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Memorial Honors Cardiologist Dr. William R. Condos, Jr.

Lake Charles Memorial Health System has completed renovations and upgrades to its non-invasive cardiology unit located on the 3rd floor the hospital's main campus. It was recently renamed in honor of William R. Condos, Jr., M.D., FACC, FACA, FSCAI, FASA, retired cardiologist who served as Medical Director of Cardiology from 1997 - 2012, and was an integral part of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital's Cardiology Services for almost two decades.

Lake Charles Memorial's non-invasive cardiology focuses on the detection and treatment of heart disease, using external tests—rather than instruments inserted into the body—to evaluate and diagnose cardiac disorders. Patients with a history of heart disease, suspected valve disease or chest pain with unknown cause may be referred by their physician for a non-invasive evaluation to the Dr. William R. Condos, Jr. Cardiology Studies Unit. The Memorial Medical Group cardiology program would not be what it is today without the selfless service of Dr. Condos.

Dr. Condos was born in Colorado Springs, CO into a military family and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. After airborne and ranger training, he was assigned to Germany and then to Vietnam. During his tour in Vietnam, he was a troop commander in the air cavalry. He received a master’s degree from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Prior to his medical training, he was an associate professor of mathematics at the U.S. Military Academy.

He attended medical school at Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. His internship and residency in internal medicine, and his fellowship in cardiology, were completed in the Army at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. As part of the cardiology staff at Brooke he went on to become Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Interventional Cardiology as well as assistant Chief of Cardiology.

After 24 years of military service, he retired from the Army as a Lt. Colonel in 1991. He moved to Lake Charles to become medical director for the Cardiovascular Institute of the South. In 1997, he joined Heart & Vascular Center, a part of the Memorial Medical Group, and was named the Director of Cardiology at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.

Non-invasive cardiology services at Condos Cardiology Studies Unit at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital include:

● Echocardiogram
● Vascular Ultrasound
● Stress Test
● Stress Test with Nuclear Imaging
● Stress Echocardiogram
● Coronary Computed Tomography Angiogram (CT Scan)
● Tilt Table Test

To refer a patient to the Dr. William R. Condos, Jr. Cardiology Studies Unit, call 337.494.3245.

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