About Cardiology Associates of Fredericksburg
Cardiology Associates of Fredericksburg was founded in 1978 by Dr. Michael Cherwek, who was the first physician to bring Board Certified Cardiology to the Fredericksburg region. Cardiology Associates today carries on that quality tradition having celebrated thirty years of service to the community in 2008.
Milestones in our practice history include key roles in:
- Development of the first Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Mary Washington Hospital in 1990.
- Active participation in the Moss Free Clinic since its inception.
- Recruitment of Dr. Armitage in 1994 to Mary Washington Hospital to establish a Cardiac Surgery Program.
- Introduction of office based Nuclear Cardiology in 1995.
- Introduction of Transesophageal Echocardiography.
- Co-development of around-the-clock Interventional Cardiology Services at Mary Washington Hospital to treat victims of acute myocardial infarction.
- Addition of Electrophysiology Services to our practice in 2007.
- Addition of active medical staff privileges at the newly opened Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center in 2010.
- Adoption of Electronic Health Records in 2011 to increase patient safety through evidence-based decision support, quality management, and outcomes reporting.
- Introduction of Advanced Electrophysiology Services to the Fredericksburg Community in 2011.
- Achievement of Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records awarded by CMS in 2012 to present.
- Addition of Advanced Peripheral Vascular Disease Interventions to our practice in 2012.
- Introduction of Advanced Complex Coronary Interventions including chronic total occlusion PCI, left main coronary artery PCI, and high risk PCI.
- Introduction of Structural Heart Interventions to include ASD and PFO closures, balloon aortic valvuloplasty, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
As the community’s needs have grown so have we, having relocated in 2008 to a new state-of-the-art 20,000 sq. ft. office, centralizing all of our outpatient services for your convenience with a Mary Washington Hospital Outreach Laboratory on site.