MidMichigan Medical Center West Branch Continues to Expand Its Heart and Vascular Team
As part of MidMichigan Health’s ongoing commitment to fighting heart disease across northern Michigan, the heart and vascular team at MidMichigan Medical Center – West Branch continues to expand. The most recent additions to the team include Invasive Cardiologist Scott Huffaker, D.O., and Nurse Practitioner Jessica Quigley, M.S.N., N.P.-C.
Dr. Huffaker and Quigley see patients at the medical offices located at 2431 S. M-30, Suite 200 on the Medical Center campus. There they join Cardiologist/Electrophysiologist Shikha Sharma, M.D., Cardiologist/Advanced Cardiac Imaging Specialist Susan Sallach, M.D.; Invasive Cardiologist/Advanced Cardiac Imaging Specialist Femi Showole, D.O., and Electrophysiologist William Michael Mellana, Jr., M.D.
Both Dr. Huffaker and Quigley work with patients who have a variety of cardiac-related conditions such as coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis, peripheral vascular disease, valvular and structural heart disease, congenital heart defects, heart failure, and other complex cardiac conditions.
Dr. Huffaker is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology. He completed his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a fellowship in cardiology at Ingham Regional Medical Center in Lansing.
According to Dr. Huffaker, he strives to provide compassionate, timely, evidenced-based and guideline-directed care. According to him, most people seek out a physician’s advice to improve the quality or quantity of their life. “Because heart disease is usually a long-term problem, I try to develop relationships of trust, mutual respect and friendship,” he said. “I take the time to listen to my patient’s stories and try to understand what they want and how I can help them.”
Quigley completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and her Master of Science in Nursing degree at Herzing University in Madison, Wisconsin. After earning her master’s degree, she worked in critical care and cardiology, while earning her nurse practitioner certification.
“I encourage my patients to be open-minded and to have the desire to live a healthier lifestyle,” Quigley said. “Not everything is black and white in health care. Things are changing; treatments may not be the same as in the past. It’s always good to keep an open mind and be willing to try different avenues. I work hard to help my patients find the right treatment and give them the best overall health care.”
Those who would like more information about the heart and vascular team in West Branch may visit www.midmichigan.org/wbheartcare. Those inquiring about becoming a cardiology patient may call (989) 343-1130.