October 10, 2014 -
Cardiologist Alexander Pan, MD, Joins Heart Team
SEQUIM – Like most matters of the heart, sometimes it’s
about finding someone who is the right fit, and feels like family. In the case
of the recently formed Olympic Medical Heart Center, Olympic Medical searched
in partnership with Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute for a cardiologist who
would complement the team as well as increase access for cardiology care in the
As a result of this tireless search a new partner in care
has joined the Heart Center team: Alexander Pan, MD.
"We wanted another high-caliber cardiology physician who
wanted to work in a small rural community such as ours,” says Rebecca Corley,
MD, chief physician officer, Olympic Medical Physicians. "Our collaboration
with Swedish resulted in bringing a third cardiologist to the North Olympic
Peninsula. We couldn’t be happier with the addition of Dr. Pan – he is a
skilled cardiologist and he has impressed us with his patient-centric approach
and positive attitude.”
Dr. Pan, a member of Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute,
joined the Heart Center in September, primarily seeing patients out of the
Sequim location on the second floor of the Medical Services Building at 840 N.
5th Ave., Ste. 2400. He works closely with other clinical
cardiologists from the OMP division, Kara Kurtz Urnes, MD, FACC, and James
Emery, MD, FACC, as well as his partners with Swedish Heart and Vascular. Tracy
Zaher-Lee, ARNP, general cardiology, and Robert Gipe, MD, heart rhythm
management specialists, also work alongside him at the Heart Center.
Dr. Pan received his medical degree from the University of
São Paulo, Brazil, and recently completed his cardiology fellowship training at
the University of Hawaii in June 2014.
Olympic Medical Heart Center cardiologists are accepting new
patients. To learn more please call (360) 565-0500.
Your Home for All Things Heart
Olympic Medical Heart Center offers important non-invasive
cardiology services for residents of Clallam County, including consults,
echocardiography, advanced heart rhythm testing using the Zio Patch, rhythm
management, pacemaker insertion and monitoring, stress testing, nuclear
medicine, education, as well as chronic heart disease management and rehabilitation.
To learn more about these services, please call the Heart Center at (360)
As a community hospital in a rural setting, Olympic Medical
does not have the volume to support the most complex surgical heart procedures,
such as bypasses and stents. That’s where Olympic Medical’s partnership with
Swedish Medical Center affords our community extra benefit.
"Our connection to Swedish’s team of nationally renowned
cardiologists and cardiac surgeons allows us to fill in the gaps in invasive
cardiology services,” says Scott Kennedy, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Olympic
Medical Center. Our patients benefit from having direct access to the vast
array of highly specialized procedures that only a place like Swedish can
Consumer Reports magazine recently ranked the
Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute among the top 15 hospitals in the nation
for outcomes in coronary bypass and aortic valve replacement. For more
information Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute please go to www.swedish.org/services/heart-vascular-institute.
Olympic Medical Center (Clallam County Public Hospital
District No. 2) is a comprehensive, award-winning health care provider for more
than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. It has served the community since its
establishment on Nov. 1, 1951, and is governed by a seven-member, publicly
elected board. Olympic Medical is a sole community hospital and rural referral
center, and a charter member of both the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (2003)
and the Swedish Health Network (2011). Olympic Medical provides inpatient
services at its 80-bed acute-care facility in Port Angeles, including a
level-three trauma designated emergency department, surgical services, and labor
and delivery. OMC’s outpatient services include cardiac, imaging, physical
therapy and rehabilitation, laboratory, sleep medicine, surgical services, home
health, physician clinics and comprehensive regional cancer care at locations
in Port Angeles and Sequim.