Cardiovascular Medicine, PC (CVM) was founded in 1976 by Dr. Philip Habak and even today following his retirement in March of 2008 does his legacy continue. Dr. Habak's dedication to providing the highest quality of patient care quickly took hold of the community and initiated the evolution of Cardiovascular Medicine, PC.
Within 15 years of opening its doors, CVM expanded from a single doctor practice to one of four cardiologists and experienced three relocations during that time, including a move from the Midtown Plaza to the St. Luke's (now Genesis East) campus.
Cardiovascular Medicine, PC continued to flourish becoming a premier choice for the prevention and treatment of heart disease. Between 1992 and 2001, 16 more cardiologists joined the Cardiovascular Medicine, PC team allowing for the commencement of a cholesterol management program, anticoagulation and in-house pacemaker clinics, diagnostic centers in Iowa and Illinois, satellite offices in Rock Island, Silvis and at Trinity Terrace Park and several outreach sites including Geneseo, DeWitt, Kewanee, Clinton, Durant, and Maquoketa.
Due to its professional growth and cardiovascular testing capabilities, the corporate office and Iowa division of Cardiovascular Medicine, PC relocated to its current location, the Heart Institute on the Genesis East campus in August 2001. Since making the Heart Institute its home, Cardiovascular Medicine, PC continued to welcome more physicians, offer vascular services and open additional outreach sites in Muscatine, Galesburg, Burlington, Aledo and Monmouth. More recently outreach clinics for electrophysiology have been added in Dubuque, Iowa and Sterling, Illinois.
In 2005, Cardiovascular Medicine, PC and the well-established Quad City Heart Center integrated resulting in the addition of six cardiologists and the expansion of the Illinois Division enhancing the efficiency and quality of its patient care and services.
To date, Cardiovascular Medicine, PC consists of a team of 26 cardiologists, providing patient care out of three offices (see locations on the left side bar) and several outreach clinics. Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants have also become a vital part of the practice. Their skills and expertise have added value to Cardiovascular Medicine, PC's team.
During its growth, incorporation of different cardiovascular testing, advances in technology and successful integration with Quad City Heart Center, and Dr. Habak's retirement in 2008, Cardiovascular Medicine, PC has never lost site of Dr. Habak's original vision of providing the highest quality of patient care. Cardiovascular Medicine's patients will always be the HEART of its practice.