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Dr. Rick Latham

Rick D. Latham, MD, has devoted more than 35 years to military and civilian medical practice. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.

Dr. Latham graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport in 1979. He served a three-year residency in internal medicine at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, where he became chief medical resident. He next served a cardiology fellowship at Fort Sam Houston in Texas, later becoming an Army flight surgeon as well as an assistant clinical professor at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio.

In 1996, Dr. Latham completed his military career as a lieutenant colonel and assistant chief of the cardiology service at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Colorado. He entered private practice in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where he chaired the Cardiovascular Services Committee at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. He became CEO of Idaho Cardiology Associates in 2001.

In 2007, Dr. Latham moved to Alaska’s Fairbanks Memorial Hospital as the first resident cardiologist for the Alaskan interior. He established the Porter Heart & Vascular Center and served as its medical director. 

Dr. Latham joined the Prefontaine Cardiovascular Center in 2015.  Skilled in echocardiographic and cardiac nuclear imaging as well as consultative cardiology, he treats a broad spectrum of cardiovascular conditions. He performs procedures including angioplasty, cardiac catheterization and cardioversion. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians, and the American Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention. He is skilled in echocardiographic and cardiac nuclear imaging as well as consultative cardiology.
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Bay Area Hospital
Prefontaine Cardiovascular Center
1775 Thompson Road
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

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