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We found 6 cardiologists who accept Humana HMO near Blairsville, GA.

Dr. David Edward Kandzari, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
191 Deep South Farm Road
Blairsville, GA
 

Dr. David Kandzari specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Blairsville, GA and Atlanta, GA. He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Kandzari is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kandzari takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors. Dr. Kandzari is affiliated with Piedmont Heart and Vascular.

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Dr. John Walter Kelley, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
123 Weaver Road; Suite B
Blairsville, GA
 

Dr. John Kelley sees patients in Blairsville, GA. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kelley honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. James H Varnell Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
47 Weaver Road; Suite B
Blairsville, GA
 

Dr. James Varnell is a Blairsville, GA physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Varnell is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is professionally affiliated with The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

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Dr. Mark Allen Gibson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
191 Deep South Farm Road
Blairsville, GA
 

Dr. Mark Gibson is an adult cardiology specialist in Blairsville, GA. Dr. Gibson takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
191 Deep South Farm Road
Blairsville, GA
 

Dr. Francis Nullet is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Nullet studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Nullet honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Stephen Peyton Prater, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
191 Deep South Farm Road
Blairsville, GA
 

Dr. Stephen Prater's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Blairsville, GA, Atlanta, GA, and Sandy Springs, GA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Prater takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

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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.