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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
98 15th Street; Suite 201
Norton, VA
 

Dr. Michael Ponder is a cardiologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Johnston Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ponder honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine, Dr. Ponder performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Cardiology
280 Virginia Avenue Ne; Suite 104
Norton, VA
 

Dr. Francis Jaynal is an adult critical care specialist and cardiologist. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Jaynal graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He has received the following distinctions: Certification by ABQAURP, ABQAURP and Certification in Electrocardiograms, American College of Cardiology.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
100 15th Street
Norton, VA
 

Dr. Larry Breeding is a specialist in adult cardiology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Breeding completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Breeding speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
98 15th Street Nw; Suite 201
Norton, VA
 

Dr. Eduardo Balcells' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Norton, VA. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia 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.
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