Statins are medicines that help prevent coronary artery disease. Statins help lower the bad cholesterol in your blood, and side effects of these medicines are rare. If you’re at high risk for heart attack or stroke, use this interactive tool to help you decide if statins are right for you.
During a physical exam, your doctor may recommend cholesterol and triglycerides tests. These tests measure lipids—fats and fatty substances your body uses for energy. Lipids are stored in your blood and tissues. High lipid levels may mean you’re at higher risk of experiencing a heart attack or stroke. Learn more about these blood tests here.
How’s your heart health? Are you at risk for a heart attack or stroke? Your doctor can do a screening to find out. The screening looks at your cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and other factors to determine your risk. If you need to lower your risk, together with your doctor you can decide what health habits to change and what treatment is best for you. Find out more about screening for heart attack and stroke risk here.
As of 11/1/2022, Sussex Cardiology will be back in network with all United and Oxford plans (except for the United Community Medicaid Plan). This includes United Medicare Advantage plans as well.
Dr. Redline has recently retired, marking the end of an era in our practice. With his wealth of experience and expertise, Dr. Redline has been a trusted healthcare provider in our community for many years. His dedication to improving the lives of his patients has left an indelible mark on our hearts and the field of cardiology.
For any questions or to share your well wishes, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. We wish Dr. Redline all the best in his well-deserved retirement and look forward to the next chapter in his journey.
University of Virginia – 1977
Williams College – 1973
Intern in Medicine – 1977-1978
Resident in Medicine – 1978-1980
Fellowship in Cardiology – 1980-1982
Internal Medicine – 1980
Cardiovascular Disease – 1983
Critical Care Medicine – 1992
Hello! We remain in network with Aetna insurance plans. Please disregard any letters you may have received in the mail from Aetna.
We will continue to participate in all Cigna plans. Unfortunately we will no longer participate in any United Healthcare plans as of 2/1/2022. We continue to work with United and hope to be back in network at some point in the near future. If you have out of network benefits with your United plan, you can be seen in the office and we will submit claims on your behalf. Please continue to visit this webpage for more updates. If you have any questions, please contact our office.
Many of you received communications from our office stating that we would no longer be in network with both United and Cigna plans as of 1/1/2022. We will remain in network with both United and Cigna plans through at least 1/31/2022. We are currently working with both insurers and would expect to remain in network even after this date. Further updates will be posted here. Please call the office if you have any questions. Thanks!
We are proud to announce that Dr. Conner O’Keefe will be joining our practice in July, 2021. He previously practiced as an interventional cardiologist in the Chicago area and will be seeing patients in our Newton office. He performs both coronary and peripheral interventions and holds multiple board certifications. Dr. O’Keefe is affiliated with Newton and Morristown Medical Center. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. O’Keefe.
UPDATE: The office will be closed Tuesday 2/2/2021 and reopen 8 AM tomorrow, Wednesday 2/3/2021. If you had an appointment, we will be contacting you to reschedule.