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We found 33 cardiologists who accept Humana Bronze near Athens, GA.

Dr. Ginnie Lee Abarbanell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1000 Hawthorne Avenue; Suite S
Athens, GA
 

Dr. Ginnie Abarbanell's specialty is pediatric cardiology. In her practice, Dr. Abarbanell focuses on heart problems. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Abarbanell completed her residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital, Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS), and Sibley Heart Center Cardiology.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1199 Prince Avenue; Msb 2nd Floor
Athens, GA
 

Dr. Kent Nilsson is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Athens, GA. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nilsson is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Nilsson include: Chairman's Award, Johns Hopkins Hospital; Osler Intern Award, Johns Hopkins Hospital; and Warfield T. Longcope Award, Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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Dr. Shiva Sharma, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1500 Oglethorpe Avenue; Suite 600
Athens, GA
 

Dr. Shiva Sharma practices pediatric cardiology in Lawrenceville, GA, Conyers, GA, and Atlanta, GA. Dr. Sharma is affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS), and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at SMS Medical College, Jaipur and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Dr. Erick T Avelar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2470 Daniels Bridge Road; Building 200 Suite 251
Athens, GA
 

Dr. Erick Avelar's area of specialization is adult cardiology. For his residency, Dr. Avelar trained at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Avelar has received professional recognition including the following: Ctbhi, Ctbhi.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1199 Prince Avenue; Msb 2nd Floor
Athens, GA
 

Dr. Benjamin Holland is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Holland honors. After attending Mercer University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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Dr. Clifford Wesley Lindsey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Internal Medicine
1000 Hawthorne Avenue; Suite S
Athens, GA
 

Dr. Clifford Lindsey, who practices in Gainesville, GA, Atlanta, GA, and Athens, GA, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lindsey obtained his medical school training at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. He is affiliated with Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) and Sibley Heart Center Cardiology.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1199 Prince Avenue; Msb 2nd Floor
Athens, GA
 

Dr. Thomas Murphy is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and residency at Charleston Area Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2470 Daniels Bridge Road; Building 200 Suite 251
Athens, GA
 

Dr. John Layher is a cardiologist in Athens, GA. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Layher attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
700 Sunset Drive; Suite 302
Athens, GA
 

Dr. Paul Beltran is an adult cardiologist. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Southwestern University, Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1199 Prince Avenue; Msb 2nd Floor
Athens, GA
 

Dr. David Woodward is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Athens, GA. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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Dr. Brandon W Harden, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1000 Hawthorne Avenue; Suite S
Athens, GA
 

Dr. Brandon Harden sees patients in Atlanta, GA, Athens, GA, and Dacula, GA. His medical specialties are pediatric cardiology and emergency medicine. Dr. Harden's professional affiliations include Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) and Sibley Heart Center Cardiology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Mercer University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency.

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Dr. Ian C Balfour, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1500 Oglethorpe Avenue; Suite 600
Athens, GA
 

Dr. Ian Balfour is a pediatric cardiology specialist. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Balfour is professionally affiliated with Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Dr. Neill Videlefsky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1500 Oglethorpe Avenue; Suite 600
Athens, GA
 

Dr. Neill Videlefsky's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Videlefsky takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS), Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2470 Daniels Bridge Road; Building 200 Suite 251
Athens, GA
 

Dr. Amit Shah works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Athens, GA. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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Dr. Timotheus George Watson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1000 Hawthorne Avenue; Suite S
Athens, GA
 

Dr. Timotheus Watson's medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Watson is affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS), and Sibley Heart Center Cardiology.

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Dr. Susan Kay Kreher, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
700 Sunset Drive; Building 300 Suite 302
Athens, GA
 

Dr. Susan Kreher is a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Kreher honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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What is Cardiology?

Cardiology is the study of the heart and blood vessels, and a cardiologist makes sure they are functioning well. Patients see cardiologists for many issues affecting the circulatory system, including:
  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure
  • Heart attack prevention and treatment
  • Congestive Heart Failure, where the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body
  • Heart transplant evaluation and care after surgery
  • Peripheral vascular disease, where arteries in the limbs narrow and reduce blood flow
  • Aneurysm, or a swelling in the blood vessels
  • Coronary Artery Disease, where the blood vessels delivering oxygen and nutrients to the heart become blocked

After performing a physical exam, a cardiologist may order a number of imaging tests in order to get a better understanding of what disease or complication might be causing problems in the heart and blood vessels. Some of these might include:
  • An electrocardiogram, which checks the heart’s electrical activity
  • X-rays to see tissues more clearly
  • Cardiac catheterization, where a small tube is directed into the heart to test pressure, oxygen levels, and blood flow

Although some cardiologists provide primary care, cardiologists more typically work as consultants to primary care physicians when a heart issue comes up. Cardiologists do not perform surgery, but they can perform “interventional” procedures, such as balloon angioplasty (where a balloon is used to stretch open narrowed veins) or stent placement to keep blood flowing.