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Don Alexander, MD, is a board certified cardiologist for over 30 years. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina and did his residency and fellowship in the U.S. Army program. He is the Heart Failure Champion at Palmetto Health and enjoys caring for patients and helping patients experience the highest quality of life.

Andrea Krause, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC, APNP is the Heart Failure Nurse Practitioner at Palmetto Health. She graduated from Marquette University and was a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing. Andrea has been caring for patients with Heart Failure for over 10 years. She and the Heart Failure team focus on improving the lives of Heart Failure patients and preventing hospitalizations.

Susan Dungan, BSN, RN, CCM is the Cardiac Educator Coordinator at Palmetto Health Richland Campus.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Medical College of Virginia and was a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.  Susan has over 25 years of cardiac nursing experience in various healthcare settings.   Susan has also been a Certified Case Manager for over 10 years. As an educator and case manager, Susan focuses on working with patients to improve self management of the heart failure.

Kelley Davis, BSN, RN is a Cardiac Patient Educator for the Heart Failure Team. She graduated from Clemson University and was a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She has been a Cardiac Nurse for 8 years with experience in both Coronary Care and Cardiac Telemetry. As a patient educator, her focus is on educating patients and providing them with the tools they need to be successful in controlling their Heart Failure in the outpatient setting.

Jessica Johnston, ADN, RN is a Cardiac Patient Educator at Palmetto Health. She is a graduate of Midlands Technical College. She has worked for Palmetto Health Richland for 10 years specializing in cardiac care. She is enthusiastic about providing heart failure patients with education to improve their quality of life in the outpatient setting.

Terry Carlisle, RN is the Heart Failure Nurse Case Manager at Palmetto Health Heart Hospital. She graduated from the University of South Carolina. She has 13 years experience specializing in areas of cardiac care. Her main focus with case management is to provide heart failure patients with adequate support and resources in the community to maintain an active lifestyle with their disease process.

Lamikka Purvis, LMSW is the Heart Failure Social Worker at Palmetto Health Heart Hospital.  She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Masters of Social Work degree and has 10 years of Social Work experience with at-risk populations.  Lamikka looks forward to using her knowledge to improve patient quality of life and enhance the efforts of the Heart Failure Team.

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