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With an unparalleled commitment to promoting health and well-being, board certified cardiologists James V. Talano, MD, MM, FACC and Sajan K. Rao, MD, FACC have created a comprehensive health and wellness program specifically designed for the cardiovascular patient. The new program enables patients to better manage wellness through lifestyle modification and rigorous clinical management, offering a scope of unrivaled amenities.
SWICFT HEALTH provides educational sessions that focus on diet, weight reduction, nutrition and exercise. The nutrition and exercise side of the program is led by well-known dietician, diabetes educator and personal trainer Betsy Opyt, RD, LD/N, CDE, whose goal is to help individuals strike an optimum balance of diet and exercise to improve long-term health.
Member patients of the SWICFT Institute benefit from additional service amenities designed to enhance patient convenience, compliance and access to their care team. Dr. Talano and Dr. Rao also accept on-call requests to personally manage their patient’s hospital care.