Educating & Empowering
As a structural interventional cardiologist, Dr. Megan Coylewright is very familiar with being under pressure. Fortunately, staying calm under pressure – whether she’s performing a minimally invasive valve repair or replacement – is one of her strengths. “I’ve also been told that I’m very motivated and have strong attention to detail,” Dr. Coylewright shares. While these traits are important in the medical field, it’s Dr. Coylewright’s care for her patients that truly stands out. “I try to empower my patients to be well-informed of their choices and encourage them to make the best choice for them,” she explains. “I always welcome my patients’ input and believe in a true partnership with them. Seeing them feel better and achieve their goals is incredibly rewarding.”
John Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD
Interventional Cardiology and Structural Cardiology Fellowship – Mayo Clinic
Fellow, American College of Cardiology
Fellow, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
Editor, Cardiosmart – American College of Cardiology Patient Engagement Program
Lead, Structural Heart Program at SCAI 2022 Scientific Sessions
1. What sets your practice apart?
At Erlanger, we have a strong focus on patient-centered care. Our practice is also unique in that we offer state-of-the-art structural procedures, as well as new clinical trials – this provides access to therapies not otherwise available in the region.
2. How does your staff enhance your practice?
There are a lot of people behind the scenes helping make a positive patient experience. My team is very friendly, knowledgeable, and loves to take the extra time to talk to patients.
3. What is your best advice for patients?
Take your health seriously. Advocate for yourself by being well-informed and asking questions until you feel comfortable with your treatment plan.
4. What's the key to making a great first impression?
I think a good introduction goes a long way. When our team meets our patients, we are confident yet friendly and kind, working hard to meet patients where they are in their journey.
5. What is your philosophy when it comes to the care of your patients?
My philosophy is to bring the most innovative practices and procedures to all patient populations, including those with diverse cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds.