Ashtabula County Medical Center | ACMC Pulse | Winter 2019

Oncology Mohammad Varghai, MD Cleveland Clinic Cancer Care at ACMC offers this area’s only dedicated cancer treatment facility. Tests for diagnosing cancer include blood tests, biopsies, x-rays, CT scans and MRI scans. Treatment options include surgical removal of cancerous cells, diet and lifestyle changes, chemotherapy, and radiation. Usually treatment involves a combination of several of these treatments. Orthopaedics Mark Verdun, DO ACMC offers specialists who go beyond sports injuries to solve orthopaedic problems. Our Cleveland Clinic orthopaedic surgeon sees patients full-time at ACMC. We use the latest techniques and technology to diagnosis and treat disorders of the bones, joints, tendons, muscles, and nerves. Subspecialties include arthritis; ankle, foot, hand, hip, knee and joint pain; osteoarthritis; shoulder and sports injuries; and adult joint replacement and reconstruction. Radiology Allan B. Chiunda, MD Thomas Jones, MD Paresh Mahajan, MD Bhupendra Patel, MD Board-certified Cleveland Clinic radiologists use imaging and tests to diagnose and treat injuries and illnesses. Radiologists also interpret the images and report findings to other clinical providers and caregivers. 4 ACMC Pulse  • Cardiology Ali Al-Assaad, MD Perry Fleisher, MD Navneet Kumar, MD The ACMC Center for Heart Care offers three Cleveland Clinic cardiologists who see patients full-time at ACMC. They use advanced diagnostic testing equipment to determine the cause of heart or vascular problems and recommend treatment options. Electrophysiology Mohamed Kanj, MD Electrophysiology focuses on the heart’s rhythm and electrical signaling. Abnormal heart rhythms can lead to ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation and sudden death. Electrophysiologists also treat atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. High-risk OB Mohammad Rajabi, MD Any pregnancy needs medical checkups and care, but some are especially risky to mother or child. High-risk OB physicians specialize in pregnancy complications, menstrual disorders, fibroids, congenital malformations and pregnancy at an advanced age. Cleveland Clinic physicians at ACMC ASHTABULA COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER’S affiliation with Cleveland Clinic means more expert physicians to care for you. Here is an overview of the specialties offered at ACMC by Cleveland Clinic physicians. Urology Thomas Picklow, MD Cleveland Clinic urologists focus on more than just urinary issues. Our urologist sees patients at ACMC for conditions such as elevated PSA (prostate-specific antigen), bladder retention, cancer, hydrocele issues, hypogonadism, kidney stones, prostate disease, priapism and more. Pediatric specialties Geetha Challapudi, MD (Cardiology) Roy Kim, MD (Endocrinology) Deborah Goldman, MD (Gastroenterology) John Carl, MD (Pulmonology) ACMC offers four Cleveland Clinic physicians who focus on diagnosing and treating children. Pediatric cardiology focuses on heart problems such as irregular heartbeats and murmurs. Pediatric endocrinology focuses on diseases such as adrenal disorders, hypoglycemia, juvenile diabetes, thyroid and pituitary disorders, puberty and sexual disorders, and genetic disorders. Pediatric gastroenterology focuses on digestive and liver disorders such as chronic abdominal pain, inflammatory bowel disease, gastroesophageal reflux, hepatitis, and constipation. Pediatric pulmonology focuses on chronic and acute lung diseases such as asthma, chest wall deformities, cystic fibrosis, neuromuscular diseases, obstructive sleep apnea, pneumonia, pulmonary hypertension and other breathing issues. »