COLUMBUS - Residents in the Columbus and Oswego areas now have access to heart care without having to travel to another location.

Mercy Clinic cardiologist Dr. M. Qasib Najib is available for appointments starting at 9 a.m. every Tuesday. He will alternate Tuesdays between Mercy Hospital Columbus at 220 N. Pennsylvania, and Mercy Clinic Family Medicine at 805 Barker Drive in Oswego.

“I am excited to expand my services with Mercy by offering an outreach clinic in Columbus and Oswego and to make cardiology services more convenient for the local community,” he said.

Dr. Najib started in October as a fellowship-trained cardiologist with Mercy Clinic Cardiology and Heart Care. His medical degree is from King Edward Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan. He completed a residency in internal medicine in Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons at Harlem Hospital Center in New York. His fellowship in cardiology was at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine at Banner – University Medical Center in Phoenix.

For more information about Mercy Clinic Cardiology in Columbus or Oswego or to make an appointment, call 417-627-9993.

Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2016 by Truven, an IBM company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 45 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.