"Reimagining care to meet people where they are"
FREMONT, Mich., September 2, 2022 – David Langholz, MD, Spectrum Health Medical Group cardiologist, provided an overview to the Fremont Rotary Club on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 of cardiovascular services now available at Gerber Memorial hospital and across the lakeshore from Muskegon to Ludington.
The Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at the Fremont library, with speakers available talking about a variety of topics. “The motto of Rotary International is ‘Service Above Self,’” said Steven Radtke, Rotary Club president. “Hearing from a variety of speakers about programs and services in and around the community help us to learn and more easily get involved with community organizations so that we can live our motto. “The presentation from Dr. Langholz was very informative about cardiology services available right here in Fremont.”
Langholz is one of many cardiologists who are now serving patients along the lakeshore for cardiology and vascular needs. It’s part of a “lakeshore cardiology” plan to provide greater access to specialized heart care in smaller rural communities where Spectrum Health facilities are located outside of Grand Rapids.
“We know that the need for specialized heart care is widespread everywhere,” said Langholz. “And Spectrum Health is helping meet that need in its rural service areas by creating more access to these types of services right in these local communities like Muskegon, Fremont and Ludington.
“Many people who need these types of services are elderly and do not want to or can’t tolerate a drive into Grand Rapids that might include longer sitting time in the car, navigating through unfamiliar areas and all of the things that are true of the more urban experience. They want to be able to drive up to the building where they’ve always received care, park in the parking lot, walk a short distance in and see the care team. And that’s what we’re making available now. It’s reimagining care to meet people where they are.”
In Fremont, cardiology services are available at 230 W. Oak Street in the Professional Building. There, a team of five cardiologists specializing in clinical cardiology, electrophysiology and advanced heart failure are available to treat patients for a variety of conditions including heart arrythmias, chest pain, atrial fibrillation, advanced heart failure, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, hypertension, and more.
In north Muskegon, Spectrum Health has opened the newly renovated Specialty Care building at 1845 Holton Rd. that provides even more expanded cardiology services, referrals for cardiothoracic surgery, the structural heart and valve center, vascular and vein care, pulmonology and neurology.
“Our facilities and technology allow us to provide lifesaving care for patients with even the most complex conditions,” said Jason Ross, chief operating officer at Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial. “Eighty percent of the conditions in cardiology and pulmonology, vascular and vein care can be treated along the lakeshore, with patients only needing to travel to Grand Rapids for major interventions.”
For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call: 855.7.MYHEART.