As a Certified Chest Pain Center, NorthCrest Medical Center is highly equipped to handle cardiac emergencies. Our team is able to quickly identify patients experiencing chest pain and provide treatment to stabilize a patient and prevent a heart attack or quickly respond to a heart attack to decrease damage.
In 2017, NorthCrest partnered with the Robertson County Health Council to bring the COPD Foundation’s Harmonicas for Health program to Robertson and surrounding counties. This program teaches individuals with COPD better breathing techniques through practicing songs on the harmonica. Through practice, participants benefit from the ability to take larger, fuller breaths, produce more productive coughs, get less winded walking, and more. This program is vital to our community as an estimated 10,000 Robertson County residents having COPD.
Visit the links below to learn more about our cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs, hospital-based heart and lung care services, and more.
NorthCrest offers a distinguished team of heart and vascular experts experienced in the most advanced diagnostic techniques in surgical, interventional, and treatment procedures.
Find out if you’re a heart attack candidate, or at risk for heart disease, with a Heartview at NorthCrest. The Heartview is a calcium scoring test using a CT scan to detect hardening or “calcified” plaque inside the arteries of the heart. The Heartview uses state-of-the-art multi-slice technology to produce clear images of the beating heart which is then reconstructed into a three-dimensional (3D) picture of the heart.
Many people are at risk for heart disease without showing any symptoms. A Heartview is the best way to understand your heart and get ahead of a cardiac event (like a heart attack). Anyone can participate in a Heartview with a provider’s order, but individuals over 50 with risk factors may benefit the most. Risk factors for heart disease include:
- Family history of heart disease
- Increasing age
- Smoking cigarettes
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Physical inactivity
The test is painless, lasts only a few minutes, and does not require any special preparations before the exam. The exam does not require you to remove your clothes, be stuck with needles, ingest dyes, or be tested in an enclosed space.
Our cardiovascular catheterization (cath) lab houses state-of-the-art cardiac lab equipment used to visualize the arteries and chambers of the heart. The imaging equipment in the cath lab is used in a variety of procedures.
These procedures include:
- Heart catheterization
- Blockages in the kidneys and legs
- Coronary Angioplasty
- Pacemaker placement
- Stent placement
The NorthCrest Cardiac Rehabilitation program includes two phases of cardiac rehab tailored to meet the needs and conditions of each individual participant. Participants in this educational exercise program will learn about their anatomy, safe activity levels, risk factors, medications, diet, and stress levels as they safely establish good exercise habits.
Cardiac rehabilitation may prove beneficial to you if you have had:
- Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
- Valve Repair/Replacement Surgery
- A Pacemaker or Defibrillator Implants
- Balloon Angioplasty Atherectomy
- A Heart Transplant
- Angina Pectoris/Chest Pain
For program specifics, click HERE.
Cardiology services at NorthCrest Medical Center are provided by:
Tennessee Heart and Vascular
Muhammad Asad, MD
Tracy Callister, MD
Albert Koch, MD
Paul Kudelko, DO
Jung Lee, MD
Nicholas Lippolis, MD
Donald Russo, MD
Gary Yawn, MD
Enjoli Gupton, APRN
Victoria Mitchell, FNP
Andrew Porter, PA-C
Katherine Stewart, ACNP
214 NorthCrest Drive, Springfield, TN 37172
The respiratory department offers a range of services for both inpatient and outpatient treatment and diagnostic testing including aerosol therapy, oxygen therapy, ventilation, postural drainage and breathing exercises.
Lung Cancer Screening Program
The Lung Cancer Screening Program at NorthCrest Medical Center is designed for patients between the ages of 55 and 77 who have a smoking history of at least 30 pack years and who currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years. The program utilizes low-dose CT screenings to check the lungs for cancer in patients who are high risk but otherwise show no signs or symptoms of lung cancer.
To learn more about lung cancer screening, click HERE.
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at NorthCrest is a ten-week course designed to provide educational and exercise sessions to aid individuals with pulmonary disease.
For program specifics, click HERE.