Chest Pain Specialist

More MD

Family Medicine & Internists located in Prescott, AZ & Surprise, AZ

Whether chest pain is an occasional nuisance or seems to be flaring up more and more, you need to find out why before your underlying condition worsens. With the help of John Moran, MD, and Tim Urell, DO, of More MD, you can get comprehensive diagnostic services and treatment for chest pain right away. Book your chest pain evaluation at either the Surprise, Prescott, or Lake Havasu, Arizona, office location. Schedule online or over the phone.

Chest Pain Q & A

What causes chest pain?

The majority of your vital organs are tucked away and protected by your ribcage. Between circularity, digestive, musculoskeletal, and lung issues — and everything in-between — chest pain can arise for a wide variety of reasons. Common causes of chest pain include:

  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Angina or heart attack
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Gallbladder or pancreatic inflammation
  • Injured ribs or connective tissues

Sometimes, chest pain is also associated with fibromyalgia or even shingles. You could potentially suffer from chest pain if you have severe panic attacks, too.

When should I see a doctor for chest pain?

Because chest pain could be a sign of a heart attack or other serious condition, you need to head straight to the emergency room right away. Radiating pain, chest pressure, or tightness in your chest all warrant immediate medical intervention.

Dr. Moran and Dr. Urell at More MD want to see you if you’re continuing to experience chest pain that doesn’t require emergency medical attention. Head to the clinic if you have:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Sour taste in your mouth
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Pain that’s persistent or lasts for hours

Since chest pain can be associated with so many different issues, Dr. Moran and Dr. Urell evaluate you thoroughly to get to the cause. They can even perform digital X-ray or ultrasound imaging, electrocardiogram (EKG) testing, or laboratory testing right in the office if needed.

How is chest pain treated?

Your chest pain treatment plan at More MD depends on what’s causing it. If you have heartburn or GERD, for instance, you may benefit from prescription-strength acid-reducing medications. Other treatments for chest pain include:

  • Nitroglycerin arterial relaxing medication
  • Blood-thinning drugs
  • Antidepressant medications
  • Physical therapy for musculoskeletal issues

You can feel confident that Dr. Moran and Dr. Urell are going to get to the root of your chest pain, so you can get relief with your personalized treatment plan. As your primary care physicians, Dr. Moran and Dr. Urell can even partner with your cardiologist or another specialist to ensure you get any essential follow-up care you need.

Schedule your chest pain evaluation at More MD today. Click on the online scheduler or call your nearest office to book.