We found 4 cardiologists who accept Medicare near Norton, VA.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
100 15th Street
Norton, VA
 

Dr. Larry Breeding practices adult cardiology. Dr. Breeding is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Breeding attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Breeding is affiliated with Johnston Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Michael Ponder is a specialist in adult cardiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ponder is affiliated with Johnston Memorial Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ponder accepts. He attended medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ponder completed a residency program 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 works as an adult critical care specialist and adult cardiologist in Norton, VA and Big Stone Gap, VA. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Certification by ABQAURP, ABQAURP and Certification in Electrocardiograms, American College of Cardiology.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
98 15th Street Nw; Suite 207
Norton, VA
 

Dr. Eduardo Balcells specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Norton, VA. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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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