Florida Cardiology P.A. and Nudj Health Develop Lifestyle Medicine Program
ORLANDO, Fla. (May 23, 2023) – Florida Cardiology P.A. has partnered with Nudj Health, a tech-enabled health service that partners with providers nationwide to deliver telehealth mental health, lifestyle interventions, and lifestyle medicine programs to patients. Nudj Health achieves this by using the collaborative care model to bring lifestyle medicine and wellness into patient care.
Now, cardiologists at Florida Cardiology can prescribe the Nudj program to their patients as a preventive cardiology tool. This preventive cardiology focus will help improve their heart health and reduce depression, anxiety, and blood pressure by empowering patients to think about and act on their lifestyles differently.
The connection between cardiac disease and behavioral and mental health is strong:
- $363 billion spent annually on heart disease1
- 50% of American adults have heart disease2
- 20-30% of cardiac patients suffer from mental health issues, like depression3
- 80% of cardiovascular disease can be prevented4
“Our goal is to bring quality healthcare to our patients, and we’re always looking for new ways to enhance our services to better improve patient outcomes,” stated Dr. Sandeep Bajaj, President of Florida Cardiology. “We are excited to partner with Nudj Health to deliver a new lifestyle medicine approach to our patients to help them improve their heart health and overall wellness.”
Founded in Pasadena, Calif. in 2021, Nudj Health delivers integrated, whole-person, and continuous care for patients with chronic disease beyond the walls of the doctor’s office. The company provides collaborative care using evidence-based therapeutic interventions centered around six interconnected lifestyle areas: stress management, physical activity, sleep quality, social support, behavioral risks, and nutrition.
Nudj Health’s services have demonstrated effectiveness in the treatment of moderate to severe depression, anxiety, and insomnia with scores decreasing by 42-52% within 12 weeks, as well as a reduction or maintenance of blood pressure and weight, improved mobility, improved medication adherence, and improved connections with family, community, and Nudj Health support systems. See Nudj Health’s latest clinical updatehere.
“Nudj Health will integrate behavioral and mental health or ‘Cardiac Wellness’ into Florida Cardiology’s practice to improve outcomes, enhance patient and provider satisfaction, and reduce acute care and outpatient utilization,” stated Yuri Sudhakar, founder and chief executive officer of Nudj Health, elaborating on the company’s latest preventive cardiology collaboration. “We look forward to delivering whole-person care to Florida Cardiology’s patients and helping them live a healthier life.”
About Florida Cardiology P.A.
Established in 1983, Florida Cardiology, P.A. has a team of 16 cardiologists complemented by one physician assistant, 10 nurse practitioners, and a highly trained clinical support staff. Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, Florida Cardiology has 10 convenient office locations in the Greater Orlando area (including the main Florida Cardiology office in Winter Park, FL) with full diagnostic facilities and a freestanding cardiac catheterization laboratory. Florida Cardiology provides comprehensive adult cardiology services that include noninvasive/invasive diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions. To support referring physicians and to achieve the highest degree of quality and efficiency close to the community in this ever-changing healthcare environment, Florida Cardiology physicians utilize most of the major hospital systems and participate in most of the major insurance companies in the Greater Orlando area.
To learn more about Florida Cardiology, visit flcard.com.
About Nudj Health
Founded in 2021, Nudj Health delivers integrated, whole-person, and continuous care for patients with chronic disease beyond the walls of the doctor’s office. The company provides collaborative care using evidence-based therapeutic interventions centered around six interconnected lifestyle areas: stress management, physical activity, sleep quality, social support, behavioral risks and nutrition.
Based in Pasadena, Calif., Nudj Health has already integrated its service with several primary care, cardiology, and oncology providers, including large health systems across the nation.
Affiliated providers can now integrate the use of evidence-based lifestyle medicine therapeutic interventions as a primary treatment designed to prevent, treat and often reverse chronic disease.
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