Grundy County Memorial Hospital | Live Well | Winter 2023

4 GCMH has your heart health covered Grundy County Memorial Hospital works to provide the health care services that our rural community members need most—and we are pleased to announce expanded Cardiology Clinic availability and the addition of a new cardiac stress test to benefit those with heart conditions. The hospital’s Cardiology Clinic, staffed by providers from UnityPoint Health–Allen Hospital Cardiovascular Center, now sees patients weekly on Wednesdays. The added clinic days allow for patients who live in the rural communities around Grundy Center to complete follow-up and preventive care, along with diagnostic and medical management appointments, without traveling to Waterloo. Conditions that are treated include: ● Medical management of hypertension, angina, arrhythmias, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure. ● Cardiac disorder consultation and treatment. Preventive cardiology Advance practice providers Kari Haislet, DNP, andMicaela Rahm, ARNP, are committed to the highest level of care. They work in conjunction with the hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation team and the respiratory therapy team, who manage tests such as Holter monitors and cardiac stress tests. It’s important to attend your follow-up medical appointments when being treated for a heart condition. These appointments help your health care team keep track of your recovery. You can make each visit count by preparing a list of questions you may have and by bringing a list of all the medicines you take, including vitamins and over-the-counter drugs to each appointment. Nuclear stress testing now available locally New to GCMH is the availability of the nuclear stress test, which is a cardiac study that is now being offered with a referral from a cardiology specialist or primary care provider. The test is done to see if the heart muscle is getting enough blood flow and oxygen when it is working hard. The test is ordered to help determine how treatment such as heart surgery or medications are working and also to determine if a person is at risk for complications. The nuclear stress test is offered in addition to the traditional treadmill stress testing that’s available at the hospital. When in doubt about whether a diagnostic procedure is available at GCMH, potentially saving you a drive to a larger facility, you may phone the hospital’s scheduling department at 319824-5081 or check the hospital’s website at grundycounty/services.aspx. Visiting Specialists Audiology Seema Arab Wilson, AuD Cardiology Kari Haislet, DNP Micaela Rahm, ARNP Dermatology Angela Buttjer, PA-C Ear, Nose, & Throat/Skin Cancer David J. Congdon, MD, MPH, FACS Karen Sadler, ARNP Gastroenterology/Hepatology Srinivas Kalala, MD Tracy Elliott, ARNP General Surgery/Colonoscopy Paul Burgett, MD, FACS Stephen VanBuren, MD, FACS Alison Wilson, MD, FACS Nephrology T. Michel Daoud, MD Vinay K. Kantamneni, MD Oncology Zoe Johanns, ARNP Mattie Testroet, ARNP Ophthalmology/Cataract Surgery Benjamin Mason, MD Orthopedics Robert B. Bartelt, MD Podiatry Stephen Solomon, DPM GCMH Services Anti-Coagulation Ariel Loring, PharmD GCMH Orthopedics Douglas Cooper, MD Pain Management W. Keith Barnhill, PhD, ARNP, CRNA, DAAPM Sleep Disorders GCMH Sleep Service Wound Healing Mandy Vervaecke, ARNP Call 319-824-5081 or 888-824-5081 for scheduling information. Specialty Clinic Kari Haislet, DNP, provides high-quality heart care.