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Dr. Tonga Nfor

Cardiology
Milwaukee, WI
16 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

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Cigna

UMR

VA healthcare

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

262 Answers
162 Agrees
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Chest discomfort: There are several organs in the chest which could be causing your sensation of heaviness. In 24 year old, the cause is likely something not dangerous.... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Take with food: Try taking the medication with food. If pain does not go away talk to your doctor.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
They go away: Most common side effect is sore muscles. This goes away if you stop the medication.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Fetal heart: Baby's heart (fetal heart) begins to form around 6th wk of pregnancy, can be heard with doppler ultrasound at around 10-12 weeks.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Medical evaluation: Could be many possibilities, an evaluation from your doctor is advised. Gastritis can not explain all those symptoms. Could be something muscular.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Odynophagia: This is odynophagia: pain with swallowing. It is a symptom of an inflamed upper gastrointestinal tract like throat, esophagus or stomach. An upper GI ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Yes: Sounds like a pvc. Typically it's not dangerous except occurs very often.
A male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
PDA: Your pediatric cardiologist is the best person to advice you on this. However surgery may offer a more durable permanent solution. The problem with an... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Further work-up: Sorry this is happening to you. Sounds like there is something serious going on. Cannot suggest an explanation without detailed assessment. Please see... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Not normal: A blood pressure of 140/90 or higher is hypertension. You need to repeat the blood pressure measurement using an accurate machine. If it remains high ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Clarify: Do you mean the upper number on your BP measurement is 95 to 100? That is abnormal systolic bp.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Low risk surgery: Irregular heart rhythm does not increase the risk of surgery as long as you do not have heart failure. If you are on a blood thinner it will need to... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Board Certified: One is board certified when it has been verified that they have all the required training at recognized institutions to be a cardiologist and have pas... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Mild hypertrophy: Mild septal hypertrophy means the middle wall of the pumping chamber in the heart is mildly thick. This is a common condition that can be caused by se... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Not if short: It should be safe if you keep it to only a few minutes at a time.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Chest pain eval: Several different conditions can cause chest discomfort. Chest pain in a 19 y old guy like you is unlikely to be from your heart. Get evaluated by a d... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Tests depend on need: The decrease in your white blood cell count is not cause for concern. A rise in ldh is nonspecific and it's significance depends on what other symptom... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
PMS?: Most likely premenstrual syndrome. Over the counter Ibuprofen may help. Discuss this with your doctor.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Need monitoring: Your doctor needs to repeat an ekg after about 2 weeks on the drug to make sure there are no changes to the electrical activity of your heart.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Yes it can: A vascular medicine physician can perform treatment to get rid of livido vascularis.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Possible: A diet rich in vegetables including sea cucumber or other vegetables, fruits and low in fats and starch coupled with regular exercise will lower chole... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Need to see doctor: It is well known that in certain conditions like sleep apnea or coronary disease (blockage of the arteries that supply your hear muscle) people can de... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Take as prescribed: Clonidine pills should be taken 2 to 4 times daily. If bottle says twice daily take one in morning and one in evening.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Discuss with your Dr: It is never advised to warfarin without a thorough discussion with your doctor about the risks & benefits. In budd chiari there is a risk of new clot... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Yes: Beetroot juice should not pose any problems for high blood pressure or diabetes as long as you don't add sugar or salt.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Nerve injury: There is a nerve in the neck that controls the vocal cords an voice box. Injury to this can cause slurring.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Chest pain eval: Several different conditions can cause chest and upper abdominal pain. Most likely cause of burning chest and upper abdominal pain in a 19 y old guy l... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Fetal heart beat: Doctors can detect heart beat using doppler ultrasound as early as 10 weeks from your last period. Fetal heart can be heard with a plain stethoscope a... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Not edema: Toddlers usually have puffy feet. If you press on it, it feels soft but does not leave an imprint as it rebounds quickly. That's not edema.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Together us fine: Those pulls are safe take together, take with a meal.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
BP and pregnancy: Adequate blood pressure is important for a healthy pregnancy for both baby and mother. Very high BP can cause serious problems to fetal development, p... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Good blood pressure: Yes laying down BP is accurate. That is a good bp.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
What kind of hernia?: It depends on the location of the hernia and what kind of surgery was done. Surgery for a hiatal hernia or diaphragmatic hernia may cause scar near th... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
3 heart attacks: I am so sorry. If your dad is in a hospital right now, he's in the best place he can be. Thank goodness he survived the heart attack. There are very g... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Need assessment: On the surface sounds like anxiety, but with chest pain, i suggest that you get evaluated by your doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Consult: The Cardiologist and his/her staff will talk with you to get a medical history, do a physical exam (not a complete one like when you get an annual phy... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Risk assessment: Tests used depends on your risk and if you have any symptoms. Your doctor will start by doing a history and physical exam. If there is still a suspici... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Relaxation exercises: Sounds like you had a rough week! acute stress can cause those symptoms. Try these relaxation techniques. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/relaxation... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Fish oil & OCP: There is no scientific documentation of a definite interaction between fish oil and oral contraceptives. The 2 are considered safe taken together. See... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Not directly: Sorry for your ordeal. Lupus does not directly affect absorption of food. But other immunological diseases associated with lupus can affect absorption... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
No tachycardia POTS: Pots stands for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. It is characterized by a significant increase in heart rate when you go from laying down to... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Serious: Wow sounds very serious! hope you're in a hospital! sorry you feel so terrible. Not enough information to venture a diagnosis here. Your symptoms are ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Estradiol withdrawal: Withdrawal can occur in someone who had been on Estradiol for a long time. This can include hot flashes, irritable mood, sleeplessness, vaginal drynes... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
High BP headache: How high is the bp. Severe elevation in BP can cause headache. This is a medical emergency especially when associated with blurry vision or confusion.... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Diet and exercise!: A low salt low calorie low fat diet and regular exercise. If you can do this and achieve weight loss of 5% or more, you should see improvements in you... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Recovery: Some of these symptoms are common early in the recovery phase after a strep infection. Are you taking anti inflammatory medication that can make your ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Natural is better: The best way is breath naturally without any conscious or purposeful interference. Your body regulates your breathing automatically according to need.... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Heart pump: The heart is a pump that supplies blood to the entire body. To perform this function it needs to be able to relax an fill with blood, then contract to... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Cardiac assessment: If palpitations are new or getting more frequent you need to have a doctor assess you to make sure you do not have a heart rythm problem.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nfor is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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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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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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