Birmingham Heart Clinic Expands Services

BIRMINGHAM- Birmingham Heart Clinic (BHC) physicians are now providing cardiology services in connection with St. Vincent’s Birmingham Cardiology Clinic located downtown at 2700 Tenth Avenue South, POB 2, Suite 305. The cardiologists who are practicing at St. Vincent’s Birmingham are Drs. Monica Hunter, James Towery, and Richard Vest.

Dr. Monica Hunter is an interventional cardiologist with more than 13 years of experience practicing in both a private practice and hospital setting. Dr. Hunter received her degree from the University of Louisville College Of Medicine. She is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. She has a strong interest in patient education with a focus on cardiac disease prevention and women’s heart health. Dr. Hunter is also a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association and Women in Cardiology.

Dr. Richard Vest III is an electrophysiologist who has been practicing since 2011. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. Dr. Vest earned his doctorate at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, and he has served as a principal investigator for research trials of new devices. He specializes in diagnostic electrophysiology, medical therapy for cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac device implantation, cardiac resynchronization therapy, implantable loop monitor, electrophysiology studies, and ablation procedures.

Dr. James Towery is an interventional cardiologist with three years of experience in private practice. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. He completed his doctorate at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He is a Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventional and the American College of Cardiology. He is also a member of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.

With this new operation, BHC now services four locations with the other three being the main campus at 100 Pilot Medical Drive across from St. Vincent’s East in Trussville, at Northside Medical Associates campus in Pell City, and St. Vincent’s Blount in Oneonta.

Birmingham Heart Clinic provides high-quality cardiovascular care and offers a full range of diagnostic and treatment options for vascular disease. With our patients as first priority, we are committed to deliver respectful, state-of-the-art, and comprehensive cardiac and vascular services to promote their health and wellbeing. We strive to provide effective communication, relevant education, and an atmosphere of integrity for patients and providers.

To schedule an appointment at the downtown location, call 205-776-6330. For more information about BHC, call 205-856-2284 or visit www.birminghamheart.com.