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Servicios cardiovasculares para pacientes de habla hispana.
The Latinx Cardiovascular Clinic provides culturally sensitive cardiovascular services for Spanish-speaking patients. The clinic brings together a network of Spanish-speaking health care practitioners, eliminating the language barriers that often interfere with optimal care of acute and chronic cardiovascular conditions.
In addition to enhancing communication between patients and providers, the Latinx Cardiovascular Clinic offers assistance with diagnostic and therapeutic procedure scheduling at BIDMC, medication management and navigating the healthcare system as a whole.
Atención de Salud Cardíaca (Cardiac Care)
El Dr. Pablo Quintero Pinzón comparte información sobre el plan BILH Safe Care. (Dr. Pablo Quintero Pinzón shares information about the BILH Safe Care plan.)
The Latinx Cardiovascular Clinic provides services at two locations.
BIDMC, Boston: Shapiro Clinical Center (7th floor)
As part of the CardioVascular Institute at BIDMC, our clinic offers a readily available network of sub-specialized cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to ensure that patients have access to the care they need.
A member of the medical center's professional interpreter services staff can be scheduled to assist patients who require specialized testing or sub-specialist visits.
Partnerships Enhance Quality of Care
Our clinic also partners with the Latino Diabetes Initiative at Joslin Diabetes Center to diagnose and treat Spanish-speaking diabetic patients with strong cardiovascular risk factors or established heart disease.
In addition, we collaborate with BIDMC's Latino Mental Health Program to address factors often associated with cardiovascular disease, such as depression, anxiety and other psychosocial conditions. These partnerships are designed to help patients achieve better cardiovascular outcomes and better quality of life.
The Latinx Cardiovascular Clinic was co-founded by Eli Gelfand, MD, Section Chief of General Cardiology, and Fernando M. Contreras Valdes, MD. Dr. Gelfand and sees patients at BIDMC in Boston. Pablo Quintero Pinzon, MD, a native of Colombia, directs the clinic now.