Heart Failure Clinic
St. Dominic’s Chronic Care Clinic (CCC) began operations as a stand-alone clinic in 2010. The CCC is run by an experienced nurse practitioner and offers heart failure patients quick and easily – accessible healthcare for everyday concerns and medications management.
This clinic primarily treats heart failure patients and helps manage the symptoms of this disease and the other ailments that can occur due to this diagnosis. Since patients can easily make appointments for things such as medication adjustments, heart failure re-admissions to the hospital within 30 days have dropped well below the national average.
The staff clinic will review lab work and complete a physical examination, discuss medications, review diet and educate patients about reading food labels. Beverly Oliver, the clinic’s nurse practitioner, can titrate heart failure medications, assess patients for IV Lasix and spends time educating patients on proper nutrition and fluid restrictions.
In March of 2011, a Coumadin clinic was added to expand services to those patients who are at risk and must take precautions against blood clot formation.
You do not need a physician’s referral to visit St. Dominic’s Chronic Care Clinic, please call (601) 200-3111 to schedule an appointment if you are experiencing the following chronic symptoms:
- Shortness of breath during physical activity or while lying down
- Swelling in the ankles or feet
- Weakness or feeling tired
- Inability to perform simple tasks such as walking to the mailbox or grocery shopping
- Swelling in the abdomen
If you are experience the sudden onset of:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Squeezing pressure in the chest
- Pain in the arm, back or jaw
- Nausea or vomiting
You may be having a heart attack, dial 9-1-1 immediatey!