Wake Forest Baptist Health is expanding its services in Elkin by opening a new heart and vascular practice to better serve area residents.
Wake Forest Baptist Health Heart & Vascular - Elkin is located at 100 Johnson Ridge Medical Park in Elkin, next to Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital.
Wake Forest Baptist physicians will provide general cardiology care at this location and diagnostic testing at Hugh Chatham.
“We are pleased to be able to offer more convenient world-class heart and vascular care to the people of the Yadkin Valley region,” said David Zhao, M.D., chief of cardiovascular medicine and director of Wake Forest Baptist’s Heart and Vascular Center. “More people in this area can now benefit from the expertise and research of an academic medical center, while remaining close to home.”
Four cardiologists will be seeing patients beginning Monday, March 25.
David Kay, M.D., the cardiologist who leads the practice, will be serving patients at this location while continuing to see patients in the Mt. Airy office. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. Kay earned his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed his fellowship at Wake Forest Baptist.
“My family has deep roots in North Carolina, and I really enjoy getting to know my patients and helping them live healthier lives,” Kay said. “Hugh Chatham is a wonderful partner and offers diagnostic services right here in our community which is a great convenience for our patients.”
Maria “Octavia” Rangel, M.D. is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine and echocardiography. She earned her medical degree at Central University of Venezuela School of Medicine and completed her fellowship at Wake Forest Baptist.
Walter Tan, M.D. is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. He completed his medical degree at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and fellowships at Cleveland Clinic and the University of Pittsburgh.
Li Zhou, M.D., is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. She earned her medical degree at Zhejiang University in China and completed her fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
People can call 336-716-2405 to set up appointments. The office will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.