Dr. Stephen Fedec

To further enhance heart health services for residents of the Lowcountry, Beaufort Memorial has added another cardiologist to its team of heart specialists.

Board certified in internal medicine, cardiology and interventional cardiology, Dr. Stephen Fedec brings extensive clinical experience to Beaufort Memorial Heart Specialists.

He is seeing patients with acute and chronic cardiac conditions in both Bluffton and Beaufort and will have an office in the hospital’s new Okatie Medical Pavilion when it opens next month.

Most recently affiliated with Heart and Vascular Care in Johns Creek, Ga., Dr. Fedec previously served as the medical director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Community Medical Center in Toms River, N.J., where he also owned his cardiology practice for 12 years.

Thereafter, he was in private practice in Southwest Florida for a decade before relocating to the Atlanta metro area.

The Pennsylvania native began his medical career as an internal medicine specialist, gradually developing an interest in performing procedures that led him to cardiology. He enjoys his specialty’s full range of practice, from its consultative to its interventional aspects, and finds his ability to, in his words, “really help people” deeply gratifying.

“We’re delighted to have a physician of Dr. Fedec’s caliber join our medical staff,” said Christopher M. Ketchie, vice president of Beaufort Memorial Physician Partners. “Heart disease is the leading cause of death in South Carolina, and Dr. Fedec shares our mission to improve outcomes with the highest level of care and the most advanced treatments.”

Dr. Fedec received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Pennsylvania State University and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Metropolitan Hospital in Springfield, Pa., and fellowships in cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology at the Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, N.J., where he also served as a fellowship trainer in interventional cardiology while in practice and on staff there after completing his fellowship.

Joining Dr. David Harshman, Dr. M. Shannon Shook and Dr. Stuart Smalheiser at Beaufort Memorial Heart Specialists, Dr. Fedec sees patients at 300 Midtown Drive, Beaufort, and at the hospital’s Bluffton Medical Services facility in Westbury Park, Bluffton.

The practice will re-locate its Bluffton area location to the new Okatie Medical Pavilion when that facility opens in November at 122 Okatie Center Blvd. North.

The three-story, 70,000-square-foot building will replace the hospital’s existing multispecialty offices in Westbury Park, offering full-time primary care, OB-GYN and orthopaedics practices, as well as appointments with Beaufort Memorial specialists in cardiology, gastroenterology, general surgery, vascular surgery and neurology. Subspecialists from MUSC Health also will provide in-person and telemedicine consultations.

In addition, the Okatie pavilion will include outpatient rehabilitation, laboratory and imaging services, a breast health center, a memory center, Beaufort Memorial’s third Express Care and its second full-service cancer center.

For more information, call 843-770-0404.