Know The Signs

Our Experts Can Help Your Heart

Saint Francis offers a full range of cardiac care, groundbreaking rehabilitation, the most highly skilled cardiac team and the region’s only dedicated Heart Hospital.

  • Our experienced team includes six cardiologists and four cardiovascular surgeons
  • We have achieved mortality rates 50 percent lower than the national average
  • In 2012 results, we rank among the top five in Missouri for cardiac surgery and received a five-star rating for coronary bypass surgery from HealthGrades®

Read more about our dedicated and talented team of experts … and how they can help your heart.

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Paul H. Holcomb Jr., MD, FACC, FSCAI
William K. LaFoe, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Sandra S. McCearley, MD
Duc T. Nguyen, DO
Rebecca L. Smith, MD, FACC, FASE
Clifford R. Talbert Jr., MD, FACC

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons


Edward M. Bender, MD, FACS
Bruce A. Jones, MD, FACS
William S. Tung, MD
John C. Wiggans, MD, FACS