AboutDr. Christopher Downs, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Johnson City, TN, with other offices in Johnson City, TN and Elizabethton, TN (and 4 other locations). He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine and Cardiology. Dr. Downs is affiliated with Johnson City Medical Center, Johson City Medical Center Hospital and Indian Path Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Christopher Downs has the following 3 specialties
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Cardiologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions related to the heart and blood vessels.
A patient may be referred to a cardiologist if he experiences symptoms like chest pains, shortness of breath, dizziness, or high blood pressure. The physician will then evaluate your symptoms, take your health and family history and your weight. The cardiologist may order additional diagnostic tests, such as an echocardiogram, X-ray or blood tests. If necessary, the cardiologist may also call for a cardiac catheterization - a procedure in which a small tube is inserted into or near the heart that can take pictures of the heart's activity, or relieve blockage.
Once determining whether there is a heart condition, a cardiologist will treat a patient through cholesterol management, cardiac rehabilitation, and fitness. If surgical intervention is required, like open-heart surgery, a cardiologist will make that determination, but a cardiothoracic surgeon will perform the procedure.
- Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
- Blood Clot
- Heart Attack
- Heart Block
- Heart Diseases
- Heart Failure
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- High Cholesterol
- High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
- Unstable Angina
Dr. Downs is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Johson City Medical Center Hospital
Indian Path Medical Center
2000 Brookside Dr
Kingsport, TN 37660
Johnson City Specialty Hospital
203 E Watauga Ave
Johnson City, TN 37601
Franklin Woods Community Hospital
Va Medical Center Hospital Mountain Home
Unicoi County Hospital
North Side Hospital
401 Princeton Rd
Johnson City, TN 37601
Sycamore Shoals Hospital
1501 W Elk Ave
Elizabethton, TN 37643
Norton Community Hospital
27 Years Experience
East Tennessee State University James H Quillen College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1989
East Tennessee State University
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