McLaren Oakland expands cardiology services with new physician practice: 7 things to know

McLaren Oakland, based in Pontiac, Mich., will launch the hospital's first fully-employed dedicated cardiology physician practice, the McLaren Cardiovascular Institute.

Here are seven things to know about the institute.

1. Board-certified cardiologists with the institute will immediately begin providing patient care. 

2. The cardiologists will not only care for cardiology patients in their Pontiac and Clarkston offices, but also will consult on and care for patients arriving at McLaren Oakland's emergency department.

3. Prior to adding the physician group, McLaren Oakland established cardiology expertise, offering echocardiography services, cardiac stress testing, cardiac rehabilitation and various vascular services. In addition to these services, expanded cardiovascular capabilities will include techniques and procedures to treat chronic total occlusion, pulmonary embolisms and deep vein thrombosis, chronic heart failure and other forms of heart disease, according to a news release.

4. Physicians practicing within the McLaren Cardiovascular Institute include:

  • Beth A. Bowling, MD
  • M. Blair DeYoung, DO
  • John F. Kazmierski, DO
  • Brian M. Litch, DO
  • Timothy D. Logan, DO
  • Larry R. Rothstein, DO
  • Sibin K. Zacharias, MD

5. Additional physicians are scheduled to join the group and begin providing care in September.

6. "As part of McLaren Health Care, McLaren Oakland is committed to enhancing the level of cardiology care provided to the northern Oakland County community," Chad Grant, president and CEO of McLaren Oakland, said in a prepared statement. "This is the first step in a comprehensive expansion of our cardiovascular service line, adding the highly skilled and experienced physicians of the McLaren Cardiovascular Institute."

7. Click here to learn more about the institute. 


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