We found 5 cardiologists who accept Humana HMO near Blairsville, GA.

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

Dr. David Kandzari is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Blairsville, GA and Atlanta, GA. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kandzari takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Kelley has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kelley takes. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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

Dr. Mark Gibson is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Gibson accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

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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 honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

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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 areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Blairsville, GA, Atlanta, GA, and Sandy Springs, GA. Patients gave Dr. Prater an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at 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.
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