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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award Patients' Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Top 10 Doctor - City Top 10 Doctor - City
  • On-Time Doctor Award On-Time Doctor Award
  • Top 10 Doctor - State Top 10 Doctor - State
  • Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • First Health
  • BCBS Georgia
  • BCBS South Carolina
  • Humana

Doctors in Augusta Heart Associates

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  • Nearby Doctors

    There are no Doctors within 50 miles of Augusta, GA that specialze in Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Surgical Oncology and Sleep Medicine

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Ratings & Comments

124 ratings with 33 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Augusta Heart Associates when asked is excellent. Augusta Heart Associates has been reviewed by 124 patients. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Augusta Heart Associates as provided by patient reviews is 16 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Location

get directions Augusta Heart Associates
818 Saint Sebastian Way
Augusta, GA 30901

Specialties

6 specialties

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine

    Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
    Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.

  • Pulmonary Disease

    A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
    These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
    Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
    Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.

  • 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.

  • Sleep Medicine

    A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
    Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
    Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.

  • Surgical Oncology

    Surgical oncologists play various roles in treating cancer. They can perform biopsies to determine if a tumor is cancerous or not. If it is, they’re trained to remove the tumor, tissue, and in some cases, all or part of an organ or bodily structure where the cancer has spread. In addition to removing cancer, they can perform any reconstructive surgeries that may be necessary.
    Many surgical oncologists specialize in certain types of cancer, such as liver, lung or breast. Don’t be afraid to ask them what they have the most experience treating. When looking for a doctor, it’s important to know that general surgeons are also qualified to perform many of the same surgeries. However, surgical oncologists have specific training in recognizing and treating cancer, which some patients prefer.

Doctors in Augusta Heart Associates

  • Dr. Michael S Holman MD

    Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

    Augusta, GA

    5.0
    (4)
  • Dr. Donald H Loebl Jr MD

    Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

    Augusta, GA

    5.0
    (3)
  • Dr. Michael S Haynes MD

    Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

    Augusta, GA

    5.0
    (2)
  • Dr. Mac A Bowman MD

    Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine

    Augusta, GA

    4.5
    (27)
  • Dr. Matthew S Pugliese MD

    Surgical Oncology

    Augusta, GA

    4.4
    (76)
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine
  • Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    We don't have any physicians that practice at Augusta Heart Associates. Here are some Group Practices that specialize in Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Surgical Oncology and Sleep Medicine near Augusta Heart Associates Augusta, GA.

Information About Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

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