Although a patient might have a narrow range of symptoms, a "personalized" cardiologist can vigilantly monitor a patient's overall heart health in partnership with primary-care physicians and specialists. This vigilance will include a patient's nutrition, exercise and stress reduction.
"I believe good medicine requires a partnership of the physician and patient," Dr. Simone said. "Patients can be valuable guides to physicians on the state of their health. A personalized practice enables those patient-physician partnerships to produce optimal health."
Personalized Cardiology's patients will experience enhanced personal consultation, assistance monitoring the work of the patient's other physicians, and time to consult on the case when the patient is hospitalized. Patients can be in touch with Dr. Simone around the clock by phone, email and at their unique online portal. Medical records will be made readily available to other physicians when needed.
A graduate of Emory University's School of Medicine, Dr. Simone has been in practice in Cobb County since 1980, when he founded Cardiovascular Medicine, P.C. His distinguished career has also included service as chief executive officer of WellStar Health System.
This unique experience as a physician and health care executive led him to the pioneering concept of Personalized Cardiology.
Dr. Simone is a volunteer cardiologist at Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb, a non-profit health care center providing a comprehensive range of services for patients without health insurance or the means to afford traditional care. He is also a member of the Marietta Kiwanis Club, American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, Cobb County Medical Society, and the Medical Association of Georgia.