Cameron Medical Group has always been dedicated to providing world-class treatment to those residing in and around Angola. To accomplish this, Cameron offers patients a compassionate, forward-thinking, and highly skilled cardiologist with vast experience in cardiac care.
Our goal is to provide exceptional cardiac service and care to our community and surrounding area, making high-quality cardiology specialty services and care more accessible locally.
Meet Dr. Varner
Dr. John Varner DO FACC, has more than two decades of experience with a special interest in Cardiovascular and Heart Rhythm care. Dr. Varner is helping Cameron provide its patients with highly sophisticated, state-of-the-art cardiovascular care. Cameron Medical Group’s addition of Dr. John Varner only solidifies our ongoing commitment to excellence.
Cardiac Care Services We Provide
Dr. Varner along with his team of seasoned healthcare providers offers patients a variety of services that range from stress tests and diagnostic imaging to the typical outpatient clinic visit.
Our team takes a collaborative approach to the management of cardiac conditions, such as heart failure and acute exacerbations, atrial fibrillation/flutter, arrhythmias (bradycardia, tachycardia), syncope, stroke prevention, and chest pain.
When needed, our cardiology care team can perform both inpatient and outpatient procedures including:
- Insertion of loop recorders
- Temporary pacemakers
- Pacemaker and ICD implants (including Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy for heart failure management)
- Generator changes and upgrades
Same-day discharge may be available for outpatient procedures.
State-of-the-Art Heart Care & Diagnostic Testing
The goal of a cardiologist is to prevent the onset of heart issues, manage current heart issues, or discover heart issues early on. To accomplish these goals, Cameron’s cardiology team uses state-of-the-art diagnostic tests.
Diagnostic Tests Include:
- Echocardiogram, TEE
- Stress testing
- Nuclear studies
- Loop recorder insertion
- Tilt table testing
- Defibrillator testing
Conditions Our Cardiology Team Can Diagnose and Treat
- Chest discomfort or pain (angina).
- Stable angina.
- Heart attacks.
- Coronary artery disease.
- Heart failure.
- Heart palpitations.
- Peripheral vascular disease.
- Genetic heart disease.
- Risk factor management.
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
- High triglycerides.
- Elevated cholesterol levels.
- Sports cardiology.
- Preventative cardiology.
- Heart rhythm disorders.
- Valvular heart disease (mitral, aortic and tricuspid valves).
Cameron Cardiology address every aspect of cardiac care, from educating patients to diagnostic testing and invasive cardiac device procedures.
Onsite Cardiac Device Clinic & Ambulatory Clinics
Cameron’s onsite Cardiac Device Clinic offers patients cardiac device monitoring both in-person and remotely. Our Ambulatory Clinics provide general cardiology care and cardiac clearance for procedures or surgery, as well as community outreach through screenings and educational initiatives.
The type of cardiovascular care we offer at Cameron is rarely found in rural areas. Cameron Cardiology helps patients prevent cardiovascular-related diseases and improve their heart health. In addition, at Cameron, we have diagnostic tools available to verify or rule out cardiac issues.
The Cameron Cardiology team uses our expertise to treat illnesses and conditions affecting the heart. To make your appointment with one of our highly-skilled, compassionate team members, please contact Cameron today.
Meet Our Cardio Care Team
John A. Varner, DO, FACC
Heather Connelly, RN, BSN
Heather Connelly, RN BSN, is the director of Cameron Cardiology and Medical-Surgical Services. With over 20 years of cardiac experience, Heather brings vital knowledge to Cameron Cardiology. Heather has leadership experience in ambulatory, procedural and diagnostic service with an emphasis in electrophysiology, atrial fibrillation, and cardiac rhythm management. Heather was drawn to medicine at an early age. In college, she gravitated towards anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology. She felt like nursing was always the right fit for her. When out of the office Heather can be found enjoying outdoor activities with her husband, two kids, and their German Shepard. Her favorite thing about Cameron is the culture, everyone is warm and caring, and everyone is genuinely happy to be here and shows in their work.
Chris Fraze, RT (R)
Chris Fraze, RT (R), is the Cameron Cardiology and Device Clinic Coordinator. Chris has nearly 30 years of experience in interventional cardiology. Chris’s passion for medicine is demonstrated in his ability to help others while working as a team to provide safe, quality care. When not in the office, you can find Chris working out, boating, or spending time with his wife, daughters, and the family dog. His favorite thing about Cameron is the people – everyone is so caring, nice, and always willing to help anyone they encounter.
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