Meet our Providers

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Dr. Mark Coker

Dr. Coker is a native to South Carolina and was born and raised in North Charleston. He received a bachelor of science from the College of Charleston and majored in Biology. He went on to study medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and graduated in 1984 with a Doctorate of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine also at the Medical University of South Carolina. He has dedicated himself and his practice of cardiology to the tri-county area and has been with Trident Cardiology for over thirty years.

Dr. Coker is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Coker is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending time hunting and fishing in his free time. His two boys Jason and Phillip followed in their father’s footsteps and are both physicians having graduated from MUSC as well.

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Dr. Chris Kennedy

Dr. Kennedy grew up in North Charleston and remained in the area graduating from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Science in 1988. He attended the University of South Carolina and graduated with a Doctorate of Medicine in 1992. He then went on to complete an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas. He then followed his passion in cardiology to Jacksonville, Florida where he completed a fellowship in cardiology.

In July 1999, he joined Trident Cardiology Associates and is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Kennedy is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking the mountains, and running.

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Dr. Christopher McCarty

Dr. McCarty was born and raised in Arkansas and after attending Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, he decided on medicine as a career. He earned his Doctorate degree in Medicine from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock prior to expanding his horizons on the east coast. He fell in love with Charleston and completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. He was fortunate enough to be able to remain in Charleston for fellowship training in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at MUSC. Dr. McCarty joined Trident Cardiology Associates in 2011 after Dr. Von Lehe decided upon a long deserved retirement.

Dr. McCarty is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology. He enjoys spending his free time hanging out with his dog Ozzie at Folly beach and golfing.

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Dr. William Yarbrough

Dr. Yarbrough grew up in South Carolina and graduated from Wofford College in 1994.  He set on a path toward medicine early on in the footsteps of this father, a medical doctor.  He continued on to Charleston where he completed medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed an internship and residency at the University of Texas, Southwestern, in Dallas, Texas prior to moving back to the Carolinas where he was accepted into a cardiology fellowship at Wake Forest  University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at the Baptist Medical Center. There he also completed a fellowship in interventional cardiology before moving back to Charleston in 2005.

Dr. Yarbrough is board certified in cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology.  He loves spending time with his wife and three children. He enjoys playing tennis and golf.

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Dr. Frederick Funke

Dr. Funke is a native to Summerville, SC where he grew up and attended Summerville High School. He remained in the area for his undergraduate degree at the College of Charleston studying biology where he also started the college’s club tennis team. He moved on to the Medical University of South Carolina to study medicine and graduated with a Doctorate of Medicine in 2007 from medical school and decided to stay near the ocean for training in internal medicine in Charleston. Deeply rooted locally he pursued a fellowship in cardiology and interventional cardiology at the Medical University in Charleston and then was fortunate enough to join Trident Cardiology Associates in 2014 to serve the community where he was raised.

Dr. Funke is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology. In his free time he enjoys spending time on the water whether it be sailing, fishing, or kitesurfing.

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Liz Boessneck, NP

Liz Boessneck is the newest member to the Trident Cardiology Associates team. She grew up in Aiken, SC, and attended Clemson University prior to completing her nursing school degree in 2007. She worked as a cardiac nurse at the Medical University of South Carolina and then completed further study as a nurse practitioner in 2014. She followed her heart back to cardiology and joined Trident Cardiology Associates in 2015. Liz is also certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

She and her husband have one young son and she enjoys spending time kayaking and with their two dogs.

Stress Test

Stress tests are performed by a doctor and/or trained technician to determine the amount of stress that your heart can manage before developing either an abnormal rhythm or evidence of ischemia (not enough blood flow to the heart muscle).  Read More

 

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Echocardiogram

An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. Read More

 

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Cardiac Pacemakers

A pacemaker is a small device that’s placed in the chest or abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms. This device uses electrical pulses to prompt the heart to beat at a normal rate. Read More

 

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Heart Catheterizations

Heart Catheterizations are minimally invasive procedures that your Cardiologist will primarily use to determine the presence of coronary artery atherosclerosis (blockage) and also to determine how well the heart valves function. Read More

 

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