If you’re managing a heart condition such as high blood pressure, heart failure or atrial fibrillation, you will work with a local family physician and probably a local cardiologist. Your local family physician may work with you while you’re on cardiac medications, monitor your heart health, provide nutritional advice and perform screening and testing. If you’re part of a F.I.T.T. for cardiac rehab, you may also work with your local family physician to ensure your exercise program is safe and effective. A local family physician is a medical doctor who provides primary care for infants through to senior citizens. Local family physicians perform annual screening exams and physical exams, provide immunizations, prescribe medications and refer patients to other healthcare providers such as local cardiologists. Your local family physician can also work with other healthcare providers you may work with in addition to your local cardiologist, including a local registered dietitian, chiropractor, personal trainer, endocrinologist and athletic therapist. If you’d to learn more about how your local cardiologist and local family physician can help you manage your heart disease or recover from heart surgery (for example, an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator), talk to your local family physician.