Cardiology Services in Falls City

Cardiology Services

Cardiology Appointments Available Weekly


Heart Disease is Not Inevitable

Our hearts keep us in the game of life. Let our expert cardiologists keep your heart healthy with comprehensive cardiac care right here in Falls City.

We have two cardiac groups who see patients at CMC. They are CHI Health Cardiac Outreach Clinic and Pioneer Heart Institute. We appreciate that both groups come to Falls City to see patients.

CMC also has a cardiac rehab program. Your physician will send our cardiac nurse an order and she will call to set up your appointment for your evaluation and treatment plan.

Service Highlights

Reasons to see a cardiologist:

  • Provider Referral
  • Heart Pain
  • Family History
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Smoking Now or Have and Quit
  • Diabetes
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Gum Disease


Procedures performed locally:

  • Stress Tests -Treadmill or Nuclear Medicine
  • TEE (transesophageal echocardiogram)
  • Cardioversion (procedure to restore regular heart rhythm
  • ECHO – ultrasound of the heart


Procedures performed in Lincoln and Omaha

What We Treat

Heart Disease

Blood Pressure

Irregular Heart Beat

High Cholesterol

What To Expect

  • Please arrive 15 to 30 minutes prior to your appointment.
  • You will check in with our admissions team. Please have your identification (Driver’s license or ID card) and a current copy of your insurance card. The admission staff will direct to the Outpatient Department.
  • Each specialist has their own forms they want you to fill out. While we do have your information, their clinics have different information and questions they will ask you. We are working on online forms for your convenience.
  • When the staff member takes you back to your exam room, they will take your weight (we know, none of us like it but it is necessary information), blood pressure, oxygen level, and ask you about your medications. (An updated list of meds is a must, especially for a first-time patient.)
  • Wait times for your appointment can vary. Some clinic visits with certain providers are scheduled around surgeries. Sometimes, surgeries run longer than anticipated. Your patience and understanding in those situations are greatly appreciated.
  • Blood draws sometimes are required for appointments. If they aren’t arranged ahead of time, you may have to step over to our lab and one of our laboratory team members will take care of you.

Ram Balasubramanian, MBBS

Dr. Ram,  is an Interventional Cardiologist through CHI, Lincoln, as part of the outreach services to Falls City.

Dr. Ram received his medical degree from Thanjavur Medical College – India. He then completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Maimonides Medical Center – Brooklyn NY.

Dr. Ram is Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular disease. He is also Board certified in cardiovascular disease and Internal Medicine.

Fellowships – Advanced Heart Failure – Oregon Health Science University, Portland, OR

Specialty: Cardiology

Paul Bajwa, MD FACC

Dr. Paul Bajwa, is a comprehensive cardiovascular disease expert providing expertise in arrhythmia, nuclear cardiology and echocardiology including trans-esophageal echocardiography. He sub-specializes in general and high-risk coronary artery interventional cardiac catheterization including rotoblator technology. He also performs structural heart disease interventions including Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and mitra-clip procedures to help those who are too high risk for open heart surgery. Dr. Bajwa is an experienced clinician who started practice in 1995 providing care in this region through innovation and research. Dr. Bajwa come to CMC from PHI (Pioneer Health Institute).In his spare time, he enjoys sports especially attending sporting events across the country, time with his family and traveling.

Cardiology & Interventional Cardiology Fellowships~Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, MI

Heart Failure Fellowship-University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Internal Medicine Residency~Universty of Medicine & Dentistry, Newark, New Jersey

Medical School~Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University

Specialty: Cardiology

Anuradha Tunuguntla, MBBS

Dr. Anu provides patients with full-service cardiology including diagnostic, medical and interventional treatments.

Dr. Anu has Certifications: Interventional Cardiology, American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiology, American Board of Internal Medicine, Echocardigraphy, National Board of Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology.

Residencies: Internal Medicine – East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.

Fellowships – Echocardiography – University of California, San Fransisco, CA, Interventional Cardiology at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY and General Cardiology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.

Medical School – MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India

Specialty: Cardiology

Douglas Netz, MD

Douglas Netz, MD provides comprehensive cardiology services through Pioneer Heart Institute (PHI) including preventative, diagnostic, medical and interventional therapies.

Dr Netz is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology.

Dr Netz Completed Medical School and Residency at University of Nebraska.

Specialty: Cardiology

Kaliprasad Ayala, MD FACC

Dr. Ayala is a specialist in cardiovascular disease with experience in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of cardiac and vascular conditions. He has expertise in diagnostic imaging including standard echocardiography, specialized echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and computed tomographic imaging.

He began cardiology practice in Nebraska in 1992. He has been instrumental in the establishment of a vast network of cardiology outreach clinics to small communities across Nebraska, Northern Kansas, and Western Iowa. This outreach enables patients receive cardiac care in local medical facilities close to home. His expertise has contributed to the development of advanced programs for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, valvular and structural heart disease. He has served on numerous community hospital committees to bring technologic advances to local facilities, in turn to improve patient access to evolving therapies. He has participated as an investigator in numerous research protocols.

He adds his personal touch to all of his encounters with patients, staff and colleagues. He brings a passion for life to his surroundings. His loving character is matched with a penchant for remembering details about other’s interests, families, and hobbies.

He enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Specialty: Cardiology

Why Turn To Community Medical Center of Falls City?

There are a lot of reasons to work with the incredible professionals at CMCFC. Our incredible facility, community engagement, and patient-centric approach—just to name a few. But some of the biggest reasons to work with our team are that we are:


Caring for our patients is our passion. When you come to CMCFC, you’re coming to a professional team that will always put your health first.


We will always listen. You know your health best, and when something is wrong we will hear you, believe you, and work with you to find a solution.


For over 100 years, Southeastern Nebraska has depended upon the Community Medical Center of Falls City for quality medical care. Our providers are experts in their fields and provide world-class care to our community.


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