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

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

212 Answers
131 Agrees
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Normal heart rate: A resting heart rate (pulse) of 50-60bpm is not a cause for concern, even though this is a little slower than the average resting heart rate of 60-80b... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Rehab at home: It is a stroke rehabilitation program provided by medical professionals in the patient's own home that is tailored to the patient's physical and medic... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
AED: Automated external defibrillator. It is a small computerized device used in emergencies to save the life of some one with a cardiac (heart) arrest due... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
By itself no: A prolactinoma is the most common tumor of the pituitary gland. It secretes the hormone prolactin which by itself does not cause weight gain or water ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Heart cycle: The heart is a pump that works in a cycle. Each heart beat has 2 components: systole when heart contracts to pump blood and diastole when heart relaxe... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Coronary blood flow: It is a measure of how much blood flow is going through the coronary arteries (arteries that feed the heart muscle).
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Need more detail: Sorry to hear that. I imagine you must be very concerned! do you mean a spot or a hole in his heart. It depends on what effect it has on the heart's... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Manual: The most accurate way is to manually feel your pulse and count the pulse over 1 minute, that gives you the heart rate. An electronic monitor will do t... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Yes: One of the major causes for high blood pressure is salt (sodium) retention. Salt draws water (fluid retention). Using a diuretic increases salt excret... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Possible : It depends on what's in your low carb diet. If you eat lots of protein and citrus fruits, your urine ph could be acidic. Which in itself is rarely a p... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Seems ok: What medication your doctor recommends depends on a combination of factors he/she assesses. That is a commonly used and safe combination. One of the m... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Needs reassessment!: Many things can cause dizziness and nausea that may or may not be related to your thyroid problem or the medications you take. Sounds like your condit... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Different kinds fat: I know this is confusing! olive oil (particularly extra-virgin type) is rich in "monounsaturated" fat and antioxidants which lower LDL (bad cholestero... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Need more info: Your hands can swell symmetrically from inflammation in the joints or from edema. There are tests to determine that and find out the cause.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Not specific: Cpk, sed rate and iron count levels are not specific to lupus or heart disease. Several conditions can affect these tests.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Several options: Swollen feet (edema) from sitting or stand g for long periods is due to blood pooling in feet. Reduce your salt intake, keep legs elevated when sittin... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Chest pain diagnosis: Chest pain is a very nonspecific symptom that can be caused by several things including an abnormality of the heart, lung, rib cage, muscles, skin, ne... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Sounds benign: Have you seen your doctor about this? You should. If your heart rate doesn't stay below 40 for minutes at a time, shouldn't cause any symptoms. The ch... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Depends: Which diet pill? Some diet pills can affect heart rhythm and function. Also depends how serious your irregular heart beat is. Talk to your doctor.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Yes you can: It is safe to do cardio exercises with mitral valve regurgitation. If the leakage through your mitral valve is significant you may notice that you get... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Digestive irregular: Start with fiber rich diet and drinking plenty of water to keep stools well hydrated and moist. May try stool softener.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
That's a big dose: 0.6mg is a very big dose of clonidine. That is above the common recommended dose!
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
NSAID: An NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) like Naproxen or Ibuprofen is available over the counter (take with meals please) and will held with t... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Get some direction : Sorry it seems like the answers you got before were rather dismissive. It takes 14-16 years of studying/training after high school to become an interv... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Niaspan (niacin): Your doctor will be able to advice you if there may be any meaningful benefit to you from taking Niacin (niaspan). Recent research is showing that it ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Absolutely : Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish oil is great for cardiovascular health.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Not typically: Those are not common symptoms of atrial fibrillation.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Check it out: Hard to say from the info you give. If this happens again see your doctor.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Real TIA?: Sounds like you have no risk factors for tia/stroke. Is this the first time? Sometimes symptoms of tus may be vague. Easy to confuse other minor disor... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
It may or may not: Further assessment is needed to confirm that diagnosis. That increase in heart rate can be caused by anxiety, pots, dehydration, etc.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Heart burn moslikely: The symptom you describe in a young man who is overweight most likely to be heartburn. If it gets better with some over the counter zanta, then you co... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Rich in antioxidants: Blueberries are rich in antioxidants which are good for you even with high triglycerides.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
No: It is usually safe to exercise with that. As a rule of thumb while exercising you should discontinue exercise, sit down and rest if you start to feel ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Fast pulse: Carvedilol is a class of medications called beta-blocker. It helps slow heart rate. When you miss a dose your heart rate could get faster.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Recheck BP: Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not interact with hctz. I wonder if you feel that way because your blood pressure drops too low 1 hour after the hctz. Ch... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Not normal: Your pulse should increase with strenuous exercise. First make sure your are measuring your pulse correctly. If it truely does not increase with exerc... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Yes it is!: Your blood pressure is beautiful! your heart rate will get fast during periods of anxiety (normal heart response to anxiety) but should go back to nor... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Should feel both : Normally you should be able to feel your pulse in the same area on both sides. You should have your doctor examine it to determine if there is somethi... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Heart ultrasound?: Do you mean a heart ultrasound, otherwise called echocardiogram? That can show on aortic aneurysm but it does not look at the whole aorta so can miss ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Probably: Yes fish oil will probably help. But before fish oil i'll recommend exercise first. It will lower LDL (bad cholesterol) even more, lower triglycerides... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
No: Breakthrough bleeding is not a recognized side effect of fish oil. I should also point out that the most effective way to control triglycerides and bo... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Polycystic ovary: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a disease that affects the ovaries and is associated with obesity among other symptoms. Only your doctor can determine ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Evidence is limited: L-arginine is generally safe. Some believe it may be beneficial in patients with certain arterial diseases, but there are no good scientific clinical ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Chest wall pain: This is very suggestive of chest wall pain. Does not sound like there is a cardiac origin of your pain.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Sudden death: I am so sorry for your terrible loss! seroquel (quetiapine) can increase risk of sudden death from abnormal heart rythms when taken at a high dose and... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Not common: Not common, but can happen due to autoimmune disease or medications.
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A female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Not normal: New changes like foul smell to urine and darker cloudy color could be due to a bladder infection or because of something you ate/or drank. If you also... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Rapid & irregular: Atrial fibrillation is disorganized irregular electrical activity in the upper chamber of the heart (atrium). Symptoms included sensation of pounding,... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Yes: Very low potassium or sodium can cause a seizure.
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A female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 18 years experience
Unlikely: I doubt that b50 complex made your BP go up. That said these supplements are not necessary for most healthy people unless you have known nutritional d... Read More
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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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