Guy Ulrich
I want to testify to the excellence of your cardiac surgery. On December 20, I experienced it firsthand when I underwent a triple bypass, performed by Dr. Masumi Yamamuro and supported by Dr. Mohammad Kamran.

Dr. Yamamuro is not only extremely qualified, but is a prince when it comes to caring for his patients.

That extends to your staff. From the first person who greeted me upon admission to the last one wishing me good luck at discharge, I was treated with dignity and professionalism.

Ever since I retired to Anniston 7 years ago, I've heard about local residents going to Birmingham for medical care. I would choose RMC again in an instant. I have no hesitation recommending the Cardiac Surgery program for its excellence and for the devoted and wonderful people who make it work.


Jim McCloud
A stress test isn’t supposed to actually cause stress. However, the results of Jim McCloud’s test did for both him and his wife, Linda.

Already having undergone one successful stent placement didn’t mean he wanted another one. Unfortunately, stents were not the solution for Jim as tests showed he needed open heart surgery. Fortunately, RMC Cardiovascular Surgeon Masumi Yamamuro, M.D., was on the case.

The McClouds were understandably worried about the complexity and intensity of a triple bypass operation. Their numerous concerns, combined with high anxiety levels, made for some sleepless nights. But that all changed after a long talk with Dr. Yamamuro, who answered all their questions and thoroughly explained the surgical procedure.

Jim underwent his successful bypass operation at RMC over a year ago. Now when it comes to stress, the McClouds credit Dr. Yamamuro and the entire RMC Heart Care Team as being the greatest stress reliever of all.

Julie & Kerry Payne
They say your life can change in a heartbeat. For Julie and Kerry Payne, their lives literally did when Kerry suffered a heart attack at his Anniston City Hall office.

Paramedics took Kerry to RMC, where he was immediately seen by RMC Cardiologist Dennis Bonner, M.D. Laboratory tests showed the exact location and severity of two blockages to Kerry’s heart.

Frantically driving to get to her husband without having an accident, Julie rushed to RMC, with an Emergency Department nurse calling twice to check on her. Upon arrival, she was instantly escorted to a waiting room while a nurse simultaneously explained the surgical procedures Dr. Bonner was performing on her husband.

Following the successful stent operation by Dr. Bonner, Kerry and Julie know firsthand how lives can change in a single moment. But it’s those critical moments of care, compassion and expertise that they received from RMC that make them most grateful.

Linda Rider
Having had several stents implanted several years ago, she regularly traveled from Cleburne County for check-ups with RMC Cardiologist Mohammad Kamran, M.D.

During a recent visit, Dr. Kamran told Linda he was worried about the overall condition of her heart and recommended open heart surgery. As he had successfully steered her in the past, Dr. Kamran recommended RMC Cardiovascular Surgeon Masumi Yamamuro, M.D.

Like a good patient, Linda and her daughter, a nurse, did their homework. As mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Linda wanted to make sure that her surgeon was experienced and knowledgeable.

Dr. Yamamuro’s qualifications overwhelmingly met Linda’s requirements. Linda successfully underwent a triple bypass operation. And from stents to open heart, RMC passed the heart care test with flying colors.