- Electrophysiology ServicesJohn R. Burg MD Cardiac Center
- To Make an Appointment:
801 N. 29th St.
Billings, MT 59101
Cardiac arrhythmias are disturbances in the rate or rhythm of the heart’s electrical system. These disturbances can range from inconvenient to life-threatening.
Our electrophysiology specialists specialize in electrical conduction in the heart. Billings Clinic Cardiovascular Services has two electrophysiologist and two nurse practitioners. This team is recognized as a leader in diagnosing and treating cardiac arrhythmias. Electrophysiology services we provide include:
- Electrophysiology (EP) Studies
- Implantable Defibrillator
- Pacemaker Telephone Checks (in office checks)
- Permanent Pacemaker
- Tilt Table Testing
Pacemaker Telephone Checks (in office checks)
After you have your pacemaker implanted we will be providing follow up service and are dedicated to providing the best follow up possible. The staff that will be talking with you periodically is Cheryl Cummings RN, Chris Severson RN, and or Electrophysiology Technical Staff. Dr. Alan Thometz and Dr Lynn Otto supervise the clinic.
It is important to have your pacemaker checked regularly to ensure it is functioning properly and to keep track of the battery. We recommend the following pacemaker phone check schedule:
- Implant Date: 2 times the first month
- 1 Month - 3 years: Every 3 months
- 3 years - 6 years: Every 2 months
- 6 years - Battery Depletion: Every month
All routine pacemaker checks are done by appointment. After each telephone check, we will schedule you for your next appointment. We would be happy to answer any questions and provide you with any information about your pacemaker. Please do not hesitate to call us our toll free number is 1-800-736-5355 and our local number is 406-238-2000.