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We found 4 cardiologists who accept Humana Premier near Winston-salem, NC.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-salem, NC
 

Dr. Gretchen Wells' area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Wells's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed her residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Medical Center Boulevard; Department of Cardiology
Winston-salem, NC
 

Dr. Thomas Wannenburg is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). The average patient rating for Dr. Wannenburg is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Wannenburg attended medical school at Stellenbosch University Faculty of Health Sciences.

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Dr. Nick George Cavros, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
186 Kimel Park Drive
Winston-salem, NC
 

Dr. Nick Cavros' area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Cavros studied medicine at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cavros honors.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston Salem, NC
 

Dr. Pascha Schafer specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Schafer honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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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.