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Dr. Redwan Uddin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
13530 Michigan Avenue
Hamtramck, MI
 

Dr. Redwan Uddin works as a family practitioner in Hamtramck, MI. Dr. Uddin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Bengali. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He graduated from MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Uddin is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, X-Rays

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 78
  • Charge (avg.): $60
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $19
Dr. Barry Braver, DO
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Barry Braver's areas of specialization are general practice and family medicine. Dr. Braver has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, X-Rays

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 165
  • Charge (avg.): $50
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $19

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What is an Electrocardiogram (EKG)?

An electrocardiogram, or EKG, is a common test performed to measure the electrical activity of the heart. The heart muscle uses electricity to move and contract, and an EKG measures those electric signals. It is non-invasive, usually quick, and painless. It does not send any electricity into the body; it only measures what is there.

To perform an EKG, small sticky patches connected to wires called electrodes must be placed at various points over the chest, arms, and legs. It looks funny, but it doesn’t hurt. Then you simply lie on a table for about 10 minutes while the electrodes take measurements. Some kinds of EKGs take measurements while you walk or ride a stationary bicycle, in order to see how exercise affects the heart. After the required information is gathered, the electrodes are removed.

An EKG can tell a doctor a great deal about how the heart is working and how healthy the muscle is. It is often used to diagnose a heart attack, but it can also be used to look for evidence of irregular heart rhythms, weakness in the heart muscle, or valve problems.
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