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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems and pacemaker. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Backer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Backer trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital.

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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 practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology in Alpharetta, GA and Marietta, GA. He attended St. John's Medical College and Bangalore University for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Vincent's Hospital, Staten Island, VA Medical Center, and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. Dr. Attokaren's areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve regurgitation, holter monitoring, and sick sinus syndrome. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Aetna, and more. 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 specialty is adult cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Simpson is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Simpson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar and 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. Dr. Dhabuwala attended medical school at K.J. Somaiya Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dhabuwala is affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital.

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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 an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Roswell, GA and Sandy Springs, GA. Dr. Hoff's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Hoff's 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.