We found 3 cardiologists who accept Medicare near Norton, VA.

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

Dr. Francis Jaynal, who practices in Norton, VA and Big Stone Gap, VA, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult cardiology. He attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Jaynal takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Certification by ABQAURP, ABQAURP and Certification in Electrocardiograms, American College of Cardiology.

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

Dr. Michael Ponder practices adult cardiology. He is affiliated with Johnston Memorial Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Ponder attended East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Ponder an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ponder honors.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
100 15th Street
Norton, VA
 

Dr. Larry Breeding is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Breeding honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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.