NURSE PRACTITIONERS & PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

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Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants assist our Physicians in providing the best care for patients with Heart Failure, Heart Attacks, Angina, Cardiac, and Vein diseases as permitted by their licensure. 

WHAT IS A NURSE PRACTITIONER? 
Nurse practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses who are prepared, through advanced education and clinical training, to provide a wide range of preventive and acute health care services to individuals of all ages. NPs complete graduate-level education preparation that leads to a master's degree. NPs take health histories and provide complete physical examinations; diagnose and treat many common acute and chronic problems; interpret laboratory results and X-rays; prescribe and manage medications and other therapies; provide health teaching and supportive counseling with an emphasis on prevention of illness and health maintenance; and refer patients to other health professionals as needed.

WHAT IS A PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT 
Physician Assistants (PAs) are health professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. PAs perform a comprehensive range of medical duties, from basic primary care to high-technology specialty procedures. PAs often act as first or second assistants in major surgery and provide pre and postoperative care.

While our APPs may assist in the delivery of your healthcare, they will never be substituted for a physician without your knowledge and consent. If at any time you have questions regarding the services you receive at Cardiovascular Medicine PC, please do not hesitate to ask. All of the above teams work together to provide CVM patients with high quality cardiac care.

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Erin Bannerman

Erin Bannerman supports the physicians of Cardiovascular Medicine in the hospital setting. Her previous work experience includes working on the Cardiac Stepdown Unit at Trinity for six years and the Cardiac Cath Lab at Trinity More...

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Diane Boelens

Diane Boelens works with interventional cardiologist Dr. Bouyella Reddy. Her nursing background includes employment in a Level II Trauma Center, Critical Care Unit, and a Cardiovascular Unit. Diane's ability to support Cardiovascular Medicine More...

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Lindsey Bollaert

Lindsey Bollaert works exclusively with Cardiologist Dr. Param Singh. Her prior clinical experience includes seven years as a nurse in the Emergency Department and two years as a nurse practitioner in a family practice More...

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Ellen Holm

Ellen Holm provides patient care in Cardiovascular Medicine's Heart Failure Program under the direction of Dr. Rajendran. She moved to the Quad Cities in December 2016 from West Lafayette, Indiana. Her More...

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Tara Johnson

Tara Johnson supports the physicians of Cardiovascular Medicine in the hospital setting. Her prior clinical experience includes two years as a Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Department More...

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Cassandra King

Cassandra King works with interventional cardiologist Dr. Faraz Manazir. Her clinical experience includes providing care to hospitalized patients with cardiac and non-cardiac conditions, as well as supervision and support More...

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Cara Brown

Cara Brown works with electrophysiologist, Dr. Rajiv Mallik. Her prior clinical experience includes 14 years as a Registered Nurse, nine in Cardiac Stepdown, Medical ICU and Medical/Surgical. She also has three

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Denée Brown

Denée Brown works with electrophysiologist, Dr. Mark Kovach. Her prior clinical experience includes four years of nursing caring for patients in medical, surgical, mental health, emergency, and intensive care More...

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Cyndi Burkholder

Cyndi Burkholder works with interventional cardiologist Dr. Vijay Rajendran. Her cardiac experience includes five years working in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Mercy Medical Center in Clinton, Iowa.  More...

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Rebecca Cady

Rebecca Cady works with Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Sora Reddy. She has nine years of experience in the hospital setting as a Patient Care Technician, Cardiac Monitor Technician, More...

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Robert Cobert

Robert Cobert works with interventional cardiologist Dr. Sanjeev Puri. His clinical experience includes 4 years as a nurse in the intensive care unit at UnityPoint Trinity in Bettendorf. Robert attended Blackhawk College. More...

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Judi Deckert

Judi Deckert provides patient care in Cardiovascular Medicine's Cholesterol Management Program under the direction of Dr. Edmund Coyne. She prescribes and adjusts medications to treat patients with More...

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Shawna Duske

Shawna Duske works with interventional and peripheral cardiologist Dr. Nicolas Shammas. Her wealth of knowledge stems from a clinical, diagnostic, and risk management perspective. Shawna's background as a support RN More...

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Trisha E. McIntosh

Trisha McIntosh works with interventional cardiologist Dr. Edmund Coyne. Her prior familiarity with cardiology was obtained through her experience as an RN in the Cardiac Cath Lab and Critical Care Coronary Unit More...

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Toni Martin

Toni joined CVM in September, 2013, working with Dr. Helbert Acosta, Electrophysiologist. Her prior clinical experience includes working as a registered nurse on an interventional cardiac unit and several years More...

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Shannon Mentzer

Shannon Mentzer works with interventional and peripheral cardiologist Dr. Jon Robken. Her prior clinical experience with cardiology includes serving as the Clinical Educator of the Genesis Medical Center Cath More...

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Hayley Mills

Hayley Mills works with Electrophysiologist, Dr. Helbert Acosta. Her prior clinical experience includes working as a Registered Nurse for 7 years.  Hayley attended Carl Sandburg College More...

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Shauna Nuci

Shauna Nuci works exclusively with Cardiologist Dr. Rafat F. Padaria. She began her career in health care at Genesis Medical Center where she worked for 13-1/2 years as a floor nurse and as a More...

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Rhonda M. Peterson

Rhonda Peterson works with interventional cardiologist Dr. Aswartha Pothula. cardiac experience includes eleven years working as a registered nurse providing care to cardiac and vascular patients. She delivered patient care More...

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Todd Stone

Todd Stone works with Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Sora Reddy. His clinical experience includes 4 years as a nurse in the cardiac stepdown unit and 5 years in the cardiac cath lab at UnityPoint Trinity.  More...

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Tara Gengler

​Tara Gengler works with Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Bouyella Reddy. Her clinical experience includes six years as a Primary Care Provider for Genesis Health Group and three years as an Advanced Practice More...

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Jesica Gould

Jesica Gould works with Interventional Cardiologist Drs. Faraz Manazir and Aswartha Pothula.  Her clinical experience includes eight years as a nurse in the Cardiac Cath Lab at UnityPoint Health Trinity. More...

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Cara Voelliger

Cara Voelliger works with Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. Srikanth Kasula. Her cardiac experience includes five years working in the Intensive Care Unit at UnityPoint More...

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Jordyn Werderitch

Jordyn Werderitch works with Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Sanjeev Puri. Her prior clinical experience includes 1.5 years as a Nurse Practitioner for the Kidney More...