It is important that you find a cardiologist that is experienced with your specific condition. If you want to improve your heart’s health, the first step is making an informed choice in choosing a cardiologist.
Start with your primary care doctor’s recommendation. Your family doctor is the best person to ask about whom to see. Your doctor has interacted with many cardiologists and, especially if you're in a city, knows who’s good at what and can help by sending you to the right person.
Credentials matter. Look for a cardiologist who is board-certified. Being board-certified in cardiovascular disease means that the doctor has not only studied this specialty but has also passed rigorous testing.
Go local with your specialist if you can. It’s not always necessary to travel to a distant hospital to get good care. Often, local cardiologists do a great job taking care of common heart problems like coronary artery disease.