CK Cardiac Imaging Centre was established in February 2017 by a group of physicians and a team of passionate and caring individuals. Together, we share a mission to make a positive difference in the health of the patients in our Chatham-Kent community. Our centre is located at 180 McNaughton Ave. West in Chatham.
With our dedicated team of echocardiogram technologists, cardiovascular technologists, and supporting staff, our cardiologist and internist deliver rapid and comprehensive cardiology consultation, leading edge cardio-diagnostic tests, and prevention services. Our clinical team members are committed to provide the best in diagnostic results and cardiac care to our patients through the latest technologies and innovations. We offer a full range of on-site non-invasive cardiac testing including electrocardiography, exercise stress testing, echocardiography, stress echocardiography either with treadmill, bike, or Dobutamine, holter and event loop monitoring, spirometry, and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Patients can be referred to our centre through their health care providers, family doctor, nurse practitioner, family health team, or a physician from a walk-in / urgent care clinic. Same day or next day appointment is available for urgent referrals.
At CK Cardiac Imaging Centre, our goal is to provide the best quality of care, timely access, and results. We strive to support and coordinate with referring physicians to provide the proper cardiac treatment, early intervention of cardiac related disease, and risk management plan for our patients to meet the need of our patients.
If you are concerned about your heart health, please talk to your family doctor and/or health care provider about how we can help.
Dr. Howard Van
Dr. Van received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Waterloo, followed by a medical degree from Saba University and internal medicine training at University of Western Ontario in London, Ont. He then completed his cardiology fellowship at the University of Toronto. He joined the Windsor Regional Hospital as staff cardiologist and a clinical associate professor in 2015.
Dr. Van is board certified in Cardiology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as well as the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). He also holds a Diploma in Echocardiography from the American Society of Echocardiography.
When Dr. Van and Dr. Tran met in the summer of 2016, they discussed the need for cardiac care in Chatham and how their expertise can help the patients here in Chatham-Kent.
Dr. Van is a great advocate for his patients and it is his passion to help and care for his patients’ heart health that truly touches the heart of so many people. Dr. Van is currently our Echocardiogram Medical Director at CK Cardiac Imaging Centre.
Dr. Quoc Tran
Dr. Tran received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Waterloo. He then completed his medical degree and training in internal medicine at Queen University in Kingston, Ont. Dr. Tran has been practising medicine and caring for the patients in Chatham for almost 20 years. He is the former Chief of Medicine and is actively involved in Stroke and ICU unit at Chatham Kent Health Alliance. Dr. Tran’s dedication to his patients has been remarkable.
Cindy Le has shared the vision with both doctors since the very early stages of CK Cardiac Imaging Centre. She holds a bachelor degree in financial analysis from York University with over 15 years in the finance field with various industries. Her last position was a management role with the Mississauga Halton Community Care Access Centre. Her experience working in the healthcare environment has been a positive contribution to CK Cardiac Imaging Centre – managing and ensuring a smooth operation of the centre on a daily basis so the doctors can focus on patient care.
Ted Ritchie, 78
His heart / His story!
Ted has been a patient of Dr. Tran since the year 2000. That same year, through the recommendation and referral of Dr. Tran, Ted received a triple bypass at the London University Hospital. Upon further follow-up with Dr. Tran, it was essential to recommend that Ted also have two stents put in. Then, just two years ago, Ted also received a pace maker. Now with the two doctors under one roof at the CK Cardiac Imaging Centre, Dr. Van can also review Ted’s heart health and is currently looking into replacing his pace maker with the latest and greatest, newest technology. Today Ted is doing great!
“In my opinion, this clinic is the best thing that ever happened in Chatham. Having Dr. Tran and Dr. Van together here under one roof is a gift.”
John Anderson, 71
His heart / His story!
When the CK Cardiac Imaging Centre first opened their doors, John was Dr. Van’s very first patient. After his first consultation with Dr. Van, it was determined that he would need to have a triple bypass surgery. Dr. Van referred him to the London University Hospital and it was there that John received his first heart stent. Shortly after that procedure John had a follow up appointment with Dr. Van and it was then that he was diagnosed with unstable angina. A conference meeting was quickly arranged with the cardiologists at the London University Hospital and together they had John scheduled immediately for a bypass. Today John is healthy and doing well.
“Dr. Van is a great advocate and he truly knows what he is doing. He is always available and he instils confidence in you. He is a fantastic doctor, a true healer.”