Monthly Archives: November 2016

Are you a candidate for a sleep study?

sleep-apneaMany people don’t think of snoring as a sign of something potentially serious, and not everyone who has sleep apnea snores. But be sure to talk to your doctor if you experience loud snoring, especially snoring that’s punctuated by periods of silence – in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts – or if you find yourself chronically fatigued, sleepy and irritable.

Ashchi Heart and Vascular Center is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of adults suffering from sleep apnea. If you or a loved one has a chronic snoring problem, please contact us today at (904) 222-656 to schedule an evaluation with our accredited sleep specialist.

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Carotid Artery Disease: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Carotid Artery DiseaseMajdi Ashchi, DO, FACC, FSCAI, FSVMB, FABVM
Medical Director

What are the carotid arteries? The carotid arteries are the blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood away from the heart to the head and brain. Located on each side of the neck, these arteries can easily be felt pulsating by placing your fingers gently on either side of your windpipe. The carotid arteries are essential as they supply blood to the large front part of the brain.

Another smaller set of arteries, the vertebral arteries, are located along the back of the neck adjacent to the spine, and supply blood to the back of the brain.

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Open Enrollment

openenrollmentIf you’re changing health insurance plans during open enrollment, please note we take the following insurances:

AvMed, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, Cigna, Florida Medicaid, Georgia Medicaid, Medicare, TRICARE, UnitedHealthcare and more.

Contact insurance consultant Mr. Don Whalen at (904) 710-2056 for help in preparing and researching insurance policies.