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Edward Distler, DO

Cardiac Services, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology,

SGMC Cardiology

2409 N. Patterson St.

Valdosta , GA 31602

(229) 433-8160



Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix

Fellowship: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix

Dr. Distler comes to Valdosta from Phoenix, Arizona. He is trained in interventional cardiology, which includes preventative and general cardiology, coronary and peripheral artery disease, abnormal heart rhythms, and performing interventions or procedures. 

SGMC’s heart and vascular program has experienced vast growth over the past year, launching the region’s only cardiac electrophysiology program and structural heart center. Dr. Distler chose to join SGMC because of the organization’s ability to equip him with the technology and expertise to provide extraordinary cardiovascular care to a community that needs it.  

Dr. Distler received his medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship training at The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. 

Listen to Dr. Distler talk about heart health on SGMC Health’s “What Brings You in Today?” podcast! Discover Dr. Distler’s expert take on sleep, stress, and the importance of advocating for your health. Learn about risk factors and gain valuable tips for a heart-healthy life. Tune in to this heartwarming conversation; it could save your life!


Dr. Distler explains everything in detail, listens carefully to any questions, and addresses any concerns you may have. He’s always friendly, compassionate, and understanding as well as concerned about your health and all-around well-being.

I saw Dr. Distler for a follow-up after some tests. He listened and was very easy to talk to. He explained all my results and calmed my fears. I highly recommend SGMC Cardiology.

“I recently had sudden issues with retaining fluid. This had never happened to me before. My PCP Dr. A. Timothy Brady put me on a diuretic and a potassium supplement and sought to refer me to Cardiology. The first Cardiologist he attempted to send me to was booked out 3 months BUT another Cardiologist in the SGMC Cardiology Practice, Dr. Distler agreed to see me and my appointment was within days. He assessed my condition and got me in within 2 days (unheard of) for an ECHO Cardiogram. The Friday afternoon of my ECHO Dr. Distler personally called me on the phone to discuss the results. I have been diagnosed with Diastolic Heart Failure. He took a lot of time on the phone with me to explain the diagnosis, tell me what to do, and give me a follow-up appointment. I thank GOD and SGMC for caring and professional Physicians knowledgeable in what they are doing and for caring enough to take EXTRA TIME to go out of their way for me!”