Riverside Cardiology Specialists - Williamsburg

A department of Riverside Regional Medical Center

Welcome

At Riverside Cardiology Specialists, Drs. Ananthram and Adinaro, board-certified in cardiovascular disease, and Ms. Hinojosa, Nurse Practitioner are dedicated to providing high quality, up to date, compassionate care to the communities they serve.

We provide a wide array of cardiac diagnostic services including:

  • Echocardiography
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Stress testing
  • Permanent pacemaker implantations
  • Diagnostic catheterization
  • Holter monitors

At Riverside Cardiology Specialists, we’re proud to offer:

  • Physicians Board-Certified in Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physicians Fellowship trained in Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician certified by the Board of Nuclear Cardiology and National Board of Echocardiography
  • An ICANEL Accredited Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory
  • An ICAEL Accredited Echocardiography Laboratory
  • Testamur NASPE Examination for Pacing and Defibrillation

Riverside Cardiology Specialists has locations throughout the region, including Williamsburg, and these other locations:

We look forward to serving you.

Referring Physicians

Contact our office by phone and a member of our team will schedule your patient with one of our physicians. In most cases, urgent consults will be seen within 24 hours and routine consults are often seen within 48 hours. Consult replies are sent within 48 hours of the patient visit and many times the same day.

At Riverside Cardiology Specialists, our providers treat a variety of diseases. Most commonly treated diseases include:

  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Arrythmias (abnormal heart rhythms)
  • Bradycardia
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Syncope (fainting)
  • Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Heart valve disorders
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Heart attack
  • Angina  (chest pain)
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Claudication
  • Aneurysm

Other Services Include:

  • Echocardiography: imaging of the heart using ultrasound to evaluate the heart muscle and valvular structure and function
  • Stress echo: measures the heart function under rest and stress
  • Exercise treadmill test: used for assessing exercise capacity and screening for possible coronary artery disease
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG): records the electrical activity of the heart
  • Nuclear stress test: an evaluation of the blood flow to the heart during exercise or after chemical stress to the heart muscle.  This is an important screening tool for blockage in the coronary arteries and an assessment of risk prior to surgery in some patients.
  • MUGA: a nuclear technique to assess the pumping function of the heart at rest
  • Holter/ event monitoring: portable EKG monitoring to evaluate possible abnormal heart rhythms which may or may not cause symptoms. These monitors may be used for 24 hours or as long as a month.

Welcome to Riverside Cardiology Specialists.

Appointments

To make an appointment, please call one of our office locations or use the online appointment request. Please note that we do not accept walk-in patients.

  • Please arrive 30 minutes early for your first appointment, so that we may get to know you and obtain important health information.
  • If you need to change your appointment time, we appreciate notification at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled visit.

Do I need a referral?

If your insurance plan requires a referral for you to see us, you are responsible for obtaining a referral authorization from your primary care physician. If we have not received an authorization prior to your arrival at the office, your non-emergent appointment may need to be rescheduled.

What to bring to your first appointment:

  • Insurance card
  • Referral forms and co-payments, if required
  • All current medications in their original containers
  • Copies of pertinent diagnostic tests and medical records
  • If you have had cardiology testing at another facility, please have copies of these tests and any other pertinent reports sent to our office prior to your visit

If you have been a patient of a Riverside Medical Group physician, we can access your medical records electronically. If not, and if at all possible, please bring copies of relevant medical records.

Cancellation fee

If you find that you need to change your appointment, we appreciate notification at least 24 hours before your scheduled visit. A $50 "no show" fee may be charged if you fail to show for an appointment or if you do not give adequate notice when canceling or rescheduling an appointment.

Insurance

We participate with most major insurance carriers and will bill both primary and secondary insurance plans as a courtesy to our patients. Please check with your insurance company about your particular coverage as participation can change from time to time. The insurance coverage we accept includes:

  • Alliance/MAMSI
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HealthKeepers
  • Mailhandlers
  • Medicare
  • Private Healthcare Systems
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • Virginia Health Network
  • Virginia Medicaid

We are also accepting new Medicare patients. If your carrier is not on the list, call us for assistance. When you call to make your appointment, please confirm that we accept your insurance.

Medical records

As a means of expediting care and increasing patient safety, we store medical records electronically. This highly secure system facilitates fast, clear communication among your physicians and specialists. In the event of an emergency, our physicians have immediate access to your medical history. This information can be critical and sometimes lifesaving in helping to properly diagnose and treat your emergency. Please be assured your personal medical records are confidential, and we will not release information without your permission. Please review Riverside Health System's Privacy Statement for more information.

Manage Your Health Online

We've introduced a new electronic health record, which you can access via Riverside MyChart. You will have 24/7 access to parts of your health record by enrolling in MyChart .

 

Riverside MyChart has many new features and enhanced functionality that will allow you to:

  • Communicate with your doctor
  • Read open notes about your visits
  • Access your test results
  • Request prescription refills
  • Manage your appointments
  • View bills and pay online
  • Manage your loved one's health through proxy access

Sign up for MyChart today.

We've provided the following information based on our most frequently asked questions.  Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need additional information.

Insurance

We accept most insurance including Medicare. Please call our office, if you change carriers and need assistance.

Billing questions

For questions about billing, please call Riverside Medical Group Billing Office at (757) 534-6970.

Pay your bill online

Riverside offers a secure network for paying your bill online. Pay your bill online.

Medicare

Becoming insured through Medicare can be confusing. We recommend reading about the program at the government's official site, www.medicare.gov. Feel free to call our staff with any questions.

Check-up guidelines

One of the keys to lifelong good health is to have regular health screenings. The National Institutes of Health recommends these medical screenings based on your age and gender.

 

Riverside Nurse telephone service

What can you do if you develop a cough at midnight? Call Riverside Nurse, a free service that's available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A registered nurse trained in telephone triage will answer your questions and, if needed, refer you to a physician for treatment. Call (800) 675-6368. Of course, if you have a life-threatening situation, call 911.