Mary Zhen

Mary Zhen, P.A.-C.

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  • Heart Failure
  • Cardiology

Provider Type: Physician Assistant

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Biography

Mary Zhen, P.A.-C., is a certified physician assistant with MyMichigan Health and a member of the comprehensive heart and vascular team. This team includes cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, heart failure and structural heart specialists, as well as vascular and cardiovascular surgeons. She sees patients at MyMichigan’s Heart Failure Clinic and specializes in helping heart failure patients manage their condition and maximize their quality of life.

Before attending school to become a physician assistant, Mary served as a cardiology scribe and was fascinated how cardiac conditions could be categorized as part of the heart’s ‘plumbing system’ or ‘electrical system.’ “I also loved learning about the different subspecialties within the cardiology field and how various cardiac conditions are interrelated,” she added.

Philosophy of Care

Mary believes in developing strong patient-provider relationships by enabling effective communication from both parties. She described the relationship similar to a mutual friendship; one in which her patients can view her as a peer and can feel comfortable. “This involves truly understanding my patient’s individual concerns, as well as the background they come from,” she said. “By asking my patients what is important to them and what they know about their condition, this ensures that they understand their cardiac condition and respective management options. It also allows me to help them become advocates for their health. I strive to become someone my patients can trust and be confident in receiving advice and care for their cardiac condition.”

Special Interests and Procedures

As a heart failure specialist, Mary works closely with patients to help them effective manage their chronic condition so that they can maximize their overall healthy quality of life. She holds special interest in device therapy for the treatment of heart failure and the use of monitoring systems like the CardioMEMS™ system which allows for remote monitoring of heart failure patients to prevent medical deterioration and recurrent hospitalizations.

She also enjoys teaching students and is a big proponent of patient education. “Ask me anything about the heart,” she added.

In her free time, Mary enjoys reading, exploring used book stores, running, cooking new recipes, and spending time with family.

Gender

  • Female

Year Began Practicing

  • 2020

Board Certified

  • Physicians Assistant

Languages

  • English

Education

Education

2020
Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, MASTER OF SCIENCE-PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROGRAM

Clinical Interests & Special Procedures

  • Heart Failure Management
  • Device Therapy for the Treatment of Heart Failure

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants

Philosophy

“By asking my patients what is important to them and what they know about their condition, this ensures that they understand their cardiac condition and respective management options.”

Participating Insurances*

  • Morbark
  • United Healthcare Commercial
  • HAP HMO
  • ConnectCare - MidMichigan Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Trust PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Plus Blue (Medicare Advantage)
  • Blue Care Network Medicare Advantage HMO
  • PACE Central Michigan (Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Blue Care Network
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO/PPO
  • ConnectCare - Northwood University
  • HAP - Preferred
  • HAP - PPO
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • HAP Medicare Advantage HMO
  • HAP Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna Better Health - Medicaid
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • ASR PPO
  • Cofinity
  • Medicare Railroad
  • US Health and Life
  • Meridian Health Plan - Medicaid

*Insurance Disclaimer

These are the insurance plans in which this individual is a "participating provider". This provider may accept other insurance, but your costs may be higher if they do not "participate" in your plan.

Specialty

  • Cardiovascular (heart)

Employed By

MyMichigan Medical Group

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