St. Mary High Desert Medical Group Welcomes New Interventional Cardiologist

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By Staff Reports

(Victorville)– St. Mary High Desert Medical Group has added a new interventional cardiologist to the group, increasing the total number of cardiologists practicing with the group to three and physicians practicing with the group to 41. Dr. Steve Appleby’s office will be located at 18031 Hwy 18, Suite B in Apple Valley. He joins the number of doctors who are part of St. Mary High Desert Medical Group, which partners with the St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare medical practice foundation and St. Joseph Health, St. Mary hospital.

Dr. Appleby is board-certified in interventional cardiology and cardiovascular disease. He received his medical training at Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship at the University of California at Irvine and has written several articles on cardiovascular health. Dr. Appleby most recently was with HeartScape Cardiovascular Center of Orange County.

“The addition of Dr. Appleby to St. Mary High Desert Medical Group will provide residents within the High Desert community with more choices when selecting a heart specialist close to home,” said Niki Balginy, Senior Vice President, Affiliated Networks, St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare. “Our goal is to ensure our community continues to have access to high quality cardiac care and represents the quality and compassion that SMHDMG patients have come to expect.”

St. Mary High Desert Medical Group accepts most major insurance plans including PPO, HMO, Medicare, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Appleby is welcoming new patients: to make an appointment, call (760) 242-5708. More information may be found at StMaryHighDesertMedicalGroup.org.

About St. Mary High Desert Medical Group

St. Mary High Desert Medical Group is part of St. Joseph Health – an integrated health care delivery system founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange and Brothers of St. John of God. With over 40 primary care physicians and specialists serving all High Desert communities, our practitioners have the expertise to provide compassionate, quality care for the entire family, through every stage of life. St. Mary High Desert Medical Group accepts most major insurance plans including PPO, HMO, Medicare, and Medi-Cal. More information may be found at StMaryHighDesertMedicalGroup.org.

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