Heart Health

Quality Care

As we continue our look back on our favorite stories of 2017, we are struck by one man’s strength in the face of serious illness.

Tri-County Heart Institute patient, Nick Meola, talks about his experience searching for, and finding, quality heart care in Lake County.

Also, join Dr. Alvarez every second Saturday of the month for Walk With a Doc. Participants will enjoy a brief presentation on an important health topic followed by a “walk-at-your-own-pace” lead by Dr. Alvarez.

Diabetic Heart Disease

Right now, over 30 million people in the United States have diabetes and 1 in 4 people don’t even know they have it. Diabetes occurs when a person’s blood glucose level becomes too high.

Dr. Nitza Alvarez, cardiologist at Tri-County​ ​Heart Institute​, explains how cardiologists treat their patients with diabetes.

Also, join Dr. Alvarez every second Saturday of the month for Walk With a Doc. Participants will enjoy a brief presentation on an important health topic followed by a “walk-at-your-own-pace” lead by Dr. Alvarez.

WEB EXTRA:  For more information about diabetes, go to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases' Introduction to Diabetes Web page.