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Our Providers

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Dr. Gary Fontana, MD, FACC

With a career spanning more than two decades, Dr. Fontana has consistently demonstrated a commitment to excellence in cardiac care. Graduating from the Medical College of Virginia, he went on to complete an extensive residency in cardiology at the Medical University of South Carolina where he also continued his training in interventional cardiology.

Dr. Fontana specializes in a wide array of interventional cardiology procedures aimed at diagnosing and treating cardiovascular conditions. His expertise includes but is not limited to:

  • Coronary Angioplasty and stenting
  • Atherectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Intravascular Ultrasound

Dr. Fontana believes in a patient-centric approach to healthcare. His compassionate and empathetic nature, coupled with his vast experience, allows him to form meaningful connections with his patients. By actively involving patients in their care journey, Dr. Fontana empowers them to make informed decisions about their cardiovascular health.

Dr. Noel Peterson, MD, FACC, FASE

Dr. Noel Peterson is an invasive cardiologist with special interest in Preventative Cardiology, Women’s Cardiovascular Disease and Heart Disease in Athletes. She is board certified in cardiology, echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology. She received her medical degree from Saba University located in the Netherlands and served her Internship and Residency here in Greenville at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.  She joined Eastern Cardiology after completing her Cardiology training at ECU Brody School of Medicine in 2009. Dr. Peterson currently serves as the Director of Women’s Cardiovascular Services and Preventative Cardiology for the East Carolina Heart Institute, as well as the Director of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Vidant Medical Center

Mandy Starbuck, ANP-BC

Mandy Starbuck is a Nurse Practitioner who earned her Masters of Science in Nursing at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Bachelors of Nursing at East Carolina University. She is a Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner and a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Mandy has a special interest in heart failure treatment of the rural population. She currently heads our heart failure clinic here at Eastern Cardiology which allows patients to have same day appointments, IV diuretics, optimization of medications and closer follow ups.  Mandy also facilitates our Cardiomems program which specializes in management of heart failure symptoms by remote monitoring through special pulmonary artery sensor. In addition to the Greenville office, she travels to three outreach clinics in Belhaven, Plymouth, and Windsor.

Prior to working at Eastern Cardiology, Mandy worked as a registered nurse in the Cardiac Intermediate Unit and then the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Vidant Medical Center.

Outside of the office, Mandy enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as running half marathons.

Sarah Roeser, PA-C

Sarah Roeser is a certified Physician’s Assistant who earned her Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at East Carolina University.  She is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants as well as American College of Cardiology.  In her free time Sarah enjoys spending time with friends and family.

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