Date Article
 July 1997  What is this site all about?

What is this site all about?
(July 1997)

This site is all about education. Patient education is a challenge. As a physician, I have found that a truly well-informed patient will make my job easier, and that both the patient and I will be more successful. Over the years, I have developed a number of strategies to try and improve my success in this area. For several years now, I have used a system of educational "autotext" paragraphs to compose relevant letters to patients. This has proven to be an effective way to quickly provide patients with material they could study at their leisure and return to later for reference. Recently, I began to supplement these paragraphs with graphics to improve understanding. Interactive graphics on the web seems simply to be the next step.

It is a wonderful adventure and honor to be a cardiologist and care for patients, many of whom are extremely ill, and to be able to help them get better in situations of great danger and urgency. It is just as rewarding to help patients effectively understand and cope with a disease that scares them. HeartPoint is all about helping people deal positively with heart disease. Heart disease, even serious heart disease, is far from a death sentence these days. Most people live active, happy, full and long lives. This site is here to provide the tools to deal with these problems.
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While this site seemed inevitable once I started considering it, I spent a great deal of time surfing the web before finally committing to its creation. This allowed me to focus on features that would define its character. We will strive at HeartPoint...

We hope you enjoy HeartPoint, and that it is of interest and benefit to you.
I look forward to any comments or suggestions you may have. [ Contact us ]


   Darrell J. Youngman, D.O.
   June 1997

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