Cardiology is the medical specialty that focuses on treatment of diseases of the heart, blood vessels and circulation. At BVMA, our cardiologists are skilled in preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions of theses organs in adults. BVMA offers several diagnostic cardiology services, stress testing, 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring and nuclear cardiology testing. More extensive procedures, such as cardiac catheritization are also performed by the physicians in association with Blanchard Valley Hospital.
Jerome F. Beekman, M.D., F.A.C.C. received his Bachelor's of Science and Master's Degrees from The Ohio State University in Chemical Engineering. After earning his Doctorate of Medicine Degree from OSU, Dr. Beekman completed a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Cardiology at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. In addition to being board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease, Dr. Beekman is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiologists. Dr. Beekman has practiced Cardiology at Blanchard Valley Medical Associates since July of 1979.
Gregory P. Gerschutz, M.D. received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Ohio Northern University and his Doctorate of Medicine from The Ohio State University. After completing an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, Dr. Gerschutz continued his medical education with a fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Gerschutz began his Cardiology practice with Blanchard Valley Medical Associates in July of 2002.
David J. Meier, M.D., F.A.C.C. began his post-high school education by earning a Bachelor's of Arts in Chemistry and Zoology, with a minor in Psychology, from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Medicine from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, earning Magna Cum Laude distinction. Following medical school at OSU, Dr. Meier completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at The University of Michigan. To specialize, Dr. Meier tackled not one, but two fellowships at the U of M; one in general Cardiology and one in Interventional Cardiology. After the completion of his extensive education and training, Dr. Meier began his practice at BVMA in July of 2005. Dr. Meier is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, and the American College of Cardiology.
Michael L. Otto, PA-C is a two-time graduate of the University of Findlay, earning his Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology in 1998 and his Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2002. After receiving his certification as a physician assistant, Mike worked with the physicians at Ohio Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons, Inc. in Lima for four years. He joined the BVMA team in November 2006 working with Dr. Gregory Gerschutz and Dr. David Meier, specializing in Cardiology and assisting those physicians in offering state-of-the-art cardiac care. Mike is certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and the American Association of Physician Assistant (AAPA).