Reviews from our patients
Dr. Illum has been my cardiologist for years. She is thorough and takes the time to explain my condition (mitral valve regurgitation) and options in terms I can understand. She monitors my heart health two to four times a year. When the time came to get the valve repaired, she detailed the procedure and referred me to one of our area’s best surgeons out of The Heart Hospital where the valve was successfully repaired. Dr Illum builds a rapport with her patients showing an interest in the person. She listens carefully to her patients, and whenever possible she does what she can to accommodate their preferences. All in all, she allows collaboration her patients and one leaves her office feeling genuinely cared for.
When I moved to Texas 3 years ago, I researched cardiologists and chose Advanced Heart and Vascular Center. It has been one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. Dr. Illum did a complete review of my history and focused on preventative rather than just reactive measures in a very caring environment. I truly believe I may not be alive had it not been for Dr. Illum and her amazing staff. I would highly recommend Advanced Heart and Vascular Center to anyone considering a new cardiologist.
During the Covid pandemic, I realized that I couldn’t catch my breath during walks and I was experiencing heart palpitations!
My hubby was going to Dr. Illum, so he made me an appointment. During my first visit she listened very attentively to my, very long, medical story. Under her care, I am much better. So if you need a doc who listens, you can’t go wrong with Dr. Illum!
My primary care doctor looked at my bloodwork after a checkup and recommended I visit a cardiologist. I am so happy to have found Dr. Illum. She and her staff are a breath of fresh air because because they take such good care of their patients. They are also prompt with their responses to my questions. Dr. Illum is an excellent listener and a skilled diagnostician. She also really cares and prescribes only the very best treatment options. She has had so much valuable experience here and overseas. She recommended a battery of tests that provided every piece of information needed for my situation and we are following her plan. I am completely confident that she will take very good care of me and my heart.
Many thanks to Doctor Illum and her amazing staff! No one likes to go to the doctor, but their understanding approach and explanation during care is very comforting. Their professionalism and service was off the charts. I would recommend them to anyone!
Dr. Ilum discovered I had heart issues 3 years ago. She has offered me the highest quality of care while being kind, gentle, and patient. Dr. Illum explains things to me in a way that I can understand. I feel confident with Dr. Illum. Between Dr. Illum and her team, I feel cared for. They are all such a blessing.
Dr. Illum has excellent listening skills, and is quite personable. She is thorough in her explanations of medications and cardiac exams, using language a layperson can understand. I like how she writes down instructions for me, if needed. Her office staff is friendly and attentive, responding to my phone calls in a timely manner.
Dr. Illum’s office is very professional, easy to contact and pleasant to visit. Dr. Illum has stabilized my condition immensely, and I sincerely appreciate her care and concern.
Dr. Illum is an outstanding cardiologist. She is very thorough and explains things so they are easily understandable. She spends the time to get to know you and make sure you have all the information that you need. When my step-son needed a cardiologist, there was no place else we were going to go but to Dr Illum.
I appreciate Dr. Illum so much. She listens carefully, explains in a way that makes sense to me (love her drawings), always seems to be up on the latest developments in medicine, and carefully considers what is right for me.