Heart and Vascular begins offering Stress Test Services at Caswell Family Medical Center

The Center for Heart and Vascular Care is now offering stress tests to cardiac patients at Caswell Family Medical Center as part of a community clinic partnership that began in 2008.

Heart and Vascular begins offering Stress Test Services at Caswell Family Medical Center click to enlarge Rick Stouffer, MD

The UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care is now offering stress test services to cardiac patients at Caswell Family Medical Center (CFMC) in Yanceyville, NC as part of a community clinic partnership that began in 2008. CFMC is a Community Health Center whose ‘mission is to serve our community with compassionate, customer-centered health care.’

CFMC is accredited by The Joint Commission and was one of the first ambulatory care centers in the United States to become designated JCAHO as a Primary Care Medical Home. Rick Stouffer, MD, Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories and Interventional Cardiology, and Gwen Cole, LPN, treat cardiac patients at CFMC twice a month, evaluating patients with a wide variety of cardiovascular disorders.

The Center for Heart and Vascular Care has an echocardiography machine at CFMC that Dr. Stouffer uses to obtain ultrasound imaging without patients having to travel to Chapel Hill. Beginning last month, Dr. Stouffer began offering stress tests at CFMC.

This is the first time this service has been offered in Caswell County. Dr. Stouffer is dedicated to bringing cardiovascular services into community clinics and ensuring adequate cardiovascular care for all populations. Through his leadership, the Center for Heart and Vascular Care also partners with Piedmont Health to provide free cardiac health services and education once a month to Piedmont Health’s primary care patients at the Carrboro Community Health Center.

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