Heather Ewing Chronos
Heather Chronos is a Certified Physician’s Assistant with Cardiology Care Clinic of Lake Oconee. She helped design the clinic and is responsible for the operations of the clinic.
Thanks to her passion for patient-centric care and her understanding of the application of the latest medical technologies to the care of our patients, Heather has designed a clinic within Cardiology Care Clinic that allows patients to manage their heart failure within the comfort of their own homes.
Additionally, she has implemented a Point of Care Coumadin Clinic to give each patient and his or her doctor immediate anticoagulation results. This immediacy allows patients to receive testing and Coumadin dosing during a single clinic visit.
Prior to working with Cardiology Care Clinic, Heather supervised the congestive heart failure management program at Heart Alert, one of the region’s first community-based disease state management companies. She also worked for six years at Emory University Hospital where she managed care for angioplasty patients and critical care unit patients.
Heather graduated from the University of Georgia in 1991. She received a Physician Assistant degree with board certification in medicine and surgery from the Medical College of Georgia in 1992. Heather has also received extensive cardiology training at Emory University under the direction of Dr. Spencer B. King III and Dr. John Douglas.
Articles & Publications by Heather
Numerous risk factors have been implicated in CHD. Many of these have been documented only in men and it has been suggested that the effect of risk factors may differ either qualitatively or quantitatively in women compared with men. The …read more
“I have decided to be happy because it is good for my health.” – Voltaire. Over two hundred years later, this philosophy has been clinically proven to be an effective approach to overall health and well-being – The Focus of Lifestyle Medicine. Lifestyle Medicine...read more
“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” - Pema...read more