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Heart and Vascular Center

Heart and Vascular Center

Heart and Vascular Center

A part of Watauga Medical Center

Our Providers

Our experienced providers are on YOUR team

Patients & Caregivers

What to expect when you or a loved one receives care

Location

Inside Watauga Medical Center
336 Deerfield Road
Boone, NC 28607​
Mon – Fri, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact Us

Phone: (828) 264-9664
Fax: (828) 264-8144
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Comprehensive heart and vascular care with 24-hour catheterization lab

The Heart and Vascular Center of Watauga Medical Center (formerly named The Cardiology Center) is committed to providing you with diagnosis and treatment of heart and vascular disease close to home. High Country residents no longer have to leave the mountains for care from the nation’s top medical professionals. It is located inside Watauga Medical Center, allowing patients access to comprehensive intervention and diagnostic services. Our team is committed to promoting health in the High Country and simply making life better.

If you are experiencing chest pain, shortness of breath, or other life-threatening symptoms, call 911. If you are experiencing non-life-threatening cardiac symptoms, call (828) 264-9664 to schedule an appointment. *

Note: Heart and Vascular services are available at Grandfather Specialty Clinic (Linville, NC). Call (828) 264-9664 to schedule an appointment.

General Cardiology

Heart & Vascular Services
  • Cardiology Consultations
  • Diagnostics
  • Echocardiograms
  • EKG
  • Exercise Stress Testing
  • Nuclear Stress Tests
  • Coronary Pressure Wire
  • Heart Failure Services

Interventional Cardiology

AppGastro Procedures

Device Management

  • Afib Monitors
  • Defibrillators
  • Heart Monitors
  • Implantable Monitors
  • Pacemakers

Interventional Cardiology

  • Coronary Stents
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators and Pacemakers
  • Coronary Angioplasty

Vascular Services

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  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Treatment
  • Peripheral Vascular Stenting
  • Peripheral Vascular Angioplasty
  • Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI)
  • Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Angiography
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Vascular Ultrasound
Dr. Denier is great….She’s an extremely good cardiologist. I highly recommend her. Also, her staff is wonderful. They actually call you back with test results, and they return phone calls. How many doctors’ offices do that today?

As a former nurse, I am very selective about the physicians treating my family. Dr Hordes gained my respect by first walking into the room and extending his hand to shake with first my husband, the patient, and then myself. He gained my trust through his calm demeanor, pensive consideration of the issues, realistic treatment plan and attention to detail. I cannot recommend him highly enough and have the highest confidence in his ability.

I saw Dr. Hanna for the first time today. I am VERY pleased. He asked a lot of questions, he listened, made notes and explained things. I feel very good about him going forward. After testing, HE called and explained my results. WOW, a doctor who can use the phone and talk to a patient!

Questions?

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Marchese Birthing Center

Marchese Birthing Center

Marchese Birthing Center

Watauga Medical Center
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Hospital Services

Our experienced providers are on YOUR team

Classes

Prepared Childbirth and Breastfeeding classes

Patients & Visitors

Visitation, personal belongings, support & more

Location

Inside Watauga Medical Center
Open 24 hours
336 Deerfield Road
Boone, NC 28607

Contact Us

Contact us
Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm
(828) 262-4100
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Personalized care for mother and baby

The John R. Marchese, MD Birthing Center features nine birthing rooms. Two rooms have a tub that women may labor in, however they may not give birth in the tubs. Non-medical and medical pain management options are available. Our experienced, expert labor and delivery staff will be with you every step of the way to make your birthing experience a safe and healthy time for all.

Harmony Center for Women obstetrics and midwifery providers work together with our highly-trained nursing staff, anesthetists, nutrition department and environmental services to provide a top-tier childbirth experience. Pediatric hospitalist physicians are onsite to care for your newborn, and we make every effort to have newborns in the room with the mother.

A full time lactation consultant is available to Birthing Center patients, and all nurses are trained to assist mothers in learning to breastfeed their babies.

Your Birthing Center Experience

Registration: When you arrive for your birthing experience, enter through Watauga Medical Center’s main entrance or the Emergency Entrance and check in at Patient Registration. Even if you are sent over from Harmony Center for Women, go first to Patient Registration and a member of the birthing center staff will come down and escort you. When you register, let our staff know if you would like a room with a labor tub.

Visitors/Companions: COVID-19 Visitation Restrictions are in place. Learn more >

Length of Stay: 24 hours is the typical length of stay for a routine birth with a full-term infant (37 weeks or later). If the baby is born at 36 weeks or earlier, or a C-Section is needed, the length of stay is at least 48 hours.

Infant/Mother Rooming: We encourage your baby to stay in the room with you as much as possible to facilitate bonding and breastfeeding success. As long as mother and baby are medically stable, you can be together at all times.

Onsite Pediatricians: Our Pediatric Hospitalists will examine your baby in your room, and be available for any care he/she needs while in the hospital.

Cesarean Section: Our Operating Room Suite is in the Birthing Center. Babies born by C-Section will be cared for in the infant nursery until the mother has recovered and then will be moved to the mother’s room.

Birthing Services

Hospital Visitors
  • Childbirth
  • Cesarean Section
  • Infant/Mother Co-Rooms
  • Newborn Nursery
  • Labor Tubs (when available)
  • Lactation Consulting
  • Level 2 Newborn Nursery
  • Pediatric Hospitalists

Birthing Center Classes

Doctor Exam

Our classes ensure that expectant mothers and partners can be as prepared as possible for the childbirth experience.

  • Prepared Childbirth Class
  • Breastfeeding Class

View descriptions and dates, and sign up for classes >

Safety Precautions

Birthing Center Safety

Pink Staff Badges: Anyone who works in the Birthing Center will have a pink staff badge, including their photo, clearly displayed.

ID Bracelets: A newborns is immediately given an ID bracelet on his/het wrist that match the mother’s ID bracelet. She may also designate her significant other to receive a matching bracelet.

Infant Monitoring System: A monitor will be put on your baby’s ankle. If the monitor loses contact with the baby’s skin or gets too close to the Birthing Center exits, an alarm will sound.

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Birthing Center Room

Questions?

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Watauga Medical Center

Watauga Medical Center

Watauga Medical Center

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Hospital Services

Our experienced providers are on YOUR team

Expansion Project

The future Schaefer Family Patient Care Tower

Patients & Visitors

Visitation, personal belongings, support & more

Location

Main Hospital
Open 24 hours
336 Deerfield Road
Boone, NC 28607

Contact us
Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm
(828) 262-4100
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Outpatient Clinics

Cancer Center, Heart & Vascular Center, Imaging & Lab Center, Pain Management Center, Sleep Center, Wellness Center

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Quality care close to home!

Watauga Medical Center is a 117-bed regional referral medical complex, offering both primary and secondary acute and specialty care. Watauga Medical Center also includes many outpatient clinics and a diagnostics center.

  • Watauga Medical Center has certification by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center since 2011. The hospital was recognized by the American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines® program and awarded the Silver Plus and Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll designations for 2019.
  • The Cancer Center is recognized as an approved Community Cancer Care Center by the American College of Surgeon’s Committee on Cancer.
  • Watauga Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Chest Pain Certification since 2018.

Emergency Services

Emergency Entrance

If you are experiencing a true medical emergency, please call 911.

Our team of emergency-trained medical staff are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. provide emergency medical care for life-threatening illness and injuries. For non-life-threatening illness or injury during business hours, consider same-day appointments or walk-in care. 

When you arrive, you will complete your registration, then a triage nurse will ask you questions to determine the severity of your condition. Patients are treated as quickly as possible, with priority given to patients with the most severe injuries or illnesses.

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Even though surgery is not fun, the staff at Watauga Medical Center have been amazing. Not only are they efficient and know what they are doing, they are kind and have the best “bedside manners.” We know that even when we go home, we have a support system that will help us when needed. We certainly will recommend this hospital to our friends and family!

Deanna

via Google Reviews

I was admitted to Watauga Medical Center the evening of Christmas Eve, 2020, for Covid-related breathing difficulties. I am extremely grateful for the professional and personal attention I received over the next 5 days. The staff knew exactly what I needed, putting that protocol into place immediately. I quickly learned how well the nursing staff is trained to respond to the demands of Covid treatment, reassuring me and relieving my concerns. The nursing staff was upbeat and encouraging, getting me well enough to be discharged 5 days later. I’m beyond grateful for all the staff I encountered during my stay at WMC. Many thanks to all!

Becky

via Google Reviews

My husband and I cannot say enough about the positive experience we had at the Birthing Center during the recent delivery of our little girl. We received top-notch care from everyone we came into contact with. They were caring, kind and very dedicated. We could tell that everyone was there for their patients and went above and beyond to make sure we all received quality care.

Kayla

via Google Reviews

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Appalachian Regional Pain Management Center

Appalachian Regional Pain Management Center

Our Office

Mon – Fri , 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
261 Longvue Drive
Boone, NC 28607

Contact Us

Phone: (828) 265-5493
Fax: (828) 266-1176

Our Providers

Learn about our team of providers
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Pain Center Building

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The Appalachian Regional Pain Management Center of Watauga Medical Center is dedicated to providing excellent clinical care, exceptional customer service and a patient centered approach which will help you to reach the best outcomes possible.

When pain interferes with your quality of life, we can help. We will create a comprehensive treatment plan for each patient. When appropriate, referrals will be made for clinical specialties such as physical rehabilitation and behavioral health. Throughout the entire treatment process, we will communicate your progress to the referring provider. As you near the end of your treatment plan, we will ensure that each patient has the information and instructions necessary to manage their condition.

We accept new patients by referral only from all healthcare providers.

Our staff is committed to helping you reach your goals and providing you with the best experience possible! We look forward to getting to know you.

Please note: Patients at Appalachian Regional Pain Management Center may receive one or two separate bills depending on which provider they see. 

Forms to complete before your appointment
Physician Referral Forms
Our Services

Appalachian Regional Pain Management Center offers the following services:

  • Diagnostic pain
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Cervical interlaminar
  • Lumbar, both interlaminar and transforaminal as well as caudal
  • Thoracic
  • Lumbar, thoracic, and cervical medial branch or facet joint blocks
  • Occipital nerve injections
  • Pain medication management
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation of medial branches for facet joint pain
  • Sacroiliac injections
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator trials
  • Sympathetic chain blocks
  • Trigger point injections

Outpatient Imaging & Lab Center and Wilma Redmond Breast Center

Outpatient Imaging & Lab Center and Wilma Redmond Breast Center

Outpatient Imaging & Lab

Imaging and lab scheduling:
Phone:
(828) 266-2492
Fax: (828) 266-2488

Wilma Redmond Breast Center

To schedule breast imaging:
Phone:
(828) 268-9037
Fax:
(828) 268-9484

Our Office

Mon – Fri, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
1200 State Farm Road
Boone, NC 28607

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Appalachian Regional Healthcare System offers Imaging and Lab services at the Outpatient Imaging and Lab Center in Boone, Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville and at Watauga Medical Center in Boone.

The latest in 3D Mammography technology and breast diagnostic services!

The Wilma Redmond Breast Center of Watauga Medical Center is located in the Outpatient Imaging and Lab Center at 1200 State Farm Road in Boone, NC. The Breast Center offers Hologic 3D Mammography for breast cancer screening. 3D mammography produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue.

 

Our Services

Bone Densitometry

Laboratory Collection

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy  (Physician referral required)

Hologic 3D Mammography

Breast Cancer Screening

Breast Diagnostic Services

Total Breast Ultrasound

Breast Navigation Team

Fast Track for Surgical Consultation

Then and Now: Breast cancer detection and treatment in the High Country [Infographic]

At Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) patients have come to expect and appreciate the family-first team approach used to diagnose and treat breast cancer in the High Country. Thanks to advanced technology, a collaborative medical community, innovative surgical techniques, and a first-class regional cancer center located right here in our backyard, patients are choosing now more than ever to stay in our community for their cancer treatment.
Read More: Then and Now: Breast cancer detection and treatment in the High Country [Infographic]

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Hidden Scar® Breast Cancer Surgery

No visible reminder of your surgery, cancer or risk of cancer If surgery is recommended to remove breast cancer, patients can take comfort in the fact that Watauga Medical Center is one of only a few hospitals in North Carolina to offer Hidden Scar® Breast Cancer Surgery. Both Dr. Anne-Corinne…

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The Rehabilitation Center

The Rehabilitation Center

The Rehabilitation Center
Physical Therapy

A part of Watauga Medical Center

Our Therapists

Our experienced therapists are on YOUR team

Patients & Caregivers

What to expect when you or a loved one receives care

Boone Location

232 Boone Heights Dr, Suite A
Boone, NC 28607
Mon – Fri, 7:30am – 6:00pm
No referral needed
Phone: (828) 268-9043
Fax: (828) 268-9045
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Linville Location

Located inside Sloop Medical Office Plaza
436 Hospital Drive, Suite 120
Linville, NC 28646
Mon – Fri, 8am – 4:30pm
No referral needed
Phone: (828) 737-7520
Fax: (828) 737-7509
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Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy in Boone and Linville

Telehealth is now available. You may be able to visit with your healthcare provider from the safety of your own home! Call (828) 268-9043 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. You can call us directly to schedule an appointment. Most insurance carriers do not require a physician referral! 

Patients are provided with customized, therapeutic interventions to meet their individual needs. The unique locations allow patients access to strength and conditioning equipment and pool at The Williams YMCA of Avery County and the Paul Broyhill Wellness Center in Boone, providing a continuum of care from acute care to wellness programming. Some Outpatient Rehab Services require a physician’s referral for insurance coverage. Please contact the Rehabilitation Center for more information about referrals.

 

 

Employers: We are a WorkSTEPS Licensed Provider

The Rehabilitation Center therapists are trained and licensed to administer WorkSTEPS functional employment testing for your employees. We offer these services at our Boone location.

  • pre-employment post-offer testing
  • post-employment fit-for-duty testing
  • return-to-work fit-for-duty

Physical/Occupational Therapy

Rehab & Physical Therapy
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Lymphedema Management
  • General Medical Rehabilitation
  • Chronic Pain / Disease Management
  • Aquatic Rehab
  • Pelvic Pain & Dysfunction
  • Incontinence

Full list of specific rehabilitation services >

 

For Employers

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WorkSTEPS Functional Employment Testing

  • Post Offer/Pre-employment Testing
  • Fit for Duty Testing (Post Employment)
  • Job Specific Task Analysis
  • Ergonomic Assessment
  • Educational Programs for Businesses

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Emergency Entrance
  • Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Bioness –functional electrical stimulation for upper and lower extremity
  • Concussion Management
  • Dry Needling
  • Fall Prevention
  • NeuroCom Assessments
  • LSVT BIG® program for Parkinson’s
  • Orthotic and Prosthetic assessment
  • Running Assessments
  • Wheelchair/Seating Assessments
Rehabilitation Center Boone

Boone Location

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Linville Location

I recently went to the Rehabilitation Center to recover from a knee surgery, and my entire experience was great. The entire staff was friendly and helpful, and my physical therapist Erin Wonder was amazing. She made my experience with therapy very enjoyable, as she was very encouraging throughout the entire process. I definitely recommend this center for anyone needing physical therapy!

I’ve used the rehab center for two different issues: recovery from hand surgery and a long spell of dizziness. In both cases the therapists were first-rate, knowledgeable, caring and patient. And in both cases after several sessions, the issues were either resolved or greatly improved. The entire staff, from the check-in folks to the therapists, were kind and available. The equipment was up to date and well-maintained, and though the facility might be a little cramped (though that will be remedied soon), there it was always clean and orderly. My highest recommendation.

Just finished rehab here on a total knee replacement. Can’t say enough good things about the staff and facilities….first class from beginning to end. My therapist Alex Fox was highly skilled, an excellent communicator, and obviously likes his job. A joy to work with.

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