• Neurosurgery

    The NeuroSpine Center is a unique specialty clinic with highly trained physicians treating brain, spine and peripheral nerve conditions. A normal, active lifestyle can be regained with modern neurosurgery methods. Read More
  • Women's Services

    Many of our women's health services, including classes, women's imaging, lactation services and the Family Birth Center, are conveniently grouped in the Women's Center, a four-story building located on the SAMC campus. Read More
  • Southeast Cancer Center

    A Commission on Cancer approved program, Southeast Cancer Center provides compassionate care for more than 800 newly diagnosed patients each year and cancer patients with ongoing treatment needs. Read More
  • Pain Management

    The Southeast Pain Management Center is a state-of-the-art clinic staffed by physicians board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management. We partner with other physicians with an emphasis on wellness. Read More
  • Behavioral Health Services

    SAMC offers a comprehensive array of mental health services, supported by board certified, highly-qualified, private practice, and staff psychiatrists as well as nurses, social workers, psychologists and other clinical specialists. Read More
  • Heart & Vascular

    SAMC has the strongest cardiac care program in the region, ranked in the top 10 percent nationally in patient safety in heart attack treatment and major cardiac, interventional coronary and vascular care. Read More
  • Orthopedic Services

    Our orthopedic program has a strong reputation of providing specialized orthopedic and rehabilitation services for patients of all ages. We offer a specialized program for older patients who suffer fractures from falls. Read More
  • Southeast Wound Care

    The Wound Care Center offers state-of-the-art outpatient clinical wound care and hyperbaric medicine. We specialize in advanced wound care using a variety of treatments, therapies and support services. Read More
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Most people believe heart disease will affect "someone else." Despite this common belief, heart diseaseHeartDiseaseFacts is the number one killer in the U.S and a major cause of disability. Heart disease comes in many forms, most frequently through narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries. These important blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. This condition is known as coronary artery disease and happens gradually over many years. Coronary artery disease is the cause of most heart attacks.

Heart problems may affect the valves in the heart, or the heart may not pump well and lead to heart failure. Some people are born with heart disease.

To reduce your risk of heart disease, manage the factors that put you at greater risk:

  • Control your blood pressure
  • Lower your cholesterol
  • Don't smoke
  • Get enough exercise


The Deputy Heart Attack Program & Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC) Education

Dr. Raymond Bahr, Founder of the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, created the Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC) program. It has become a benchmark of community outreach and education for heart disease. Although he was not a cardiologist at the time, Dr. Bahr’s life was forever changed when he did not recognize the signs in a friend who died from a heart attack. From that point on, Dr. Bahr made it his mission to prevent unnecessary deaths by becoming a cardiologist and dedicating his life to educating people on the early symptoms. The Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC) program is designed to educate the public to the early warning signs of heart attack. Click here to take the short 5-minute EHAC course. Knowing the signs of a heart attack could help save you or a loved one’s life