WELCOME TO CARDIOLOGY SPECIALISTS
 
Our physicians have a reputation for excellence in diagnosing and leading the way in innovative treatments for cardiovascular disease in our community.  They are supported by a team of experienced nurse practitioners and ancillary staff who share their same commitment to providing quality care.
 
Cardiology Specialists are a part of the Wadley HeartCare Network that provides the region with comprehensive heart care.
 
Innovative Solutions
The doctors at Cardiology Specialists are always looking for and finding new ways to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease.  
 
Compassionate Care
We believe the trust and confidence from our patients and referring providers stems from the quality of our care and services provided.  When there is a clear understanding of your condition and your options, it greatly reduces anxiety.  Dr. Scott Black, Dr. Kevin Formes, and Dr. Poohgodhai Ramachandran, with support from nurse practitioners Shannon Humphrey and Charles Shoalmire, will be glad to discuss with you:
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment Options
  • Outlook for Recovery
  • Lifestyle Recommendations
 Specialization

General Cardiology
General Cardiology services include preventative cardiology, diagnosis, and treatment.
 
Invasive Cardiology
Angiography – A diagnostic tool for the treatment of coronary artery disease.
 
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
More commonly known as coronary angioplasty or simply angioplasty. This therapeutic procedure is used to treat the narrowed coronary arteries of the heart found in heart disease.
 
General Stress Tests
Under physician supervision, the patient’s electrocardiogram, or EKG, and blood pressure are monitored while the patient is exercised on a treadmill.  This is used to evaluate for any electrical abnormalities during exercise and to evaluate the patient’s exercise tolerance.
 
Nuclear Stress Tests  
A non-invasive procedure used to evaluate for ischemia in the coronary arteries.  The heart is imaged at rest and after stress to evaluate for differences in blood flow through the coronary arteries.  Our facility is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) to ensure superior diagnostic image quality.
       
MUGA Testing
A nuclear imaging procedure used to evaluate the ejection fraction, or pumping action, of the heart.
 
Pacemaker/Defibrillator Implantation
A pacemaker is a medical device which uses the electrical impulses, delivered by electrodes contracting the heart muscle, to regulate the beating of the heart.  The primary purpose of a pacemaker is to maintain an adequate heart rate.  This is done either because the heart’s native pacemaker is not fast enough or there is a blockage in the heart’s electrical conduction system.
 
Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is generally defined as the inability of the heart to supply sufficient blood flow to meet the body’s needs.
 
Peripheral Vascular Medicine
 
Peripheral Vascular & Angiography Intervention
 
Advanced Lipid Testing
 
External Counterpulsation Therapy
External Counterpulsation, or ECP, is a non-invasive treatment for patients suffering from advanced heart disease and CHF.  ECP therapy is clinically proven to help relieve symptoms associated with advanced heart disease.