Depending on your health condition and where you live, your cardiac rehab team may be made up of a number of specialists. Or it may involve just you, your doctor, and a nurse practitioner. Typically, physicians oversee the programs. Your team may include:
- your family doctor, also called your primary care physician
- heart specialists called cardiologists
- exercise physiologists
- physical therapists
- occupational therapists
- mental health therapists, such as psychologists
In addition to training in their fields, these healthcare providers have extra training in working with people who have heart disease.