NHRMC Physician Group expands to include Cape Fear Heart Associates

March 01, 2011
WILMINGTON – Two area cardiology practices have merged and joined the NHRMC Physician Group as Cape Fear Heart Associates. Together the practices, formerly Wilmington Cardiology and Coastal Cardiology Associates, have 16 physicians and seven mid-level providers who specialize in comprehensive cardiovascular care. “We have enjoyed a strong relationship with these practitioners for years,” says Jack Barto, president and chief executive officer at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. “We are so pleased that our association with them is strengthened further by this partnership.” By joining the NHRMC Physician Group, the practice and its patients will benefit from access to the group’s integrated business support resources and services, including medical office technology and information technology that will be linked with New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s systems for more seamless care. “By joining forces with another large cardiology practice, we will offer our patients access to an even larger team of specialists, all focused on advancing cardiac care through collaboration,” says Dr. Frank Hobart. “Now that we are part of the NHRMC Physician Group, our patients will have a more streamlined experience, aligned with the resources in our practice and at the NHRMC Heart Center,” says Dr. James Harper. “This closer relationship with New Hanover Regional Medical Center is the next logical step to ensure the quality care our patients have come to expect.” Providers with Cape Fear Heart Associates include: Christopher C. Barber, M.D., F.A.C.C. William P. Buchanan, M.D., F.A.C.C. Linda P. Calhoun, M.D., F.A.C.C. P. Christopher Ellis, M.D., F.A.C.C. James S. Forrester, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.C. James R. Harper, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.C. Frank A. Hobart, M.D., F.A.C.C. W. Lance Lewis, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I. Anthony Maglione, M.D., F.A.C.C. Frederick Meine, M.D., F.A.C.C. Mark T. Murphy, M.D., F.A.C.C. Henry M. Patel, M.D., F.A.C.C. Praful N. Patel, MB.ChB, F.A.C.C. William T. Smith, IV, M.D., F.A.C.C. David E. Weaver, M.D., F.A.C.C. Timothy M. Winslow, M.D., F.A.C.C. Darlene D. Compeau, APRN, BC Dinah Craig, PA-C Mary L. Jackson, ANP-C Sharon Lane, PA-C Andrea L. Payne , PA-C Chip Walton, II, PA-C Megan Whitley, PA-C To schedule an appointment with Cape Fear Heart Associates at one of their many locations, call 910.815.3420 or 910.762.2433. The NHRMC Physician Group is part of Carolina’s Physician Network which allows physicians within the network to benefit from CPN’s coordinated services. Providers in the NHRMC Physician Group are linked to the experience and expertise of more than 1,400 doctors and 33 health systems through Carolina’s Physician Network. The NHRMC Physician Group is committed to providing the highest quality health care to residents of southeastern North Carolina. With more than 100 providers in both primary care and specialty fields, the NHRMC Physician Group's doctors can focus on providing the best medical care to their patients while benefiting from the shared resources of New Hanover Regional Medical Center. This progressive healthcare partnership means access to some of medicine's best technologies, treatments and specialists is readily available when needed. Services provided include urology, oncology, neurology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, psychiatry, urgent care, pediatric surgery and a team of hospitalists serving hospitalized patients. To better serve our patients' needs, NHRMC Physician Group practices are located throughout southeastern North Carolina.
New Hanover Regional Medical Center is the leading provider of quality and accessible health care in Southeastern North Carolina, delivering care to all in need, without the support of taxpayer dollars. The medical center takes seriously its responsibility as an economic engine for the community, creating more than 4,500 jobs directly and another 3,000 jobs indirectly. ###