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CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center in Baxter

If you have a family or personal history of cardiovascular problems, it’s comforting to know you have fast and easy access to a nationally recognized heart program, right in the Brainerd Lakes area.

Why choose us for your heart care?

Expert Care

Baxter Heart Care Team

From left to right: Moustapha Atoui, MD,
Wade Schmidt, MD, Rebecca Wirtz, CNP,
John Schoenhard, MD and Mark Johnson, MD

Familiar faces to the Brainerd Lakes area, Mark Johnson, MD, Wade Schmidt, MD, and Rebecca Wirtz, NP, have provided expert heart care to your friends and neighbors for more than 10 years. Backed by the entire CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center team, you’ll have the full support of the largest and most advanced heart program in Central Minnesota.

Quality Care

Nationally recognized, we were named a Top 50 cardiovascular hospital by Truven Health Analytics, recognized as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care from Blue Cross Blue Shield, listed in Becker’s Hospital Review for “100 hospitals and health systems with great heart programs” and honored with top ratings for open heart surgery in Consumer Reports.

Specialty Care

We specialize in coronary artery disease, advanced heart failure, valve disease, vascular care and risk factor management. Our growing clinic also provides electrophysiology services for atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm problems, as well as a pacemaker/ICD clinic, under the direction of Moustapha Atoui, MD, and John Schoenhard, MD, PhD.

To schedule an electrophysiology appointment, call 844-722-3423 or 218-297-2045 for all other services.