LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | A group of eight cardiologists who make up Northwest Indiana Cardiovascular Physicians joined Porter Physician Group, bringing a formal affiliation to the health care system, Porter Health Care System CEO Jonathan Nalli announced Wednesday.
The move is considered a partnership integration.
The physician group has more than 65 providers who specialize in family medicine, internal medicine, urology, general surgery, pulmonary-critical care medicine, hematology-oncology, otolaryngology and cardiovascular medicine.
“We are pleased to welcome this esteemed group of physicians and their 59-member staff into Porter Physician Group,” Nalli said in a statement. “All have well-established reputations as exceptionally skilled, dedicated and compassionate leaders in the medical community."
The doctors will keep their locations and see patients in their offices in Valparaiso, Portage, Chesterton, DeMotte and Knox, but they will go to the Center for Cardiovascular Medicine for diagnostic and invasive procedures.
Joining the group are Drs. Keith Atassi, Akram Kholoki, Daniel Linert, Hector Marchand, Satya Rao, Sandeep Sehgal, Jay Shah and Michael Wheat.
The Center for Cardiovascular Medicine considers itself a heart hospital within a hospital, as it sits on the first floor of Porter Regional Hospital.
Integrating the cardiologists into the cardiovascular center will take care to the next level, said Cardiovascular Service Line Director Terri Gingerich in a statement.
“With NICP physicians’ exceptional level of expertise, we now have the opportunity to maximize all areas of cardiovascular medical services with a multidisciplinary team approach offering our patients more efficient and effective treatment options,” Gingerich said.