New cardiologist joins Northwest Health staff
SILOAM SPRINGS — Board certified noninvasive cardiologist, Ashu Dhanjal, M.D., F.A.C.C., has joined the medical staff of Northwest Health at Siloam Springs and Fayetteville.
After completion of residency and clinical fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at Marshall University in Huntington, W.V., Dr. Dhanjal practiced at Logan Regional Medical Center for the past four years. Her experience in rural medicine is what brought her to Northwest Arkansas.
“There are a lot of similarities between Siloam Springs and the area of West Virginia where I previously practiced, so I understand the smalltown atmosphere,” said Dr. Dhanjal. “I strive to instill trust and build relationships with my patients so they are comfortable seeking cardiac care locally. In West Virginia, I was able to treat the majority of residents in their hometown by providing compassionate cardiac services. Once patients saw evidence of my clinical skill, word of mouth spread quickly.”
Dr. Dhanjal received her medical education at Lady Hardinge Medical College in Delhi, India. She is a member of the American College of Cardiology and is certified in nuclear medicine and adult echocardiography.
Dr. Dhanjal joined the practice of Northwest Cardiology, where she serves at clinic locations in Fayetteville and Siloam Springs. She currently is accepting new patients in Siloam Springs at 603-2 N. Progress Ave., Suite 400, and same- or next-day appointments are often available. Her areas of expertise include noninvasive cardiology, which means pacemaker management, echocardiograms, stress tests, heart monitors and other heart-related diagnostics that can be performed locally.
Dr. Dhanjal and her husband have two young daughters, ages 9 and 1. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, music and art.
“I was intrigued by Northwest Arkansas because of the cosmopolitan influence that provides an area rich with artistic outlets to enjoy. It really is the best of all worlds to have the abundance of musical venues and art galleries that exist here, while still enjoying the comforts of small-town America,” said Dr. Dhanjal.
“We are extremely excited to have Dr. Dhanjal as a new member of our medical staff,” said Patrick Kerrwood, CEO of Siloam Springs Regional Hospital. “She brings talent and capabilities to serve the growing needs of our community. Expansion of cardiac clinic availability to five days a week means that residents of Siloam Springs and the surrounding area have greater access to local, convenient and quick cardiology services.”
“Being a woman, I feel like my family caregiver responsibilities carry over to patient care because patients do become almost like family to me,” said Dr. Dhanjal. “My greatest honor is when former patients recommend my services to their loved ones.”
Dr. Dhanjal is a strong proponent of lifestyle wellness and has participated in the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” events to promote cardiac health awareness.
For more information, call 479-215-3060 or visit NorthwestHealth.com.