Coshocton Regional Medical Center expands cardiology department

| December 12, 2019

COSHOCTON – Your heart is the most important muscle in the human body, and Coshocton Regional Medical Center is dedicated to making sure it continues to beat strong for the rest of your life.

In November, the hospital partnered with Aultman Medical Group Cardiovascular Consultants to expand its cardiovascular service to better serve the patients of Coshocton County.

“We realized right away that this was the team we wanted to work with because of their patient and community focused approach,” said Melissa Snider, director of physician services.

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the state of Ohio. Dr. Peter Kometiani believes that efficient treatment and identifying measures for preventative care are the most effective way to prevent and treat heart disease.

“This will benefit patients because of the awareness of heart disease, the appropriate treatments, and by creating a more structured environment,” said Kometiani.

The cardiovascular clinic now offers weekday coverage in the office, inpatient consultative services available 24/7, local diagnostic testing, increased screening methods, and effective coordination of care with physicians and nurse practitioners who work closely with patients’ primary care physicians. Their advanced team of cardiologists can treat medical aspects of heart disease and heart rhythm issues as well as perform diagnostic cardiac testing and procedures.

Prior to the partnership, cardiovascular services were limited, and the department did not have full coverage for doctors who were unavailable during certain times.

“Our staff is very patient-centered,” said Snider. “They do an excellent job working with primary care doctors. Our staff also sends notes to primary physicians. That is hospital policy.”

“It’s a team effort, a team approach,” said Kometiani. “A patient’s primary care physician is the team leader. We are just the branches. They spend more time with the patient than we do.”

The partnership with Aultman will help enhance access to quality cardiovascular care for patients by providing the same treatment that patients would receive at Aultman within the Coshocton community. Patients will no longer need to travel out of county to receive the care they need.

“It helps to build structure in the hospital because patients do their testing here,” said Kometiani. “It’s a comfort zone for them instead of driving to places they aren’t familiar with.”

The cardiovascular clinic is located at 1523 Walnut St., Suite 1. For an appointment, call 330-454-8076.

The cardiovascular clinic will also have providers at the Health, Safety, and Wellness Expo on Saturday, Jan. 18 at Kids America to educate the community on the signs of heart disease.

“We are really excited about this,” said Snider. “This takes our cardiology services to a new level to work with such a stellar team.”

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