Dr. Velagapudi speaking with a heart patient.

We offer comprehensive cardiology and interventional cardiology care dedicated to the education, prevention, detection, intervention, and rehabilitation of heart-related diseases through the CardioVascular Institute.

From screenings to surgical procedures, our experienced doctors and professional staff will work closely with you, your family and your referring physician to create your very own team behind your health.

A Team Approach

Our cardiologists are connected with other team members of the CardioVascular Institute, including our cardiothoracic surgeon and our vascular and endovascular surgeons, to provide you with comprehensive heart care in one convenient location. Your Faith Regional team also includes advance care practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and other health professionals with cardiology expertise working together across specialties. 

Helping you improve your quality of life is our number one priority. Our team of experienced doctors and professional staff will work closely with you, providing treatment, education, and support so you can live with heart or vascular disease.

Echocardiology Services

Our Faith Regional team is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care. Our cardiologists perform echocardiology which can include:

  • Trans-esophageal echos
  • Stress echos
  • Treadmill stress tests
  • EKGs
  • Nuclear cardiology imaging stress tests
  • Diagnostic coronary angiograms
  • Right heart catheterization 

Cardiology Outreach Services

The success of any cardiovascular procedure depends on how quickly it occurs after a heart attack begins. The more time that passes, the greater the damage to the heart. The CardioVascular Institute ensures that patients in Norfolk and the surrounding communities receive rapid diagnosis and treatment, thereby significantly improving their chances of survival. We’ve made cardiac services easier to access – closer to you, your family, and your physician. 

Visit or call one of our outreach clinics below to learn when a provider is coming to a clinic near you.

  • Albion, Boone County Health Center: (402) 395-3156
  • Atkinson, West Holt Medical Clinic: (402) 925-2811
  • Columbus, FRPS Columbus Medical Specialties: (402) 564-9610
  • Creighton, Creighton Area Health Services: (402) 358-5700
  • Genoa, Genoa Community Hospital: (402) 993-2283
  • Lynch, Niobrara Valley Hospital: (402) 569-2451
  • Neligh, Faith Regional Physician Services Neligh Family Medicine: (402) 887-1313, and Antelope Memorial Hospital: (402) 887-6264
  • Norfolk, Faith Regional CardioVascular Institute, (402) 844-8284
  • O’Neill, Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital: (402) 336-5122
  • Tilden, Tilden Outpatient Center: (402) 368-5343
  • Wayne, Providence Medical Center: (402) 375-7953

 Call to Schedule Your Appointment

To schedule an appointment in Norfolk, call 402-844-8284. 

Cardiology Physicians

Ajay Chander
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Maryanne Hartzell
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M. Naser Imran
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Rajiv Ranjan
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Eric Rome
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David Schachter
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Prakrity Urja
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Krishna Velagapudi
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Douglas Welsh
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Cardiology Advanced Care Practitioners

Mary Alt
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Amber Amick
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Brooke Lancaster
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Lisa Mlnarik
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Stacy Nelson
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Janet Oberhauser
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Sandra Qualset
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Cardiology Clinics

2701 W. Norfolk Ave., Floor 3
Norfolk, NE 68701 Ph: (402) 844-8284 Fax: (402) 644-7505 Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Directions
3763 39th Ave., Ste. 600
Columbus, NE 68601 Ph: (402) 564-9610 Fax: (402) 844-8095 Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Directions

News: Cardiology

FRPS Adds Cardiology Services to FRPS Columbus Medical Specialties

August 20, 2020

Faith Regional Physician Services (FRPS) is pleased to announce that cardiology services will now be available at Faith Regional Physician Services Columbus Medical Specialties beginning […]

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Dr. Rojina Pant and Dr. Krishna Velagapudi join Faith Regional Physician Services

October 25, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Rojina Pant, MD, and Krishna Velagaupdi, MD, joined Faith Regional Physician Services in October 2016. As general cardiologists, Dr. […]

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Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a risk factor for heart attack and stroke that should’nt be ignored.

March 1, 2016

When a short walk to the mailbox becomes a painful exercise, it could signal something called peripheral arterial disease (PAD).  Vascular surgeon, Dr. Moreno, specializes […]

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