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We found 124 cardiologists who accept Medicare near Durham, NC.

Dr. David Franklin Kong, MA, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center; Dumc Box 3850
Durham, NC
 

Dr. David Kong works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Kong include stent placement (stenting), coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and heart attack. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kong completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His distinctions include: Summit Medical Outcomes Fellowship, Summit Medical Systems; GlaxoSmithKline Junior Faculty Award, GlaxoSmithKline; and Duke Heart Center Initial Career Development Award, Duke Heart Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kong (or staff) speaks French and Afrikaans. He is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Ultrasound, Heart Biopsy, Heart Valve Disease, Vascular Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Manesh Raman Patel, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Manesh Patel works as an interventional cardiologist in Durham, NC. His areas of clinical interest consist of peripheral artery disease (PAD), coronary artery disease, and angiogram (angiography). Dr. Patel honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. His distinctions include: First Place Junior Faculty Northwestern University, Northwestern University; Finalist for AHA Melvin Judkins Young Investigator, American Heart Association; and Joseph C. Greenfield, Jr. Scholar in Cardiology, Duke University. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Central Carolina Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, and Duke University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Angiogram, Peripheral Artery Disease, Cardiac Imaging, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Thomas Joseph Povsic, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center; Box 103208
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Thomas Povsic is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, stent placement (stenting), and heart failure. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Povsic is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Povsic trained at Duke University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Povsic has received include JJR Foundation Award for High Risk High Impact Wom, Duke Medical School; Duke Pepper Older Americans Research Award, Duke University Medical Ctr; and Edna and Fred L. Mandel Foundation Young Investiga, Duke University Medical Ctr. He is conversant in German. His professional affiliations include Duke University Hospital, Fayetteville VA Medical Center, and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty, Angiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Patton Alexander, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
3411 Dumc
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Karen Alexander is a specialist in adult cardiology. Her areas of expertise consist of heart problems and women's health issues. Dr. Alexander is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Alexander trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Eric Jose Velazquez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2100 Erwin Road
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Eric Velazquez practices adult cardiology. Dr. Velazquez's clinical interests include atrial flutter, stress echo, and heart failure. He is affiliated with Duke University Hospital. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stress Echo, Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Patrick Jackson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Duke University Medical Center; Duke Hospital North, Room 7451d
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Kevin Jackson is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. Dr. Jackson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Jackson's areas of expertise include electrophysiological (EP) study, general care, and syncope (fainting). His professional affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke University Hospital. Dr. Jackson is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Jackson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Jackson has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Clinical interests: Syncope, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Implantable ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Todd Roe, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2100 Erwin Road
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Matthew Roe works as a cardiologist. Dr. Roe has a special interest in heart problems. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Roe is affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Bimal Ramesh Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2400 Pratt Street
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Bimal Shah is a cardiologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shah include hypertension (high blood pressure), angina, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Central Carolina Hospital and Duke University Hospital. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Chest Pain, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Erle Kraus, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Duke Sports Science Institute
Durham, NC
 

Dr. William Kraus is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. He is especially interested in heart failure, exercise, and cardiac rehabilitation treatment. Dr. Kraus honors Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, American Heart Association; Fellow, American College of Cardiology; and Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine. He is affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Exercise, Heart Problems, Cardiac Rehabilitation Treatment, Stress Testing, Heart Failure, Coronary ... (Read more)

Dr. Brenda Estelle Armstrong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Div of Pediatric Cardiology; Dumc Box 3090
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Brenda Armstrong's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Armstrong at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include intensive care and cardiac catheterization. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Armstrong graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. She has received distinctions including Thomas Kinney Award for Excellence in Teaching, Duke Medical School; Samuel L. Katz Award for Excellence in Teaching, Duke Medical School; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Duke Medical School. She is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Intensive Care, Myocarditis, Lung Problems, Atrial Septal Defect, Aortic Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Wang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Andrew Wang is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include valvuloplasty, marfan syndrome, and congenital heart disease. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Wang attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, AHA. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Valvuloplasty, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Adrian Felipe Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Duke University Div of Cardiology; Box 17969
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Adrian Hernandez is an adult cardiologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of advanced heart failure, heart biopsy, and heart transplant. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Hernandez obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha, UT Southwestern. Dr. Hernandez is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Biopsy, Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Congenital ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael G.W. Wasch Camitta, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2100 Erwin Road
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Michael Camitta practices pediatric cardiology in Durham, NC and Burlington, NC. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, chest pain, and fetal echocardiography. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Camitta's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Johnston Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Myocarditis, Syncope, Fetal Echocardiography, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Septal Defect, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Enlou Tcheng, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
40 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC
 

Dr. James Tcheng works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Tcheng's areas of expertise include stent placement (stenting), heart valve disease, and angina. He is professionally affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Tcheng has received the distinction of Strength, Hope and Caring Award, Duke University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Syncope, Chest Pain, Ultrasound, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Biopsy, Ischemic ... (Read more)

Dr. Svati Hasmukh Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center; Dumc Box 3445
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Svati Shah is a specialist in adult cardiology. Her clinical interests include echocardiogram (echo) and coronary artery disease. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital. She attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Shah has received the following distinctions: Pepper Center Scholar, Duke University; Jeremiah Stamler Distinguished Young Investigators, Northwestern University; and Outstanding Mentorship Award, Duke University Cardiology Fellowship.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Howard Allan Rockman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Howard Rockman's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Durham, NC. His clinical interests include heart failure. He is affiliated with Duke University Hospital. Dr. Rockman takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rockman trained at Montreal General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Rockman has received distinctions including Research Mentorship Award, Duke University Medical School; Master Teacher, Duke University Medical School; and Edward S. Orgain Distinguished Professor, Duke University.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Heart Failure

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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.