Cross River Cardiology


We feel fortunate to have received reflections from our patients about how Dr. Johnny R. Dy has helped them. Here are some of our favorites:

Dr. Dy saved my life. He could have just treated my problem with medication but with my family history he decided to do a heart catheterization. He found a 99% blockage in my main artery. He called it the widow maker, or in my case the widower maker. He fixed it with a stent and I highly recommend him to everyone.

– Millie S. (from

I have gone to Dr. Dy since he came to Lenoir the first time. I did not know what I was going to do for a heart doctor when it was time for him to leave. The doctor I went to was ok, but NOT like Dr. Dy. He was a friend, and he explained everything so that I could understand. I really missed that. I trust him with my life! He has made my life better since he has been back this time. I hope he stays. He is a wonderful doctor.

– Shelby Labrose

I have had the pleasure to work for Dr. Johnny Dy since he came to our area in 2002. Not only is Dr. Dy great to work for, but he really provides amazing care for all of his patients. I have had several family members that would not be here today if it wasn’t for the time and effort he graciously put into saving their lives. Over the years I have had the privilege to witness his compassion of care with all of his patients. I feel very blessed and proud to be a part of his team at Cross River Cardiology! It is an honor to work with such a wonderful doctor. So if you are looking for a cardiologist who will go above and beyond to help you get better; Dr. Dy is the best!

– Doreen Parsons
Echocardiologist at Cross River Cardiology

I am a patient of Dr. Dy. He is a really wonderful doctor. He provided great care for me when I was sent away by many others thinking I was overreacting. If it was not for him and his remarkable persistence I would have probably been in worse shape that I was at the time I was sick. He is a doctor that will not give up on his patients and is happy to answer questions and/or explain anything about their specific diagnosis that they may not understand. 

He is the type of doctor that will not push you away, and I can honestly say that I don’t find myself dreading to go to the doctor when I have an appointment at Cross River Cardiology. Not only will you experience top notch care from him when you darken the door of his office, but you will also be greeted and taken care of by his wonderful caring staff as well. Thank you Dr. Dy for all you have done for me and my family! God Bless.

– Brandy Hedrick

I have been seeing Dr. Dy for many years. I was his first patient when he began his practice in Lenoir. I have a great deal of trust in him. He is not only my doctor, but a good friend to me and my husband, who is also a patient. He has helped us through some very rough and scary times in our life. He was also my sister’s cardiologist. She recently passed away and Dr. Dy and his office showed an outpouring of love and support for her family. 

Dr. Dy is a kind and compassionate doctor who is there when I need him. I feel very confident in his abilities and I would recommend him to anyone who needs a good cardiologist. It is nice to have a doctor with a great mind and an even greater heart. I am blessed to have such a fine man to care for me. Congratulations on your many years of service to your patients, Dr. Dy. May you continue to be a light in this county’s healthcare community.

– Brenda Dula

There were two other doctors that said there was no way they could put a stent in for me. On 12/20/2007 Dr. Dy also said he wasn’t able to do it. I told him I had prayed about it and the Lord showed me he could do it. Dr. Dy and I prayed together. He proceeded to place the stent. The next thing I knew he was hollering “Whoopee! I got it!” It’s amazing what the Lord and a fine doctor like Dr. Dy can do. He is more like family than a doctor with all the love and care he gives a patient.

– Louise Woodruff

This is to say give praise to a doctor that deserves it. I was very sick one morning with chest pains. The ER was very busy and I knew in my condition I was not going to be able to sit and wait to be seen. My wife took me to Dr. Dy’s office and when they saw the condition I was in, the staff at Dr. Dy’s office got on the ball. They called the hospital and informed them I was on my way. I got to the hospital and they took me right in, had a bed waiting on me in ICU. 

If it wasn’t for Dr. Dy, I would have died several times. He is not only my doctor, he is just like a brother to me. He is so kind hearted and a loving person. Caldwell County needs more doctors like him because he definitely has to enjoy his job to be the person he is. Thank you Dr. Dy and thank you Jesus for being there with him. I want to thank the whole staff at his office for being so good and kind to me and my wife.

– Clifford Woodruff