The Imani Cardiology Clinic is a specialty clinic within our routine primary care operations here at Imani. Our cardiology clinic is in direct response to an internal patient survey addressing the increasing demand and gap in health care coverage for cardiology services. Internal and external audits found that patients within the network of student-run clinics at the UC Davis School of Medicine regularly present with cardiovascular risk factors like hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes. The focus of our cardiology clinic is to prevent, reduce, and manage risk factors associated with heart disease within the underserved communities of the Sacramento area.
Our team can provide consultations for patients presenting with existing diagnoses of coronary artery disease, heart failure, myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, and other cardiovascular complications. We do not perform interventional procedures nor are we able to provide emergency services. Diagnostic electrocardiograms with interpretation can also be performed for patients presenting with stable symptoms of chest pain, angina, or similar symptoms. For patients needing specified care with increased scheduling frequency, the network of preceptors and medical students here at Imani clinic can provide supplemental coverage between cardiology clinics. Patient-specific educational material and risk analysis can also be provided by IHEOP (Imani Health Education and Outreach Program).
Cardiology clinic is held on the second Saturday of every month from 9 am to 11 am. Our director is Dr. Javier E. López, a cardiologist, and faculty at the University of California Davis. If you believe you or your patient would benefit from seeing our cardiology team at Imani, please review and complete the referral sheet and submit it to the cardiology clinic coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org with the title ([Referral]-Patient Name-Referring Clinic) for scheduling. If you or your patient need the next available scheduling, we encourage you to call our clinic phone at (916) 475-9582. Walk-ins are welcome and we highly suggest patients bring any medical records with them (e.g. current prescriptions, laboratory results, or discharge notes).
We accept all patients regardless of health insurance or residency status. We also offer referrals for services that we cannot provide. Our clinic interpreters are available to accompany Spanish-speaking patients. Regular clinic hours are Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm.