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Our Heart Care Team

Heart and vascular conditions require specialized knowledge to treat. You may receive care from our award-winning surgical teams, cardiologists, nurses with special training in heart care, rehab specialists and patient experience navigators.

Maria T Anderson, MD

Specialties: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Internal Medicine
Primary Location:
Western Slope Cardiology
2643 Patterson Rd # 605
Grand Junction, CO 81506-1937
Phone: (970)298-2482
Fax: (970)298-1701
Accepting New Patients Yes

William D Anderson, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Area of Focus: Interventional Cardiology
Primary Location:
Heart Institute of Colorado
3655 Lutheran Pkwy # 201
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-6010
Primary Location:
St Mary's CV and Thoracic Surgery
2643 Patterson Rd # 403
Grand Junction, CO 81506-1937
Phone: (970)298-7675
Fax: (970)298-2984
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Erick R Araneda, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Western Slope Cardiology
2643 Patterson Rd # 605
Grand Junction, CO 81506-1937
Phone: (970)298-2482
Fax: (970)298-1701
Accepting New Patients Yes

Robert Brooks, MD

Specialties: Surgery, Thoracic
Primary Location:
Grand Junction Vascular
1050A Wellington Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: (970)242-7292
Fax: (970)241-2593
Accepting New Patients Yes

Charlie Brunson, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Western Slope Cardiology
2643 Patterson Rd # 605
Grand Junction, CO 81506-1937
Phone: (970)298-2482
Fax: (970)298-1701
Accepting New Patients Yes

Daniel Duffey, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Western Slope Cardiology
2643 Patterson Rd # 605
Grand Junction, CO 81506-1937
Phone: (970)298-2482
Fax: (970)298-1701
Accepting New Patients Yes

Richard Garmany, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Western Slope Cardiology
2643 Patterson Rd # 605
Grand Junction, CO 81506-1937
Phone: (970)298-2482
Fax: (970)298-1701
Accepting New Patients Yes

Leonard Lapkin, MD

Specialties: Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac
Primary Location:
St Mary's CV and Thoracic Surgery
2643 Patterson Rd # 403
Grand Junction, CO 81506-1937
Phone: (970)298-7675
Fax: (970)298-2984
Accepting New Patients Yes
MyChart Provider Yes

Michael K McLean, MD

Specialties: Surgery, Thoracic
Primary Location:
St Mary's CV and Thoracic Surgery
2643 Patterson Rd # 403
Grand Junction, CO 81506-1937
Phone: (970)298-7675
Fax: (970)298-2984
Accepting New Patients Yes

Enrique Orellana, DO

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine
Primary Location:
Western Slope Cardiology
2643 Patterson Rd # 605
Grand Junction, CO 81506-1937
Phone: (970)298-2482
Fax: (970)298-1701
Accepting New Patients Yes

Ross Pacini, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Western Slope Cardiology
2643 Patterson Rd # 605
Grand Junction, CO 81506-1937
Phone: (970)298-2482
Fax: (970)298-1701
Accepting New Patients Yes

Michael J Ryan, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Western Slope Cardiology
2643 Patterson Rd # 605
Grand Junction, CO 81506-1937
Phone: (970)298-2482
Fax: (970)298-1701
Accepting New Patients Yes

Kurt Spriggs, DO

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Primary Location:
Western Slope Cardiology
743 Horizon Ct Ste 105
Grand Junction, CO 81506
Phone: (970)244-8708
Fax: (970)244-8739
Accepting New Patients Yes

General cardiologist

Cardiologists treat a wide range of problems that affect your heart and blood vessels. They are usually the first doctor you see after being diagnosed with a heart-related condition. Depending on the diagnosis, your cardiologist may refer you to an even more specialized cardiologist.

Interventional cardiologist

Our interventional cardiologists specialize in minimally invasive procedures to treat heart or heart valve disease. Our interventionists perform procedures such as:

  • Angioplasty – Technique in which a small, thin, flexible tube called a catheter is inserted into the artery to widen it
  • Stenting – Inserting a small, wire mesh tube into a diseased coronary artery to hold it open
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) – Technique in which a catheter is used to place a mechanical valve in the place of a damaged aortic valve

Electrophysiologist

This doctor has advanced training in diagnosing and treating abnormal heart rhythms. Electrophysiologists determine whether you are at risk for cardiac arrest by completing diagnostic testing such as:

  • Electrophysiology study – Sends signals to the heart to see if you develop a rapid heartbeat
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) – Monitors the heart’s electrical activity and translates it into line tracings on paper

Cardiac and vascular surgeons

A cardiac surgeon focuses on heart bypass surgery or other types of open-heart surgery while vascular surgeons are trained to operate on blood vessels that are related or connected to the heart, but outside of it.

More about heart surgery.

More about vascular surgery.

Cardiac rehab team

Your cardiac rehabilitation team may be composed of one or more of the following:

  • Counselor
  • Dietitian
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Physical therapist
  • Registered nurse
  • Respiratory therapist

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