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We found 123 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's specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. Dr. Kong's areas of expertise include stent placement (stenting), coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Kong graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kong trained 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. Dr. Kong (or staff) speaks French and Afrikaans.

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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 specializes in interventional cardiology and practices in Durham, NC. He has a special interest in peripheral artery disease (PAD), coronary artery disease, and angiogram (angiography). Dr. Patel takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinctions: 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's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Povsic include diabetes, stent placement (stenting), and heart failure. He takes Medicare insurance. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Povsic 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
2400 Pratt Street, Box 3850; Cardiology Associates N Pavilion Room 7068
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Karen Alexander's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Alexander's areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She accepts 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 in Durham, NC. His clinical interests include atrial flutter, stress echo, and heart failure. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Velazquez attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Velazquez is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Jackson attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jackson include electrophysiological (EP) study, general care, and syncope (fainting). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Jackson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Jackson is professionally affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke University Hospital.

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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 practices adult cardiology. He is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Roe focuses on heart problems. Dr. Roe is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Roe is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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 practices adult cardiology in Durham, NC and Sanford, NC. His areas of expertise consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), angina, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Central Carolina Hospital and Duke University Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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, who practices in Durham, NC, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Kraus obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He has a special interest in heart failure, exercise, and cardiac rehabilitation treatment. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. His distinctions include: 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 sees patients in Roanoke Rapids, NC and Durham, NC. Her medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. Before completing her residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Armstrong attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Armstrong include intensive care and cardiac catheterization. Patients rated Dr. Armstrong highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Armstrong is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 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 works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of valvuloplasty, marfan syndrome, and congenital heart disease. He is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center. Dr. Wang attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Wang honors Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, AHA.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hernandez include advanced heart failure, heart biopsy, and heart transplant. He is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital. Dr. Hernandez is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Hernandez has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha, UT Southwestern.

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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 is a pediatric cardiology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Camitta include heart failure, chest pain, and fetal echocardiography. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Camitta attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Camitta's professional affiliations include 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, who practices in Durham, NC, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Tcheng's clinical interests include stent placement (stenting), heart valve disease, and angina. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Tcheng has received professional recognition including the following: Strength, Hope and Caring Award, Duke University Hospital. He is affiliated with Duke Raleigh 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. She works in Durham, NC. These areas are among her clinical interests: echocardiogram (echo) and coronary artery disease. She is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital. Dr. Shah is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Shah completed a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shah include: 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 specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Durham, NC. Dr. Rockman is especially interested in heart failure. He takes Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Montreal General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His distinctions include: Research Mentorship Award, Duke University Medical School; Master Teacher, Duke University Medical School; and Edward S. Orgain Distinguished Professor, Duke University. Dr. Rockman is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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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.