We found 5 cardiologists who accept Medicare near Richmond, KY.

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Dr. Oluwole John Abe, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Richmond, KY
 

Dr. Oluwole Abe specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Abe studied medicine at the University of Ilorin College of Health Sciences. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
789 Eastern Bypass; Mob 1, Suite 20
Richmond, KY
 

Dr. Ananth Kumar specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology and practices in Richmond, KY. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Medical College, Raipur and Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
128 Mahogany Drive
Richmond, KY
 

Dr. Shamik Aikat specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Richmond, KY and Lexington, KY. Dr. Aikat studied medicine at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. For his residency, Dr. Aikat trained at Cleveland Clinic. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Aikat is affiliated with Lexington VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
793 Eastern Bypass; #201
Richmond, KY
 

Dr. John Johnstone works as an adult cardiologist. Dr. Johnstone accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
789 Eastern Bypass, Mob #1; #16
Richmond, KY
 

Dr. Asad Jadoon practices adult cardiology in Richmond, KY. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jadoon accepts. Dr. Jadoon attended medical school at Khyber Medical College.

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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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