Dr. Gerry Maddoux is a Cardiologist who has practiced for more than 30 years, 15 of them in Lubbock. Now, instead of simply treating patients he's educating millions.
Dr. Maddoux is the author of the book "Your Heart:Treat It Like You Love It". It is a complete resource guide for taking care of your heart with information, explanations and "translations" that anyone can understand after coming home from the doctor confused about a diagnosis.
"There's a lot in here on chest pain, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, whatever you have, any malady you have of the hear and blood vessels, you can find a chapter. Knowledge empowers you. It makes you capable of living with your disease with a little more comfort," said Dr. Maddoux.
You don't have to be sick to benefit by this book. It even has tips on how to handle a heart emergency at home and guidelines on protecting a healthy heart so you can avoid trouble down the road. Again the book is "Your Heart:Treat It Like You Love It" and it is available in Lubbock bookstores.