The Scotland Cardiovascular Center is a win-win situation for patients, community members, and for Scotland Health Care System. The coordinated care provided ensures patients receive the best care, at the best location, at the right time. When possible, we want to keep patients close to home for the majority of their cardiovascular needs, with health care professionals they know and trust.

Why a Partnership with FirstHealth of the Carolinas?
Because FirstHealth is excellent at providing cardiovascular care, and, because Scotland Health Care System has had a long, successful relationship with FirstHealth to provide cardiac care. The Scotland Cardiovascular Center is a unique opportunity to tap into the expertise of FirstHealth to enhance and increase cardiovascular care in Scotland County.

Interventional cardiologist Dr. William Harris and Dr. Peter Duffy are now performing coronary interventions (placement of stents) at our Scotland Cardiovascular Center right here in Laurinburg.

The Scotland Cardiovascular Center is located in the Outpatient Wing of Scotland Memorial Hospital. Cardiovascular procedures are provided Monday through Friday every week. Coronary interventions are provided on Mondays and Thursdays every week.

Our Cardiologists:

  • John Brooks, M.D.
  • Peter Duffy, M.D.
  • Olujide Lawal, M.D.
  • William Harris, M.D.
  • David Shin, M.D.
  • Ruby Geronimo, ANP-C

Specialized cardiac procedures offered in the Scotland Cardiovascular Center include:

  • Diagnostic cardiac cath
  • Cardiac cath with placement of stents
  • Implantation of loop recorders
  • Cardioversion
  • TEE

Our Vascular Surgeon
Vascular surgeon Dr. Clinton Atkinson of Carolinas Vascular Associates, perform diagnostic and interventional vascular procedures in The Scotland Cardiovascular Center. The Center allows them to expand their scope of service as well as the number of days they may provide vascular procedures to their patients.

Vascular surgeons have advanced training and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the circulatory system, excluding the heart. This includes diseases affecting the carotid arteries, the two arteries that supply blood to the brain; the aorta, the main artery of the chest and abdomen; and the peripheral arteries which supply blood to the extremities. Vascular surgeons also treat diseases affecting the veins, including chronic venous insufficiency, phlebitis, varicose veins, and spider veins.

Specialized vascular procedures offered in the Scotland Cardiovascular Center include:

  • Arteriograms with or without revascularization
  • Diagnostic Angiograms with or without revascularization
  • Fistulograms with or without revascularization
  • Insertion of Permacaths with fluoroscopy

FirstHealth of the Carolinas
FirstHealth's Reid Heart Center provides 24/7 coverage for acute cases that require percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty or coronary artery bypass graft, procedures which are not provided at Scotland Memorial.

Contact Us
Our staff is happy to answer your inquiries at any time regarding procedures, insurance, billing and any other questions you may have. Please call (910)-291-7070. I

f you would like more information about the Cardiovascular Center at Scotland Memorial, please call Brandy Baysek, Manager, at 910-291-7070.