Cardiologist wait times in 15 major cities

The average wait for a new patient seeking an appointment with a cardiologist in a major metropolitan area is 21.1 days, according to a recent survey conducted by Merritt Hawkins.

The survey was conducted between Jan. 9 and Feb. 13. Wait times reflect the average number of days a new patient would have wait for a heart checkup in the following cities. 

Here is how each of the cities surveyed stacks up, from longest to shortest wait times for cardiologists. 

Boston — 45 days
Portland, Ore. — 32 days
San Diego — 30 days
Philadelphia — 28 days
Denver — 22 days
Minneapolis — 22 days
Los Angeles — 20 days
Washington, D.C. — 18 days
Atlanta — 16 days
Seattle — 16 days 
New York — 15 days
Detroit — 14 days 
Miami — 14 days 
Dallas — 12 days
Houston — 12 days 

See the full survey here.

 

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