Nadish Garg, MD, Cardiology, is proud to work at Regional One Health, a health care system he perceives as taking important steps to deliver better care to the patient. Dr. Garg recently confronted being on the other side of the stethoscope, one of the hardest things he has experienced.
"I took my uncle for coronary bypass last year. I had never felt so stressed and weak in my lifetime," Dr. Garg said. "It is easy for us to recommend coronary artery bypass to a patient. Experiencing the patient side of it made me aware of what a patient or his family could be going through."
Dr. Garg is working on research projects analyzing atrial fibrillation from blunt trauma and the role of 2D echocardiography and strain imaging in assessing peripartum cardiomyopathy. His current manuscripts study roles of strain imaging and contrast echocardiology to better evaluate patients with advanced disease. Dr. Garg enjoys tough cases and explains his affinity for the sickest cardiology patients.
"As much as it is difficult to get up and go to the hospital in the middle of the night for an acute cardiac patient, it is very rewarding emotionally and professionally to save a life," Dr. Garg said.
His personal approach to patient care is to regard them as if they are his family, or as if he would like to be treated if he needed medical care, he added.
Schedule an appointment at Dr. Garg's new east campus office today by clicking on the yellow "book online" button or by calling 901-515-3150.