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Central Florida Heart Center is pleased to welcome Kun Xiang, MD, PhD, Marion County’s newest Cardiologist!

doc-xiang-photoCentral Florida Heart Center is pleased to welcome Kun Xiang, MD, PhD, Marion County’s newest Cardiologist!

Central Florida Heart Center welcomes Dr. Kun Xiang (pronounced Dr. “Shawn”) to our cardiology practice. Dr. Xiang is board certified in Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology and Peripheral Vascular Interpretation. Dr. Xiang joins Central Florida Heart Center after completing a Cardiovascular Fellowship
at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Ohio. He is a member of American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, American College of Physician and American Medical Association.

Dr. Xiang is currently seeing new patients with all types of cardiovascular and internal medicine disease. Dr. Xiang also sees hospital consults at Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Hospital. Dr. Xiang performs a variety of invasive and non-invasive cardiovascular procedures, including diagnostic heart catheterization, device implantatin, transesophageal and
transthoracic echocardiography, peripheral vascular imaging and nuclear stress testing.

Dr. Xiang studied medicine at Southern Medical University in China. He continued his internal medicine residency and cardiovascular fellowship at University of Toledo Medical Center in Ohio. In addition to patient care, Dr. Xiang was heavily involved in medical research and education. He completed a Ph.D. degree at University of Toledo College of Medicine and authored & coauthored over twenty peerreviewed
articles and presentations at multiple international conferences. Dr. Xiang looks forward to carry his clinical and academic excellence into the future patient care.
Dr. Xiang’s wife Janice is very happy to have relocated to Ocala due to her life-long passion in horses.

Dr. Xiang and Janice are the proud parents of two young boys. Their extended family also includes a horse, a dog and a cat.

Central Florida Heart Center welcomes Erum S. Jiva, ARNP to our cardiology practice

doc-erum_jiva-photoCentral Florida Heart Center welcomes Erum S. Jiva, ARNP to our cardiology practice

Erum Jiva is a Board certified Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. She has extensive experience of Nurse Practitioner clinical in Primary care, Internal Medicine and cardiovascular with renowned Doctors and Nurse practitioners of Ocala, Florida. Erum attended top nursing school, Aga Khan University Hospital, affiliated with Mc Master University in Canada. Then she moved to Florida where she graduated as ARNP from Kaplan University. She has altogether 10 years of experience of Intensive care (Medical, surgical, trauma, cardiovascular, neurology, nephrology and endocrinology). In addition she also has 3 years of experience as Nursing Instructor. During her career she was part of many researches and leadership programs.

She has extensive experience with patients of different health disorders including hypertension, diabetes, COPD, obesity, hyperlipidemia, thyroid disorder, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, venous insufficiency, peripheral arterial disease, pacemaker, atrial fibrillations etc.

Erum is a compassionate, warm practitioner. She has bright smile, a great listener, and has a wonderful personality. Her approach to treatment emphasizes patient communication, letting her patient feel that their concern are being understood and ensuring that treatment options are fully explained. She always “try to take care of patients like they are the member of family”. Erum focuses on preventive measures. She is working very actively in the community and run wellness clinic for church. She also conducts health education session for church people to promote awareness in community.

Do You Suffer from Varicose Veins?

1421975906943Approximately 25 million people in the United States suffer from venous reflux disease (the cause of varicose veins). Patients with venous disease may have painful varicosities, leg swelling, ulcers, and/or leg heaviness and fatigue. Utilizing the latest RF technology, CFHC’s board-certified cardiologists, Drs. Joseph R. Alonso and Lan Luo, are now able to provide a safe and effective treatment option for patients with venous disease. The VNUS Closure procedure is a comfortable alternative to vein stripping and is performed in the office setting. Most patients are able to resume their normal activities within 1-2 days and report a noticeable improvement in their symptoms within 1-2 weeks following the procedure. For further information regarding this innovative procedure, you may contact the office of Dr. Joseph R. Alonso at 352-861-9811 or Dr. Lan Luo at 352-873-9557.

CFHC Receives Accreditation!

icon-ICANLCentral Florida Heart Center is pleased to announce that it has achieved accreditation in Nuclear Cardiology (ICANL) and Adult Echocardiography (ICAEL) by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.

Accreditation means that CFHC has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. ICANL and ICAEL grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review.

icon-ICAELAccreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indication that the facility has been carefully critiqued on all aspects of its operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of Nuclear Cardiology and Echocardiography.

Patients should remain vigilant in making sure that their Nuclear Cardiology and Echocardiography procedures are performed only by accredited laboratories. CFHC remains committed to providing unsurpassed cardiology care to our patients. Our accreditation in both Nuclear Cardiology and Adult Echocardiography is just one more reason you should trust your healthcare to the physicians of CFHC.

CFHC Welcomes Our Newest Cardiologist

doc-tong-liu-photoCFHC is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Tong Liu, MD, PhD to its elite team of cardiovascular physicians.

“Dr. Tong”, as she will be known, will be a wonderful complement to our existing providers, as she has experience in both clinical and research settings.  After graduating medical school, Dr. Tong completed her PhD at the prestigious Capital University in P.R. China, and later accepted at Postdoctoral research position at the University of Pittsburgh. After several years in research, she continued her medical training and most recently completed a Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Florida.

She is currently Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Echocardiography, and CT Angiography.

Beginning August 20, 2012, Dr. Tong will be welcoming new patients at both the Main and The Villages Campus locations.  She has experience in all phases of cardiovascular care and has staff privileges at all three Ocala hospitals (MRMC, ORMC, and WMCH).

Appointments with Dr. Tong may be made by contacting her office at 352-873-4733.