Brigid A. Morris, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursKannapolis Internal Medicine
559 Jackson Park
Kannapolis, NC 28083
- BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina
- Coventry Health Care
- PARTNERS National Health Plans
- United Healthcare
- Carolinas Medical Center Northeast
What is the connection between hot flashes and heart disease?
Robin Miller, MD, Integrative Medicine, answeredResearch shows that women who have hot flashes are at lower risk for heart disease. In this video, Dr. Robin Miller reveals why hot flashes are good for the body.
What does it mean if a doctor is board certified?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredA board-certified doctor has passed exams in a certain specialty, so it's evidence of skill. The American Board of Medical Specialties recognizes 24 areas of medical specialty, including anesthesiology, cardiology, internal medicine, and pediatrics. Most of these subgroups will refer you to physicians on their list in your area.
Does that mean you can simply pick one of these names and be assured of having the best doctor? No. But you can be assured that these doctors have passed muster with somebody else besides Aunt Frieda. Personally, I wouldn't go to a doctor who wasn't board certified, and it's one of the first several things I'll investigate when finding a doctor or specialist for my family members. Moreover, I'd prefer a doctor who's been board-certified in a specialty for at least three years.
To find out if a doctor you're seeing or considering is board certified, call The American Board of Medical Specialties at (800) 776-CERT or visit certifieddoctor.org.
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What is a cardiac electrophysiologist?
Cardiac electrophysiologists are cardiology doctors (cardiologists) who have specialized training in the heart's electrical system. They specialize in diagnosing and treating heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias) such as atrial fibrillation.
Cardiac electrophysiologists can be board-certified through the Board of Internal Medicine, which is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
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