Commerce Cardiology Clinic Joins the Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Published: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Commerce Cardiology Clinic has joined The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), the largest cardiology practice in Northeast Georgia and the same heart specialists behind the expert care at Georgia’s #1 Heart Hospital. That means patients in Commerce can receive award-winning heart care at the same location at 170 Cardiology Place, and also have access to a team of more than 30 heart specialists across 13 office locations and three hospitals in Gainesville, Braselton and Barrow.

“My number one priority has always been the health of my patients, and joining The Heart Center of NGMC gives them a valuable connection to the elite medical care many in Northeast Georgia have come to trust,” said Dr. Narashimhulu Neelagaru (Dr. Neel), long-time cardiologist and founder of the Commerce Cardiology Clinic. “Patients will continue to see the same familiar faces in the office, but will have the added support and benefits offered by Northeast Georgia Medical Center in case more complex care is needed in the future.”

Although the Commerce community will see Commerce Cardiology Clinic change its name to The Heart Center of NGMC, Dr. Neel will still be the primary cardiologist at that office.

“We welcome Dr. Neel and his practice to The Heart Center of NGMC, and are pleased to offer our high-quality, innovative heart health services to the Commerce community,” said Dr. Jeffrey Marshall, an interventional cardiologist with The Heart Center of NGMC. “From disease prevention to advanced treatment procedures, patients can rest assured they have the specialized medical services provided by Georgia’s leader in cardiac care close to home.”

To learn more about the practice or request an appointment, please visit or call 706-335-2000.     



The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is the largest cardiology practice in the region, with more than 30 physicians seeing patients at 13 locations: Blairsville Braselton, Buford, Clayton, Commerce, Cumming, Clayton, Dahlonega, Dawsonville, Gainesville, Hamilton Mill, Lavonia and Winder.

Our cardiologists make sure your heart stays healthy by treating routine and complex conditions, and they lead new ideas about prevention and treatment through clinical research and trials.  They also form the core of the cardiac care team at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – which is rated Georgia’s #1 Heart Hospital for the 12th year in a row (Healthgrades®, CareChex®), and has hospital campuses in Braselton, Gainesville and Barrow.

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