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Mount St. Mary's Hospital adds cardiology care to Lockport Health Center

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Fri, Sep 18th 2020 10:25 am

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital has expanded services at its Lockport Health Center with the addition of two cardiac specialists. Cardiologists Benjamin Rueda, M.D., and Arif Syed, M.D., have joined the Health Center, located at 6000 Brockton Drive, Suite 106.

Rueda is the head of cardiology at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, and board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular tomography. He joined Mount St. Mary’s in 2009. Syed is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. He has been with the hospital since 2011.

“Bringing cardiology services to eastern Niagara County means people don’t have to travel outside the community to receive this needed care,” said C.J. Urlaub, Mount St. Mary’s Hospital president and Catholic Health senior vice president of strategic partnerships, integration and care delivery-Niagara County. “We are committed to providing the highest standard of care across multiple specialties. Dr. Syed and Dr. Rueda have been with Mount St. Mary’s for a combined 20 years, and their knowledge and expertise are a welcome addition to our Lockport Health Center.

Both cardiologists are accepting new patients.

The addition of cardiology care is another enhancement to services currently in place at the center, including primary care and OB/GYN services. Primary care physicians Dr. Rajinder Basra and Dr. Nicholas Varallo are accepting new patients, along with Dr. Gianna McEvoy, Dr. Joseph Andrzejewski, and Andrea Rosati, N.P., the center’s OB/GYN team. Mount St. Mary’s Lockport Health Center has been in operation since 2018. To schedule an appointment, call 716-342-3026.

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