Patient Resources

Insurance

Have questions about your insurance, or no insurance at all? Please feel free to call us at 310-257-7205 with any concerns you have about the cost of our cardiac services. Torrance Memorial Physician Network staff is well trained to walk you through the paperwork, and speed up the insurance process so you can get care from one of the best cardiology practices in the South Bay.


Preparing for Your First Visit

If you are new to South Bay Heart, you may be asked to fill out some forms before your arrival. Done in advance, this can greatly decrease your wait time. In addition to your complete medical history, one of the most important pieces of information to provide your doctor is a complete list of medications (prescription and nonprescription, including over the counter) and their dosages. Also bring your insurance card, photo identification and referral from your physician.


During You First Visit

Your first visit with the South Bay Heart, best suited to your needs or preferences will usually involve a consultation to discuss your cardiac concerns. During the course of that discussion, an evaluation will be conducted to determine the best course of testing or treatment, if necessary.

Be prepared and follow our Appointment Checklist.


Hospital Affiliation

We are proud to be affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Torrance Memorial Medical Center is a locally governed, 401-bed, non-profit medical center whose purpose is to provide quality health care services. Torrance Memorial Medical Center is the home of Lundquist Cardiovascular Institute, a top heart care program in Southern California.

We are also affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Torrance.


Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

The Torrance Memorial Delpit Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, a service of the Lundquist Cardiovascular Institute, recognizes that heart disease is both physically and emotionally traumatic for both the patient and the family. South Bay Heart comprehensive heart program includes Cardiac Rehabilitation, a recovery program designed for people who have coronary disease, electrical disorders or have had a heart attack, heart surgery or balloon angioplasty.

» Cardiac Rehab


Support Groups

At South Bay Heart, we know there is much more to healing than the diagnoses and treatments that heal our bodies. To help you on the road to wellness, the we offer a wide variety of support groups that nurture the mind and spirit. Whether you need information, guidance or simply companionship, you are invited to take advantage of these helpful groups.

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Helpful Links

American College of Cardiology, Cardio Smart

www.cardiosmart.org

An educational site for cardiologists and the public, including clinical guidelines for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases and cardiology news.

American Heart Association

www.heart.org
Source of patient education material, including warning signs of a stroke and heart attack, risk assessment, heart and stroke reference guide, an interactive section called "one of a kind," along with a science and professional section.

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Accrediation


accrediated echocardiolgraphy facility

South Bay Heart is an accrediated echocardiography facility by IAC.
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