Newsplex - Martha Jefferson HealthWise - Headlines

Healthwise: Same Quality Care, New Convenient Location

February 9, 2011

Medical Care will now be more convenient for those in Central Virginia. Services are expanding at the Spring Creek Office in Zion Crossroads.

The Martha Jefferson Hospital's facility opened a couple months ago, however, it is already expanding. Most recently, an on-site cardiologist from Cardiovascular Associates of Charlottesville joined the team.

"Our services here are primarily for cardiology consultation for an office based practice so when patients come in to see the primary care physician here, they can also choose to see a cardiologist at least on a periodic basis," explained Arun Prahash, Cardiologist, Martha Jefferson Hospital.

Many patients note having a cardiologist nearby can make a large difference.

"It's a lot easier for me, it's a lot better than going down 64 going to Pantops, especially with bad weather its so much closer, you can get out here in no time," said Sharon Allen, Patient.

Prahash added he can handle routine visits as well as diagnostic testing in the future in the new office and said now there will be no excuse for patients to delay treatment.

"Patients are going to be more interested in getting some place that they can see someone sooner and get an opinion and take care of the risk factors and focus on prevention", said Prahash.

The expansion will benefit many seniors.

"Large increase in the retiree and senior population needs significantly more heart related care and we think this is going to build and hopefully be a great contribution to the community" said Prahash.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
     
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
     
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.

 

powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 115666199