Everyday, CCP works hard to fulfill our mission.
The Mission of CCP is to improve the health of our patients through the provision of the most comprehensive cardiovascular care, research, and education possible. We strive to continuously advance our relevant knowledge in order to improve the service we provide to our patients, referring physicians and community.
Here you will see examples of CCP's efforts to live up to our mission:
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Scott Hessen M.D. and Maria Jannelli on being selected as 2018 HXS Champions! This award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional effort in advancing health information exchange in the HSX service area. Scott and Maria’s work has furthered health data sharing, innovation, utilization, and analysis in the greater Delaware Valley Region.
HealthShare Exchange is the greater Philadelphia region's health information exchange (HIE). It links the electronic medical record (EMR) systems of different hospital health systems, medical centers, and clinics — and the claims data of healthcare insurers — to make this information accessible at inpatient and outpatient points of care, including medical practice offices. HSX services provide recent clinical care information to providers at the point of care and alerts them to care events.
Congratulations Scott and Maria on this tremendous achievement!
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia has been granted a three year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in the area(s) of Adult Transthoracic. This latest accreditation awarded to CCP demonstrates the facility’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in echocardiography. Accreditation by the IAC means that all Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia echocardiography facilities have undergone an intensive application and review process and have been found to be compliant with the published Standards thus demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care in echocardiography. Click here to read the full press release.
CCP congratulates all of our physicians who were awarded Philadelphia Magazine Top DoctorsTM2018 for Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiac Electrophysiology! We are proud of the immensely, impactful work the following doctors have provided to their patients. Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia commends this extensive list of doctors and the excellence displayed in their quality of care. To learn more about the doctors awarded, please visit http://www.phillymag.com/search/top-doctors/ .
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. has long been dedicated to helping consumers find the best healthcare in America. Their process is to identify top doctors, both nationally and regionally, based on an extensive nominations process open to all licensed physicians in America. Through this nominations process, the most outstanding healthcare providers are chosen by their peers to be 'Top Doctors.' Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia would like to congratulate Dr. McCormick on this wonderful achievement. We are proud of the excellence displayed in the quality of care for your patients!
Dr. McCormick sees patients at our Cottman - CCP at Jefferson, Chestnut Street - CCP at Jefferson, and South Broad - CCP at Jefferson locations and is affiliated with Hahnemann University Hospital, Methodist Hospital, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Daniel McCormick D.O. attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and a residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center before completing a fellowship in cardiology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Dr. Nestico has long dedicated himself to cardiology and his patients, but more recently, has had a calling towards political representation of fellow Italian citizens in the United States. Dr. Nestico, deeply rooted in his Italian heritage, proudly took on the challenge to run for a democratic seat in the Italian Senate - Consulate of Philadelphia. Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia would like to acknowledge Dr. Nestico on this wonderful accomplishment and fully support you on this endeavour to be the voice of many!
Dr. Nestico sees patients at our Oregon: Nestico - CCP at Jefferson location and is affiliated with Methodist University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Nestico attended Temple University for medical school and a residency at Hahnemann University Hosptial before completing a fellowship in cardiology at Hahnemann University Hospital.
Read more about Dr. Nestico's campaign here
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Dr. Muhammed Raza of CCP's Delaware County division and Dr. Daniel McCormick of CCP's Center City Division have published an article in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on Type 1 Endoleak Post-Endovascular Aneurysm Repair, Successfully Treating with Excluder Cuff and Fixantion Screws. Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia remains commited to improve the health of our patients through the provision of the most comprehensive cardiovascular care, research, and education possible. We strive to continuously advance our relevant knowledge in order to improve the service we provide to our patients, referring physicians and community.
CCP congratulates our physicians on the Main Line who were awarded Top Doctor in Cardiology for Main Line Today's Best of the Main Line 2017! We are proud of the excellence displayed by our doctors in providing the best care for our patients every day!
CCP congratulates Dr. Joseph Lewis, Dr. Donna Reed, and Dr. Clay Warnick on their Health Care Hero Awards presented by Chester County Hospital. Chester County Hospital recieves nominations from the community for healthcare providers who have touched the lives of the community member and their families. Our CCP physicians are being recognized for providing outstanding care and have inspired a grateful patients to make a donation in their honor! Congratulations to our Health Care Heroes!
Dr. Matthew Goldstein spoke to 6ABC on July 6th about atrial fibrillation and loop recorders.
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Dr. Matthew Goldstein became one of only a handful of physicians to successfully insert a pacemaker using a novel technique called His-Bundle pacing. This advanced technique involves placing a pacemaker's wiring to better mimic the electrical connection in a healthy heart.
CCP congratulates Dr. Goldstein in this accomplishment!
Click here to read Dr. Goldstein's full interview with Main Line Health
CCP's own Dr. Rosenwinkle from our Lansdale and East Norriton practices recently sat down with the Amber Gazette to discuss the risk factors and warning signs of stroke. “Smoking, for sure, is probably the most important risk factor,” Rosenwinkel said. Poor sleep — seven to eight hours a night recommended — and lack of exercise — 30 minutes most days of the week recommended — are also risk factors.
To read more on the risk factors of stroke, read the full article here!
CCP is please to annouce that Nicholas Vaganos, M.D., F.A.C.C. has been appointed as Chief Medical Officer. As Chief Medical Officer Dr. Vaganos will provide clinical leadership for CCP office locations designed to improve quality of care and better patient outcomes as the practice transitions into value-based medicine.
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CCP, America’s largest independent cardiac care practice is pleased to announce that effective February 1, 2017, the practice of Drs. Samuel Ruby, Howard Gitter, and Aymen Alrez have officially become a part of Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia. CCP is proud to welcome Drs. Ruby, Gitter, and Alrez to our team.
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Dr. Veronica Covalesky spoke to KYW-News Radio as part of the Center City District's Resturant Week! Dr. Covalesky participated in cooking demonstrations with local chefs to promote heart healthy eating in the New Year.
To listen to Dr. Covalesky's interview with KYW-News Radio, click here!
Dr. Muhammad Raza is now the medical director of the catheterization laboratory at Crozer Chester Medical Center. Dr. Raza specializes in performing sophisticated, minimally invasive and interventional procedures that offer significantly shorter recovery times, less scarring, and promising outcomes with reduced risk of complications. As a Board Certified Inverventional Cardiologist, Dr. Raza will bring his unique skillset and great leadership to the Crozer Chester Medical Center catheterization lab. Please join CCP in congratulating Dr. Raza on this appointment.
Dr. Mehta spoke with U.S. News and World report about how music can improve you heart health.
Dr. Mehta says, "Music has been shown to decrease adrenaline and cortisol release, i.e. release of stress hormones. The physiologic result is a decrease in heart rate, blood pressure and respiratory rate in the near term and a decrease in blood sugar and inflammation over the long term. For patients with heart disease (e.g. a prior heart attack, arrhythmias, hypertension, or a history of congestive heart failure due to decreased heart muscle function) the effects of music therapy may be likened to those achieved by administration of certain medications used to treat or prevent cardiovascular events. The positive effects of music therapy, therefore, lie in its ability of reducing the risk of recurrent cardiac events such as the risk for having another heart attack, hospitalization for acute heart failure or recurrent episodes of arrhythmia."
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Dr. Mark Victor, CEO and practicing physician for Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia, was a winner of Philadelphia Business Journal's 2016 Health Care Innovator Award. Dr. Victor was selected from health care professionals across the industry including hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and other life science organizations. The award is given to individuals who are leaders in creating new ideas, the companies who develop new innovations, and the products that are instituted.
Under Dr. Victor's leadership, CCP has been at the forefront of medical technologies including being an early adopter of electronic medical records. CCP has remained independent despite the growing trend of private practices being sold to health systems. Dr. Victor has helped lead CCP into the changing healthcare environment; embracing pay-for-performance and bundled payments. Through Dr. Victor's guidance, CCP is able to collaborate with third party payors, health systems, and private organizations to improve public health, reduce hospital readmissions, and facilitate the financial shift from a fee-for-services infratsture to a system that pays based on qualty care and efficient care delivey.
The CCP community congratulates Dr. Victor on this award!
Dr. Kimberly Campbell recently spoke to Crozer-Keystone Health System about heart disease in women. In this video she explains how women are affected by heart disease differently than men.
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America’s largest independent cardiac care practice has expanded its vein clinic practice and opened a new facility in South Philadelphia at 1703. S Broad Street. The clinic offers radiofrequency ablation to o patients suffering from veinous insufficiency and other venous disorders. Radiofrequency ablation is a non-invasive treatment for venous insufficiency and varicose veins. In the procedure, a thin catheter is inserted into the afflicted vein through the skin. The catheter emits radio waves which heat the specific areas of the vein and cause it to close down, therein treating the venous insufficiency and/or varicose veins.
Dr. Daniel McCormick, DO, FACC, FSCAI, says of the new opening, “The new innovative vein laboratory at 1703 South Broad Street will allow access to comprehensive, diagnostic and therapeutic vein procedures for patients suffering one of the most common and disabling clinical disorders. This will represent a tremendous resource to patients with varicose veins, chronic leg swelling, and other disfiguring venous conditions.”
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Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia in Philadelphia recently received accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) for its home sleep apnea testing (HSAT) program.
“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia on meeting the high standards required to receive home sleep apnea testing accreditation,” said Dr. Ronald D. Chervin, AASM president. “Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia is an important resource to the local medical community and will provide academic and scientific value in addition to the highest quality care for patients suffering from sleep disorders.”
To receive HSAT accreditation, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM.
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Today, Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia, PC has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as one of 516 awardees in 47 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia to help reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes among millions of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. Health care practitioners, such as Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia, participating in the Million Hearts® Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model will work to decrease cardiovascular disease risk by assessing an individual patient’s risk for heart attack or stroke and applying prevention interventions.
To read the full press release: CLICK HERE
For additional information about the Million Hearts® Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Model, including a fact sheet and a list of participants, please visit: https://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/Million-Hearts-CVDRRM/.
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia demonstrated a platinum benchmark within the PINNACLE Registry’s nationally recognized performance metric (PINN-161) for the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation patients who are at an increased rate of stroke in 2015 Q1.
Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia is one of only 36 practices nationwide to receive the honor.
The award recognizes Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia’s commitment to and success in implementing a higher standard of care for patients with atrial fibrillation who are at an increased risk of stroke. Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to higher standard levels of care.
“The American College of Cardiology is committed to heart disease patients receiving the best possible care and is proud to recognize Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia for raising the bar in providing the highest standards of care for their patients,” said ACC President Kim Allan Williams, M.D., FACC.
To receive the PINNACLE Registry’s Platinum Practice Center of Excellence award, Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia demonstrated a platinum benchmark on the nationally recognized atrial fibrillation metric. Full participation in the registry engages practices in a robust quality improvement process using data to drive improvements in adherence.
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For more information about the PINNACLE registry go to ACC.org/PINNACLE
Dean G. Karalis, MD, FACC, FNLA, director of Preventive Cardiology, at PAH, and a clinical professor of Medicine at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, has been named the president of the Northeast Lipid Association of the National Lipid Association (NLA), and takes office in May 2016.
The NLA consists of a total of five regional chapters representing more than 3,500 members from the U.S. It is a multidisciplinary specialty society including physicians, allied health clinicians, researchers, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists and dietitians.
The NLA was formed in 2000 to promote the specialization of clinical lipidology, a fairly young yet rapidly growing integrative branch of medicine focusing on lipids (molecules of fats, oils, waxes, some vitamins, and hormones), their metabolism and associated disorders.
Associated disorders such as heart attack and stroke account for approximately one-third of all deaths in the U.S. “Lipid management, involving lifestyle, dietary and pharmacologic interventions, has shown to be a most effective way to treat cardiovascular disease. Yet the number of specialists with expertise in lipid management is lacking in proportion to the number of patients facing cardiovascular and metabolic disorders,” said Daniel J. McCormick, DO, FACC, FSCAI, a fellow CCP physician.
Please join CCP as we congratulate Dr. Karalis on this appointment!
To read more about the NLA, visit: http://www.lipid.org
CCP congratulates our physicians on the Main Line who were awarded Top Doctor in Cardiology for Main Line Today's Best of the Main Line! We are proud to have the best of the best caring for our patients every day!
Dr. David Kleinmen recently spoke to Crozer-Keystone Health System about implanted cardiac monitoring. In this video he explains how an insertable cardiac monitor may benefit those who suffer from unexplained episodes of fainting or other cardiovascuar conditions, such as stroke, atrial fibrillation, or seizures.
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