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  • Best Doctors Best Doctors
    Dr. Paustian was notified in mid-June 2017 that he was again selected as one of the Best Doctors in America by his peers. Only the top 4% of physcians are selected by other physicians for this award. He has held this prestigious distinction every year since 1996 and is the only physician in Montana to ever achieve this milestone for 22 consecutive years. He received recognition for General Cardiology, Management of Congestive Heart Failure, Echocardiography, Pacemakers and Interventional Cardiology.One other cardiologist in the state received recognition for the first three categories also.See BestDoctors.com for more information.
  • Echocardiography ReCertification
    The National Board of Echocardiography advised the Helena Cardiology Clinic on 09/20/2012 that Dr. Paustian successfully completed the 2012 Recertification Examination of Special Competence in Adult Echocardiography. This comprehensive national board examination involved all aspects of diagnostic echocardiography, a non-invasive ultrasound study to evaluate the heart and associated structures. The examination included valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease and cardiomyopathies. Stress echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography were also included. Dr. Paustian was the first physician in Montana to achieve this certification in 2002 and now becomes the first physician to successfully recertify himself in this evolving and critical area of cardiology.
  • Medical Costs
    The cost of medical care is expensive no matter what the speciality. You can help reduce your costs by asking good questions and making sure the care you are receiving is truly necessary. If your provider cannot explain why a test or procedure has been ordered, it may not be necessary. Where you have the procedure performed is also important. As an independent, non-hospital owned clinic, we do not charge a facility fee which may contribute significantly to the overall cost of your care. Medicare also "allows" hospital-owned physicians and providers to charge 130% of the allowable fee of independent providers. These additional charges make the "convenience of all care down the hall" dubious. Click here to see the difference!
  • Echocardiography ReCertification Achieved-Again!
    The Helena Cardiology Clinic (HCC) is pleased to announce that it has earned its recertification through the ICAEL (Intersocietal Commision on the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories) for Adult Transthoracic Echocardiography, Adult Stress Echocardiography and Adult Transesophageal Echocardiography. Certification demonstrates that national standards are met and all efforts are made to achieve quality echocardiography studies. The Clinic is the only certified echocardiography lab in the Helena area (including the two hospitals)! Special thanks to our fine sonographer Lisa Cummings upon this achievement and recognition! For more information, please visit www.intersocietal.org/echo/main/patients.htm.
  • What are these people doing??
    The Helena Cardiology Clinic Staff took some time out for Halloween................2015 on the left, 2014 in the middle and 2013 on the right. Which is your favorite theme...........Super Heros, Sinbad and his Pirates or Little Bo Peep and her Sheep?
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