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

Dr. John Attokaren is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Attokaren graduated from Bangalore University and St. John's Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Attokaren trained at St. Vincent's Hospital, Staten Island, VA Medical Center, and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve regurgitation, mitral valve prolapse, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Attokaren has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna. He is conversant in Malayalam. Dr. Attokaren is professionally affiliated with Emory Healthcare and WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Renal Vascular Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Sarcoidosis, Nuclear ... (Read more)

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. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and pacemaker. Dr. Backer's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Backer attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Emory Healthcare and WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Pacemaker

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

Dr. Robert Hoff's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Hoff is affiliated with WellStar North Fulton Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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

Dr. Lawrence Simpson's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Simpson's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is affiliated with WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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

Dr. Jigishu Dhabuwala works as a cardiologist. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Healthcare and WellStar North Fulton Hospital. He graduated from K.J. Somaiya Medical College. Dr. Dhabuwala trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for his residency. Dr. Dhabuwala is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, 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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