The Advantage of Choosing an Independent Cardiologist
While about 70% of cardiologists work for a hospital chain, Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists is an independent practice group. This means that our physicians do not work for any specific hospital.
“An independent physician works directly for the patient and only for the patient,” said Dr. Trey Baucum of Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists. “We don’t hesitate to send a patient wherever it would be most beneficial to the patient.”
ACS has developed strong partnerships with all of the main hospitals in Shreveport-Bossier, as well as those located outside of the city.
“Because we’re independent, if something is done better at Mayo Clinic or Ochsner or Baylor, we don’t hesitate to send you, whereas an employed physician is always under a little bit of pressure to keep you in that hospital chain,” said Baucum.
Services Offered At Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists
At the Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists, we provide a complete range of adult cardiology services, including treatment for all types of coronary and vascular diseases. Our highly experienced cardiologists are dedicated to excellence in assessment, diagnosis and treatment, in order to provide you with the most advanced cardiology care.
Cardiac & Vascular Screenings
Screening is the first step to assessing cardiovascular health. Our physicians offer a complete range of in-office assessments, along with more advanced diagnostics at our Advanced Heart & Vascular Center, Vein Center, and Heart Failure Clinic.
Some of the tests we offer include:
- Stress Tests
- CO2 Imaging
- Nuclear Medicine Studies
- Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scans
- Holter Monitors
- Cardiac Catheterization
Advanced Heart & Vascular Center
In a joint venture with CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier, Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists operates a state-of-the-art outpatient cardiac catheterization lab. This modern, physician-managed cardiac cath and vascular lab is the first of its kind in the region.
The Advanced Heart & Vascular Center allows our physicians to provide the highest quality care outside of the traditional hospital setting, which many patients prefer (especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic).
Our physicians perform a range of specialist outpatient cardiac and peripheral vascular procedures, including:
- Cardiac Catheterization (Diagnostic and Therapeutic)
- Coronary Angioplasty/Stent
- Peripheral Angiography
- Peripheral Angioplasty/Stent
- Pacemaker Placement
- Defibrillator Placement
- Implantable Loop Recorder Placement
The Vein Center
The Vein Center provides a full spectrum of diagnostic tests and medical treatments, including treatment for varicose veins. Our physicians focus on diagnosing underlying issues that may be affecting a patient’s cardiovascular system and provide the best treatment options in a convenient outpatient setting.
Heart Failure Clinic
Our dedicated heart failure clinic offers comprehensive management for patients with congestive heart failure. Our goal is to provide patients with the very best care, while striving to improve quality of life.
Services offered at the Heart Failure Clinic include:
- Specific heart failure treatment plans individualized to each patient’s needs.
- Close follow-up appointments after heart failure hospital admissions with your cardiologist.
- Heart failure education.
- Aggressive up-titration of medical therapy.
- New heart failure treatment options.
- Evaluations for advanced heart failure therapies.
- Cardiac rehab evaluations.
The team at Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists consists of North Louisiana’s leading experts in cardiovascular care. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call our office at (318) 798-9400.