We Change Lives Every Day

About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. You don’t have to be one of them.  At Prairie Heart, our doctors specialize in innovative procedures that can prolong your life expectancy and allow you to enjoy life instead of spending time worrying about congestive heart failure.

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Leaders In Heart Care

When you need more than a doctor, when you need a heart specialist, Prairie Heart has the answer. From high cholesterol to high blood pressure, aneurysms to arrhythmia, chest pain to cardiac care, the experts at Prairie Heart are prepared to stand by your side throughout your journey towards a healthy heart.

Nationally Recognized Heart Care

Whether it is an emergency or a planned procedure, HSHS St. Anthony’s and the Prairie Heart Institute provide nationally recognized heart care close to home. Together, we are connecting communities throughout Illinois to expert cardiological care, while using the latest technology and the least-invasive procedures. And with patient-first care you’ve come to expect from the HSHS doctors and nurses, you have the comfort of knowing we are using our hearts to care for yours.

A Woman’s Heart is Different.

Even though heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, women often chalk up the symptoms to less life-threatening conditions like acid reflux, the flu or normal aging.

Both men and women can experience chest pressure during a heart attack, but women can experience a heart attack without chest pressure.

Instead they may experience shortness of breath, pressure or pain in the lower chest or upper abdomen, dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting, upper back pressure or extreme fatigue.

Symptoms of a Heart Attack-in Both Men & Women:

  • Squeezing chest pain or pressure
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tightness in chest
  • Pain spreading to shoulders, neck, arm, or jaw
  • Feeling of heartburn or indigestion with or without nausea and vomiting
  • Sudden dizziness or brief loss of consciousness
  • Sweating

Symptoms More Likely in Women:

  • Indigestion or gas-like pain
  • Dizziness or nausea
  • Unexplained weakness or fatigue
  • Discomfort or pain between the shoulder blades
  • Recurring chest discomfort
  • Sense of impending doom

Even when the signs are subtle, the consequences can be deadly, especially if the victim doesn’t get help right away.

A heart attack strikes someone about every 43 seconds. It occurs when the blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart muscle is severely reduced or cut off completely. This happens because the arteries that supply the heart with blood can slowly narrow from a buildup of fat, cholesterol and other substances (plaque).

Heart disease can be preventable.

Here are some tips:

  1. Schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider to learn your personal risk for heart disease.
  2. Stop Smoking.
  3. Start exercising. Just walking 30 minutes a day can lower your risk for heart attack and stroke.
  4. Modify your diet if needed to lower cholesterol.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is a specialized service to help cardiac patients achieve maximum potential and return to a productive, healthy lifestyle. A Registered Nurse works with each patient and their physician to create an individualized professionally supervised education and exercise program.

Entry into the program requires the referral of each patient’s personal physician, who will continue to provide primary care.

Cardiac Rehabilitation is for persons who have experienced:

  • coronary artery disease
  • heart attack
  • coronary bypass surgery
  • angioplasty
  • stent placement
  • heart valve repair/replacement
  • heart or heart-lung transplant

Cardiac rehabilitation also enhances emotional well-being. We encourage active participation for the patient and his/her family members. We support a positive approach to the rehabilitation phase, while discussing various changes in lifestyle that are to take place. Any questions or concerns regarding activity are discussed with the patient and family.

GETTING YOUR HEART BACK STAT.

HSHS St. Anthony’s is part of the Stat Heart Program, coordinated by Prairie Cardiovascular which streamlines emergency care to meet the national goal of providing angioplasty (a non-surgical procedure to treat diseased arteries) within 90 minutes from a patient’s arrival at their community hospital.

By utilizing best practices, St. Anthony’s Emergency department’s exceptional staff are able to identify, treat, and transfer heart attack patients quickly to St. John’s Hospital, with patients often being transferred in less than the 30 minute goal after arriving in our ER. This allows patients to receive emergent heart intervention by a Prairie Heart Cardiologist as quickly as possible, saving heart muscle and increasing a patient’s chance for full recovery.

Effingham

503 N. Maple St.  |  Effingham, IL 62401

A full-time location for Prairie Heart, HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois is conveniently located for all of your advanced cardiac care needs. From simple heart screenings to advanced, innovative surgery, your heart will be safe in their hands.

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Cardiothoracic Surgery
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Sheri Barnett

Nurse Practitioner

Specialty: Cardiology

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital

Sheri Barnett

Nurse Practitioner

Specialty: Cardiology

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital

HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital, Effingham, IL 62401
217-342-3700

Andrea Bloodworth, APRN

Family Nurse Practitioner

Specialty: Cardiology

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital

Andrea Bloodworth, APRN

Family Nurse Practitioner

Specialty: Cardiology

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital

HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL 62769
217-788-0706

Amir Cheema, MD

Cardiologist

Specialty: Cardiology  
Subspecialty: Invasive, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Richland Memorial Hospital, Clay County Hospital

 Schedule An Appointment

Amir Cheema, MD

Cardiologist

Specialty: Cardiology  
Subspecialty: Invasive, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Richland Memorial Hospital, Clay County Hospital

 Schedule An Appointment

HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital, Effingham, IL 62401
217-342-3700

Madhu Dukkipati, MD

Cardiologist

Specialty: Cardiology 
Subspecialty: Interventional, Nuclear Cardiology

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Memorial Medical Clinic Carthage, Taylorville Memorial Hospital

Schedule An Appointment

Madhu Dukkipati, MD

Cardiologist

Specialty: Cardiology 
Subspecialty: Interventional, Nuclear Cardiology

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Memorial Medical Clinic Carthage, Taylorville Memorial Hospital

Schedule An Appointment

HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL 62769
217-788-0706

Jeffrey A. Goldstein, MD

Cardiologist

Specialty: Cardiology, Cardiovascular, Vascular Medicine
Subspecialty: Interventional, Peripheral Vascular Intervention, Structural Heart Disease

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital, HSHS St. Mary's Hospital

 Schedule An Appointment

Jeffrey A. Goldstein, MD

Cardiologist

Specialty: Cardiology, Cardiovascular, Vascular Medicine
Subspecialty: Interventional, Peripheral Vascular Intervention, Structural Heart Disease

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital, HSHS St. Mary's Hospital

 Schedule An Appointment

HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL 62769
217-788-0706

Nilesh J. Goswami, MD

Cardiologist

Specialty: Cardiology, Cardiovascular, Vascular Medicine  
Subspecialty: Interventional, Peripheral Vascular Intervention, Nuclear Cardiology, Structural Heart Disease

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Sarah Culbertson Memorial Hospital, Fayette County Hospital

 Schedule An Appointment

Nilesh J. Goswami, MD

Cardiologist

Specialty: Cardiology, Cardiovascular, Vascular Medicine  
Subspecialty: Interventional, Peripheral Vascular Intervention, Nuclear Cardiology, Structural Heart Disease

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Sarah Culbertson Memorial Hospital, Fayette County Hospital

 Schedule An Appointment

HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL 62769
217-788-0706

Cory Hess

Nurse Practitioner

Specialty: Cardiology

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital

Cory Hess

Nurse Practitioner

Specialty: Cardiology

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital

HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital, Effingham, IL 62401
217-342-3700

Aman Khurana, MD

Vascular Medicine

Specialty: Vascular Medicine
Subspecialty: Peripheral Vascular Intervention, Venous Disease

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS St. Francis Hospital, HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital

 Schedule An Appointment

Aman Khurana, MD

Vascular Medicine

Specialty: Vascular Medicine
Subspecialty: Peripheral Vascular Intervention, Venous Disease

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS St. Francis Hospital, HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital

 Schedule An Appointment

HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL 62769
217-788-0706

Gretchen Mahaney

Nurse Practitioner

Specialty: Cardiology

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital

Gretchen Mahaney

Nurse Practitioner

Specialty: Cardiology

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital

HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL 62769
217-788-0706

Gabor Matos, MD

Cardiologist

Specialty: Cardiology, Cardiovascular  
Subspecialty: Interventional, Peripheral Vascular Intervention, Venous Disease

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Prairie Cardiovascular at Macomb, Pana Community Hospital, HSHS St. Mary's Hospital, HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital

 Schedule An Appointment

 

Gabor Matos, MD

Cardiologist

Specialty: Cardiology, Cardiovascular  
Subspecialty: Interventional, Peripheral Vascular Intervention, Venous Disease

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Prairie Cardiovascular at Macomb, Pana Community Hospital, HSHS St. Mary's Hospital, HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital

 Schedule An Appointment

 

HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL 62769
217-788-0706

Colleen J. Moore, MD

Vascular Surgeon

Specialty: Vascular Surgery

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital

 Schedule An Appointment

Colleen J. Moore, MD

Vascular Surgeon

Specialty: Vascular Surgery

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital

 Schedule An Appointment

HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL 62769
217-788-0706

James C. Mullin, MD

Cardiologist

Specialty: Electrophysiology  
Subspecialty: Interventional, Pacemakers, Heart Rhythm Disorders

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham and St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur

 Schedule An Appointment

James C. Mullin, MD

Cardiologist

Specialty: Electrophysiology  
Subspecialty: Interventional, Pacemakers, Heart Rhythm Disorders

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham and St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur

 Schedule An Appointment

HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL 62769
217-788-0706

Nasar Nallamothu, MD

Cardiologist

Specialty: Cardiology  
Subspecialty: Invasive, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Congestive Heart Failure

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Jacksonville-Prairie Cardiovascular, Sarah Culbertson Memorial Hospital

 Schedule An Appointment

Nasar Nallamothu, MD

Cardiologist

Specialty: Cardiology  
Subspecialty: Invasive, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Congestive Heart Failure

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Jacksonville-Prairie Cardiovascular, Sarah Culbertson Memorial Hospital

 Schedule An Appointment

HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL 62769
217-788-0706

Jennifer Nichelson

Nurse Practitioner

Specialty: Cardiology

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital

Jennifer Nichelson

Nurse Practitioner

Specialty: Cardiology

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital

HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL 62769
217-788-0706

Jessica Prange, MD

Cardiologist

Specialty: Cardiology  
Subspecialty: Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Salem Township Hospital

 Schedule An Appointment

Jessica Prange, MD

Cardiologist

Specialty: Cardiology  
Subspecialty: Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Salem Township Hospital

 Schedule An Appointment

HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital, Effingham, IL 62401
217-342-3700

Krishna J. Rocha-Singh, MD

Cardiologist

Specialty: Cardiology  
Subspecialty: Interventional, Peripheral Vascular Intervention

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital

 Schedule An Appointment

Krishna J. Rocha-Singh, MD

Cardiologist

Specialty: Cardiology  
Subspecialty: Interventional, Peripheral Vascular Intervention

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital

 Schedule An Appointment

HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL 62769
217-788-0706

Donita S. Schrey

Nurse Practitioner

Specialty: Cardiology

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital, Thomas H. Boyd Memorial Hospital, Richland Memorial Hospital

Donita S. Schrey

Nurse Practitioner

Specialty: Cardiology

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS St. Anthony's Hospital, Thomas H. Boyd Memorial Hospital, Richland Memorial Hospital

HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL 62769
217-788-0706

Mark Shen, MD

Cardiologist

Specialty: Cardiology  
Subspecialty: Electrophysiology

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Effingham - HSHS St. Anthony's

 Schedule An Appointment

Mark Shen, MD

Cardiologist

Specialty: Cardiology  
Subspecialty: Electrophysiology

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: Effingham - HSHS St. Anthony's

 Schedule An Appointment

HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL 62769
217-788-0706

Robert C. Woodruff III, MD

Cardiologist

Specialty: Cardiology  
Subspecialty: Echocardiography

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS St. Francis Hospital, Community Memorial Hospital

 Schedule An Appointment

Robert C. Woodruff III, MD

Cardiologist

Specialty: Cardiology  
Subspecialty: Echocardiography

Full-Time Clinic Location: HSHS St. John's Hospital
Outreach Clinic: HSHS St. Francis Hospital, Community Memorial Hospital

 Schedule An Appointment

HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL 62769
217-788-0706

Emergency Services

If you are experiencing the symptoms of a heart attack, Dial Don’t Drive.
Please call 911 and wait for help.

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