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Healthcare providers expand heart services in Macomb

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Healthcare providers expand heart services  in Macomb

Two more Blessing Health cardiologists are seeing patients at McDonough District Hospital (MDH) in Macomb.

Farooq Junaid, DO, is now seeing patients at MDH the first and third Wednesday of each month. Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine, he completed a fellowship at Oklahoma State University Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr. Junaid completed residency at St. James Hospital, Olympia Fields, Illinois; and earned his medical degree from Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Illinois.

As a non-invasive cardiologist, Dr. Junaid’s areas of medical interest include coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, peripheral vascular and valvular heart disease.

“I was raised with values to always respect and treat one as if they were my own family,” said Dr. Junaid. “The values the patient holds are paramount. The journey of a patient and their family can be a tough road but I will be there along with them to help alleviate any roadblocks. We are all in this together and it is a privilege to save another human life.”

Blessing Health cardiac electrophysiologist, Oleg Yurevich, MD, sees patients at MDH one Monday each month. Cardiac electrophysiology involves the diagnosis and treatment of malfunctions of the heart’s electrical system. That system regulates the heart’s pumping action, which in turn coordinates the contraction of the various chambers of the heart.

An electrophysiologist diagnoses and treats conditions such as Bradycardia, a heartbeat that is too slow; Tachycardia, a heartbeat that is too fast; Atrial Fibrillation, a quivery, fluttery heartbeat; Cardiac Arrest, the sudden stopping of the heart; and other arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and heart disorders.

“It’s a specialty where you see results right away,” said Dr. Yurevich. “After I treat an arrhythmia, the patient leaves with a normal heart rate. It feels good for them and for me. You see an immediate effect.”

Dr. Yurevich is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, with added certification in cardiovascular disease. He completed a general cardiology fellowship at SUNY (State University of New York) Downstate Health Science University, Brooklyn, and in clinical cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Illinois Chicago.

Drs. Junaid and Yurevich join fellow Blessing Health cardiologist Drs. Eliot Nissenbaum and Irving Schwartz in seeing patients at MDH. Call Blessing Health Cardiology at (217) 214-3424 to make an appointment with any of these doctors in Macomb.

MDH and Blessing Health began an affiliation in 2020 to bring select specialty care to the Macomb area for patient convenience.