Heart disease is the leading cause of death for adults in our country. That's why Legacy Health provides a complete circle of cardiovascular care, with you at the center.
Our board-certified doctors include world-renowned experts in every area of cardiology. They work with a team of nurses and other medical specialists to prevent, diagnose and treat heart disease. With Legacy, you have a health care system that gives you the choice of selecting private practice cardiologists, as well as Legacy Health cardiologists.
What is a Cardiologist?
A cardiologist is a doctor that has been trained to find, treat and prevent heart and blood vessel diseases. Cardiologists are different from cardiac surgeons (both cardiothoracic and cardiovascular). They usually refer to a cardiac surgeon if heart surgery is needed. A cardiologist can be called the "general contractor" of your heart, with electricians (electrophysiology cardiologists) and plumbers (interventional cardiologists) as specialists in heart care.
The heart has its own "electrical" and "plumbing" systems. The electrical system is about the heart's rhythmic beating and is controlled by heart cells that create an electrical pathway. The plumbing system is about the blood vessels and the blood flowing through them. Cardiovascular disease refers to heart and blood vessel conditions. These conditions include coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), heart conditions present at birth (congenital heart disease), congestive heart failure and other heart conditions. Heart disease can cause heart attacks, strokes and other complications. Heart disease can often be treated if found early. You may prevent or improve heart disease if you exercise, eat a healthy diet, quit smoking, lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and maintain a healthy weight.
Legacy Heart Services offers complete cardiovascular care. We provide office and in-patient consultation, preventive care, non-invasive cardiovascular imaging, invasive diagnostics, treatments and rehabilitation. Some of our services include:
Cardiac and vascular ultrasound
Electrophysiological (EP) studies
As a health system with six hospitals in the greater Portland, Vancouver, and Tualatin area, we offer convenient, close-to-home access to easily get the information you need for diagnosis and treatment planning. This includes care for children with the Children's Heart Program at Randall Children's Hospital.
Partner physician practices:
Northwest Cardiovascular Institute
Westside office Gresham office
2222 NW Lovejoy St, Suite 606 Medical Office Building 1, Suite 103
Portland, OR 97210 24900 SE Stark St
Phone: 503-229-7554 Gresham, OR 97030
Fax: 503-274-5400 Phone: 503-907-1101
Medical Office Building B, Suite 360
Vancouver, WA 98686
Pacific Heart Associates
Northeast office Tualatin office
300 N Graham, Suite 320 19260 SW 65th Ave, Suite 420
Portland, OR 97227 Tualatin, OR 97062
Phone: 503-281-0448 Phone: 503-692-0405
Fax: 503-281-0507 Fax: 503-692-7978
Our partner physicians include:
Celia K. Dervan, MD — cardiology
Sandeep Garg, MD — cardiology
Maureen B. Goldring, MD — cardiology
Miguel A. Gomez, MD — cardiology
Nandita Gupta, MD — cardiology
Ramnik S. Jhooty, MD — cardiology
Sandra J. Lewis, MD — cardiology
John H. McAnulty, MD — cardiology
Judith A. Nigro, DO — cardiology
Shawn Patrick, MD — Medical Director of Legacy Heart Services, cardiology