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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.

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