Why Dignity Health
Dignity Health Medical Group - Sierra Nevada
280 Sierra College Drive, Suite 105
Grass Valley, CA 95945
To schedule an appointment with one of our cardiologists, call: (530) 446-2088.
Ryan Smith, MD | Cardiology and Echocardiography
Special Clinical Interests: Cardiac Ultrasound, Medical Anti-arrhythmic Therapy, Treatment of Resistant Hypertension, Treatment of Angina (heart pain) Despite Normal Coronary Artery Syndrome, Minimization of Drug Side Effects
Board Certified: Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Education: University of California, Irvine (Medical School); Mount Sinai Medical Center (Internship); University of California San Francisco – Fresno (Residency); UCLA – VA Greater Los Angeles (Fellowship)
Philosophy of Care: I believe the best treatment is to help prevent disease before it occurs. I work with my patients to understand their concerns, treating their heart the way I’d want one of my loved ones treated.
Anabel Facemire, MD | Cardiology
Special Clinical Interests: Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation, Preventive Cardiology, Women’s Heart Health
Board Certified: Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology
Education: University of Guayaquil (Medical School); Graduate Hospital, MCP Hahnemann (Internship and Residency); Mount Sinai Medical Center (Fellowship)
Philosophy of Care: My treatment approach focuses on the latest evidence-based medicine, bolstered by teaching the benefits of nutrition, exercise, stress management and spiritual support.
Nathaniel Woodruff, MD, PhD | Cardiology
Special Clinical Interests: Aviation Medicine, Diving Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Pacemaker Implantation and Evaluation, Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization
Board Certified: Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease
Education: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Medical School) University of Washington School of Medicine (Internship, Residency and Fellowship)
Philosophy of Care: I believe in treating my patients as individuals with a need to be listened to and respected.