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Don’t Skip a Beat with Expert Heart Care


With multiple locations and a comprehensive heart health program, Harbin Clinic cares completely for your pumping heart and flowing veins so you don’t skip a beat.

February is National Heart Month, and Harbin Clinic’s cardiovascular providers are ready to utilize their 450 years of collective experience to serve Northwest Georgia residents in our offices and, when necessary, at four local hospitals including Redmond Regional Medical Center, Floyd Medical Center, Cartersville Medical Center and AdventHealth Gordon.

Harbin Clinic has a history of caring completely, including in 13 counties of Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama. In fact, Harbin began to establish the area’s first comprehensive cardiovascular program in the 1980s, and our heart-focused physicians and their teams continue to invest in improving our region’s heart health. 

“No one plans to have a heart attack or develop heart disease. By assessing your risks and knowing your family history, our heart health team can help reduce the chance of you having a heart attack or stroke,” Harbin Clinic Cardiologist Michael Ware says.

Heart disease and heart-related illnesses are a leading cause of death in the United States. According to the American Heart Association, approximately 868,600 people in the U.S. die from underlying cardiovascular diseases each year.

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

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


Harbin Clinic’s cardiologists and Advanced Practice Providers specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases of the heart, blood vessels and circulatory system through medical management, multiple diagnostic modalities including echocardiogram, nuclear stress testing, coronary interventions and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). 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 will discuss cancer and heart disease treatment options comprehensively, regularly monitor and treat any heart complications that may arise during treatments, and provide lifestyle coaching for individuals after cancer therapy.


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


Harbin Clinic electrophysiologist Dr. Robert Styperek specializes in diagnosing and treating heart arrhythmias or problems related to the heart’s electrical system.


Harbin Clinic’s vascular surgeons provide comprehensive services for all types of peripheral vascular disorders, 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.


Harbin Clinic is home to Dr. Billy Chacko, the first vascular medicine specialist in Georgia. He 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 only vein center in Georgia accredited as a surgery center and is prestigiously recognized as a Center of Excellence.  Staffed with six board-certified vascular surgeons and Georgia’s only board-certified 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-something in our patient’s system- that puts 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 Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun and vascular care in both Rome and Cartersville.

To learn more about how Harbin Clinic Hearts Northwest Georgia, visit us at

Published February 1, 2021