My knowledge of interventional cardiology, state-of-the-art cardiology care, and contacts throughout the state are ideal for providing general cardiology services to my patients. I spend time talking to my patients and researching their medical records. Knowing the patient and their medical history is essential to diagnosing most problems. Also, educating the patient and their family about their medical situation and how they will be treated is just as important. I understand that patients can be overwhelmed by information, so I frequently print bullet points outlining their issues and treatment strategy. Clear understanding often aids in the healing process. I strive to accomplish that goal with each patient.
Donald Westerhausen, MD
I’m interested in anything related to the heart and cardiovascular system. If I am not the right person to handle your specific issue, I know where you can be referred.
I was a walk-on in football at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL., so I am an avid Northwestern University athletics fan, especially football. My wife and I love to exercise. Presently, we go to Orange Theory regularly. Over the last 10 – 15 years, I have been involved with a group that trains to climb certain mountains (so far only in the lower 48) and then does so. I also enjoy spending time with my children and grandchildren, volunteering at my church and the Indiana Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, and being an active member of the St. Joseph County Democratic Party.