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

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

Dr. Ginnie Abarbanell is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Abarbanell include heart problems. She is affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS), and Sibley Heart Center Cardiology. Before performing her residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Abarbanell attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Kent Nilsson's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from 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 is a pediatric cardiology specialist. Dr. Sharma attended medical school at SMS Medical College, Jaipur. For his residency, Dr. Sharma trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Sharma (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Sharma is affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS), and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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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 practices adult cardiology. Dr. Avelar honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He completed his residency training at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. He 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 an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Athens, GA. Dr. Holland honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from 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 works as a pediatric cardiologist. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Dr. Lindsey's professional affiliations include 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. After attending West Virginia University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Charleston Area Medical Center. Dr. Murphy accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. John Layher is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Athens, GA. Dr. Layher is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Paul Beltran's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Beltran accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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 physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Woodward is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Brandon Harden works as a pediatric cardiologist. His professional affiliations include Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) and Sibley Heart Center Cardiology. Dr. Harden accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Mercer University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Harden completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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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 cardiologist. He studied medicine at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 specializes in pediatric cardiology and practices in Atlanta, GA, Lawrenceville, GA, and Conyers, GA. Dr. Videlefsky is rated highly by his patients. His professional affiliations include Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS), Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Videlefsky has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Amit Shah is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah accepts.

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

Dr. Timotheus Watson's specialty is pediatric cardiology. He is affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS), and Sibley Heart Center Cardiology. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Watson attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Watson honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Kreher attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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.