St Lukes Warren Hospital Welcomes Cardiologist Navtej Brar DO
St. Luke's Warren Hospital Welcomes Cardiologist Navtej Brar, DO
Navtej Brar, DO
Phillipsburg, NJ (3/10/2014) - Dr. Navtej Brar has found his position as a cardiologist at St. Luke's Warren Hospital very rewarding as it offers the advantages of a community hospital while being part of a large health network.
“It really is the best of both worlds,” Dr. Brar says. “Every day, I work with outstanding cardiologists and vascular surgeons and can offer my patients some of the most advanced treatments available.” Dr. Brar recently joined vascular surgeon Amy Lipscombe, MD, at the St. Luke's Heart & Vascular Centers in Phillipsburg and Washington, NJ.
Dr. Brar chose St. Luke's for several reasons. “The fact St. Luke's is a teaching hospital with a cardiology fellowship program was part of the attraction,” he says. Dr. Brar's clinical knowledge results from extensive experience working in challenging environments. Prior to joining St. Luke's, he completed a cardiology fellowship at Deborah Heart & Lung Center in Brown Mills, NJ. Dr. Brar also worked in a private practice.
Area has Much to Offer
For Dr. Brar, the area has much to offer. Phillipsburg's close proximity to New York City proved especially compelling as his wife works in Manhattan. Although Dr. Brar enjoys visiting New York for its cultural opportunities, he also enjoys the welcoming atmosphere and close-knit staff at St. Luke's Warren Hospital.
“When you work in a community hospital, you know everyone,” he says. “You can call other physicians on their personal cell phone and they're happy to talk with you. Everyone is so welcoming.”
True Passion is Cardiology
Dr. Brar initially planned to specialize in primary care, but a year into his Internal Medicine residency, he decided to follow his true passion: cardiology. “I thoroughly enjoy the challenge of working with patients who are medically compromised and require higher levels of care,” Dr. Brar says. “It is very rewarding to provide the intensive care needed to become better, while supporting both the patient and their family along the way.”
Seeing life-changing improvements in his patients is very rewarding. Dr. Brar tells of a patient in his 50s who came to him very short of breath and with severe chest pain. After a complete evaluation, Dr. Brar diagnosed severe coronary disease. The patient received heart bypass surgery at St. Luke's University Hospital – Bethlehem and then completed a cardiac rehabilitation program at St. Luke's Warren Hospital. Dr. Brar helped the man understand his illness and guided him in developing healthy exercise and eating habits. “Today, this patient is doing very well,” Dr. Brar says.
Dr. Brar seeks to prevent people from becoming sick in the first place. “We work with patients to improve their well-being and too reduce the risk of complications from heart disease as much as possible,” he says.
Women and Heart Disease - Community Talk
Dr. Navtej Brar talks about heart problems and how they are experienced by women.
Tuesday, April 8
6:30 – 7:30 pm
St. Luke's Warren Campus
To register, please call St. Luke's InfoLink at 1-866-STLUKES (785-8537).
Denise E. Rader
Director, Network Media Relations
St. Luke's University Health Network