Dr. Lee A. Surkin
Dr. Surkin is one of a very few number of Board Certified Cardiologists who is also Board Certified in Sleep Medicine in the United States.
Dr. Surkin trained in cardiology at Yale University and also earned a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition from Columbia University. Dr. Surkin is also a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians.
Throughout his many years as a cardiologist, Dr. Surkin has been bringing new and innovative approaches to treating his patients; he is concerned with health and prevention rather than just heart disease. In his cardiology practice he combines compassionate care, purposeful education, comprehensive evaluation and integrative therapies. Dr. Surkin knows that heart health can best be achieved by combining components of care that focus on risk factor modification, proper diet, exercise, healthy sleep, traditional medical treatment and nutritional supplements.
Dr. Surkin practices medicine with a focus on health and healing and also an emphasis on the core relationship between patient and doctor - partnership that helps patients become educated, empowered, proactive and responsible for their own health and wellness.
Dr. Surkin maintains two offices in Eastern North Carolina, an area with one of the highest concentrations of heart disease in the United States. He chose this location because of its great need for cardiac health care. His Practice has been established for over 10 years and he continues to find ways to expand the availability of medical services for the people of this rural area.
Because accurate diagnosis of cardiac disease is critical to effective treatment, Dr. Surkin brought a state-of-the-art nuclear Imaging camera to the people of Eastern North Carolina. This portable Imaging device serves not only Dr. Surkin's patients, but is also available to other practitioners who want to offer the convenience of advanced diagnostic testing within their offices.
In response to his patients' needs, Dr. Surkin researched and developed his own line of high quality cardiac supplements known as WELLCOR. He developed these products for people who want to enhance their cardiovascular health and improve their overall sense of wellness, support cardiovascular treatment and reduce certain side effects from medication.
Dr. Surkin is also an author who writes health columns in an effort to help educate individuals about the best ways to maximize heart health.