Local Medical Center Expands Cardiology Team
Cardiologist Michael Rubin, M.D.
Cardiologist Michael Rubin, M.D., recently joined MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena as the newest member of MidMichigan’s comprehensive heart and vascular team. This team includes cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, heart failure and structural heart specialists, as well as vascular and cardiovascular surgeons. Dr. Rubin currently welcomes new patients to his Alpena office where he joins Cardiologists Abraham Salacata, M.D., and Sanjeev Arora, M.D., as well as Nurse Practitioner Fawn Munro, F.N.P., M.S.N.
As a cardiologist, Dr. Rubin works with patients who have a variety of cardiac-related conditions such as coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis, peripheral vascular disease, valvular and structural heart disease, congenital heart defects and other complex cardiac conditions. He has a special interest in congenital heart disease in adults.
Dr. Rubin completed fellowships in pediatric cardiology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y. and adult cardiology at Downstate Kings County Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Rubin believes in taking an “old fashioned approach” when caring for his patients and their families. “I want my patients to communicate freely with me so that I can provide the greatest level of care to them, as well as their family members,” he said. “I also work hard to get to know my patients, which helps me accurately diagnose their condition and treat their needs optimally. This includes ensuring that they have the opportunity to be fully heard and acknowledged as individuals.”
Dr. Rubin is committed to staying current on the latest technology and advancements in the field so that his patients have access to the most promising treatments available. “Artery and valve stents have revolutionized the treatment of coronary artery disease and valve disease,” he added. “This has significantly reduced need for invasive surgery.”
His interest in medicine and the human body began at a young age. When he was five years old, he found out from his family physician that his heart was on the right side of his body instead of on the left. “It wasn’t until I got to medical school that I found out all my organs were mirror image reversed. Although this is very rare, it has not caused me any disability, and in fact, has piqued my interest in cardiology and in congenital heart disease in particular. It has also given me perspective to understand that which does not always fit into common knowledge of the facts, doesn’t mean it’s untrue.”
Dr. Rubin welcomes new cardiology patients to his office located at 460 Long Rapids Plaza in Alpena. Appointments may be made by calling (989) 356-0141. Those who would like more information about Dr. Rubin may visit www.midmichigan.org/rubin.