Taylor Hellin, DNP, FNP-BC, is an advanced practice provider at Hamilton Cardiovascular Institute in Chattanooga, TN – a part of Hamilton Health Care System.
Dr. Simeone is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon at Hamilton Medical Center and Hamilton Physician Group-Cardiology in Dalton, Georgia, and Hamilton Cardiovascular Institute-Catoosa in Ringgold, Georgia.
He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, and completed his residency training in general surgery at Wake Forest University/Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and his residency in thoracic surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.
He also completed his fellowships in trauma and surgical critical care at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and cardiopulmonary transplantation and mechanical circulatory support at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.
Dr. Carol Gruver is a board-certified cardiologist at Hamilton Physician Group – Cardiology in Dalton, GA. Hamilton Physician Group – Cardiology in Dalton, GA features some of the most advanced technology available to diagnose and treat heart conditions as well as highly trained cardiology physicians and staff. Hamilton Medical Center is accredited by the American College of Cardiology Accreditation Services as a Cycle V Chest Pain Center with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
Dr. Ji Hyun Lee is a board-certified cardiologist at Hamilton Physician Group – Cardiology in Dalton, GA. Hamilton Physician Group – Cardiology in Dalton, GA features some of the most advanced technology available to diagnose and treat heart conditions as well as highly trained cardiology physicians and staff. Hamilton Medical Center is accredited by the American College of Cardiology Accreditation Services as a Cycle V Chest Pain Center with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
What is Cardiac Rehab?
Cardiac Rehab (Phase I) begins with an inpatient visit from a cardiac rehab nurse who will meet with each patient while they are in the hospital after a heart event. The nurse will explain about Cardiac Rehab Phase II and will answer any questions the patient or family member may have. Educational material will be provided to each patient.
Cardiac Rehab (Phase II) at Bradley Wellness Center is a 12-week medically supervised program for the recovering cardiac patient. It is the next phase in feeling healthier and returning to a full and productive life. The program includes monitored exercises, educational sessions, dietary consults, and behavioral change interventions. The goal of this program is to equip the patient with the necessary tools to be able to make the appropriate choices and changes to help increase his/her physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.
Who is Eligible for Cardiac Rehab?
The program is designed to assist cardiac patients and their families with the following conditions:
- Heart Attack
- Heart Surgery (by-pass, valve replacement)
- Stent Placement
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Angina (current)
- Heart Transplant
Medicare and most insurance plans will cover the cost of cardiac rehab. Prospective patients should contact their insurance company for coverage information.
How do I enroll?
A physician’s referral is required for both Cardiac Rehab and the PREP program. Hamilton’s staff will work with you and your physician to determine the appropriate program for you. After receiving the physician’s referral the staff will contact you to set an appointment for an initial assessment. Upon completion, the program is ready to begin. Please contact our office at 706.272.6574 (fax 706.272.6797)for more information.
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