Murphy, N.C. – Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital (EWCH) will offer cardiology consultation appointments on Fridays beginning in September.
Dr. Harish Manyam, Erlanger’s Chief of Cardiology, and Dr. Jonathan Powell, the newest addition to the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute, will rotate appointments on Fridays to provide cardiac consultations, including diagnostics, EKGs and device checks. Appointments are by referral only.
“Patients of western North Carolina will no longer need to travel long distances to receive a heart consultation,” said Erlanger Medical Group Senior VP Meridith O’Keefe. “We’re excited to be able to offer these services closer to home and welcome two of Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute’s finest cardiologists to the area.”
As an electrophysiologist, Dr. Manyam specializes in cardiac rhythm management. This specialty includes the management and treatment of complex heart arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation (also known as AFib) – an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.
“Our medical community is thrilled to see additional specialty care coming to our region, which continues to benefit from being part of the Erlanger family,” said Dr. Thomas Clayton, EWCH Chief of Staff.
Individuals interested in making an appointment should discuss the referral process with their primary care physician or other provider. For more information, call 423-778-5661 or visit erlanger.org/heart.