Heart Care

Owensboro Health’s heart team has a strong reputation for clinical excellence, advanced technology, and care that always puts the patient first. We offer the latest minimally-invasive techniques, and with locations in Owensboro and Greenville, advanced care is available close to home. It’s part of our mission to improve the heart health of the region, one patient at a time.

Comprehensive Cardiac Services

Feel and function better with Owensboro Health’s wide range of services for you and your heart. You’ll benefit from:

Muhlenberg County Heart Care

On April 1, we are expanding the Muhlenberg heart team of Katie Watkins, APRN and G. Scott Reader, MD, with the addition of Dr. Getu Assefa. Call today to schedule an appointment at 270-417-7500.

Heart Conditions We Treat

  • Angina (chest pain)
  • Arrhythmia
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Defects present at birth
  • Heart Infections
    • Endocarditis
    • Pericarditis
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Valve Problems
    • Mitral Valve Prolapse
    • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
    • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
    • Tricuspid Regurgitation

CoagCare Program

When you’re diagnosed with a blood clot and prescribed a blood thinner (Anticoagulant), our CoagCare Clinic Program will help you make sure you take the medication correctly. We’ll monitor your dosage over time to verify it’s safe and effective, and advise you about the drug’s possible interactions with other medications and certain foods. That means you can get the most benefit from your blood thinner.

Multidisciplinary Care Team

Stay close to home while benefiting from board-certified cardiologists—your neighbors—who are trained in innovative ways of caring for your heart. You may get care at Owensboro Health from our entire comprehensive care team, including:

  • Cardiac Surgeon – Surgically treats heart conditions
  • Cardiologist – Diagnoses and treats disorders of the heart and blood vessels
  • Case Manager – Coordinates your medical services and connects you with community resources
  • Dietitian – Guides you in choosing nutritious, easy-to-eat foods
  • Electrophysiologist – Diagnoses and treats conditions affecting your heart’s electrical activities
  • Occupational Therapist – Teaches you how to more easily complete daily tasks
  • Pastoral Care Services – Provides spiritual guidance and support
  • Pharmacist – Fills prescriptions and explains how to use your medications
  • Physical Therapist – Shows you how to move more easily
  • Respiratory Therapist – Helps you breathe easier

Messages from our patients

Read the messages sent to our heart care providers on National Doctors' Day.

"Thanks for your expert care and for your prayers and kindness." - Mary


"Dr. Leslie Oberst, although your services are relatively new to me, I want to thank you for your taking the time and your thoroughness in getting to know me and my health background. I appreciate your friendly approach and interaction. Welcome again to Owensboro and have a Happy Doctors' Day." - Nancy


"Thank You For Taking Care Of My Heart." - Kathy


"Dr. Reader, almost six years ago, you were at the right place and at the right time to share your expertise and save my life during a massive heart attack. I sing your praises for all the care and attention that I experienced then and over the following years. I am forever grateful to you for the miracle in my life. May God continue to bless you abundantly!" - Nancy

Contact Us

Cardiology - 270-417-7500 or 800-304-0808

Cardiothoracic Surgery - 270-417-7510

24-Hour Health Information Line - 855-417-8555

Owensboro Health Main Line - 270-417-2000

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