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Roy Zech Arcamo or Dr. Roy, as he is fondly known in the community, finished his secondary years and undergraduate course at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Bohol Philippines where he obtained a B.A. in Philosophy. Dr. Arcamo later obtained a B.S. in Biology at the University of San Carlos, Cebu City Philippines and proceeded to finish his training as a Doctor of Medicine at UV-Gullas College of Medicine in Cebu Phillipines.
He joined his siblings in the USA in the late 1980's but decided to settle in St. Croix, USVI in October, 1996 to work at the Gov. Juan Luis Hospital. Dr. Roy practices as a mid-level medical provider at the hospital. He began his career at JFL Hospital in the Emergency Room, but he has also worked in Internal Medicine as well as the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). He is one of the initial staff of the VI Cardiac Center during its inception in 2000, and worked in that division until 2009 when he rejoined the Internal Medicine department. Dr. Roy has also worked with the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility.
In July of 2015, Dr. Roy joined the Acute Alternative Medical Group (AAMG)/Urgent Care family. He is a welcomed asset to the organization.
Michael A, Rubin, M.D., FACC, is a cardiologist with Acute Alternative Care and is a member of the comprehensive patient care team. Dr. Rubin’s scope of practice includes all areas of clinical cardiology including but not limited to coronary artery disease, hypertension, diabetic and non-diabetic vascular disease, congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathies, valve disease, congenital heart disease, lipid management, and rhythm disturbances. The scope of his practice also includes non-invasive cardiology procedures such as all forms of stress testing, echocardiography and peripheral vascular ultrasound, Holter and Event monitor recordings, pacemaker interrogations and programming. Dr. Rubin will soon be re- incorporating into his practice additional cardiac procedures such as cardiac catheterizations, stents, and pacemakers/defibrillator insertions as they become available on the island.
Jason A. Snow, PA-C,is a physician assistant practicing at Acute Alternative Medical Group. He graduated with honors from Kettering College in 2001 as a Physician’s Assistant. A physician assistant's work can include physical exams, ordering and interpreting tests, performing procedures and prescribing medication. Jason has more than 21 years of diverse medical experiences in emergency medicine, cardiology and urgent care. Jason belongs to National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and is a certified
Bio-Te Practitioner. Jason specializes in preventing and treating human illness and injury by providing a broad range of care under the supervision of a physician. Jason is an active tri-athlete and world traveler.
Urgent Care is the delivery of medical services outside of the hospital emergency department and is generally administered on a walk-in or unscheduled basis. Ever gotten a small cut on your finger while cooking? Treat it at home. Are you or a loved one having signs or symptoms of a heart attack? Go to the ER. Everything in between is Urgent care. Our Urgent Care center treats patients who are in need of immediate medical attention and choose to bypass a visit to the emergency room because of cost or ailments that are not serious enough to require hospital emergency services. Urgent care is not meant to substitute a necessary visit to the ER or primary care physician, but we provide an alternative to these with the ability to provide excellent treatment for most illnesses and injuries.
Growing up, Dr. Rubin always had an affinity for the science of cardiac structure
and function which triggered his analytical style of studying the heart. “The field
of cardiology lends itself to the investigation of the heart’s electrical, mechanical and biological properties, which I find fascinating,” he said. “Cardiology allows me to explore and treat diseases of the heart from a much wider vantage point than can be performed in other subspecialties.” According to Dr. Rubin, artery and valve stents have revolutionized the treatment of coronary artery disease and valve disease. “This has significantly reduced need for invasive surgery,” he added.
Dr. Rubin has a special interest in congenital heart disease in adults. When he was five years old, he found out that his heart was on the right side of his body instead of on the left when his family physician made the diagnosis. “It wasn’t until I got to medical school that I found out all
my organs were mirror image reversed. Although this is very rare, it has not caused me any disability, and in fact, has piqued my interest in cardiology and its various maladies. It has also given me perspective to understand that which does not always fit into common knowledge of the facts, doesn’t mean it’s untrue.”
Philosophy of Care
Dr. Rubin believes in taking an “old fashioned approach” when caring for his patients and their families. “I want my patients to communicate freely with me so that I can provide the greatest level of care to them, as well as their family members,” he said. “I also work hard to get to know my patients which helps me accurately diagnose their condition and treat their needs optimally. This includes ensuring that they have the opportunity to be fully heard and acknowledged as individuals.”
Dr. Rubin and his wife Liza have two adult children. Their son, Matthew, is an EMT and will be soon starting medical school and their daughter, Danica, works in financial project management. In his spare time, he likes travelling both across the U.S. and around the world. Dr. Rubin enjoys living and practicing in the USVI because of the warmth and generosity of the Crucian people.
Education and Training
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, N.Y.
Internal Medicine, Downstate Kings County Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Pediatric Cardiology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, N.Y.
Adult Cardiology, Downstate Kings County Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Dr. Ramesh B. Lakhram, MD, is a Nephrology specialist in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. He attended and graduated from medical school in 1987, from St. Georges University School of Medicine. Dr. Lakhram then completed his residency at the St. Michael’s Medical Center. Lakrham has having over 35 years of diverse medical experience, especially in Nephrology. He is affiliated with many hospitals including the Governor Juan F Luis Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Lakrham also has an endocrinology clinic at Acute Alternative Medical Group every Friday.
Lyn A. Campbell, MD, born in Chicago in 1963, was raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Dillard University in New Orleans in 1985. He received his medical degree from Howard University of Medicine's College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. in 1989.
After completing his internship and specialty training in Emergency Medicine at Howard University Hospital, Dr. Campbell spent the next 11 years working as an attending staff physician at several well-renowned hospitals in Washington, D.C., including Greater Southeast Hospital, D.C. General Hospital, and Providence Hospital.
In 2000, answering a deep-rooted call to return to the Caribbean where he spent his formative years, Dr. Campbell accepted an opportunity to become the assistant director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Gov. Juan Luis Hospital on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Dr. Campbell eventually became the director of the department, and later helped develop and oversee the hospital's Fast Track program. He was also named the first director of the hospital's Ambulatory Care Services.
Driven by his strong Christian faith and beliefs on helping people in his community, in 2006 Dr. Campbell founded Acute Alternative Medical Group, a private medical practice where he currently serves as medical director. In 2009, Dr. Campbell expanded Acute's services when he opened St. Croix's only accredited sleep disorder treatment practice, Acute Alternative Sleep Center. And utilizing his knowledge and expertise in emergency medicine, Dr. Campbell expanded the medical practice by opening St. Croix's first urgent care center, offering a more convenient and accessible alternative to the nearby hospital emergency room.
In addition to Acute being a traditional medical practice, Dr. Campbell, with a strong desire to have a positive impact on his patients' health and wellbeing, also decided to offer scientifically researched alternative medical tests and therapies to his patients. He also medical-grade supplements and a nutrition bar that offers nutritious smoothies and snacks.
Throughout his medical career, Dr. Campbell has dedicated is life and career to improving the health of his patients. But more importantly, his faith and values have been cornerstone of his commitment to bettering the lives of his family, his patients, and his community.
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