About Us

Our Mission:

We provide in-depth cardiac, cancer and metabolic wellness programs to identify early risk factors and prevent events. We do annual NFPA 1582 Medical Exams, OSHA Medical Exams as well as complete Primary Care Services.

We schedule group testings and see new patients Monday through Friday in our new Mesa office. We are also working on opening a Phoenix Office in Jan 2018.

We are unique in our ability to bring our service to your area. If you are interested in on-site, group testing, please contact the office# 480-999-7911

Our Inspiration:

Our program exists because of the tragic loss of 3 firefighters to heart disease in a 15 month time period. Our goal is to identify disease and prevent events using advanced testing and education of risk factors.

Who We Serve:

HeartFit For Duty serves multiple Fire Departments and Police Departments from both Arizona and Massachusetts. Along with individual members from a multitude of Fire and Police agencies in both locales.

Our HealthcareTeam:

 

Medical Director-Joshua Zeidler, DO

Josh has been a staple in the Emergency Medical arena since 2001. Josh is currently the EMS Medical Director for both Mercy Gilbert and Chandler Regional Hospital. He is also the Medical Director for Gilbert Fire and Rescue, Chandler Fire, Health and Medical, Sun Lakes Fire, Gila River FD, PMT Ambulance and Chandler Gilbert Community College Paramedic/EMT program. Josh is a certified EMS physician and brings his immense knowledge of the fire service and the challenges of the job to our practice.

Megan McCarthy, NP-c, CVNP-BC

Megan is a Cardiology Certified Nurse Practitioner. She is originally from Minnesota and has over 15 years of cardiac nursing experience.  In 2008 she completed her Nurse Practitioner training at Arizona State University and specialized in a hybrid cardiology between the clinical practice and cardiovascular stem cell, device, and genetic research. In 2011 she became the first Nurse Practitioner to become board certified in Cardiology in AZ by the American College of Cardiovascular Nurses. Her special interests within the practice include: Prevention, lifestyle modification, nutrition and advanced lipid and genetic testing. Additionally, she focuses on researching and finding new data to support treatment in Firefighters, Police, EMT’s, Military, for early heart disease through the HeartFit For Duty program.

 Terrain Foust, FNP-C

Terrain brings his knowledge of Family Medicine, Mental Health and Public Safety to our practice. Terrain grew up in the Phoenix area and completed his NP Program at NAU. Terrain worked as a Wildland Firefighter before completing his education. Terrain has spent his career working on creating wellness plans for patients through diet, exercise and sleep pattern improvements. His background with both mental health and the Firefighter community helps keep HeartFit on the cutting edge of medicine.

Mike Baros, RN, NP

Mike has been working in the Firefighting community for the last 16 years. He grew up in Tempe and worked with Tempe FD as their Nurse/EMS Educator. Mike completed his Adult NP and Critical Care NP certifications and left the Fire Department to help us care the Pubic Safety community . Mike helps supplement our robust program with his first hand knowledge of EMS/Public Safety and helps ensure that all of our programs keep members safety in focus.

Kepra Jack, RN

Kepra Jack was an Emergency Room Nurse and Paramedic Educator for 15 years. Kepra has become an expert on Cardiac Health within public safety and has spent the last 7 years helping build our testing and education programs. Kepra works with various fire departments and law enforcement agencies, across Arizona and Massachusetts to educate members on relevant health risks specific to their jobs. Kepra works continuously to expand the scope of the HeartFit program to identify key partners in the healthcare community to help develop early detection programs that focus on Cancer and Cardiac risk. She is married to a Firefighter and has a vested interest in the health and wellness of the First Responder community. Kepra has dedicated her career to the public safety community and teaches throughout Arizona. Kepra brings her passion for patient care along with her extensive knowledge of this community, their lifestyles, risk and challenges to our practice.