AboutDr. Thomas Kramer, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Anchorage, AK. He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Kramer is affiliated with Providence Alaska Medical Center, Alaska Regional Hospital and Providence Alaska Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Thomas Kramer has the following 4 specialties
- Interventional Cardiology
An interventional cardiologist has the same training as a cardiologist and they're well-versed in all types of heart disease and how to diagnose heart problems. The difference is that interventional cardiologists have additional expertise and training on specific interventional treatments for heart disease, such as angioplasties and stents. These methods use catheterization, which reduces recovery time as well as scarring after surgery.
- Cardiovascular 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.
- 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.
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- Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Heart Block
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
- Unstable Angina
Dr. Kramer is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Alaska Regional Hospital
2801 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK 99508
Providence Alaska Medical Center
PO Box 196604
Anchorage, AK 99519
Central Peninsula General Hospital
250 Hospital Pl
Soldotna, AK 99669
Alaska Heart Institute, LLC
Providence Extended Care Center
4900 Eagle St
Anchorage, AK 99503
2500 S Woodworth Loop
Palmer, AK 99645
Providence Seward Wesley Care Center
PO Box 365
Seward, AK 99664
33 Years Experience
University Of Utah School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1980
University Of Utah Health Care
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