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Changes for Life

Women's HeartCare

Meriter Wisconsin Heart
2601 West Beltline Hwy, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53713

Telephone: (608) 417-6447

E-mail: heart@meriter.com

You can take action to protect your heart.

When you call Meriter Women's HeartCare, we will schedule a risk assessment visit. Determining wheter you are at low, moderate or high risk for heart disease will help to decide the next steps.

You may then choose to follow up with your primary care provider or return for an evaluation from our lifestyle intervention program.

Lifestyle Intervention Program

Meriter Women's HeartCare lifestyle intervention program helps you make changes for a healthy heart. This is hard work, it’s true. But you’ll have the support of a team of experts in women’s heart health and other women who - like you - believe they owe it to themselves and those they love to be healthy for life.

Between visits, your team is available as needed to help you keep with your plan. We’ll stay in touch along the way to see how you’re doing. And we always keep your personal physician involved and informed through regular reports.

For the best chance of adopting permanent lifestyle changes, we recommend you attend 12 monthly visits. Of course, you may opt out of the lifestyle intervention program at any time.

What is a Shared Medical Appointment?

A shared medical appointment is held in a group setting where you get the opportunity to discuss your medical concerns with health care professionals and other women. The advantage of these appointments is the opportunity to obtain new insight into your health and gain extra motivation necessary to make a lifestyle changes.

  • Appointments are led by the nurse practitioner or health psychologist.
  • Group size may vary with a range of 3-10 participants.
  • Participants sign a confidentiality agreement. Your privacy will always be respected.
  • Shared sessions are typically 60-90 minutes.
  • Frequency of appointments depends on goals set by you and your nurse practitioner/health psychologist.
  • Cost is the same as a regular office visit and is covered by insurance (with standard co-pays).