Centers of Excellence

Designated Centers create partnerships with local health care providers, managed care organizations, public health officials, consumers, employers and academic centers to develop programs that focus on treatment, clinical research and prevention of hypertension-related cardiovascular disease. Centers participating in this initiative have access to the best health care approaches to treat high blood pressure and participate in innovative clinical research in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the heart and the blood vessels. Medical facilities and participating physicians are linked through an electronic network to share information, provide on-line consultation and assist in facilitating access to any member of the network.

Because each participating Center has been selected through a National Committee of Experts, patients have the unique opportunity to access the best that medicine can provide in the treatment of heart attacks, strokes, and renal disease. In turn, physicians named as members of COSEHQ-designated Centers of Excellence are leaders in their respective fields and actively participate as officers of leading medical and public health organizations.

Access Healthcare
Brian Forrest, MD
Apex, NC 27502
Internal Medicine Specialists
Steve Ross, MD
Florence, SC 29501
Augusta University-University of Georgia Medical Partnership
Matthew Crim, MD
Athens, GA 30602
John A. Martin Primary Health Care
Mark Shaffer, MD
Winnsboro, SC 29180
Bahamas Heart Center
Conville S. Brown, MD
Nassau, Bahamas, OU 55555
Medical University of South Carolina
Daniel Lackland, DrPH
Charleston, SC 29401
Bland Clinic, PA
Veita Bland, MD
Greensboro, NC 27401
Palmetto Primary Care Physicians
Colby Grossman, MD
North Charleston, SC 29406
Cary Healthcare Associates, PA
Mazen Hamad, MD
Cary, NC 27518
Regional HealthPlus
Nick Ulmer, MD
Spartanburg, SC 29303
DarSalud/LifeDOC Clinic
Pedro Velasquez-Mieyer, MD
Memphis, TN 38119
Sentara York Clinical Research
Charles Lovell, MD
Norfolk, VA 23510
Clearwater Cardiovascular Consultants
Jane Rainsford, ARNP-C
Clearwater, FL 33756
Tulane University School of Medicine
Keith Ferdinand, MD
New Orleans, LA 70112
Dominion Primary Care
Pradeep Pradhan, MD
Danville, VA 24541
University of West Indies - Cave Hill Barbados
Damian Cohall, PhD
Bridgetown, Barbados, OU 00000
Genesis Health Care
Alexander Cohen, MD
Darlington, SC 29532
University of West Indies - Mona Jamaica
Everard N. Barton, MD
Kingston, Jamaica, OU 00000
Hattiesburg Clinic - Hypertension Center
Bryan Batson, MD
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Carlos Ferrario, MD
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Hypertension Institute
Mark Houston, MD
Nashville, TN
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
John McAlearney, PhD
Dayton, OH 45420