Q: How are you helping people “Live Long, Live Strong”?
SR: At the Center for Internal Medicine and Cardiac Care, I work with our Physician’s Assistant Ronald “Kip” Rider and team of healthcare professionals to help patients lead the highest quality of life. We offer a wide range of non-invasive testing, advanced treatments and preventative care for common ailments – as well as complex cardiac conditions.
Q: Do patients appreciate a “heartfelt commitment” to superior care?
SR: At our Hallandale Beach office, we strive to ensure patients always feel comfortable in a warm, friendly environment – and feel confident knowing their care and satisfaction are our top priority. We also minimize wait times while maximizing convenience with eight exam rooms, a radiology suite, and a myriad of on-site, state-of-the-art diagnostic tools.
Q: How does your office implement the philosophy: “Proper treatment starts with the proper diagnosis”?
SR: We’re dedicated to reducing the incidence of and minimizing the impact associated with heart and vascular disease. Studies show it’s possible to decrease the likelihood of a cardiac event – or once it has happened, the chance of reoccurrence can also decline as a result of personal evaluations and testing – it’s about finding out what your risks or problems are and getting them under control. The Center for Internal Medicine and Cardiac Care offers electrocardiograms to analyze heart rhythms as well as certain abnormalities of the heat; pulmonary function tests; nuclear cardiac stress testing; echocardiography; pacemakers and defibrillator checks. Bone density testing and laboratory testing are also among the comprehensive services available.
Q: Is experience and professionalism at the heart of your success?
SR: Prior to establishing a private medical practice in 1984, I completed my fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at Mount Sinai Medical Center; became Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular disease; and served as Chief of Medicine at Humana Hospital Biscayne as well as Vice Chief of Staff and Vice Chief of Medicine at Aventura Hospital. Our PARonald “Kip” Rider also focuses on cardiology and internal medicine as well as orthopedics and emergency care.
Q: What is one of the best testimonials you’ve ever received?
SR: “Dr. Rapp is the best doctor I’ve ever had. I travel 20 miles each way to see him. He is a good listener, prompt, to the point, patient and kind. His staff is also exceptional!” For more information about the Center for Internal Medicine and Cardiac Care in Hallandale Beach, accepting Medicare, Humana and most insurances, call 954-456-5533 or visit www.cimcare.com