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Eastside Medical Center To Open New Cardiology Practice, Eastside Heart and Vascular, In October of 2017

Eastside Medical Center, a healthcare leader in Metro Atlanta for over 37 years, is pleased to announce that they will be welcoming Eastside Heart and Vascular to Eastside Medical Group in October of 2017. The physicians joining the practice include Dr. Marc I. Unterman, Dr. Marcus C. Sims, Dr. Michael A. Lipsitt, Dr. Niraj Sharma, and Dr. Demir Baykal.

Building a comprehensive program with access to the highest level of care was top priority for Eastside and the physician team. “We are very excited to begin our partnership with Eastside in October of this year,” stated Dr. Marc Unterman. “We have assembled a team of physicians that will bring the latest expertise and techniques in cardiology to the local community. It is our goal to not only serve patients in the Gwinnett area, but also to make Eastside a regional referral center for cardiology.”

Eastside Heart and Vascular aims to bring the highest quality sub-specialty care to the patient’s doorstep, bringing experienced healthcare to the local neighborhood. A native of the Decatur and Stone Mountain area, Dr. Marcus C. Sims explains his excitement over growing the cardiology specialty in the area he considers to be home.

“I am very excited to be a part of the continuing effort to build a comprehensive cardiology program at Eastside,” said Dr. Marcus Sims, “We have formed a comprehensive cardiology group that consists of experienced physicians specializing in heart failure, heart attack, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, and heart rhythms. Growing up in the Decatur and Stone Mountain area, I have always had ties to the Eastern side of Atlanta. Our physician team looks forward to being able to provide the same high quality care and healthcare accommodations that patients would receive in Atlanta, with the convenience of a shorter commute, due to our locations being closer to where they live and work.”

Eastside Medical Center will be welcoming the practice to their campus with pride. “Eastside Medical Center is extremely proud to be welcoming the new addition of Eastside Heart and Vascular to our system of care,” said Trent Lind, Chief Executive Officer at Eastside Medical Center. “This partnership with the physicians of Eastside Heart and Vascular will align patient care goals with the growing needs of the community, further establishing Eastside as the destination for the highest quality cardiology care in the Eastern Atlanta Corridor. Keeping true to our mission of community centered care, Eastside will maintain an open campus for all cardiology providers and their patients.”

The physicians of Eastside Heart and Vascular will begin seeing patients at their Snellville and Lawrenceville locations as well as satellite offices throughout Gwinnett County in late October of 2017.