PURPOSE: Where you can aquire an EKG and what are the alternatives? CAUSE: Your provider requires an EKG. You cannot afford an EKG
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Name:EKG Requirement AlternativeResponse:
We're sorry your having issues obtaining an EKG. The EKG must be performed by approved health care provider, (Medical Doctor, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner). Personal smart device readings such as apple watch and Fitbit are not accepted as they are not FDA approved. EKG's performed by a health care professional within the past 12-24 months are accepted.
In the event they are unable to do this in the office, they can provide a referral to have one done. Alternatively, we have provided a resource below that has been approved by the provider. This is a quick, affordable way to obtain the EKG needed to begin treatment. Please let us know if you have any questions.
OPTIONAL FDA APPROVED PERSONAL EKG Device
1. KARDIA MOBILE has a personal device that you can purchase. It is acceptable as it is an FDA-approved personal EKG device. Will need to purchase the "6 LEAD" version. (I have no financial ties to Kardia Mobile)
Link for reference: Kardia Mobile 6 Lead Personal EKG Device
2. If you purchase the Kardia Mobile device, the 6 lead is the device you will need. Once you record your personal 6 lead EKG, you need to send it to them for review and read. A board-certified cardiologist will review your EKG and send you back a report. You can either sign up for their monthly option or pay a one-time fee of 25.00 for the read and report.
3. Once you get the report back from them, upload it to your portal.
4. We will also need the most recent (no earlier than 1 week of the initial evaluation) Blood Pressure reading.
5. If you do not have the EKG by the first appointment with your provider that is perfectly understandable and ok. The initial evaluation can still be done and you can submit it at a later date. If you meet the criteria for medication management your script will be sent in as soon as the provider can verify the EKG.
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