Coshocton, OH (March 25, 2016) – The hearts of people in and around Coshocton County will soon have
a local fulltime specialist for cardiac and vascular care. Coshocton Regional Medical Center
announced today that skilled invasive cardiologist and vascular medicine
specialist Ahmed A. Habib, MD, FACC, FAVM, will join the hospital’s
medical staff beginning Monday, April 4.
Dr. Habib is board-certified in Cardiology, General Vascular and Endovascular
Medicine. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from Osmania University in
Hyderabad, India. He completed his residency in internal medicine at St.
Joseph’s Hospital, an affiliate of Northwestern University in Chicago.
Dr. Habib went on to complete a 3-year fellowship in cardiovascular diseases
at the University of Missouri in Columbia.
Dr. Habib comes to Coshocton from Moberly Regional Medical Center in Moberly,
Missouri, where he has served as the director of the heart and vascular
center since 1997. He has also served as assistant professor at the University
of Missouri – Columbia Department of Medicine’s Division of
Cardiology. Dr. Habib is a member of the American College of Cardiology
and the Society of Vascular Medicine. He has served as chief of staff,
as a board member and as chairman of the quality improvement council at
Moberly Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Habib’s expertise will enable Coshocton Regional Medical Center to diagnose
and treat patients with coronary, peripheral vascular, and acute and chronic
venous disease. In addition, his team will treat patients with heart failure
and cardiac rhythm disorders.
The addition of Dr. Habib to the hospital’s medical staff follows
a focused initiative on the part of the hospital to advance local cardiovascular
services. The process has included the addition of cardiac nurse practitioner
Rajene Fox to provide daily support for heart stress testing and other
diagnostic procedures. The hospital has also completed a total re-design
of cardiac rehabilitation services to offer a comprehensive program to
help patients resume normal activities following a heart attack, coronary
bypass surgery or other heart event.
“The recruitment of a fulltime cardiologist has been a top priority
for us and we are very pleased to welcome a cardiologist of Dr. Habib’s
caliber to our medical staff,” stated Stephanie Conn, RN, MSN, Chief
Nursing Officer. “Historically, patients with a heart event have
been transported from our community for diagnosis and treatment simply
because we did not have a fulltime cardiologist to diagnose and manage
the patient’s care. Dr. Habib has designed and grown the cardiovascular
program at a community hospital in Missouri and is enthusiastic about
designing a similar program here. Strengthening the health of hearts in
our communities only contributes to the overall good health of the people
in this region and we are very pleased to bring essential heart services
to our hospital.”
Dr. Habib will begin seeing patients on Monday, April 4, at his office
at 311 S. 15th St., Suite 101, in Coshocton. Appointments can be scheduled now by calling
the office at (740) 623-4481.