Dr. Thomas S. Backer, MD

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Specializes in Cardiology • Male • Age 59

1505 Northside Blvd Suite 4700
Cumming, GA 30041
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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30342
North Fulton Hospital
3000 Hospital Boulevard
Roswell, GA 30076

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Patient Satisfaction

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Atlanta Cardiology Consultants
Atlanta Cardiology Consultants
1505 Northside Blvd Suite 4700
Cumming, GA 30041
Thomas S Backer MD
Thomas S Backer MD
1260 Upper Hembree Rd Suite D
Roswell, GA 30076
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    Dr. Backer's Experience

    Research training, expertise and qualifications

    Specialties

    • Cardiology
    • Interventional Cardiology

    Board Certifications

    • Cardiovascular Disease, 1987
    • Internal Medicine, 1984
    • Interventional Cardiology, 1999
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    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardiac Imaging
    • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
    • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
    • Cardioversion, Elective
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
    • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
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    • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
    • Autonomic Disorders
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Coarctation of the Aorta
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Endocarditis
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Heart Tumors, Benign
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hypertension
    • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Hypertensive Heart Disease
    • Hypotension
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Pulmonary Valve Disease
    • Septal Defect
    • Syncope
    • Tricuspid Valve Disease
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    Background Check for Dr. Backer

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Georgia.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Saint Louis University / School of Medicine
    Graduated in 1980

    Internship Hospital

    Naval Medical Center

    Residency Hospital

    Naval Medical Center

    Fellowship Hospital

    Naval Medical Center
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Backer & Staff

    • English
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Backer's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 2 hospitals where Dr. Backer has admitting privileges:

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    • Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta

    • North Fulton Hospital

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    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Backer

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Backer to family and friends

    15 responses
    above
    national average

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    Dr. Backer's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    14 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    15 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    15 responses
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 14 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Backer
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    15 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    15 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    15 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    15 responses
    above
    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Backer accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?

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    • MultiPlan
    • Mutual of Omaha
    • MVP Health Care
    • Simplifi
    • Tricare
    • United Healthcare
    • WellCare
    • Wells Fargo Insurance
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    Office Locations

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    Atlanta Cardiology Consultants
    1505 Northside Blvd Suite 4700
    Cumming, GA 30041
    (770) 751-9131 (Office)
    B
    Thomas S Backer MD
    1260 Upper Hembree Rd Suite D
    Roswell, GA 30076
    (770) 751-9131 (Office)
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