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Heart and Vascular Institute of Wisconsin Announces the Hiring of Dr. William Fred Shaw and Beth Michaelson, APNP

15 Jun 2020 Newsroom

The Heart and Vascular Institute of Wisconsin is excited to announce the two latest additions to our cardiovascular team – cardiologist Dr. William Fred Shaw and Beth Michaelson, APNP.

Dr. William Fred Shaw has been a practicing cardiologist for more than 25 years having first started his career at the Cleveland Clinic. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan and received his Cardiology Fellowship from the University of Minnesota. He also attended Cornell University for his undergraduate.

Dr. Shaw will be specializing in general cardiology and advanced cardiac imaging, seeing patients in our Appleton, New London, and Shawano locations.

Beth Michaelson started her nursing career in our cardiology practice in 1989. While a cardiology nurse, Beth went on to receive her Doctorate of Nurse Practitioner from Concordia University of Wisconsin and most recently returned from living in Oregon to rejoin our practice, becoming the 8th member of our Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant team at Heart and Vascular Institute.

Beth will be working closely with our electrophysiology and interventional cardiologists, seeing patients here at our Appleton location, as well as working at the area hospitals in Appleton and Neenah.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Shaw or Beth Michaelson, please call us at 920-886-9380.

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ABOUT HEART AND VASCULAR INSTITUTE OF WISCONSIN
With roots in Appleton since 1968, the physicians and providers of the Heart and Vascular Institute of Wisconsin deliver compassionate care at six locations throughout eastern Wisconsin by using advanced and innovative technologies to provide patients with state-of-the-art treatments.

[VIDEO] How to Start a Telehealth Visit

8 Apr 2020 Newsroom

Heart and Vascular Institute of Wisconsin is now offering telehealth visits.

This past week we began our movement to offer patients the option of having a telehealth visit instead of a face-to-face provider visit. These “virtual visits” allow us to provide safe, effective, and convenient care through common technologies such as smart phones.

Although some patient conditions still warrant a need to come to the office, a telehealth visit is now an option for most patients.

The process is very simple.  The day before your telehealth visit with the provider, one of our staff will call you to collect some advance information such as verifying your medications, weight, etc. and to prepare you for the telehealth process. On the day of your visit, you’ll receive a text message from the provider on your cell phone. Click on the link inside to open the test, where you will be prompted to provide your name and date of birth.

In some instances, the telehealth visit may result in the physician recommending that you come into our office if you are describing symptoms or concerns that can only be fully assessed face-to-face.

If you have any additional questions, please call us at (920)886-9380, or visit the Backline Telehealth website for more information about telehealth visits powered by Backline software.

You can view the results of your telehealth visit by signing up for our online patient portal.

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ABOUT HEART AND VASCULAR INSTITUTE OF WISCONSIN
With roots in Appleton since 1968, the physicians and providers of the Heart and Vascular Institute of Wisconsin deliver compassionate care at six locations throughout eastern Wisconsin by using advanced and innovative technologies to provide patients with state-of-the-art treatments.

[VIDEO] How to Register for the Patient Portal

28 Mar 2020 Newsroom

If you’re a patient of the Heart and Vascular Institute of Wisconsin, you’re eligible to sign up for our free online Patient Portal. Signing up for the Patient Portal gives patients direct access to their medications, test results, and bill payments, as well as the ability to send a direct message to their cardiologist.

In order to register, you must first contact our office at (920)886-9830 and ask to sign up for the Patient Portal. We will need to know your:

  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Email address

Once we’ve taken your information, we will enter it into our system, and you will receive a registration email. This process must be done manually so please allow one business day for the email.

For the fastest confirmation, please call during our open business hours; however, someone will be available to take your information 24/7.

Once you’ve received the registration email, click the link inside and complete the registration process. If you have any questions, please use the video above or call us any time using the number above as well.

A few helpful hints to keep in mind when signing up for the portal:

  • Each patient must have their own email to establish your portal.   For example, husbands and wives who share an email will need to create a second email address if they both would like to have a patient portal account.
  • The email you receive will come from “postmaster.hvi” and the link is “Open Registration Wizard”
  • The link we send you to establish the portal is only valid for 30 days.  After 30 days the portal invitation link is expired and will no longer work
  • After setting up your portal account, you will receive another an e-mail confirming that the portal has been activated and shows your username. It includes a link to take you to the Portal home page.

Some other helpful information to keep in mind when using the portal:

  • Office notes are not posted to the portal.
  • When imaging/testing is signed off by a physician the report is then uploaded to the GEMMS chart. 10 days after the physician sign off date the report is viewable on the portal.
  • Lab test results are viewable on portal 10 days after “Date returned” by the physician who reviews them.
  • Labs and imaging not performed at HVIW will never be viewable on the HVIW portal.
  • There is a “Medications” tab in the portal. Patients cannot request refills from this tab. They CAN send a message under the “Message” tab with a request for refill.
  • The only medications listed are ones prescribed by Heart and Vascular Institute of Wisconsin providers.

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ABOUT HEART AND VASCULAR INSTITUTE OF WISCONSIN
With roots in Appleton since 1968, the physicians and providers of the Heart and Vascular Institute of Wisconsin deliver compassionate care at six locations throughout eastern Wisconsin by using advanced and innovative technologies to provide patients with state-of-the-art treatments.

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