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FirstHealth of the Carolinas to Offer Cardiology Services in Troy

| Date Posted: 3/29/2013

David Shin, M.D.

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 locally.”

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.

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