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We found 4 cardiologists who accept CIGNA Plans near Griffin, GA.

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Dr. Jeevith Reddy Kanukunta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
747 S 8th Street; Suite A
Griffin, GA
 

Dr. Jeevith Kanukunta's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. He is affiliated with Spalding Regional Hospital and Atlanta Medical Center. Dr. Kanukunta accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He completed his residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University and a hospital affiliated with Osmania Medical College. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Muthusamy Sekar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
747 S 8th Street; Suite A
Griffin, GA
 

Dr. Muthusamy Sekar is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Stockbridge, GA and Griffin, GA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Sekar attended medical school at Madras Medical College. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sekar is affiliated with Spalding Regional Hospital.

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Dr. John Darrell Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
602 S. Hill Street
Griffin, GA
 

Dr. John Smith practices adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include cardiac catheterization. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include WellStar and Atlanta Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Smith attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
321 S 9th Street
Griffin, GA
 

Dr. David Remington's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Remington takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. For his professional training, Dr. Remington completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Spalding Regional Hospital, Emory Healthcare, and Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC).

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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.