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 works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Blairsville, GA and Atlanta, GA. Patient ratings for Dr. Kandzari average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kandzari attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Kandzari has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Piedmont Heart and Vascular.

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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 specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Blairsville, GA. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Varnell trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. He is affiliated with The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

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

Dr. John Kelley specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Blairsville, GA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kelley accepts. He is a graduate of 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 Blairsville, GA physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Gibson is in-network for 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 is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Blairsville, GA, Atlanta, GA, and Sandy Springs, GA. He is a graduate of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Dr. Prater's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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