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Dr. Stephen Sigal

Cardiology
Tyler, TX
36 years experience male

Locations

Office

Tyler, TX

Address

820 South Baxter Avenue, Tyler, TX
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

(903) 592-7680

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

UnitedHealthcare

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

19 Answers
23 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sigal
Cardiology 36 years experience
A blood thinner: Integrelin is a drug that blocks a receptor on the surface of platelets that would normally allow it to attach to other platelets when forming a blood... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sigal
Cardiology 36 years experience
It should not matter: Atenolol has a long half life, and should have stable levels in your body if you are taking it daily. Taking it before or after your workout should n... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sigal
Cardiology 36 years experience
No: Troponin T is a protein in cardiac muscle. If there is damage to the heart muscle, it will be released into the bloodstream, and elevated levels can ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sigal
Cardiology 36 years experience
Most people can: They are safe for most people to use, if they are properly fitted. Complications are most likely to occur in patients with diabetes, peripheral vascul... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sigal
Cardiology 36 years experience
Ignore: The CDC estimates that someone suffers a heart attack in the US every 43 seconds.
A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sigal
Cardiology 36 years experience
Ca is a sign of CAD: About 20% of plaque in the coronary arteries is calcified. Presence of calcium in the coronaries is a very sensitive indicator of the presence of cor... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sigal
Cardiology 36 years experience
If used properly: Glycerin irritates the bowel lining, causing it to secrete fluids that help relieve constipation. It has no direct cardiac effects. If used to the p... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sigal
Cardiology 36 years experience
No: 1/4 cup of tapioca starch contains 26 g of carbs and no fiber. This is even higher than white wheat flour with 24 g of carbs and
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sigal
Cardiology 36 years experience
None: Most trans fats in our diet are a by product of hydrogenating unsaturated vegetable fats, a process used in the food industry to change the melting po... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sigal
Cardiology 36 years experience
12 hours apart: Ideally, you would take the 2 doses 12 hours apart, e.g. 8 am and 8 pm, 9 am and 9 pm, etc. In most cases, you should be able to adjust the times aro... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sigal
Cardiology 36 years experience
This can vary: Both troponin i and troponin t assays are used to test the blood for evidence of damage to the heart muscle. The normal range for troponin i is highe... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sigal
Cardiology 36 years experience
It may not: There can be a small temporary decrease or increase in your heart rate immediately before or after a sneeze. This is not from the sneeze itself, but... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sigal
Cardiology 36 years experience
Not significantly: There can be a small temporary decrease or increase in your heart rate immediately before or after a sneeze. This is not from the sneeze itself, but... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sigal
Cardiology 36 years experience
Probably not: If you are talking about a spandex knee brace, there should be cleaning instructions on the packaging. Hand washing and air drying are the safest to ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sigal
Cardiology 36 years experience
Many possibilities: Many different problems, including your anxiety, could cause these symptoms. Need to see a physician to check your blood pressure and pulse. May ne... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sigal
Cardiology 36 years experience
92920-LD: If angioplasty was performed, and no stent was placed, code would be 92920 LD
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sigal
Cardiology 36 years experience
A Haiku for CAD: Be liberal with Your activity and control Your risk factors.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sigal
Cardiology 36 years experience
Most: Most liver LDL production occurs at night; taking statin at bedtime can increase its effectiveness.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sigal
Cardiology 36 years experience
This can vary: Both troponin i and troponin t assays are used to test the blood for evidence of damage to the heart muscle. The normal range for troponin i is highe... Read More

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Jun 22, 2015
Straight forward and to the point, with details on how to proceed with diagnosis
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sigal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sigal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Yale University School of Medicine
Graduated 1984MD

Medical/Graduate school

Yale College of Medicine, CT
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

Yale New Haven Hospital

Residency

YALE-NEW HAVEN HOSPITAL

Awards

Most Influential Doctors, USA Today
Top Cardiologist, OrganizedWisdom
Texas Super Doctors, as published in Texas Monthly Magazine, 2013-2015

Affiliations

American Heart Association, Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
American College of Cardiology
Society of Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication
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