Dr. Richard Berquist, a family practice physician and emergency medicine doctor with Community Medical Providers, looks a decade younger than his 50-something age. He’s buff and tan from daily kayaking, roller-blading and yoga. He eats a low-fat, semi-vegetarian diet and keeps his cholesterol low. He’s the last person anyone would suspect had a serious heart problem – even an expert like him.
But Dr. Berquist said when he hit his early 50s he decided to take the advice he gives his own patients and do a cardiac stress test on a treadmill.