About Us

St. Louis Cardiology Consultants was formed in 1977 by Dr. William Hinkley and Dr. Edward Weiss for the purpose of providing cardiology consultative services as hospital-based physicians. The intention of our corporation has always been to provide a complete cardiovascular, diagnostic, and therapeutic program for the patients who live in the St. Louis area. St. Louis Cardiology Consultants introduced the first community-based cardiac catheterization facility in the St. Louis Metropolitan area and was instrumental in bringing an open-heart surgical program into a community hospital setting. The goal of the organization has been to be both patient oriented, in order to provide longitudinal care for chronic cardiac problems, as well as to institute cardiology interventions for those with acute diseases. Patients are seen in conjunction with their primary care physician so as to provide an integrated care program.

Most of the cardiologists of St. Louis Cardiology Consultants are primarily educated in the St. Louis area at the two teaching facilities, Washington University and St. Louis University. Several of the doctors are, or have been part of a teaching clinical faculty. The practice of cardiology is ever changing and dynamic. For this reason, St. Louis Cardiology Consultants continues to actively expand its medical personnel with new physicians who provide new skill sets to augment our cardiovascular expertise.

St. Louis Cardiology Consultants currently has 12 board certified cardiologists who specialize in various areas of cardiology. All our cardiologists are qualified to provide a wide range of services in cardiovascular medicine including cardiology consultation, echocardiogram, heart rhythm monitoring, exercise stress testing, heart catheterization including balloon angioplasty and stent insertion, pacemaker insertion, implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and diagnosis and treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

St. Louis Cardiology Consultants is presently practicing in the Illinois and Missouri Bi-State area with cardiologists functioning in consultative practices in nine regional hospitals. The practice provides services in Alton, St. Louis County and the Tricounty area of St. Charles. We have seven offices in various geographic locations, which allow the flexibility for our patients to be seen and evaluated in a timely manner. Our cardiologists have admitting privileges at Alton Memorial and St. Anthony's Hospitals in Alton, Christian Northeast hospital, Lincoln County Hospital in Troy, St. Joseph West Hospital, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles, DePaul Hospital and Missouri Baptist Hospital. Our patients have a choice of receiving their care in any of these area hospitals.