MCMC Cardiology

At MCMC Cardiology you’ll find highly trained cardiologists and health professionals committed to providing advanced and compassionate cardiac care in your own hometown. You’ll also benefit from a responsive and friendly care team ready to provide you with comprehensive heart-related preventive, diagnostic and treatment services. Having access to these advanced services in a smaller community is a direct benefit of MCMC’s collaboration with Oregon Health & Science University.

Our Care Philosophy

We strive to provide extraordinary heart care centered on you and your preferences.

We are committed to communicating with you and your family in an open and inclusive way. You’ll never feel rushed at our clinic. Our cardiologists, Drs. Bassel Beitinjaneh, David Guarraia and Kevin Wei take ample time to explain your heart condition and options, while welcoming and encouraging your input and participation in your care.

We believe that the best patient care is delivered through a team effort. Our providers and entire staff partner with patients and their families to identify a full range of patient needs and desires. Your well-being and highest possible quality of life are our top priorities.


As preventive cardiologists, we aim to prevent a heart event from occurring in the first place (primary prevention) and prevent additional heart disease or an event once a patient has been diagnosed with heart disease (secondary prevention).

By integrating advanced medical expertise with complementary and lifestyle approaches, we work with patients to help them reach their optimal level of heart health. In fact, lifestyle medicine plays a key role in our treatment philosophy. By developing healthy living strategies, our patients can help prevent heart disease from getting worse or prevent it altogether.

For those who have experienced a coronary event, we offer a Cardiac Rehabilitation program that includes exercise, nutrition planning, education and stress reduction to help patients adopt and maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Cardiology OHSU Collaboration

OHSU Partnership

Through a unique collaborative agreement with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Mid-Columbia Medical Center in recent years has dramatically expanded the availability of cardiology care in the region. The collaboration enabled MCMC in 2009 to recruit and establish the region’s first full-time cardiologist, David Guarraia, M.D. Dr. Guarraia was joined in 2011 by Kevin Wei, M.D. and in 2015 by Bassel Beitinjaneh, M.D.

In addition to their cardiology practices at Water’s Edge, all three MCMC heart specialists also serve on the cardiology faculty at OHSU, providing their patients with an important link to the state’s only academic health center.

MCMC and OHSU continue to work together exploring additional opportunities to offer accessible, high-quality cardiovascular care to the communities we serve.

Heart Failure Video Series

Mid-Columbia Medical Center is now providing HealthClips® videos to help you learn more about your heart failure and what you can do to manage it.

Videos en español tambien.

What our patients say about us

“I didn’t even finish the exam before they had determined I was a high-risk heart patient. By 2:30 I already had an appointment at OHSU and a patient number.”

Larry T.Cardiology Patient

Contact Us

At our clinic, you’ll find a warm, welcoming and supportive environment with panoramic views of nature providing both inspiration and a sense of peace.

Water’s Edge Cardiology
551 Lone Pine Blvd Ste #303,
The Dalles, OR 97058

Ph: 541-506-6530