Full-time cardiologist, cardiovascular clinic now available in Winslow

WINSLOW, Ariz. - Residents of Winslow and surrounding communities now have access to a cardiologist practicing five days a week in Winslow, thanks to the Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona (HVCNA). Cheryl Martin, M.D., F.A.C.C., is the newest member of the world-class physician group at the Heart & Vascular Center, a partnership between Flagstaff Medical Center and Verde Valley Medical Center. Dr. Martin, who resides in Winslow, is caring for patients in HVCNA's new Winslow office and is on the medical staff at Little Colorado Medical Center (LCMC).

The full-time HVCNA office, conveniently located across the street from Little Colorado Medical Center at 1418 N. Williamson Ave., is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments, which usually are available within one to two days, can be made by calling toll free 877 928-WELL.

"Offering a full-time heart and vascular office to rural communities like Winslow is paramount in preventing and treating cardiovascular disease," Dr. Martin said. "In addition to providing comprehensive cardiovascular care, I am committed to providing community outreach and education to Winslow, Holbrook, and the Navajo and Hopi reservations and surrounding communities. Providing the best heart care is more than just treating a condition, it is preventing it as well."

Dr. Martin has practiced medicine from coast to coast including New York, Wisconsin, Texas, California and Arizona. Before moving to northern Arizona, Dr. Martin was in private practice in Palm Springs, Calif. Especially passionate about educating women on the risks of heart disease, she wrote, produced and directed the documentary "A Silent Threat - Heart Disease in Women." Additionally, she produced a cable television series, "Matters of the Heart," that focused on women's health. The series ran for more than five years on public access television.

Dr. Martin received her medical degree from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine, Los Angeles. She completed her internship and junior residency at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, and her senior residency at King Drew Medical Center and University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center.

The Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona is a partnership between Flagstaff Medical Center and Verde Valley Medical Center. It combines physician office practices with extensive hospital-based services including diagnostic and interventional cardiology procedures and open heart surgery. HVCNA offices are located in Flagstaff, Camp Verde, Cottonwood and Winslow.

For more information on the Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona, visit NAHeartCare.com. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Martin or one of the world-class HVCNA physicians, call 877 928-WELL.

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