CARDIOLOGY

We offer a range of cardiac procedures to help diagnose and understand your underlying condition. Electrocardiograms (EKG), ultrasounds, and cardiac stress tests are all performed by our competent staff. If there is something we are unable to provide, we will work to ensure you obtain the care you need.

Lawrence Derbes, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Dr. Lawrence Derbes, M.D., F.A.C.C., is a board-certified cardiologist who has been practicing since 1990. Dr. Derbes graduated from Vanderbilt University with his bachelors degree and Louisiana State University, where he obtained his degree in medicine. Subsequently, he completed fellowships in three different locations, Louisiana, California, and Florida, in cardiac electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, and internal medicine, respectively. Dr. Derbes moved from the mainland to ʻOahu in 2006, where he was an interventional cardiologist specializing in electrophysiology. He has extensive experience performing cardiac catheterizations and other interventional procedures, including stent and pacemaker placement. In addition to working in various hospitals on ʻOahu, he also practiced cardiology in two offices. Dr. Derbes moved to Waimea in September of 2013 in order to strictly practice preventive care. Concerned about patients’ post-surgery lifestyles and follow up care, Dr. Derbes’ practice integrates both lifestyle and conventional medicine in order to mediate existing cardiac problems as well as chronic illness and conditions like high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

 

Jaime A. Westlund DNP, APRN, NP-C

Jaime A. Westlund is a Doctor of Nursing Practice and certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  She began working in the medical field in 2005 in a variety of capacities including, National Certified Medical Assistant, National Certified Phlebotomy Technician, X-Ray Technician, Bone Densitometry Technician, and is Wound, Skin, Ostomy Certified.  She obtained her Registered Nursing degree from BYU-Idaho and worked as an RN for eight years before returning to Frontier Nursing University in Hyden Kentucky to complete her Master’s in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner education. She also obtained her doctorate from Frontier Nursing University.  She is married to her husband David and together they have four beautiful children McKade, Jossalyn, McGregor, and Nattalyn. 

 

Jaime’s favorite quote is by Pablo Casals “The capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.” 

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