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Thursday, February 28, 2019

HEART HEALTH FACT #28






Death from heart disease fell 38% from 2003-2013, prompting a leading heart expert to predict it may soon stop being the leading cause of death in America. 

[Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

HEART HEALTH FACT #27

Your heart pumps 1 million barrels of blood in an average lifetime.  That's enough blood to fill more than 1,500 Olympic sized swimming pools! 



[George Washington University Heart and Vascular Institute]

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

HEART HEALTH FACT #26


Studies have found yoga is effective in slowing down your heart rate, which can help lower your blood pressure. 

[American Heart Association]

Sunday, February 24, 2019

HEART HEALTH FACT #24





It seems you really can die of a broken heart.  Studies suggest sad news or events may increase the risk of heart attacks. 

[American Heart Association]

Friday, February 22, 2019

HEART HEALTH FACT #22




Suspect a heart attack?  Stay out of the care and call 911.  An ambulance is the fastest, safest option for help.  [National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute]

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

HEART HEALTH FACT #20




Your heart pumps blood to 75 TRILLION cells throughout your body.  Almost everywhere ... except your corneas.  [Molecular Biology of the Cell, Garland Science]

Sunday, February 17, 2019

HEART HEALTH FACT #17






An adult heart pumps more than a gallon of blood per minute- enough to fill 38,000 drinking glasses each day!  [Cleveland Clinic]

Saturday, February 16, 2019

HEART HEALTH FACT #16



Happy birthday, EKG!  This vital medical instrument was invented 114 years ago and revolutionized the way in which heart problems are detected.  [Cleveland Clinic]

Thursday, February 14, 2019

HEART HEALTH FACT #14





Your heart looks nothing like a Valentine heart.  This powerhouse organ is actually shaped more like an upside-down pear.  [Cleveland Clinic]

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

HEART HEALTH FACT #12





Healthy heart, health mind.  Good heart health when you're young may increase your chances of staying mentally sharp as you age.  [American Heart Association]

Saturday, February 9, 2019

HEART HEALTH FACT #9





The No. 1 killer of women in America is heart disease.  It's more deadly each year than all forms of cancer combined.  Some 43 million American women have heart disease, although females comprise only 24 percent of all heart-related study participants.  [American Heart Association]

Thursday, February 7, 2019

HEART HEALTH FACT #7


About 1 in every 6 U.S. healthcare dollars is spent on cardiovascular disease each year.  It's the most costly condition in America.  When you factor in lost productivity, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates heart disease and stroke costs our country more than $320 billion a year.  [Centers for Disease control and Prevention]

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

HEART HEALTH FACT #6

Did you know that an octopus has three hearts but a jellyfish doesn't have a heart at all?  Two of the hearts in an octopus pump blood (it happens to be the color blue) to the gills, while the third circulates it throughout the rest of the body. [NOAA]

Monday, February 4, 2019

HEART HEALTH FACT #4

A woman's heart typically beats faster than a man's.  On average, a woman's heart beats 78 times per minute while the average man's beats 70 times.  [Chilnick, Lawrence. 2008. Heart Disease:  An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed. Philadelphia, PA: Perseus Books Group.]

Sunday, February 3, 2019

HEART HEALTH FACT #3

Each year 735,000 Americans have a heart attack.  Knowing the warning signs increase your chances of survival.

Sadly, only 27% of people can identify all the major symptoms of a heart attack and know to call 911 immediately when they occur.  Immediate action saves lives!  According to the CDC, the major signs of a heart attack are:
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Upper body pain or discomfort in the arms, back, neck, jaw, or upper stomach
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea, lightheadedness, or cold sweats
[Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]

Friday, January 18, 2019

MEET OUR MHG PHYSICIAN EXTENDERS, AN EXTENSION OF YOUR HEART CARE TEAM! THIS MONTH WE RECOGNIZE MICHELLE FORCINA

Beaumont Michigan Heart Group would like to introduce you to our physician extenders.  They are a critical part of the Cardiology team at Michigan Heart Group.  The Physician Extenders work hand and hand with the physicians, making decisions on the best treatment options for each patient on a case by case basis.  All of our extenders round on the weekends as well as work in the hospital during the week.  Most of our extenders also have office hours and we encourage our patients to feel comfortable following up with them in the office.  Our medical decisions are often a team approach that each extender is a part of and they are often at the forefront of each decision that is made.

The practice is made up of Interventionist (plumbers) and Electrophysiologist (electricians).  The plumbers are located at 4600 Investment Drive, #200, while the Electricians are in the building next door at 4550 Investment Dr., #250.  In addition Michigan Heart Group has two satellite offices to accommodate our out of town patients.  One in Macomb at 15959 Hall Road, #304, Macomb and another in Novi at Ten Mile and Haggerty, 39500 Ten Mile, #103, Novi. Each extender is trained and familiar with both specialties.

Each month we will be focusing on one extenders achievements, this month we recognize Michelle Forcina.

Michelle Forcina, P.A.-C.:  Michelle joined us recently in October 2012.  We wanted Michelle specifically because she comes to us with a background in Cardiac Electrophysiology.  She has primarily worked with Electrophysiologist and Device Clinics for the last seven years. She is office based and sees patients at Michigan Heart Rhythm Group all day Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.  Michelle works closely with our device specialist Jan Halash and Amy Douglas as well as Drs. Cragg, Williamson and Kutinsky.  Michelle has an excellent bed side manner and we are finding many patients are choosing to follow up with her for monthly appointments.






OUR EXTENDER TEAM AND WHERE YOU MAY SEE THEM:


Cheryl Vincent, APRN:  Sees patients at Michigan Heart Rhythm Group all day Thursday and Friday.  Also, sees patients at William Beaumont Hospital- Troy, covers Beaumont RO when needed.

Anita Juriga, MSN, A.P.R.N:  Sees patients at Michigan Heart Group all day Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Also, sees patients at William Beaumont Hospital- Troy, covers Beaumont RO when needed.

Howard Hollinger, P.A.-C.:  Sees patients at Michigan Heart Group all day Tuesday and Wednesday.  Also, sees patients at William Beaumont Hospital- Troy, covers Beaumont RO when needed.

Debby Goodall, RN. N.P.:  Sees patients at Michigan Heart Group on Tuesday afternoons.  Also, sees patients at William Beaumont Hospital- Troy, covers Beaumont RO when needed.

Michelle Forcina, P.A.-C.:  Sees patients at Michigan Heart Rhythm Group all day Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Rounds at both William Beaumont Hospital- RO and Troy on the weekends.

Dawn Mitchell, A.C.N.P.:  Sees patients at William Beaumont Hospital- Royal Oak, covers Beaumont Troy when needed.

Lily Paciorkowski, R.N., MSN:   Sees patients at William Beaumont Hospital- Royal Oak, covers Beaumont Troy when needed.

Ryan Havens, R.N.,N.P.:  Sees patients at Michigan Heart Group all day Monday and Friday afternoons Michigan Heart Rhythm Group.

Sarah Levin, R.N., N.P.:  Sees patients at Michigan Heart Group Monday and Thursday afternoons. Also, she sees patients at

Mariann Graham, R.N., BSN:  Sees patients at William Beaumont Hospital- Royal Oak, covers Beaumont Troy when needed.

We are very fortunate to have such a great, caring and educated team working with us.  They look forward to meeting you and we hope you look forward to meeting them.

Thank you!
The Beaumont Michigan Heart Group Physicians

Monday, January 14, 2019

2018 MICHIGAN HEART GROUP HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Michigan Heart Group closes in observance of all the major holiday's.  The 2017 days are listed below.  We ask, in order to ensure your prescriptions are refilled in time, please call at least one week prior to the holiday.  Calls taken after 10:00 am, the days before closing, are not guaranteed to be called in.




      





Monday


May 28, 2018


Memorial Day


Monday


July 4, 2018


Independence Day


Monday


September 3, 2018


Labor Day


Thursday


November 22, 2018


Thanksgiving


Friday


November 23, 2018


Day after Thanksgiving


Monday      


December 24, 2018


Christmas Eve (observed)    


Tuesday  


December 25, 2018


Christmas Day   


Monday       


Tuesday 
     

December 31, 2018


January 1, 2019

New Year’s Eve (observed)    (1/2 day)



New Year’s Eve   
 
 

Thank you:

The Michigan Heart Group Staff

Friday, January 4, 2019

TIPS ON NAVIGATING MHG'S PHONE SYSTEM....

To better assist you when calling our office, please use this list of phone prompts.  Choosing the correct extension will help expedite the time you spend on hold.  Some departments may be on the phone with other patients, however if you leave a call back number and time you can be reached they will get back to you that same day if you call prior to 3 pm.
  • If you know your parties extension or the prompt you need, you can enter it at any time. 
  • You do not need to ask for a receptionist to be transferred. 

Please note:  Phone are answered from 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday.   Phones are off between 11:30 and 12:30 for lunch.

1-  Medical Records
2-  Nursing, Medical Questions or Clinical Maters
3-  Prescription Refills, Medication Clarification, or Sample Request
4-  Physician's ONLY
5-  Fax Number
6-  Billing inquiries
7-  Schedule an appointment or speak with a receptionist
8-  Repeat menu

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

MICHIGAN HEART GROUP'S LOCATIONS AND SATELLITE OFFICES

Michigan Heart Group has 2 main locations and 2 satellite locations.  Different physicians see patients out of different suits.  
 
There are times, when a physician will need to SWITCH SUITES for one reason or another. It usually has to do with coverage or addition of office time.  
 
You will ALWAYS BE NOTIFIED of this DURING YOUR REMINDER CALL so PLEASE pay close attention to the LOCATION when we call you. 
 
 
MAIN CAMPUS:
 
Beaumont Michigan Heart Group:
4600 Investment Drive, #200
Troy, MI 48098
(248) 267-5050
www.mhgpc.com
 
OPEN MON-FRI (7AM-4PM), Different Physicians are in on different days (see below):
  • Steven Almany, MD (Monday and Wednesday)
  • Steven Ajluni, MD    (Monday and Thursday)
  • William Devlin, MD  (Tuesday and Thursday)
  • Terry Bowers, MD   (Wednesday and Friday)
  •  Michael Gallagher, MD  (Tuesday)
  •  Akhil Gulati, MD   (Friday)
 

Beaumont Michigan Heart Rhythm Group
4550 Investment Drive, #250
Troy, MI 48098
(248) 267-5050

OPEN MON-FRI (7AM-4PM), Different Physicians are in on different days (see below): 
  • David Cragg, MD (Wednesday and Thursday)
  • Brian Williamson, MD (Tuesday and Friday)
  • Ilana Kutinsky, DO (Monday and Thursday)

 
SATELLITE OFFICES:

Beaumont Western Wayne Heart Group
39500 Ten Mile, #103
Novi, MI 48375
(248) 267-5050
 
Physicians in on certain days (see below): 
  • Steven Ajluni, MD    (Every Tuesday)
  • William Devlin, MD  (3rd Monday of the Month)
  • Ilana Kutinsky, DO   (2nd Thursday of the Month)
  •  Akhil Gulati, MD (2nd Monday of the Month)

 
Beaumont Michigan Heart Group- Macomb
15959 Hall Road, #304
Macomb, MI 48044
(248) 267-5050
 
Physicians in on certain days (see below):
  • David R. Cragg, MD (Friday morning)
  • Terry R. Bowers, MD (Thursday morning)
  • Michael J. Gallagher, MD (1st/2nd Wednesday of the Month)
  • Akhil Gulati, MD (3rd/4th Wednesday of the Month