Every year, more than 1.25 million Americans suffer a heart attack. Over 250,000 will die before they get help. When it comes to something as important as your health, the cardiologist you choose makes a difference.
The Heart Specialists of St. Rita's is a seven physician, single specialty group offering all aspects of cardiovascular care. Our physicians are committed to patient-centered, quality heart care in a caring environment. We pride ourselves in preventing heart disease in patients with risk factors like high cholesterol, diabetes, and hypertension.
Our physicians are highly experienced in every aspect of care for patients with heart and vascular disease from diagnosis to treatment. We offer a full range of cardiovascular diagnostic testing including:
- Stress testing
- Echocardiography, TEE
- Holter and Event monitoring
- Tilt table testing
- Pacemaker/ICD insertion
- Loop recorder insertion
- Cardiac Catheterization
- Coronary angioplasty/stenting
- Peripheral angioplasty/stenting
Our experience and dedication will provide you and your loved ones with the most advanced cardiovascular care in our area. Patient-centered heart care is our focus, and all of us at The Heart Specialists consider it a privilege to serve you.
- Our office is open Monday thru Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- You will receive a reminder call prior to your scheduled appointment date.
- Please call us to reschedule if you cannot keep your scheduled appointment.
- Please contact your pharmacy for prescription refills.
- Bring your medication bottles with you to your appointment. We want to assure we know exactly what medications and dosages you are taking.
- Please bring your identification and insurance card to your appointment.
- We respect your time and do our best to be on time. Occasionally a hospital emergency may delay your physician, please be understanding.
|Monday - Thursday:||8:00am - 5:00pm|
|Friday: ||8:00am - 4:30pm|
Zoheir A. Abdelbaki, MD
Zoheir Abdelbaki, MD, is an invasive cardiologist who has been a member of St. Rita’s medical staff for nine years. In October, 2009, he became a member of The Heart Specialists of St. Rita’s.
Dr. Ba ...
Bekele W. Ayele, MD
Bekele Ayele, MD, is an invasive cardiologist, who joined the Heart Specialists of St. Rita’s in December, 2010.
Dr. Ayele received his medical degree from Addis Ababa University at Gondar College o ...
Hemraj R. Makwana, MD
Hemraj Makwana, MD, is an interventional cardiologist, who joined the Heart Specialists of St. Rita’s in September of 2010. Dr. Makwana received his medical degree at Gujarat University in India. He c ...
Julius A. Kato, DO
Dr. Kato is an invasive cardiologist, who joined The Heart Specialists of St. Rita’s in August, 2009.
Dr. Kato completed an internal medicine residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center. His fellow ...
Ossama Abdulrahman, MD
Sam Rahman, MD, is an interventional cardiologist, who joined the Heart Specialists of St. Rita’s in April of 2010. He completed his training in interventional cardiology at the University of Arizona, ...
Mark Buettner, PA
Graduated from the United States Air Force PA program with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1993. Obtained Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2009. Twenty-six year veteran of the United States Air Force active duty and reserves working as a medic in critical care and a PA in family practice, emergency medicine, general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Last 14 years have worked in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery in Lima, OH. Native of Delphos, OH, currently reside in Elida, OH.
Melinda Harshfield, CNP
Melinda Harshfield has been with the Heart Specialists of St. Rita’s since May, 2009. She received her Associates Degree in 1994, Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2006 and graduated in June, 2008 from Otterbein University with Masters of Science in Nursing with specialty in Family Practice. Melinda worked as an RN in critical care, intensive care, and open heart surgery prior to joining the Heart Specialists.
Darcy Schroeder, PA
Darcy joined The Heart Specialists of St. Rita’s in January, 2010. She attended the University of Findlay and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2007. She graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Masters of Physician Assistant degree in 2009. Darcy is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Ohio Association of Physician Assistants.