Dr. Vinod Chaubey has had a busy few months. He and his wife had their first child in May, he moved from Massachusetts, and he started work at CMC Cardiology in July. Now, he is part of a team of medical professionals who are branching out and expanding cardiac care for Conway Medical Center. CMC’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab will now include PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention). Dr. Chaubey and others will provide a wider scope of services, including cardiac catheterization, balloon angioplasty, and bare metal stent placement, along with the continuation of pacemaker and intra-cardiac defibrillator services. “These are life-saving procedures,” Dr. Chaubey said. “Folks have heart attacks, and if you do not open the artery, there can be serious consequences. Unfortunately, some don’t even make it to hospital. When I see people come in having a heart attack and in great pain, it is almost like a sense of doom. Then when I open the artery, the person is completely different. There is a great sense of satisfaction in the work, and you can save their life.”
The youngest of four children, Dr. Chaubey’s parents wanted one of their children to go into medicine. His siblings did not have an interest in the field, but he did. Growing up in the northern part of India in a small town, he says the only medical care available was at a small hospital with no doctor clinics nearby. He says you had to go to the hospital for everything. That made an impact on him as he saw the doctors working in the community. He wanted to help people. After his schooling in the northern part of India, he moved to the southern part of the country and trained in anesthesiology. He then moved to Singapore and worked there for two years, before moving to the United States in 2012. Two years later, he married his wife, a dentist, who he had met in India. The two of them enjoy traveling and outdoor activities, and now spending time with their son.
He says though it’s a busy life, he feels blessed to be here. He has some advice when it comes to your heart health. He says you can have a healthy lifestyle that you enjoy and prevent heart disease by staying active, watching your diet, and avoiding smoking. If you already have heart disease, don’t hesitate to seek medical attention. “I know this is a difficult time because of the pandemic but call your doctor. Talk to your primary care physician. This will help us clear up what is going on. We are here to help you. We can see you, help with your problems and your symptoms. And if you really need something to be done, we are available for those interventions.”
To reach CMC Cardiology, call (843) 347-8953.