Become a Patient

If you have a history of congenital heart defects (CHDs) or have recently received a new diagnosis, you have three options for scheduling an initial consultation:

  • Ask your primary care or other treating physician to make a referral.
  • Call 404-778-5545 directly to schedule an appointment.*
  • Request an appointment online.*

*If you schedule an appointment for yourself without a physician referral, please fill out our Patient Self-Referral Form and fax it, along with pertinent medical records, to 404-778-5035.

When Making an Appointment

If you are a new patient, the following information will expedite the scheduling process for new patients:

  • Patient’s name, address and telephone number
  • Patient's social security number
  • Patient’s date of birth
  • Primary care physician's name, address and telephone number
  • Referral from the patient’s primary care physician to facilitate insurance approval
  • CHD diagnoses and date of initial diagnosis
  • Insurance information
  • Description and records of any previous surgeries, including dates and facilities where the procedures were performed
  • Diagnostic testing reports and electronic copies of imaging results, including echocardiograms, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, computed tomography angiograms (CTAs), cardiac catheterizations, stress tests and electrocardiograms (EKGs)

First Consultation

Your initial visit will include an evaluation based on current symptoms and conditions and compilation of a thorough medical history. Please bring all pertinent medical records and diagnostic testing results with you to the first appointment (see list above). If possible, our physicians prefer to review these items prior to the consultation. This can be arranged by calling 404-778-5545.

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