Cardiopulmonary/Neurology Services

The Cardiopulmonary Department treats Inpatients and Outpatients in Respiratory Care, Cardiology and Neurodiagnostic Services. Appointments are scheduled through Centralized Scheduling at 910/291-7248 for all services except the Sleep Center, which is scheduled by calling 1-866-937-6692.

Respiratory Therapy
Scotland Memorial Hospital's Respiratory Therapy Department is certifed by the American Association for Respiratory Care and has earned the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition, a distinction shared by only 10% of American hospitals. Earning this distinction provides assurance that all respiratory therapists are certified or licensed and deemed competent to provide respiratory care services. At Scotland Memorial Hospital, our respiratory therapists provide 24-hour respiratory therapy services, including but not limited to:

Routine Aerosol Treatments
Pentamidine Treatments
Chest Physical Therapy
Incentive Spirometry
Oxygen Delivery
Mechanical Ventilation of newborns and adults
Arterial Blood Gas Puncture and Analysis
Insertion of indwelling arterial catheters and endotracheal intubation (elective and emergency).
Complete pulmonary function studies with ventilation, lung volumes and capacities, and diffusing capacity.

Cardiology Services
Our cardiology services are provided by appointment and on an emergency basis Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and offers full coverage in all areas of cardiology. Services include:

Routine Stress Testing
Full service echocardiography with 2-D, M-Mode
Color Flow and Transesophageal Imaging
12 lead EKG with internist over-read
Dynamic Electrocardiography (Holter Monitor and Event Monitor)
Pacemaker Surveillance
Pulse volume recording with segmental limb pressures.
Pediatric Echo Telehealth is done in association with Duke University Medical Center.

Cardiac Catheterization
Cardiac catheterization is offered weekly at Scotland Memorial Hospital through our affiliation with FirstHealth of the Carolinas. Board certified cardiologists Dr. Matthew Block, Dr. Olujide Lawal, and Dr. John Brooks are on staff at Scotland Memorial Hospital.

Pediatric Cardiology
Dr. Stephen G. Miller, pediatric cardiologist with the Duke University Health System outreach program, holds a pediatric cardiology clinic the first Tuesday each month at Scotland Memorial Hospital. The Duke Pediatric Cardiology clinic works with children of all ages to diagnose a broad range of symptoms that may indicate a heart problem. Click here to visit the Duke University Health System website for more information on their Pediatric Cardiology program at Scotland Memorial Hospital in Laurinburg.

Neurodiagnostic Services
Our neurodiagnostic services are offered by appointment and on an emergency basis Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Board certified neurologist Dr. John Mahon is on staff at Scotland Memorial Hospital.

Included in these services are:
Routine EEGs, drowsy and asleep
Peripheral nerve conduction velocities and EMGs, which are read by a neurologist
Evoked potentials
Pediatric EEGs 15 years and under are sent to Chapel Hill to be interpreted by a pediatric neurologist.

Sleep Center
Scotland Memorial Hospital partners with SleepMed to provide outpatient diagnostic sleep testing for patients, primarily for those with suspected apnea, snoring, and myoclonus or needing CPAP or oxygen titration. Under the direction of John Atkins, MD, the Center is a four-bed facility located at 705-A Lauchwood Dr., at Prestwick Village. Sleep studies are interpreted by Dr. John Mahon, board certified neurologist; Dr. Mark Navaid, bard certified internist; and Dr. John Atkins, board certified pulmonologist. To make appointments, call 1-866-937-6692. Click here for more information about sleep disorders, snoring, and Scotland Memorial Hospital's Sleep Center.

For more information about Cardiopulmonary/Neurology services at Scotland Memorial Hospital, contact Greg Stanley, Director, by phone at 910-291-7675 or send an

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