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We found 5 cardiologists who accept Aetna HMO near Roswell, GA.

Dr. Thomas S Backer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
1260 Upper Hembree Road; Suite D
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Thomas Backer practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Roswell, GA, Alpharetta, GA, and Cumming, GA. The average patient rating for Dr. Backer is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Backer include heart problems and pacemaker. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Backer takes. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Pacemaker

Dr. John Kurien Attokaren, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
11600 Atlantis Place; Suite B
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. John Attokaren is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. After completing medical school at St. John's Medical College and Bangalore University, he performed his residency at St. Vincent's Hospital, Staten Island, VA Medical Center, and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. These areas are among his clinical interests: aortic valve regurgitation, holter monitoring, and sick sinus syndrome. Dr. Attokaren's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Attokaren honors. In addition to English, he speaks Malayalam. Dr. Attokaren's professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sick Sinus Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, Electrocardiogram, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Elliott Simpson III, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1357 Hembree Road; Suite 150
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Lawrence Simpson's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. He is affiliated with WellStar and North Fulton Hospital. Dr. Simpson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Simpson trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Dr. Jigishu Janak Dhabuwala, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
11780 Northfall Lane; Suite 303
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Jigishu Dhabuwala practices cardiology (heart disease). Patients gave Dr. Dhabuwala an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dhabuwala is a graduate of K.J. Somaiya Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Dhabuwala completed a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University.

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Dr. Robert D Hoff, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1357 Hembree Road; Suite 150
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Robert Hoff is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Hoff attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar and North Fulton Hospital.

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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.