Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) is pleased to welcome back Dr. Jamal Al-Khatib to our multidisciplinary cardiovascular team. Dr. Al-Khatib practiced in Kingman for over 16 years and gained a loyal patient following. Last year, he left Kingman to practice in the Phoenix area. But, to the joy of his patients, has since returned to serve our area.
In 2001, Dr. Al-Khatib was instrumental in implementing cardiac catheterization procedures at KRMC, which established KRMC as one of the first rural hospitals in Arizona to offer these minimally-invasive methods for diagnosing and treating heart disease.
Dr. Al-Khatib is board-certified in Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology and has over 30 years experience in finding, treating, and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels. As a cardiologist, he specializes in diagnosing and treating all types of heart conditions. As an interventional cardiologist, he specializes in using cardiac catheterization procedures to diagnose and treat blood flow problems in the heart, peripheral arteries, veins, and carotid arteries. He is also skilled in implanting pacemakers and in nuclear cardiology.
He received his Doctorate in Medicine and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Jordon in Amman, Jordon. He then trained and worked in Cardiology for seven years at Harefield Hospital and Old Court Hospital in London, UK. In 1993, he came to the United States and completed an additional residency in Internal Medicine at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Elizabeth, New Jersey and a fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease through Seton Hall University at St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey.
In describing his approach to patient care, Dr. Al-Khatib is passionate about caring for people with heart conditions, saying “I take the time to communicate one-on-one with my patients and their family members to make certain they understand their condition and treatments.” He adds, “I treat my patients as if they are family and work to give each one my ultimate best.”
When asked about his reasons for returning to Kingman from Phoenix, Dr. Al-Khatib stated that we provide a higher quality of cardiovascular care here, saying “There’s better communication between medical providers and more coordinated care in Kingman than what people can get in a large urban area.”
With a multidisciplinary approach to heart and vascular care, KRMC’s cardiovascular team involves physicians and other healthcare providers with specialized training in heart and vascular care. The team addresses the complexity of cardiovascular problems from multiple perspectives.
Dr. Al-Khatib is currently taking new patients and accepts most insurance plans, including Medicare and AHCCCS. His office is located in Suite 218 at the Medical Professional Center on the KRMC campus. For further information or to schedule an appointment, please call his office at (928) 681-8740.