W. Daniel Doty, MD
A cardiologist in Pensacola for more than 30 years, Dr. Doty specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult cardiovascular diseases. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, with board certification in the areas of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography and Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Doty received his medical degree and training in internal medicine from the University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Medicine. He completed his fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he was Chief Fellow and an Indiana Heart Association Research Fellow. Before establishing Pensacola Cardiology in 2017, Dr. Doty practiced with Cardiology Consultants, where he served patients at Sacred Heart, Baptist, and other major hospitals of northwest Florida and South Alabama. He is honored to continue his medical practice at Pensacola Cardiology alongside experienced and well-respected support staff who share his patient-centered approach to care.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Doty has been an advocate for rigorous medical education and quality systems of care throughout his career. For more than 30 years, he has served on the board of the Medical Educational Council of Pensacola, providing oversight of continuing medical education in Pensacola, surrounding areas, and the FSU College of Medicine. As Clinical Assistant Faculty at Florida State University College of Medicine, he has taught third and fourth year medical students for more than a decade. Dr. Doty also serves on the Board of Directors for Martha’s Vineyard, an organization that provides support to families facing the serious illness and prolonged hospitalization of a loved one. He is Past President of the Florida Chapter of the American Heart Association, and served as Chairman of the Florida Chapter, American College of Cardiology’s Quality of Patient Care Committee for over 10 years.
Dr. Doty has participated in clinical research throughout his career, serving as a Principle Investigator for 15 national and international medical research trials in the areas of acute myocardial infarction, anticoagulation methodologies, obesity, and cholesterol management. He is an established author and speaker in the fields of clinical cardiology and end-of-life care, and he is a founding board member of Project GRACE (now Empath Choices for Care), an organization dedicated to promoting advance care planning and quality end-of-life care for those will terminal illness. In 2011, Dr. Doty was awarded the Henry D. McIntosh Humanitarian Award by the American College of Cardiology for his contributions to improving end-of-life care.
Dr. Doty is known for his patient-centered approach to medicine, as well as his commitment to open communication and time spent listening. He believes that close relationships between doctors, patients, and their families remain the cornerstone of excellent patient care.
Patrick R. Pagan, ARNP-C
Pat’s formal education includes a B.A. in Psychology, B.N. in Nursing Science, and Master’s Degree in Nursing Science from the University of South Alabama. His professional experience is broad and extensive, with early work as an adolescent counselor for Southland Hospital while in undergraduate school, then 3 years flying with the Southflight Medevac Team. While continuing his education, he then worked in the Providence Hospital Emergency Department in Mobile, participating in the opening of one of the area’s first Chest Pain Centers. After graduating with his Master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner, he became the first Emergency Department based Nurse Practitioner at Providence Hospital. He has authored multiple textbook and peer review publications encouraging the strategic use of oximetry and carbon dioxide monitoring in sedated or ventilated patients.
Pat began his dedicated career in cardiology in 2004, when he joined Cardiology Consultants of Pensacola. The scope of his unique experience has included caring for patients with Clinical, Invasive and Interventional Cardiologists, Electrophysiologists, and Cardiothoracic Surgeons. He has provided evening, hands-on care for patients with acute and critical illness in collaboration with more than 20 cardiologists and across three major hospitals.
A trusted colleague for more than 13 years, Pat brings to Pensacola Cardiology his diverse medical and nursing expertise, coupled with outstanding communication skills, exceptional clinical judgment, and his genuine commitment to patient-centered care.
Sheila D. Dinan, R-CMA
Sheila has a background in accounting, an associate’s degree in theology from the International School of Ministry and she received her medical education through the Ross Medical Education Center in Flint, Michigan. She is Certified as an allied health professional through American Medical Technologists (AMT). Sheila exudes AMT core values in her work every day: excellence, integrity, adaptive to change, trusted and member focused. She worked for 10 years gaining experience as a Clinical Medical Assistant in primary care medicine before joining Cardiology Consultants in 2010, where she worked with Dr. Doty and his patients until 2016. Sheila is an excellent communicator, both in person and on the phone, with an exceptional personal memory of patients and dedication to the details of meeting patients’ needs. She enthusiastically joins Dr. Doty in founding Pensacola Cardiology in 2017 and continuing our team-based, compassionate care.
Holly M. Edwards BS, RDCS, RVT
Holly joins the Pensacola Cardiology team as a talented, registered cardiovascular sonographer with a background in marketing and management with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of West Florida. She is certified in Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography and Vascular Technology by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography. She has experience in all aspects of adult and pediatric ultrasound, including echocardiography, exercise and dobutamine stress echocardiography, trans-esophageal echocardiography, and venous and arterial vascular imaging and Doppler examinations. She has held ultrasonography positions at Sacred Heart and West Florida Hospitals, Pensacola Open MRI, and Baptist South Medical Center and has served as a laboratory instructor at the Florida Institute of Ultrasound. She joins Dr. Doty’s out-patient team to offer convenient, safe, comprehensive, office-based cardiac and vascular ultrasound diagnostic testing for the broad spectrum of cardiovascular diseases.