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Your Heart’s in the Right Place at Harbin Clinic Cardiology

February is National Heart Month, and with multiple locations and a comprehensive heart health program, Harbin Clinic is here to continue caring completely for your pumping heart and flowing veins.

In the 1980s, Harbin Clinic established the area’s first comprehensive cardiovascular program, and our heart-focused physicians and their teams continue to invest in improving our region’s heart health today.

“Heart disease and symptoms of heart attack can go easily unnoticed, which is why we encourage our patients to keep routine visits and screenings,” says Harbin Clinic Cardiologist Charlie Baggett. “Being aware of your family history can help our heart health care team assess your risks of heart disease and stroke to reduce your chances of having a cardiovascular emergency.” 

Heart disease and heart-related illnesses are the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the CDC, approximately 800,000 people in the U.S. die from cardiovascular diseases each year.

“Harbin Clinic wants you and your entire family to have a healthy heart and vascular system now and for years to come,” Harbin Clinic Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ed McBride says. “Our Harbin Clinic providers are experts at heart health care and are ready to serve you at our convenient locations across Northwest Georgia.”

Harbin Clinic offers heart and vascular services in the following areas:


Harbin Clinic cardiologists and providers specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases of the heart, blood vessels and circulatory system through medical management and multiple diagnostic modalities including echocardiograms, nuclear stress testing, and coronary interventions. Some of the more common diseases treated by cardiologists include coronary artery disease, heart rhythm problems and heart failure.


Harbin Clinic’s Cardio-Oncology program works alongside medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and other specialties to coordinate the most appropriate treatment plan that takes your heart health into account. Dr. Charlie Baggett discusses cancer and heart disease treatment options with patients, regularly monitors and treats any heart complications that may arise during treatments, and provides lifestyle coaching for individuals after cancer therapy.


Harbin Clinic pediatric cardiologists Dr. Joshua Donner and Dr. Henaro Sabino specialize in treating childhood and adolescent heart disease while ensuring children, from infants to young adults, have healthy hearts. 

Pediatric Cardiologist Dr. Joshua Donner


Harbin Clinic’s vascular surgeons provide comprehensive services for all types of vascular disorders beyond the heart and brain, including catheter-based intervention as well as traditional surgical treatment for aneurysms and obstructive arterial disease.


Harbin Clinic vascular diagnostic labs provide a broad range of non-invasive vascular diagnostic services, utilizing ultrasound imaging and physiologic testing to evaluate blood flow and locate areas of vascular disease.


Dr. Billy Chacko offers comprehensive care for diseases of the vascular system and focuses on the non-invasive diagnosis and treatment of all problems involving the circulatory system outside of the heart.


Harbin Clinic’s Vein Center is the first Quad A accredited vein center and is prestigiously recognized as a Center of Excellence.  Staffed with six board-certified vascular surgeons and our vascular medicine specialist, the experts at the Vein Center approach venous disease holistically.

“We perform surgical interventions for varicose veins, of course, but most importantly we seek the root of the symptoms. Is there a history of blood clots, heart disease or genetic factors that put them at risk? We address that,” says Vascular Surgeon John Kirkland.

Northwest Georgia residents don’t have to travel far to get world-class heart and vascular care. Harbin Clinic offers cardiology care in RomeCartersville, and Calhoun and vascular care in both Rome and Cartersville.

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Published February 13, 2024

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