We found 5 cardiologists who accept Humana HMO near Blairsville, GA.

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Dr. David E Kandzari, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
191 Deep South Farm Road
Blairsville, GA
 

Dr. David Kandzari sees patients in Blairsville, GA and Atlanta, GA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kandzari is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Kandzari has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Piedmont Heart and Vascular.

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Dr. James H Varnell Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
47 Weaver Road; Suite B
Blairsville, GA
 

Dr. James Varnell is a cardiologist in Blairsville, GA. He is professionally affiliated with The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Varnell accepts. Dr. Varnell attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency.

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Dr. Stephen Peyton Prater, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
191 Deep South Farm Road
Blairsville, GA
 

Dr. Stephen Prater sees patients in Blairsville, GA, Atlanta, GA, and Sandy Springs, GA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Prater attended medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. John W Kelley, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
191 Deep South Farm Road
Blairsville, GA
 

Dr. John Kelley practices adult cardiology in Blairsville, GA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kelley is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Medical College of Georgia.

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Dr. Mark Allen Gibson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
191 Deep South Farm Road
Blairsville, GA
 

Dr. Mark Gibson's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Gibson is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at the University of South Carolina 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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