Welcome to The Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Central Ohio and Complete Health Dentistry of Columbus, the first center in the nation to have a cardiologist and dentist working together under one roof. A leading medical center, located in Central Ohio, focused on prevention and optimal wellness.
As a husband and wife team at the founding meeting for the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) meeting, Barbara McClatchie, DDS and Eric Goulder, MD, FACC were called the "match made in heaven" for medical-dental collaboration. At the time, Dr. Barbara McClatchie was a dentist in Worthington, Ohio educating herself on the expanding scientific evidence of the oral systemic connection and implementing this cutting edge science to help her patients. Dr. Eric Goulder at the time, was practicing standard of care cardiology in a hospital setting in Marietta, Ohio.
At that meeting, while listening to Dr. Bradley Bale and Dr. Amy Doneen speak on The BaleDoneen Method, their whole future shifted and they knew they needed to collaborate for the benefit of their community. The BaleDoneen Method is a science-based methodology that is medically proven and accepted to both prevent and reverse heart attacks, strokes, and many other chronic conditions such as dementia, type 2 diabetes, erectile dysfunction, and kidney disease. This method is based on the fact that inflammation is the common pathway that drives the arterial disease process. There are dozens of root causes of inflammation, as outlined by The BaleDoneen Method, three of which must be treated by a dentist, specifically a dentist that understands and practices with an oral-systemic approach. BaleDoneen research is the first to show that these pathogenic oral bacteria are directly linked to arterial health and can cause heart attacks and strokes. In fact, 50% of heart attacks and strokes are triggered by oral bacteria that live in your mouth. In order to provide a guarantee of arterial wellness, there must be medical and dental collaboration to treat these three root causes.
Therefore, the Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Central Ohio was opened in 2017, the first center in the nation to have a cardiologist and dentist practicing together under one roof.
As a husband and wife team, Dr. Barbara McClatchie and Dr. Eric Goulder are proud to lead the first and only medical center in the United States, with a board certified cardiologist and dentist practicing The BaleDoneen Method in one facility.
On a good day we save a smile and on a great day we save a life!
The Reason For Medical Dental Collaboration
Dr. Barbara McClatchie and Dr. Eric Goulder are the first in the nation to have a cardiologist and dentist working together under one roof. They follow a preventive approach to arterial disease, developed by Dr. Amy Doneen and Dr. Bradley Bale called The BaleDoneen Method. This method is based on scientific fact that inflammation is the common pathway that drives the arterial disease process.
Did you know? Dr. Rudolf Virchow, often called "The Founder of Modern Medicine" stated over 162 years ago, inflammation causes arterial disease. This was based on his studies of inflammatory blood cells found in the lining of arterial walls, where there was plaque buildup and damage. For the next 140 years, traditional standard of care medicine went down a different path, following the theory that arterial disease is a cholesterol storage problem and not an inflammatory process.
What Our Patients Are Saying
Over the past 20 years, there has been a number of well documented studies that clearly validate Dr. Virchow's science and points to inflammation as the driver of arterial disease. There are dozens of root causes of inflammation, as outlined by The BaleDoneen Method, three of which must be treated by a dentist, specifically a dentist that understands and practices with an oral-systemic approach. In order to provide a guarantee of arterial wellness, there must be health care collaboration to treat these three root causes.
Infections in the mouth are usually silent (just like arterial disease). Bleeding gums are insanely common, but never normal (just like arterial plaque). High risk periodontal pathogens predict tooth loss and severity of disease (just like arterial disease). You need a dental team trained in managing this pathology (just like arterial disease).
Save Your Teeth and Save Your Life
Did you know? High-risk oral bacteria can be present long before the visible signs of infection or disease.