New Cardiologist Offers Expanded Cardiac Care

February 10, 2015

Winchester, TN…Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Winchester (STRHS Winchester)officials announce the addition of cardiologist, Dr. Roderick B. Meese to the medical staff. Dr. Meese specializes in general and interventional cardiology. 

“The addition of Dr. Meese and his specialty to our staff enhances the cardiology services available at the hospital and to the community as well as surrounding counties,” said hospital CEO, Phil Young. “Having a full time interventional cardiologist on our medical team means our cardiac cath lab can now serve patients daily rather than on a limited basis and we can offer additional services that patients with heart disease once had to travel to obtain. “ 

Dr. Meese obtained his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, in Cincinnati, Ohio and completed his internship and residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Meese then completed a cardiology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC where he is also an assistant consulting professor of medicine. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease and subspecialty of Interventional Cardiology. 

Interventional cardiology refers to various non-surgical procedures for treating cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiologists use catheter to get inside blood vessels for diagnostic tests to repair damaged vessels or other heart structures, often avoiding the need for surgery. 

Dr. Meese specializes in early detection of cardiac and vascular disease and uses minimally invasive techniques for diagnosis and treatment. His specialty focus areas include advanced nuclear/echo stress testing, coronary angioplasty, coronary stenting, peripheral artery disease intervention, complex hypertension management, and general cardiology consultation. 

When asked about his reason for moving to practice Interventional Cardiology in Franklin County, Dr. Meese explained: "First, I am in strong agreement with Southern Tennessee's desire to provide quality clinical care close to home. Secondly, Cardiovascular Disease continues in our nation to take more lives than any other disorder. Through my experience, and supported by clinical evidence, I know that by providing patients with more rapid and effective therapy to open narrowed or blocked arteries in the face of Acute Heart Attacks and Unstable Angina; we can save lives and improve the Quality of Life for the patients within the region that STRHS serves." 

For additional information about Dr. Meese, or to make an appointment, call Southern Tennessee Heart and Vascular at 931-967-1100. The office is located at 186 Hospital Road, Suite 200 in Winchester. 

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