Tiffany Sizemore-Ruiz, D.O., F.A.C.C.  -  - Cardiologist

Tiffany Sizemore-Ruiz, D.O., F.A.C.C.

Cardiologist located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Preventive Cardiology Specialist

Dr. Tiffany is passionate about helping her patients to lead healthier lives by actively promoting preventive cardiology services. Patients from in and around Fort Lauderdale, Florida benefit from her care and advice to reduce the risk of heart disease and other cardiac health issues.

Preventive Cardiology Q & A

by Tiffany Sizemore-Ruiz, D.O., F.A.C.C.

What Lifestyle Changes Can Prevent Heart Disease?

While heart issues are hereditary to a certain extent, a person can greatly reduce their risk of developing heart disease by developing heart-friendly habits. For example, one of the most important things a person can do to prevent heart disease is to avoid tobacco products. If a person smokes cigarettes or uses tobacco, stop. Dr. Tiffany can provide support and advice to help her patients give up cigarettes for good. It is also important to follow a healthy and balanced diet, including plenty of vegetables and lean proteins. A healthy diet limits alcohol consumption as there are links between excessive drinking and high blood pressure, cardiomyopathy, stroke, cancer and other diseases. Regular exercise is another heart-healthy habit to develop. Adults should also aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise every day. In addition to improving cardiovascular health and heart strength, regular exercise also helps to reduce stress levels, another indicator of potential heart disease.

Are There Health Targets ?

Heart disease and other cardiovascular issues are often symptomless in early stages of the disease. Regular screenings for blood pressure and cholesterol provide early warning signs of disease. Dr. Tiffany performs regular screenings to keep an eye on otherwise symptomless indicators of cardiovascular health. Healthy results for these routine screenings include:

  • Blood pressure should be less than 120/80 mmHg.
  • Body Mass Index between 18.5 and 25.
  • Cholesterol should be less than 180mg/dL to be considered optimal.
  • Fasting glucose should be less than 100mg/dL.
  • Waist circumference should be 35 inches or less for women or 40 inches or less for men.

If I Already Have Heart Disease, Can I Stop it From Getting Worse?

Cardiovascular diseases are treatable and in some cases cured. Regular screenings are essential to catching the development of cardiovascular disease in the earliest possible stages, when treatment is easier and more effective. Quick and efficient treatment is essential to controlling heart disease. The goals of treatment are to manage and decrease associated symptoms and offer a cure when available. Patients are instructed to make behavior changes to diet, exercise, and stress management techniques. While lifestyle adjustments are the key to managing heart disease, physicians can prescribe medications and other treatments when required. For example, in some cases, lifestyle changes may not be enough, and the doctor may prescribe medications to help lower cholesterol levels, prevent blood clots, reduce the heart’s workload.

Accepted Insurances

Please contact us if you are unsure about your insurance and we will be happy to verify your insurance eligibility.

Aetna
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Clear Health Alliance
Community Care
Coventry
Global Health
Humana
Medicare
United Healthcare
Wellcare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Tiffany Sizemore-Ruiz is the best physician I have ever been to. It's very hard to find a physician around here that really truly cares about your well being. "

    Mara G.
  • Vitals

    Best doctor I have ever had. She is so caring, knows what she is doing, and spends time with you. Office staff is great."

    Michele O.
  • Yelp

    "I saw Dr. Tiffany Sizemore-Ruiz, D.O. the other day, and I really liked her. She is clear about what she does and doesn't do."

    Kristin C.
  • "From the moment she walks in the room Dr. Sizemore-Ruiz will put you at ease with her big warm smile."

    B. Mota
Location
Tiffany Sizemore-Ruiz, D.O., F.A.C.C.
1409 SE 1st Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: 954-488-3830
Office Hours

Tiffany Sizemore-Ruiz, D.O., F.A.C.C.
1409 SE 1st Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316