Global Cardio Care Centers is the world’s first and largest outpatient EECP center with a multi-specialty physician group practice dedicated to using EECP as a primary treatment for cardiovascular diseases. Global Cardio Care Centers’ medical staff delivers upwards of 30,000 hours of EECP annually.
Patients who visit Global Cardio Care Centers are seen by physicians who are less concerned with billing, scheduling, marketing or insurance due to the expertise provided by Global Cardio Care, Inc. Physicians who join Global Cardio Care Centers are invited to integrate exercise, nutrition and education into overall cardiovascular treatment with EECP at its core with a goal to promote and empower people to live a healthier, longer life.
Ronald Seymour Weaver was born in New York City in 1949. His interest in medicine started at an early age due to major influences from his father, also a physician, who dedicated his life’s work to caring for many unfortunate people in the South Bronx.
Dr. Weaver lived in a neighborhood where public schools could not provide the education his parents felt he should have, so in the 4th grade, he attended the United Nations International School in Manhattan. While there, he studied Latin and other courses in preparation for medical school.
Dr. Weaver graduated from Hobart College in 1970 and Cornell University Medical College in 1974; completed a medical internship in 1975 at Harlem Hospital, a Columbia University Teaching Hospital; and, became fully licensed to practice medicine in the summer of 1975.
To complete his Internal Medicine training, he transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA. During his second year at UCLA, Dr. Weaver was accepted into the UCLA specialty program for pulmonology, lung diseases, which was to begin one year after finishing his Internal Medicine program in 1978. He had taken and passed the specialty boards to became board certified in Internal Medicine in 1977.
After his training, in internal medicine, Dr. Weaver began practice in the South Central Los Angeles and Inglewood communities of Southern California. He became attached to the community and his patients and elected to forgo his ambition as a lung specialist and remained in the community. His clinic in Inglewood’s African-American community has included hundreds of hours of free medical care to people who could not afford the treatments on their own.
Throughout his career, Dr. Weaver has been a community leader under many different hats. He was on the medical staff board of Daniel Freeman Hospital in Inglewood and was managing partner of a seven-physician medical group that included a medical laboratory and a diagnostic testing company. He served as chief financial officer for an independent physician association as well as other non-medical organizations.
Dr. Weaver has always studied and sometimes incorporated cutting edge treatments into his practice. In 2002,he personally discovered the benefits of a new primarily cardiovascular treatment that had become FDA approved in the late 1990's know as Enhanced External Counter pulsation, EECP.
Together with Sara Soulati, one of the world’s foremost authority on EECP treatment, Dr. Weaver launched Global Cardio Care Centers, the world’s largest primary EECP practice. The practice specializes in non invasive cardiovascular disease treatments and provides EECP therapy to people affected by many other diseases and illnesses.
Dr. Weaver is currently vice chairman of the National Medical Association's judicial council, the largest African American physician association in America.
Sara Soulati is founder and president of Global Cardio Care, Inc., Health for Peace, Winning Edge Technologies, GCC Imaging and Soulati Real Estate. As the preeminent business authority on management of independent EECP clinics, Sara is the world’s foremost expert on EECP and its effects on the total body.
Sara’s philosophy is founded upon screening, education and treatment with EECP for everyone with a heart. She believes EECP is the solution to fight cardiovascular disease at lower cost and improved health long-term. To that end, she is working toward the goal of changing the health care delivery system of today into EECP-centered self care for tomorrow. Information is empowerment, and it is her personal and professional mission to ensure everyone has the power to live a healthier, longer life.
In 2002, Sara Soulati founded Global Cardio Care, Inc., a company dedicated to managing independent outpatient EECP® clinics in alliance with physicians who deliver EECP treatment. As a management service organization, Global Cardio Care works closely with Global Cardio Care Centers in Los Angeles, the first-ever independent outpatient EECP clinic in the world.
Over 35 days (and longer), for one hour daily you receive EECP treatment, the core of the Global Cardio Care program. Those who complete an entire course of treatment receive more benefit long term.
If an artery becomes clogged, our body’s natural defense is to develop new arteries, called collaterals. EECP helps your body grow collaterals and naturally bypass the blockage. It is all about circulation and how well oxygenated blood flows through the body. EECP stimulates production of a hormone called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). EECP also enhances secretion of a vasodilator called nitrous oxide. Because of the increased levels of VEGF and nitrous oxide, these collaterals become larger and wider. With the increased flow of oxygen-rich blood throughout the body, the heart and all other organs functionally improve.