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

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

Dr. Oluwole Abe's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in London, KY and Richmond, KY. He is a graduate of the University of Ilorin College of Health Sciences. Dr. Abe honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Ananth Kumar practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology in Richmond, KY. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school 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's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Aikat is affiliated with Lexington VA Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic.

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

Dr. Asad Jadoon's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Jadoon studied medicine at Khyber Medical College. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. John Johnstone works as a cardiologist in Richmond, KY. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnstone takes. He studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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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.