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Dr. Tonga Nfor

Cardiology
Milwaukee, WI
18 years experience male

Locations

Office

Milwaukee, WI

Address

Aurora Cardiovascular Services, 960 N. 12th Street Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI, US
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

CIGNA Health Care

Medicaid

Medicare

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Cigna

UMR

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UnitedHealth Group

Aurora Health Care

Milwaukee, WI

About

Bio

I am trained in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology. I also have a strong professional commitment to research, education, patient centered care and improving the efficiency of medical systems. I love to spend personal time with my family and explore the great outdoors!

Specialties
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Cardiology

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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Georgia, North Carolina, Wisconsin

Doctor Q&A

212 Answers
131 Agrees
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Unlikely to be heart: I agree with your cardiologist. Your symptoms are not suggestive of coronary heart disease which is what a stress test is for. Are you staying well hy... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Musculoskeletal pain: Sounds like pain from your chest wall (muscles, bones, joints). If it persists talk to your doctor.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
No: Clonidine's effectiveness for heroin withdrawal is more than just blood pressure control. It is also used for its effect on the central nervous system... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Heart disease: They several different kinds of heart diseases. The most common risk factors for heart disease are high blood pressure, smoking, high body fat, high c... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Not recommended: Citalopram should never be taken for recreational purposes or without supervision from a physician.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Yes: With medications and appropriate changes to your exercise habits which your doctor will discuss with you.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
No cough?: The main symptom of bronchitis is cough. If you are not happy with your diagnosis or treatment, you owe yourself a second opinion. But only someone wh... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Bad sorethroat: Sounds like you have a bad case of sorethroat. At this point you need antibiotics. See a doctor please!
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
May be: It's possible but the more important thing to find out is why your cycle was irregular in the first place.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Depends on severity: Proair gives quick relief but is short-acting, that's why its called a rescue medication. Qvar is a steroid designed for long-term control of symptoms... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Risk profile: Depends on what factors are contributing to coronary disease in your specific case. Typical medications could include aspirin, statins (for cholestero... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
No: Chronic headache is not a symptom of stroke. Your headache sounds more like migraine, or cluster headache. Your doctor will use all your information t... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Unlikely to be heart: Several organs on the chest can cause pain e.g. Chest wall, lungs, heart, nerves, food pipe, etc. The description of your pain does not sound cardiac.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Talk to doctor: You should never stop a medication without discussing the decision with your doctor. He/she will advice if it is appropriate to stop, if you need an a... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Probably yes : Bleeding during pregnancy is always a concerning symptom that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Unclear: Advise to have your doctor investigate these symptoms.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Tachycardia: Several things can cause your heart rate to be irregular, most of the time it is nonspecific and benign. Discuss with your doctor about getting a holt... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Check for arrhythmia: Sorry to hear that. Your symptoms are concerning for a heart rhythm abnormality. See a doctor. Tests you should discuss with him/her include ecg, echo... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Ambulatory BP: BP normally varies throughout the day, but if you are having variations of more then 20 then you need better BP control. An ambulatory 24hour BP monit... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Not likely: This is an unusual test that is not done in most offices and most insurers will not pay for. There is little evidence that information from this test ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Stomach gurgling : Trying eating small meals several times a day. That can help ease your stomach and improve absorption.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Unclear: Low energy is a very non specific symptom that can arise from multiple disorders both physical and mental. Since your have seen all those relevant spe... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Athlete's heart : That is a normal heart rate for some one who exercises regularly. An athletic heart beats slower at rest because or can pump more efficiently with eac... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
No data: Like most nutritional supplements, there is no scientific study on the safety of maca pills or on how they interact with other medicines.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
No: They generally not accurate. The only way an app can really measure heart rate is if it has a way to count feel you pulse directly or a sensor you put... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Not ok: Systolic BP (upper number of BP measurement) 74 is low. See your doctor to figure out why and what to do. Also need to make sure your BP machine is ac... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Unlikely to be heart: Good for you that you decided to take exercise seriously. Though not impossible, heart disease is unlikely in a 21 yr old woman. If you're out of shap... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Wenkebach: Morbitz 1 atrioventricular block (wenkebach) is common and usually benign, and asymptotic. Because you are only 28 it suggests that the electrical con... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Caution: Liver disease could cause a high GGT level. Caution is advised when taking verapamil in the presence of liver disease. Your doctor should guide you.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Scientific evidence: Doctors focus on treatments where there is rigorous scientific research that proves their effectiveness. There is strong evidence to prove that loweri... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Long QT: The qt interval is measured from your ecg. The qtc is the raw measurement of your qt from ECG corrected for your heart rate of 106. Normal qtc should ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Regulates body rythm: The autonomic nervous system regulates various natural rhythms of the body. There are 2 components to the autonomic nervous system that counterbalance... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
You're fine : Your systolic is in the prehypertension range, your diastolic is normal. Bottom line you're fine now, but watch your salt intake and weight to avoid f... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
May be dangerous: Statins can cause liver dysfunction which is mild in most cases, but severe life-threatening liver failure is a known rare complication. If your liver... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Yes: Both are safe to take. Omega 3 will be good to prevent hear disease and if pgx helps you lose weight it could make it easier to control your bp. Also ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Systematic workup: Pain under left shoulder could come from several causes. Your doctor should take a detailed history and physical exam, then order appropriate tests.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Could go either way: High blood viscosity is usually associated with increased blood pressure.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Ps start treatment: Chronic gastritis does not cause tachycardia or hypertension. 270 is severely elevated for ldl. It is especially concerning in a 20year old man like y... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Medical checkup: I advise you get a medical check. Several conditions can cause those symptoms including anxiety, thyroid disorder, heart rhythm problem, stress, etc. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
More workup: Heart rate increases from standing in normal people, but increases even more in people with pots. There are other symptoms associated in addition to t... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Not the cause.: Don't think the pain in your keg caused your inr to go up to 3.2. The inr typically fluctuates when you take warfarin (coumadin). 3.2 isn't bad, with ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Compress vena cava: During pregnancy as uterus gets big and heavy it compresses the inferior vena cava when mother lays on her back. Vena cava is the big vein that drains... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Needs evaluation: This sounds concerning for something related to her heart as well as breathing. The two are closely related and one affects the other. She needs to se... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Don't think so: I would advise you to have your doctor assess your symptoms.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Safe: Cardiac diet is safe while trying to get pregnant. A cardiac diet is one low in cholesterol and fats, low in salt. It should still be a balanced healt... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
No: Both diabetes and high cholesterol have same risk factors and usually occur together.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
No: High cholesterol can cause heart disease and stroke but does not directly cause headache.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Get full ECG: U should get a full 12 lead ECG that is interpreted by a physician to verify that. Sinus arrhythmia is a very common and benign finding.
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A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Big for age not obes: Your son is growing as fast as my son. If you fit him on a growth chart he will be at 95th percentile for weight and about 90th percentile for height.... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Depends: Several ways to treat based on size, location and other parameters. Blood thinners are routine.
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Apr 18, 2013
Left me a quick and reassuring message. Would recommend him to anyone!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Nfor is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nfor is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for your quick reply! I have a dvt in my l-calf and it began to hurt again, will I always have this pain and the dvt or will go away?
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks! I wish all the docs would realize this do people like me can get proper treatment instead if bring wrongly categorized!!!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you so much. I press down hard and it will leave smsll imprint but starts rebound immediately. Within seconds. Making sure that's ok

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Edinburgh Medical School, Scotland
Graduated 2005MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Yaounde I Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Cameroon
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine-Milwaukee Clinical Campus

Awards

Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions 2012 Scientific Sessions: Best of the Best Abstracts Award. Las Vegas, NV May 2012
FIT Travel Award: December 2011 American College of Cardiology
Outstanding Service Award 2010 class, Internal medicine residency program, Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI

Affiliations

American College of Cardiology
American College of Physicians
American Heart Association
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