No need to travel for expert cardiac care: cardiologists join Providence

April 18, 2012
Services include educating patients about the specifics of living with implanted devices along with  regular device system monitoring and evaluations. The results of the device checks are reported to physicians, who then determine the appropriate settings for the device in the individual. The new Columbia Gorge Heart Clinic will bring expanded services and advanced technology to support patient needs – without having to travel. We are excited to welcome Kathy Grewe, M.D., and Robert Florek, M.D., to our Hood River practice.

Dr. Grewe brings more than 20 years of general and interventional cardiology experience to Columbia Gorge Heart Clinic. She received her medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University and completed her internal medicine residency and a cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She also completed an interventional cardiology fellowship at Emory University.
 
Dr. Grewe, who was born and raised in Oregon, is board certified in cardiology. She will see patients in Hood River, as well as continue to care for patients in White Salmon one day a week. She has provided care to patients at gorge outreach clinics for 15 years and is excited to offer additional services. 

Dr. Florek brings more than 25 years of experience in cardiology to Columbia Gorge Heart Clinic. He earned his medical degree at the University of Minnesota and completed his internal medicine residency and a cardiology fellowship at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Denver. As well, he completed an electrophysiology fellowship at the University of Colorado. Dr. Florek served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during the First Gulf War. He is board certified in general cardiology and electrophysiology. 

Dr. Florek will also be providing local device monitoring and evaluations. The results of the device checks are used for determining the appropriate settings for the device in the individual. Now, patients with cardiac devices can stay in the Columbia Gorge for routine device checks.

The Columbia Gorge Heart Clinic in Hood River is located at 1151 May St. The White Salmon clinic is located at 211 NE Skyline Drive. To schedule an appointment, call 541-387-6125.