Barry Bellovin has been in practice in Bayside, Queens since 1986, in
association with Internist/Gastroenterologist Dr. André B. Spindler. Dr. Bellovin takes care of patients with the full range of
cardiac conditions, including:
& Other Lipid Disorders
& Other Coronary Diseases
are seen by referral from other physicians, as well as by self-referral,
where permitted by their insurance plans.
Dr. Bellovin participates as a primary care physician as well as
a cardiologist with many plans, so that patients can often receive all
of their care in one place.
office is fully equipped with all non-invasive testing techniques,
Holter Monitoring (Ambulatory EKG Monitoring)
Term "Event Monitoring"
& Extremity Vascular Testing
- Renal artery duplex scanning
testing is performed at a nearby, state-of-the-art radiology facility.
Dr. Bellovin is on staff at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset,
a renowned, tertiary care center, for patients requiring hospitalization
or invasive procedures. Patients requiring hospitalization are admitted to North Shore Hospital under the auspices of hospitalists and cardiologists who care for the patients in close consultation with Dr. Bellovin.
North Shore Hospital was recently named the best hospital in the United
States in a nationwide survey featured in Modern
Our entire staff is dedicated to providing personal and attentive
care in a comfortable and professional environment. We also
work to protect our patients' privacy, and are fully compliant with
For your convenience, Dr. Bellovin participates in many
insurance programs, including Aetna-USHealthCare, Blue
Choice, Cigna, Empire Plan, FirstHealth, GHI, MagnaCare, Medicare, MultiPlan,
Oxford and United HealthCare.
heart is a
muscular pump about the size of your fist and its primary function is
to pump oxygenated blood to the rest of the body. It is made up of
four chambers, the right and left atria on the top, and the right and
left ventricles on the bottom. The septum is a thin muscular wall that
separates the right and left sides of the heart. Each contraction of
the heart occurs in response to an electrical impulse that originates
in the upper portion of the heart. Blood is moved in a closed circuit
through the body by the pumping of the heart. The heart contracts and
pumps blood out to the body (systole) and relaxes to fill with more
The heart muscle
itself is like all other organs in the body and requires oxygen to
function. The oxygen-rich blood is circulated to the heart muscle
through the coronary arteries. There are two main arteries: the right
coronary artery and the left main coronary artery, both originating
from the aorta (the main blood vessel of the body). These vessels then
branch off into smaller and smaller vessels along the surface of the
In studying and
testing the heart, it is important to understand which system in the
heart is having problems:
- Is the conduction system (the wiring) in the heart following the
- Is the heart muscle getting adequate blood supply and oxygen
through the coronary arteries (the plumbing)?
- Is the pumping function of the heart muscle capable of
circulating blood to the rest of the body?
Consultation with Dr.
Your initial consultation with Dr.
Bellovin is extremely important. This initial consultation is your introduction to
Dr. Bellovin, who will elicit a detailed history of your problem and
perform a thorough examination of your heart and vascular system.
history of your problem will also include eliciting information about
other diseases and symptoms, a medical history of your close relatives,
and information about the risk factors that lead to coronary disease
(hardening of the arteries), elevated cholesterol and other fats in your
blood, high blood pressure, diabetes, and smoking. Dr. Bellovin will
also want an exact list of your medications and the dose and frequency
that they are taken, as well as any history of medication, allergies or
intolerances. It is helpful if you bring a list of your medications with
you, or bring the medicine containers themselves. Pertinent information,
especially test results, from other doctors should be secured, if
possible, for review.
At the completion of your initial
consultation, Dr. Bellovin will usually have a reasonable impression
about the nature of the problem and what additional tests will likely be
required to further clarify the diagnosis. You can help him by being thorough, but also concise in supplying the above
information in response to his questions.