. Work with your doctor to reach the levels that are right for you.

Keep your diabetes under control. Control your blood sugar. Get tested for diabetes and pre-diabetic conditions if you’re at risk.

Healthy Heart Classes

We offer several classes such as daily blood pressure screenings and mall walking to help you or your loved one stay healthy. Our goal is to provide you with a range of heart healthy activities designed to make staying in shape enjoyable.

Heart Health Classes For The Next Seven Days
Blood Glucose Screenings
Total Cholesterol Screening

If you have any questions about our classes, please contact our UHS Stay Healthy Center, located in the Oakdale Mall, by email, by phone (607)763-6060 or stop by Monday-Saturday 9 am-5 pm.

StayHealthy is a learning center which offers information, resources, classes, screenings, and private consultations with UHS registered nurses.

If you would like to mark your calendar for the rest of the year, you may also view classes by category:

Respiratory & Heart Health

Health & Fitness Classes

Fitness, Exercise & Weight Management

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