Addition of Two New Cardiologists Strengthens Services in Garfield County

Monday, June 14, 2021

Residents of Garfield County and the surrounding areas now have more access to cardiology services. “I am pleased to announce the addition of two new interventional cardiologists to St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s medical staff,” says Krista Roberts, CEO of St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. “We welcome Dr. Nikunjkumar Patel, and Dr. Charisse Ward to our team of providers.”

To schedule an appointment, call our physician referral service at 580-249-3741.

Nikunjkumar I. Patel, MD, FACC

Nikunjkumar I. Patel, MD, FACC, received his medical degree from the University Bristol Medical School, in Bristol, United Kingdom. He completed his residency at East Tennessee State University, Quillen-Dishner College of Medicine Johnson City, Tennessee, and completed his Fellowship at Saint Mary Medical Center, University of California, Los Angeles. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine; Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases; and Interventional Cardiology.

Charisse Ward, MD

Charisse Ward, MD, received her medical degree from Boston University. She completed her residency at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, and completed her Fellowships in Interventional Cardiology; Peripheral Vascular; Cardiology; and Advanced Heart Failure/Heart Transplant, also at Yale New Haven Hospital. Dr. Ward is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology) and the American Board of Vascular Medicine (Endovascular Medicine). She served as General Medical Officer at the Naval Branch Health Clinic in Athens, Georgia, and has published numerous articles on peripheral arterial disease and other cardiology topics.

Dr. Patel and Dr. Ward Join St. Mary's Cardiology Clinic

Dr. Patel and Dr. Ward are joining the St. Mary’s Cardiology Clinic at 310 E. Owen K. Garriott, Enid, Oklahoma. Dr. Patel will begin on June 14 and Dr. Ward will start July 6. In-office services will include cardiac wellness, diagnostic, prescription medication and management, pacemaker and defibrillator follow-up, arrhythmia care, heart failure care, EKG, portable electrocardiogram ECG (holter monitor device) and more.

In-hospital cardiac services include diagnostic catheterization (radial access), coronary intervention, temporary and permanent pacemakers, peripheral diagnostic and intervention, ICD (defibrillator) implantation, intra-aortic balloon pump, coronary CT angiography, cardiac computed tomography, vascular ultrasound, cardioversion and others.

“We are proud to be adding these two specialists, both of whom have stellar credentials, to our cardiology team,” says Roberts.  “We want to remind patients who have a cardiac condition or are living with heart failure, to know they can receive quality care, right here in Enid.”