CIS Opens in Meridian, Mississippi

Cardiovascular Institute of the South Meridian

MERIDIAN– Today, Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) opens the doors of its new clinic located at 1102 Constitution Avenue on Anderson’s South campus to provide cardiovascular care to the community of Meridian.  CIS will hold a ribbon cutting of this location on Tuesday, October 4 at 4:30 p.m. 

Nine Meridian cardiologists will practice as one team at this clinic: Dr. Wes Bennett, Dr. Tim Boyd, Dr. L. Shea Hailey, Dr. Scott Joransen, Dr. Thomas Plavac, Dr. E. Michael Purvis, Dr. Jennifer Rodriguez, Dr. Attila Roka, and Dr. Dale Touchstone.

In addition to advanced, compassionate care from these physicians, the CIS Meridian clinic will offer a full range of diagnostic testing, including treadmill, lab, ultrasound and nuclear tests, as well as cardiac telemetry and electrocardiograms.  A support team of 50 will work together at this location, putting patients first and ensuring that each patient receives the highest quality cardiovascular care available.

Patients already under the care of these cardiologists will be contacted soon regarding their follow up care at CIS.  New patients may schedule an appointment by calling 601-282-8980.

CIS offers many new resources to Meridian that will benefit patients, hospital partners, and the local medical community.  As a world-leader in preventing, detecting and treating cardiovascular disease, CIS offers diagnostic services as well as a wide range of treatment options for heart and vascular disease conditions.  CIS is on the forefront of medical research, using advanced technology and minimally-invasive techniques with expert physicians in all aspects of cardiovascular medicine.

For more than 33 years, CIS’s passion has been to provide advanced, quality cardiovascular care to all communities, with a particular mission to make world-class care available in rural areas.  CIS has 15 locations in Louisiana with more than 600 employees and 60 physicians.  CIS also manages several cardiology programs in Alabama.

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