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Dr. Hugh G Calkins has the following 3 specialties
- 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.
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
While cardiologists diagnose and treat all types of heart disease, electrophysiologists have extended education in rhythmic disorders, also known as cardiac arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat. An electrophysiologist typically works closely with a cardiologist and together they can treat arrhythmia, help you prevent blood clots, or restore and control a normal heart rate.
They can also provide information on medications and devices — such as a pacemaker or an implantable defibrillator — used to control an abnormal heart rate. When it come to treating arrhythmias, there are both invasive and non-invasive treatment options and an electrophysiologist can help you decide which is right for you.
- Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Mitral Valve Prolapse
- High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
- Catheter Ablation
- Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
- Unstable Angina
- Fainting (Syncope)
- Supraventricular Tachycardia
- Heart Block
- Sudden Cardiac Death
- Atrial Flutter
- Paroxysmal Tachycardia
- Cardiac Arrhythmias
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I saw Dr Calkins initially for a second opinion about managing my Afib after being told by another cardiologist to "live with it." After reviewing my records and discussing with me, he said that even though my type of Afib only had about a 70% change of correction that my age (only 66), health and activity level made it advisable to try to correct before the window of opportunity closed. He worked out a plan for me including new medication, a cardio conversion in a month and plans for a catheter ablation within 6 months. He was attentive and supportive. He gave me his email address if I had any questions. We followed his plan and after the electro conversion I never went back into Afib. He did the ablation about 5 months later, and I have been in sinus rhythm ever since, with no sign of ever going back into Afib. He was wonderful and supportive and his assistants were also excellent. The staff at Johns Hopkins made me feel as though i was they're only patient! I have been Afib free for several years now and the only medication I take is for a prophylactic anti coagulation regimen indicated for my age and I have slight bradycardia (resting pulse 52 - 55). Warfarin is a minor inconvenience and I feel great! I still keep in touch with Dr. Calkins via e-mail once or twice a year. I highly recommend him and his team for anyone with heart arrhythmia issues
My husband needed a 2nd opinion (had been advised to have surgery by his initial cardiologist). We were apprehensive and so, were referred to Dr. Calkins by another physician. Dr. Calkins was wonderful, very knowledgeable, and informative. A year later, my husband is still doing well, has not needed this surgery. We are very thankful to have been able to be seen by Dr. Calkins and will certainly go back to him if needed in the future.
The Dr. was very frank about my heart issue. We tried the conventional medications but in the end a procedure was necessary. He was very professional and answered my questions quickly. He took the time to explain everything. His administrators and medical staff were top notch. They respected me and each other. You could tell they had a good working relationship built on trust. After the procedure Dr. Calkins came to my room 3 times to check on my progress. He made sure I was aware of the healing process and what to expect over the course of the next few days, weeks and months. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Calkins to my family and friends.
35 Years Experience
Harvard Medical School
Graduated in 1983
Johns Hopkins Health System
Dr. Hugh G Calkins accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & DirectionsJohns Hopkins Hospital, 1800 Orleans St, Baltimore, MD
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