Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sutter Amador Hospital Welcomes Cardiologist Frank Pourzia, MD

JACKSON, Calif. – Sutter Amador Hospital is pleased to announce the arrival of board-certified cardiologist, Frank Pourzia, M.D. F.A.C.C. Dr. Pourzia is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has been a cardiologist for more than 20 years. As part of Sutter Medical Group and a member of the Sutter Amador Hospital medical staff, he cares for patients in the NEW Sutter Cardiovascular office at 100 Mission Boulevard, Suite 2200 (located in the Sutter Amador Outpatient Services Center) in Jackson.

After earning his medical degree from the University of Montpellier in France, Dr. Pourzia completed his internship and residency at Hines VA Hospital and Loyola Hospital in Illinois. He also completed a fellowship at Northwestern University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and a second fellowship at the University of Montreal, Montreal Heart Institute in Canada

Prior to his arrival in Jackson, Dr. Pourzia was in private practice in Long Beach, California where he also served as a clinical instructor of cardiology for rotating Internal Medicine residents and Cardiology Fellows from the University of California, Los Angeles Medical School and the University of California, Irvine Medical School. Dr. Pourzia’s passion for instructing developed when he served as a clinical instructor for the first time during his fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Since his arrival in Amador County, Dr. Pourzia has been working closely with Sutter Amador Hospital to improve access and strengthen cardiology capabilities so that more community members will be able to receive advanced life-saving tests and procedures locally. Some of the additional cardiac tests and procedures that Dr. Pourzia is now able to perform at Sutter Amador Hospital include stress echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) and pacemaker implants.

“It is our goal to be able to minimize any stress on a patient, including stress caused by travel, and provide as many services locally as possible,” said Anne Platt, CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital. “Dr. Pourzia is a true advocate for our patients and has partnered with us to provide many cardiology services that we once were not able to do here, such as pacemaker implants.”

Dr. Pourzia is accepting new patients. For more information or to make a referral, please call the Sutter Cardiology office at (209) 223-5445. The Sutter Cardiology Office recently relocated to the Sutter Amador Outpatient Services Center on 100 Mission Boulevard, Suite 2200 in Jackson.

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