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Dr. Yaser Elnahar and Dr. Michael Adenaike

Summit Cardiology welcomes two new doctors

08/29/2013

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Two new cardiologists have joined Summit Cardiology, an affiliate of Summit Health, located in Summit Health Center – Building 1, 755 Norland Ave., Suite 201, Chambersburg.

Michael Adenaike, MD, previously completed a fellowship with Hahnemann University Hospital, Drexel University, in Philadelphia.

Yaser Elnahar, MD, most recently served as chief cardiology fellow at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson, N.J.

Both doctors said they were drawn to the area for the quality healthcare system and rural setting, which will allow them to provide one-on-one personal care with each and every patient.

“Being a native of Philadelphia, I like that there’s less hustle and bustle because that will allow me to get to know my patients and leave more of an imprint and lasting impact on their health,” Adenaike said.

Elnahar said after living in New York City all his life, he’s looking forward to settling into Franklin County while getting to know residents inside the doctor’s office as well as out in the community.

“I’m really looking forward to establishing a good relationship with my patients,” he said. “But I also love the outdoors – canoeing, hiking, biking – so I’d love to get involved in or plan events, such as a community walk, which also reinforces the idea of preventative care through diet and exercise.”

Both doctors believe in establishing a collaborative team approach with their patients focusing on preventative care and diagnostic treatment.

“A major misconception is that the patients aren’t an integral part of the outcome of their care,” Adenaike said. “But we want to work with them every step of the way and coach them through the steps from start to finish.”

For Adenaike and Elnahar, the nature of cardiovascular diseases, the effects on a patient’s entire body and the ability to help them overcome those challenges is what drew them to the profession.

Adenaike first became interested in cardiology during his undergraduate work at Ursinus College in Collegeville. During graduate research at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, he realized that cardiology was his calling.

For Elnahar, that realization came after his schooling at Binghamton University in Binghamton, N.Y. and Saint George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, and after various medical mission trips to places, such as the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

To make an appointment with Summit Cardiology, call (717) 217-6944. More information is available online at www.SummitHealth.org/services/summit-cardiology.

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