PHCC – Sentara Norfolk General Hospital 2017-11-10T20:30:19+00:00
PH Care Centers

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic
600 Gresham Drive
1st Floor Heart Hospital
Norfolk, Va. 23507

Regional Clinical Program

History

The Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Program was founded in 2004 by Dr. Michael Eggert and is now located in the Advanced Heart Failure Center in Sentara Heart Hospital. PH patients are cared for in a series of dedicated rooms in the AHFC by staff who are dedicated to the program, including registered nurses, medical assistant, social workers, dieticians, and financial counselors.

PH Program Physicians

  • Michael Eggert, MD (Medical Director)
  • Randy Garnett, MD
  • John Herre, MD

Center Coordinator

  • Vanessa Knowles, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Duration of Program’s Existence

  • Since 2004

Number of PAH Patients Being Actively Managed

  • 50-99

Number of Patients on IV/SQ Therapy

  • 20-29

Support Services Available

  • Anticoagulation Services
  • Cardiac Anesthesia
  • Central Line Placement and Repair
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Dietary/Nutrition
  • Lung Transplant Program
  • On-Call Pulmonary/Cardiology Service (24/7)
  • Palliative Care
  • Pulmonary/Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PTE)
  • Rheumatology
  • Social Work

Michael S. Eggert, MD, FCCP

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine

Education

  • 1993 – MD – The University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • 1989 – BA – Duke University, Durham, N.C.
    BA with Distinction in History
    Chemistry with Biological Specialization

Postgraduate Training

  • 2000-2001 – Chief Fellow, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Ala.
  • 1998-2001 – Fellowship, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Ala.
  • 1995-1997 – Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine and Shands, Gainesville, Fla.
  • 1994-1995 – Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine and Shands, Gainesville, Fla.
  • 1994 – Internship, Psychiatry, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Current Hospital and Administrative Appointments

  • 2012-Present – Medical Director, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Program and Clinic, Sentara Heart Hospital
  • 2012-Present – Supervising Physician, Extender and MidLevel Care, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Sentara Medical Group

Publications

  • Click here for recent pulmonary hypertension publications by Dr. Eggert.

Vanessa L. Knowles, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Professional Credentials

  • Nurse Practitioner

Education

  • 2016 – NP – Old Dominion University – Norfolk, VA
  • 2013 – BSN – Sentara College of Health Sciences – Chesapeake, VA

Current Professional Experience

  • 2017-present – Clinical Coordinator, Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic, Norfolk, Va.

New and established patients interested in making an appointment with the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic can do so by contacting:

  • Telephone: (757) 388-9138 | Option 1