NORTON, Va. – Dr. Orson Go, a cardiologist, has joined the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute, enabling the region’s premier cardiovascular physician group to expand its capacity of care in Southwest Virginia.
Dr. Go will see patients in his office, 295 Wharton Lane, Norton, and provide consultations at Mountain View Regional Medical Center and Lonesome Pine Hospital. He will also perform diagnostic cardiac catheterizations at Holston Valley Medical Center, which is ranked by CareChex, a national ratings agency, among the top 100 hospitals nationally for cardiac care.
Working in the Norton office with Dr. Anilkumar Joshi, another cardiologist, and Carol Haworth, a nurse practitioner, Dr. Go will provide an additional level of expertise in high-quality care from the region’s largest cardiovascular physicians group.
These three compassionate and highly-skilled caregivers provide superior cardiology consultations, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiograms, nuclear stress tests, arrhythmia and heart failure management, tilt-table testing, cardiac CT scans and calcium scoring tests. They can also tap the expertise of more than 40 other physicians in the heart institute’s 12 additional offices in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.
“We’re excited Dr. Go has brought his skill set to Wise County so we can build on our successful cardiovascular program in Southwest Virginia,” said Dr. Jerry Blackwell, the heart institute’s president. “Dr. Go will add another layer of innovative care to what is already a strong and growing presence in that part of the region.
“We welcome this opportunity to increase the number of providers for a community that has entrusted its care to us for so long.”
Dr. Go graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in Manila, Philippines, where he also completed an internship. He finished his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiology at State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. Between these two periods of training, he completed another fellowship in hypertension at Mountain Sinai School of Medicine in New York.
“Treatment of hypertension is very important to a patient’s well-being,” Dr. Go said. “One of the cornerstones of cardiovascular care is treatment of risk factors that contribute to heart disease, and this includes control of hypertension and high cholesterol as well as lifestyle changes.
“As a cardiologist, these are important messages I emphasize to my patients.”
Dr. Go is a member of the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Hypertension. He said he was attracted to the heart institute because of its emphasis on delivering quality and cost-efficient care.
“One of the more important ways to improve the quality of life of patients is to find out their goals and learn what they believe is important,” Dr. Go said. “It is always our goal to offer the best and latest cardiovascular therapies for our patients and, at the same time, involve them in their treatment and respect their wishes. It is a great honor to contribute to enhancing cardiovascular care in Southwest Virginia.”
For more information, please visit www.wellmont.org or call 276-679-6493.
Photo of Dr. Go is available here.