Berks Cardiology provides comprehensive cardiovascular care, including state-of-the-art non-invasive and invasive diagnostic testing, in both medical and interventional therapeutics. Our Nuclear Imaging Center is ICAL Certified in both Nuclear Cardiology and Vascular Imaging and the first ICANL Accredited lab in Berks County.
Berks Cardiology provides this service on all noninvasive diagnostic tests except Holter monitors that require additional processing time.
Physicians may request same-day results by fax or phone.
Phone: (610) 685-8500
Fax: Please call for the appropriate fax number for your test.
Overseen by Dr. Mayank R. Modi
Each patient is provided with a comprehensive multidisciplinary program.
Treatments include medication therapy, device therapy, referral to heart transplant centers and enrollment in clinical trials when appropriate. Through extensive education, each patient is empowered to manage their own disease state. Patients can use a direct phone line to the nurse practitioner to report symptoms or change in status, enabling prompt therapy changes if needed. Improving quality of life, enabling normal daily activities and reducing hospitalizations is at the heart of everything we do.
Overseen by Dr. Frank Politzer
Managed by Donna Swell, RN
This clinic is devoted to patients taking anticoagulants or “blood thinning” medication. Blood testing is done by the fingerstick method, avoiding the discomfort of venipuncture (blood draw). Patients receive immediate results indicating the time it takes a clot to begin forming. Coumadin Clinic nurses and physicians complete regulation of the patient’s medication dosage during their visit. The patient receives written instructions on their anticoagulant regimen and education on how foods and other drugs may affect their results. Home monitoring of INRs through an Alere drug screen urine test panel is also available for some patients, eliminating the need for clinic visits.
The Coumadin Clinic lab is accredited by the College of American Pathologists.
Managed by Peggy A. Reed, RN
All implantable devices are tracked to ensure the best possible performance.
The Berks Cardiology Device Clinic works closely with our Heart Failure Clinic and Research Department to help patients benefit from the latest technology. All patients with implantable loop recorders, permanent pacemakers, internal cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) and biventricular devices for cardiac resynchronization therapy are followed routinely through the Device Clinic. Many patients are also tracked remotely, telephonically or through a web-based system.
Berks Cardiology is nationally accredited as a Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular, and Echocardiography Laboratory.