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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waukee)

950 E. Hickman Road
Waukee, Iowa 50263

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Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Suite E
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

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Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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Urgent Care - Urbandale

5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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UnityPoint Clinic - Cardiology Team

Meet our Cardiology Team

Deepika Abbadi, MD

Deepika completed her medical education from Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad, India. Dr. Abbadi completed her residency, internship and fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. She is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, National Board of Echocardiography, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and the American Board of Clinical Lipidology.

Dr. Abbadi's clinical interests valvular heart disease, lipid management, preventive medicine, peripheral vascular disease, echocardiography and cardiovascular health.

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Abdul Abdulbaki, MD

Abdul Abdulbaki, MD completed his medical and undergraduate education from Damascus University School of Medicine in Syria. He completed his residency at Alpert Medical School of Brown University - Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and his internship at Louisana State University and Health Science Center in Shreveport, Louisiana.

He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology and Echocardiography. Dr. Abdulbaki is trilingual in English, Arabic and Spanish.

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Saurabh Aggarwal, MD

Dr. Saurabh Aggarwal received his medical training at the Government Medical College in Patiala, India. He completed his internal medicine residency at Chicago Medical School and his cardiovascular disease fellowship at Creighton University School of Medicine. He served as the medical officer at Fortis Hospital in Noida, India in 2009 and Aruna Asaf Ali Government Hospital in Delhi, India from 2009 to 2011. 

Dr. Aggarwal serves as Director of Echocardiography, specializing in cardiology, nuclear medicine, stress testing, echocardiography and stroke care. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology. His clinical interests include cardiac care, echocardiography, non-invasive imaging and cardiology.

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Eduardo Antezano, MD

Eduardo Antezano, MD received his medical training at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru. He completed his residency with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and his fellowship with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Dr. Antezano is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease and also the National Board of Echocardiography, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology, Certification Board of Cardiovascular CT and the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. His clinical interests include comprehensive cardiovascular care, hemodynamics, pulmonary hypertension and cardiac imaging. Procedures performed include diagnostic cardiac catheterization, transesophageal echocardiography, hemodynamic studies, pacemaker implantation and loop recorder implantation. Dr. Antezano is fluent in Spanish.

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Rajeev Fernando, MD

Dr. Rajeev Fernando received his medical training at St. Johns Medical College in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. He completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas.

He pursued an advanced cardiovascular imaging fellowship at the Loyola University Medical Center at Maywood, Illinois. He comes to UnityPoint Clinic from the University of Louisville, Kentucky where he served as Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine/Cardiology and Director of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance research. Dr. Fernando is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. His areas of clinical interest include clinical cardiology, echocardiography, cardiac CT/MRI, nuclear cardiology, cardio-oncology and congestive heart failure.

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Amy Jimenez, ARNP

Amy completed her medical education at Walden University and she received her undergraduate degree from University of Nebraska Medical Center - Lincoln.

She is board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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Vishesh Kumar, MD

Dr. Kumar completed his medical education at St. George's Medical School. Dr. Kumar completed his residency and internship at Albany Medical Center in New York; he completed his fellowship at Sanford University of South Dakota School of Medicine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Nuclear Cardiology. Dr. Kumar is fluent in English and Hindi.

Dr. Kumar's clinical interests include cardiovascular care, invasive cardiology, nuclear cardiology and preventive health. His procedures include coronary angiogram, echocardiogram, stress cardiogram, transesophageal echo and nuclear stress tests. Dr. Kumar's care is patient-centered and focused on quality and prevention.

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Ratna Priya Gangi, MD

Dr. Ratna Priya Gangi completed her medical degree at Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India. She then completed both her residency and fellowship at Creighton University.

She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Gangi's clinical interests include valvular heart disease, heart failure and women's health in cardiology.

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Tim Hart, MD

Dr. Tim Hart was born and raised in Des Moines. He attended the University of Iowa as both an undergraduate and medical student. His internship, residency and cardiology fellowship were all completed at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, Texas. He began practice in 1987 with the Iowa Heart Center.

Dr. Hart is on the medical staff of Iowa Lutheran Hospital and is a founding member of UnityPoint Clinic - Cardiology. His clinical interests include interventional cardiology and cardiac and vascular imaging. He is board-certified in Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology.

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Amar Nath, MD

Dr. Amar Nath received his medical training at the Prince of Wales Medical College in Patna, India. His internship was at the University of South Dakota and he completed his medical residency at the University of Iowa. His cardiology fellowship was with the University of Missouri, followed by a fellowship in interventional cardiology fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia.

Dr. Nath was appointed to the faculty of the Medical College of Virginia as an interventional cardiologist, serving for three years. He moved to Des Moines in 1990 and started regular cardiology practice with the Iowa Heart Center. Dr. Nath is on the medical staff of Iowa Lutheran Hospital and is a founding member of UnityPoint Clinic - Cardiology. His clinical interests include interventional cardiology and general cardiac care. He regularly performs angioplasty and stent procedures. Dr. Nath is board-certified in Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology. Beyond his regular practice, Dr. Nath has published several articles in leading cardiology journals and has been invited by both the American College of Cardiology and the European Society of Cardiology to speak as an expert in interventional cardiology in their annual symposiums.

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Padmanabhan Priyesh, MD

Dr. Padmanabhan Priyesh went to medical school at Armed Forces Medical College and then served as a captain in the Army Medical Corps. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Massachusetts, Berkshire Medical Center and then went on to finish his cardiovascular fellowship at Tufts University, Baystate Medical Center. Dr. Priyesh is multilingual and fluent in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil and Punjabi.

He is board-certified in internal medicine, nuclear cardiology, vascular ultrasound, cardiovascular disease and echocardiography. Dr. Priyesh's areas of clinical interest include valvular heart diseases and hemodynamics, echocardiography and cardiac imaging, coronary artery disease and preventive cardiology.

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Craig Stark, MD

Dr. Craig Stark received his medical training at Wayne State University in Detroit. He completed his internal medicine residency and fellowships in cardiology and interventional cardiology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Dr. Stark is board-certified in general, interventional and nuclear cardiology and echocardiography.

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Craig Stevens, MD

Dr. Craig Stevens received his medical training at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin- Madison. He completed his cardiology fellowship at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He began his practice with Iowa Heart Center.

Dr. Stevens is on the medical staff of Iowa Lutheran Hospital and is a founding member of UnityPoint Clinic - Cardiology. His specialized areas of practice include general cardiology, congestive heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, hyperlipidemia and hypertension. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Peripheral Vascular Duplex Interpretation (the latter by the American Society of Echocardiography)

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Nelson Telles, MD

Nelson completed his medical education and an undergraduate degree from Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado. Dr. Telles completed his residency and internship at the University of Iowa – Des Moines Internal Medicine Residency Program; he completed his fellowship at Louisiana State University - Health Sciences Center Shreveport.

He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a registered physician in vascular interpretations. Dr. Telles is fluent in Spanish and English. Dr. Telles's clinical interests include vascular lesions, cardiomyopathy, cardiac care, cardiovascular health, cardiac ultrasound and valvular heart disease.

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