FryeCare Cardiology Associates - Hickory

Our Team

Ghassan Alkoutami, MD, FACC

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

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

Leverne S. Fox, Jr., MD, FACC

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

A native of Boone, North Carolina, Dr. Fox attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, then completed his internship and residency at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, NC. Dr. Fox is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and interventional cardiology.

Education

Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
Residency: Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, NC
Fellowship: University Hospital/University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL

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

Brian P. Hearon, MD, FACC, FACCP, FSCAI

Board-Certified in Cardiology, Internal Medicine and Interventional Cardiology
A co-founder of Hickory Cardiology Associates, Dr. Hearon received his undergraduate degree at Millsaps College in Mississippi. He then went on to receive his medical degree at the University of Mississippi Medical School. After Dr. Hearon completed his residency and cardiology fellowship, he opened Hickory Cardiology Associates. Special interests include cardiac ultrasound, diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac catheterization, and pacemaker implementation.

Education

Medical School: University of Mississippi
Residency: Internal Medicine – Medical College of Ohio Toledo, OH
Fellowship: Cardiology – Bowman Gray School of Medicine Winston-Salem, 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, FACC

Board-Certified in Cardiology, Internal Medicine 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 A. Morrison, MD, FACC

Board-Certified in Cardiovascular Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, 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 A. Paspa, MD, FACC

Board-Certified in Interventional, Nuclear, 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 K. Patel, MD, FACC

Board-Certified in Cardiology, Internal Medicine 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 J. Patrone, MD, FACC

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

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, FACC

Board-Certified in Cardiology, Internal Medicine and Interventional Cardiology

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, FACP, FACC, FASE

Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and 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 D. Schultz, MD, FACC

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 M. Wiley, MD, FACC

Board-Certified in Cardiology, Internal Medicine and 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

S. Andrew Call, PA-C

Board-Certified Physician Assistant 












Justin Jonas, FNP

Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner 










 

Kevin E. McMahon, PA-C

Board-Certified Physician Assistant 



 








 

Mindy Watson, PA-C

Board-Certified Physician Assistant