From routine and preventive heart health services to special needs, the Bonifay Rural Health Clinic in partnership with Doctors Memorial Hospital offers cardiovascular care for patients in northwest Florida. The Bonifay Rural Health Clinic’s cardiology services focuses on the functions and disorders of the heart and its connected circulatory system.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for adults in our country. That’s why Bonifay Rural Health clinic provides a complete circle of cardiovascular care, with you at the center.
Our board-certified doctor works with a team of experts — nurses and other medical specialists to prevent, diagnose and treat heart disease.
What is a Cardiologist?
A cardiologist is a doctor that has been trained to find, treat and prevent heart and blood vessel diseases. A cardiologist can be called the “general contractor” of your heart, with electricians (electrophysiology cardiologists) and plumbers (interventional cardiologists) as specialists in heart care. Cardiologists may refer to a cardiac surgeon (cardiothoracic and cardiovascular), if heart surgery is needed.
The heart has its own “electrical” and “plumbing” systems. The electrical system is how the heart beats and is controlled by heart cells that create an electrical pathway. The plumbing system concerns the blood vessels and the blood flowing through them.
Heart disease refers to heart and blood vessel conditions. These conditions include coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), heart conditions present at birth (congenital heart disease), congestive heart failure and other heart conditions. Heart disease can cause heart attacks, strokes and other complications.
Heart disease can often be treated if found early. You may prevent or improve heart disease if you exercise, eat a healthy diet, quit smoking, lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and maintain a healthy weight.
Dr. Dunnick offers office and in-patient consultations, preventive care, non-invasive imaging, treatments and rehabilitation. Some of our services include:
- Education and support on lifestyle modification such as diet, exercise and tobacco cessation
- Medical management of risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and triglycerides
- Medical management of heart disease, such as coronary artery disease, vascular disease and structural heart abnormalities
- Cardiac and vascular ultrasound
- Electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG)
- Stress testing
- MUGA (multigated acquisition) scans
Our dedicated staff are committed to offer convenient, close-to-home access to the information you need for diagnosis and treatment planning.
Bonifay Rural Health Clinic
2910 Hospital Drive, Bonifay, FL 32425
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm