David Shin, M.D.
TROY – Cardiologist David Shin, M.D., will soon
be seeing patients at a location in Troy that is new
for FirstHealth Cardiology services.
Dr. Shin will begin seeing patients at Mid Carolina
Family Medicine in Troy (the practice of Touber Vang,
M.D., and Janet Britt, P.A.-C) on Thursday, April 4.
Board certified in cardiology, Dr. Shin is a FirstHealth
cardiologist currently associated with FirstHealth Cardiology
Services – Rockingham and FirstHealth Cardiology
Services – Laurinburg.
“FirstHealth is pleased to be able to provide
cardiology services to Montgomery County in the Troy
location,” says Beth Walker, president of FirstHealth
Montgomery Memorial Hospital. “According to the
recently published 2012 Montgomery County Community Health
Assessment, diseases of the heart are among the top five
causes of death for all ages in Montgomery County. That
clearly indicates that efforts to reduce heart disease
are of extreme importance in our county. Having Dr. Shin
here on Thursdays will be a great asset to the health
care community and a convenient option for cardiac care
Montgomery County patients needing cardiology studies
that will be performed by Dr. Shin will go to Reid Heart
Center on the campus of FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital
in Pinehurst for the procedures.
Dr. Shin, who recently relocated to North Carolina from
Jacksonville, Fla., says he was drawn to FirstHealth
of the Carolinas because of its reputation as a progressive
organization noted for its efficient delivery of quality
health care. He was especially happy to learn that the
president of the FirstHealth Physician Group (an organization
of FirstHealth-employed physicians) is himself a physician,
Dan R. Barnes, D.O., with a firsthand understanding of
the challenges of medical practice.
“My prior position included hospital privileges
in eight hospitals with daily responsibilities in all
eight,” Dr. Shin says. “The FirstHealth opportunity
allows me to care for patients in my clinic and focus
on the practice of my invasive skills instead of rounding
in hospitals and covering multiple clinics. This location
is also closer to my parents and, hopefully, will allow
me more time with my family.”
Dr. Shin earned a B.A. in chemistry from Johns Hopkins
University in Baltimore, Md., and a medical degree from
Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans,
La. He did his internship and residency in internal medicine
at Tulane, where he also completed a fellowship in cardiology.
His specialty is invasive noninterventional cardiology,
which includes heart catheterizations, pacemaker implantations,
transesophageal echocardiograms, and the interpretation
of transthoracic echocardiograms, stress nuclear tests,
stress echocardiograms and ECGs.
Certified in cardiovascular disease by the American
Board of Internal Medicine, he also has certifications
in CT angiography and nuclear cardiology.
Mid Carolina Family Medicine is located at1038
Albemarle Road in Troy. Dr. Shin will see
patients on Thursdays, beginning April 4, from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. To make an appointment with him,
call (910) 417-4105.