FryeCare Cardiology Associates - Hickory

Our Team

Ghassan Alkoutami, MD

Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Nuclear Cardiology

Education

Medical School: Damascus University Medical School, Damascus, Syria
Residency: Internal Medicine – East Carolina University School of Medicine, Greenville, NC
Fellowship: East Carolina University School of Medicine, Greenville, NC

Services

  • Angiojet
  • Atherectomy
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardioversion
  • Coronary angiogram
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Holter monitor
  • Implantable defibrillator (ICD)
  • Intravascular brachytherapy
  • Nuclear stress test
  • Pacemaker
  • Peripheral vascular ultrasound
  • Stenting
  • Transtelephonic monitoring

R. Norman McDonald, MD

Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology

Dr. McDonald received his undergraduate and medical degree from West Virginia University. After completing his internship, residency, and fellowship at West Virginia University Medical Center, Dr. McDonald stayed on to serve as Instructor of Medicine in the Cardiology Section. Dr. McDonald specializes in the treatment of Peripheral Vascular Disease as well as diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac catheterization.

Education

Medical School/Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Fellowship: Cardiology – West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Services

  • Angiojet
  • Atherectomy
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardioversion
  • Coronary angiogram
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Holter monitor
  • Implantable defibrillator (ICD)
  • Intravascular brachytherapy
  • Nuclear stress test
  • Pacemaker
  • Peripheral vascular ultrasound
  • Stenting
  • Transtelephonic monitoring

John Morrison, MD

Board-Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology

Education

Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
Residency: New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC
Fellowship: Cardiology – Upstate State University of New York

Services

  • Angiojet
  • Atherectomy
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardioversion
  • Coronary angiogram
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Holter monitor
  • Implantable defibrillator (ICD)
  • Intravascular brachytherapy
  • Nuclear stress test
  • Pacemaker
  • Peripheral vascular ultrasound
  • Stenting
  • Transtelephonic monitoring

Philip Paspa, MD

Board-Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral Vascular Interventional

Education

Medical School: State University of New York
Residency: Internal Medicine – Health Science Center at Syracuse
Fellowship: Cardiology – Health Science Center at Syracuse

Services

  • Angiojet
  • Atherectomy
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardioversion
  • Coronary angiogram
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Holter monitor
  • Implantable defibrillator (ICD)
  • Intravascular brachytherapy
  • Nuclear stress test
  • Pacemaker
  • Peripheral vascular ultrasound
  • Stenting
  • Transtelephonic monitoring

Sanjay Patel, MD

Board-Certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology

As a resident of Indiana, Dr. Patel received his undergraduate at DePauw University graduating with Honors Cum Laude. He then went on to earn his medical degree at the Indiana University School of Medicine. After completing his residency and cardiology fellowship, Dr. Patel received Interventional training at the Indiana Heart Institute at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Special interests include nuclear cardiology, cardiac ultrasound, and cardiac catheterization.

Education

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Residency: Internal Medicine – Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
Fellowship: Cardiology – Rush University/Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Services

  • Angiojet
  • Atherectomy
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardioversion
  • Coronary angiogram
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Holter monitor
  • Implantable defibrillator (ICD)
  • Intravascular brachytherapy
  • Nuclear stress test
  • Pacemaker
  • Peripheral vascular ultrasound
  • Stenting
  • Transtelephonic monitoring

Vincent Patrone, MD

Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Vincent Patrone is a board-certified interventional cardiologist on staff at Frye Regional Medical Center. He received his medical degree at State University of New York, Upstate Medical College in Syracuse, NY and completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, VA.

Dr. Patrone served as an Associate Professor of Medicine and practiced cardiology at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York for 9 years prior to coming to Hickory. He’s been practicing at the Frye Heart Center for 19 years and specializes in an expansive range of cardiovascular diagnostics and interventions, including echocardiology, pacemaker evaluation, lipid profiling and nuclear cardiology. He now practices at FryeCare Cardiology Associates providing cardiovascular care to Hickory and throughout the Unifour area.

Education

Medical School: State University of New York, Upstate Medical College, Syracuse, NY
Residency: University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, VA
Fellowship: University of Virginia Hospital; Charlottesville, VA & State University of New York 

Services

  • Angiojet
  • Atherectomy
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardioversion
  • Coronary angiogram
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Holter monitor
  • Implantable defibrillator (ICD)
  • Intravascular brachytherapy
  • Nuclear stress test
  • Pacemaker
  • Peripheral vascular ultrasound
  • Stenting
  • Transtelephonic monitoring

W. Curtis Pearcy, MD

Board-Certified in Cardiovascular Disease

Education

Medical School/Anesthesia Residency/Cardiology Fellowship: University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Internal Medicine Residency: Indiana Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, SC
Internal Medicine Internship: University of Virginia, Roanoke, VA
Fellowship: University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Services

  • Angiojet
  • Atherectomy
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardioversion
  • Coronary angiogram
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Holter monitor
  • Implantable defibrillator (ICD)
  • Intravascular brachytherapy
  • Nuclear stress test
  • Pacemaker
  • Peripheral vascular ultrasound
  • Stenting
  • Transtelephonic monitoring

Pairoj Rerkpattanapipat, MD

Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Nuclear Cardiology

Education

Medical School: Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Residency: Internal Medicine – Albert Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Strong Memorial Hospital

Services

  • Angiojet
  • Atherectomy
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardioversion
  • Coronary angiogram
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Holter monitor
  • Implantable defibrillator (ICD)
  • Intravascular brachytherapy
  • Nuclear stress test
  • Pacemaker
  • Peripheral vascular ultrasound
  • Stenting
  • Transtelephonic monitoring

Richard Schultz, MD

Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology

Education

Medical School: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
Residency: George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C.
Fellowship: George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C.

Services

  • Angiojet
  • Atherectomy
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardioversion
  • Coronary angiogram
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Holter monitor
  • Implantable defibrillator (ICD)
  • Intravascular brachytherapy
  • Nuclear stress test
  • Pacemaker
  • Peripheral vascular ultrasound
  • Stenting
  • Transtelephonic monitoring

Thomas Wiley, MD

Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Dr. Wiley received his undergraduate degree from West Point and earned his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. While in practice at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, he served as the Assistant Chief of Cardiology and the Director of Electrophysiology. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and electrophysiology and has over 10 years of experience with all aspects of electrophysiology to include ICD management and complex ablation.

Education

Medical School: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Residency: Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
Fellowship: Cardiology and Electrophysiology – Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

Services

  • Angiojet
  • Atherectomy
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardioversion
  • Coronary angiogram
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Holter monitor
  • Implantable defibrillator (ICD)
  • Intravascular brachytherapy
  • Nuclear stress test
  • Pacemaker
  • Peripheral vascular ultrasound
  • Stenting
  • Transtelephonic monitoring

Andrew Call, PA-C

Board-Certified Physician Assistant 











 

Amber Fortenberry, NP

Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner

Born and raised in North Carolina, Amber has been a registered nurse in the cardiology department at Frye Regional Medical Center for 16 years. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Western Carolina University and her Masters in Nursing from Gardner Webb University. She has always had a special interest in cardiology and has been involved with many aspects of caring for cardiology patients. Amber brings this knowledge and experience to provide great patient care. When she is away from work, she enjoys camping, travelling to new places and spending time with family and friends.

 






 

Kevin McMahon, PA-C

Board-Certified Physician Assistant 



 








 

Wesley Reid, PA-C

Board-Certified Physician Assistant









 





Lisa Robinson, NP
 

Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner

Lisa Robinson, RN, MSN, ACNP,  is the Director of FryeCare Cardiology Associates’ Heart Failure Clinic.

 She received her Diploma in nursing at Mercy School of Nursing in Canton, Ohio in 1976 and received her BSN and MSN at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. She received her post graduate acute care nurse practitioner certificate at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston Texas and her doctoral work remains in progress.

 Lisa has been a Stellar Scholarship recipient and has been awarded the PACE Award, a Peer Award for Clinical Excellence.

She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She is also a member of the Heart Failure Society of America, American College of Cardiology, American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, and American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

 Lisa’s specializations include heart failure, solid organ transplants: specifically heart, kidney, pancreas and liver, Adult Critical Care, and Cardiology including EECP treatments.

 

Mindy Watson, FNP

Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner