Two providers join UCHealth team

New experts in northern Colorado, southern Wyoming specialize in interventional cardiology, rheumatology
June 28th, 2016

Two new providers joined the UCHealth team in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming in June. They are part of Colorado Health Medical Group, UCHealth’s provider group.

Dr. Emily Hass joined the team of providers at UCHealth Heart Center, 2121 E. Harmony Road, Suite 100, Fort Collins.

Dr. Emily Hass

As an interventional cardiologist, Hass strives to deliver two essential components of care to every patient: compassion and competence. She does this by speaking in familiar terms to make a medical problem and treatment understandable and by using her knowledge and skill to thoroughly evaluate a problem and together with the patient, formulate a plan of action.

“I am only one part of an entire UCHealth team. Within that team, I strive to not only provide state-of-the-art medical treatment, but to also make the patient comfortable and confident that the best care is being provided,” she said.

Her main clinic focus is on blockages in the arteries of the heart and arteries of the extremities and neck, which among many things, can lead to heart attack, chest pain, pain in the legs while walking or stroke. The treatment of the blockages may involve a procedure to open them, treatment with medication or lifestyle changes. She also is especially interested in general cardiovascular disease, which encompasses the evaluation of heart function, abnormal heart rhythms, heart valve problems, heart failure, hypertension and elevated cholesterol.

She earned a medical degree from The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Penn. She completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in general cardiology, both through The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. She also completed a fellowship in interventional cardiology at University of Colorado at Denver.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about UCHealth Heart Center, call 970.221.1000.

Dr. David Armstrong has joined the team of providers at UCHealth Cheyenne Medical Specialists, 5050 Powderhouse Drive.

As a rheumatologist, Armstrong specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles and bones – from the easily visible to the highly complex and hard to find.

Dr. David Armstrong

His main clinic focus is caring for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, connective tissue disease and crystalline arthropathy. His research interests include lupus, gout and reactive arthritis.

Armstrong is a doctor of osteopathic medicine and aims to provide compassionate and individualized therapy for all of his patients.

He earned a medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Penn. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, Ga. He also completed a fellowship in rheumatology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

To schedule an appointment or for more information about UCHealth Cheyenne Medical Specialists, call 307.634.1311.

About UCHealth

UCHealth is a Front Range health system that delivers the highest quality patient care with the highest quality patient experience. UCHealth combines Memorial Hospital, Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies, Colorado Health Medical Group and University of Colorado Hospital into an organization dedicated to health and providing unmatched patient care in the Rocky Mountain West. Separately, these institutions can continue providing superior care to patients and service to the communities they serve. Together, they push the boundaries of medicine, attracting more research funding, hosting more clinical trials and improving health through innovation.

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UCHealth is an innovative, nonprofit health system that delivers the highest quality medical care with an excellent patient experience. With 24,000 employees, UCHealth includes 12 acute-care full-service hospitals and hundreds of physicians across Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska. With University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus as its academic anchor and the only adult academic medical center in the region, UCHealth pushes the boundaries of medicine, providing advanced treatments and clinical trials and improving health through innovation.