FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kassi Belz, HealthCare Partners Nevada
Ryan Tarkowski, MassMedia Healthcare Marketing
Cardiologists Portz and Bedotto Join HealthCare Partners, Open New Clinic
Veteran Team Utilizes Latest Technology at Modern 5,200 Square Foot Facility
LAS VEGAS - (January 3, 2012) Well known and respected Las Vegas cardiologists, Drs. Stephen J. Portz, MD, F.A.C.C., and John B. Bedotto, MD, F.A.C.C., have joined HealthCare Partners Medical Group, a leading physician-run group providing primary, specialty, and urgent care in Southern Nevada. Drs. Portz and Bedotto now oversee HealthCare Partners Cardiology and are seeing cardiology patients at a state of the art 5,200 square foot facility located inside the medical office building at Southern Hills Hospital; 9280 W. Sunset Road Ste. 320, Las Vegas, 89148.
At the new cardiology center, Portz and Bedotto are combining their experience with the latest in medical technology to ensure the best care for their patients. HealthCare Partners Cardiology features a state-of-the-art cardiac PACS (picture archive and communication) imaging system used for echocardiography, nuclear perfusion imaging, carotid ultrasonography and peripheral vascular work.
The veteran cardiologists joined HealthCare Partners Medical Group because of its “Total Care” model, an innovative health care approach in which HealthCare Partners physicians, professional staff, and the patient work as coordinated team to manage the patient’s care and overall health.
“We joined HealthCare Partners because Total Care is the future of medicine and our patients deserve the best care available,” said Portz, director of cardiology for HealthCare Partners Medical Group. “Having direct communication with my patients’ primary care doctors and network of specialists will allow me to treat them before a heart attack hits. Communication saves lives.”
Dr. Portz is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He has extensive training in aortic aneurysm, peripheral diseases, and coronary and vascular issues. Dr. Portz was one of the first surgeons in Nevada to do endovascular aneurysm repair, a groin incision that allows 80 percent of patients to go home the following day and heal quickly. In 2011, Seven magazine named Portz the top cardiologist in Las Vegas.
Dr. Bedotto has been providing cardiac care to patients in the Las Vegas area for more than 20 years. In 1991, the Las Vegas native became the first local fellowship-trained interventional cardiologist. Dr. Bedotto served as the chief of cardiology at Sunrise Hospital for six years and was named one of “Las Vegas’ Top Doctors” by his peers in 2011.
About HealthCare Partners Nevada
Health Care Partners Nevada is a network of more than 240 primary care physicians and more than 1300 specialists. With medical clinics and specialty care affiliates throughout Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Pahrump, Boulder City, and Mesquite; HealthCare Partners Nevada (HCPNV) is committed to delivering the highest quality of care to all our patients. Through our total care model, HealthCare Partners provides patient centered comprehensive primary care, specialty, and urgent care services. Founded in 1996, HealthCare Partners Nevada is an affiliate of HealthCare Partners LLC with offices in California, Florida and Nevada.