The Heart Truth

It seems like not a month goes by without some sort of reminder about heart disease. February was National Heart Month. May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. And for good reason. Heart disease is by far the leading cause of death in the United States.

Heart disease is such a dangerous culprit because it can strike based on a myriad of reasons. For some, obesity is the cause. Other people can be at a normal weight and still have high blood pressure or high cholesterol.

That’s why it’s so important to be constantly in tune with what’s going on with your heart. Regular checkups and getting the recommended screenings is essential for maintaining a healthy heart. That’s also why we have brought one of the country’s most gifted  interventional cardiologists to southeast Idaho.

Dr. Stutts was named one of the country’s top cardiologists by the Consumers’ Research Council of America and Doctor of the Year at Yavapai Regional Medical Center. While practicing in Idaho Falls he help found the local chapter of Mended Hearts a national organization dedicated to support group activities for people with heart disease and was their physician director while living in Idaho.

Dr. Stutts practiced medicine in Idaho Falls for close to 20 years before relocating to Arizona. His return to Eastern Idaho gives residents access to one of the most experienced heart doctors in the region.

And now, Dr. Stutts is here at Bingham Memorial Hospital full time. After making the transition from his previous work in Arizona, he will be available to see patients on a regular basis. Already, he has pioneered several procedures at our facility, including the first pacemaker implant ever done at Bingham Memorial.

So take some time to care about your heart this month and give Dr. Stutts a call. He is welcoming new patients in Blackfoot at the Medical Plaza Office Building. You can schedule an appointment by calling 785-3897.

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