Comprehensive care

Comprehensive care for your heart

The NCMA Cardiovascular Services staff, in conjunction with the Center for Well-Beings’s HeartWorks, is committed to educating our patients and providing a supportive environment throughout your recovery. To ensure a healthful and sustainable recovery, we offer follow-up appointments, home monitoring services and clinics:

  • Center for Well-Being’s HeartWorks Cardiac Rehabilitation Center (Phase I, II, III & IV)
    Cardiac Rehabilitation is composed of four progressive phases which the NCMA physicians and HeartWorks specialists closely monitor patients through. Phase I includes the education and guidance the patient received while in the hospital or directly from a physician before entering the program. Phase II is a medically supervised exercise and education program (HeartWorks) designed to enhance long-term commitment to heart healthy living. This phase is for people with diagnosed cardiac disease, with or without previous myocardial infarction. Phase III builds upon the foundation of Phase II and prepares the individual for the maintenance of their own fitness program. The HeartWorks program eventually helps patients reach Phase IV of their cardiac rehabilitation, which is a long-term commitment to healthful exercise that is self-directed.
  • Pacemaker and Defibrillator Clinic
    Credited as the top clinic in Northern California, the pacemaker and defibrillator clinic has been established to ensure the optimal performance of a patient’s pacemaker. Regular check ups as well as distance monitoring will detect any problems in the battery or wires and guarantee smooth operation.
  • Anticoagulation Clinic
    This clinic was developed to intensively monitor cardiac patients dependent on anticoagulant medication; therefore, preventing untoward events such as bleeding and stroke.
  • Congestive Heart Failure Clinic
    This clinic has been established to provide special attention to cardiac patients prone to heart failure. The goal is to maintain optimal cardiac function on an outpatient basis, through follow up office visits and medication education and monitoring; therefore, preventing hospitalization.
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic
    This clinic outlines the various classifications of pulmonary hypertension as well as the treatment options available and how to maintain an active lifestyle with pulmonary hypertension.
  • Lipid Clinic
    This is a medically supervised program for people with lipid disorders. The program uses educational programs, weight control and exercise, and if necessary, drug therapy to lower cholesterol levels.
  • Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP)
    EECP is performed as a non-invasive treatment to lower the number and intensity of angina episodes. Treatment is administered through three pairs of external inflatable cuffs that are applied around the lower legs, upper legs and buttocks. External counter-pulsation therapy is a procedure that may be performed on individuals with angina, heart failure, or cardiomyopathy.

Center for Well-Being’s HeartWorks

3536 Mendocino Avenue, Suite 260
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
707-573-6161 or 707-573-6162
Fax: 707-570-3655

  • Cindy Pehlke, RN, HeartWorks’ Supervisor
  • Emily Justus, Exercise Physiologist
  • Jen Clouse, Exercise Physiologist
  • Amanda Pehlke, Exercise Physiologist
  • Suzanne Beach, Exercise Physiologist
  • Kathy Hutchinson, Exercise Physiologist
  • Jessica Lorge, Exercise Physiologist