The Chattanooga Heart Institute

Cardiology · 20 Providers

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based on the average of 249 provider reviews for The Chattanooga Heart Institute

Review of Dr. Thel


the best there is
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Review of Dr. Carkner


After my trusted Dr retired, I saw Dr. Carkner once on a referral. She blew off everything I told her. I tried to explain to her the 10 year journey I'd had w my previous Dr (who became more of a friend than a Dr). She stopped me, looked squarely at me and said, "Do you know who Mr. Magoo is? (I'm thinking, "What the heck?") People say I'm like Mr. Magoo, I just stay focused on what's straight ahead." I gotta tell ya, that summed it up. She completely blew me off, gave me a lecture (and I'm in pretty good health and just a couple of years younger than she is), and just did whatever she wanted to do regardless. I left her office thinking, "What have I got myself in to?" The next day I called and asked to be transferred to another Dr. I have two other friends who were going to Carkner and both said the same. I want a Dr I can talk to, who'll listen wo judging, speak in understandable terms, and we can determine my treatment together. If you want the same, I advise going elsewhere.
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Review of Dr. Carkner


If you just want a lecture on dangers of vaping/smoking from a doctor who smelled liked a cigarette and a bill for 250 shes the one for you
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Review of Dr. Carkner


After writing the October 12, 2017 review above, my confidence in Dr. Carkner has waned. Like two other reviewers, I have found her performance to be inconsistent. After a number of years, one expects to be on the same page with the doctor. That is not the case here.
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Review of Dr. Wendt


Absolutely the worst Cardiologist ever! His "mistakes " in surgery will leave a negative impact on your life Forever!!!
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Review of Dr. Ramjee


Love the doctor. The staff is great.
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Review of Dr. Ramjee


Everyone was courteous, professional and very helpful. I had a Watchman device which let me get off of blood thinners for life. I feel great and Dr. Ramjee has taken great care of me through the entire process.
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Review of Dr. Bruce


Very poor bedside manner. Arrogant and bordering on rude.
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Review of Dr. Ramjee


this is a great cardiologist, he is smart but so down to earth
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Review of Dr. Shander

- in Rossville, GA |

Dr. Shander is an excellent doctor. He is very patient and knowledgeable, and kind. I am very pleased with my experience and outcome of my surgery. I give God all the Glory for leading me to him. I would highly recommend him to everyone. Thank you, Dr. Shander. Sincerely, Donna M. Burns from Rossville, GA March 1, 2019
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Learn About The Chattanooga Heart Institute

55 Procedures

  • Ablation For Treatment Of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (Icd) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (Incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Mri (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Of Heart Or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator Or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal Or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Chest Ct (Incl. Heart And Lungs)
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Computed Tomography Angiography (Cta)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy And Stent
  • Coronary Cathertization With Robotic Assistance
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Ct Coronary Angiogram
  • Ct Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiogram Interpretation
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Heart Surgery
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion Of Epicardial Lead For Pacemaker Or Cardioverter And-Or Defibrillator
  • Insertion Of Left Ventricular Lead For Pacemaker Or Cardioverter And-Or Defibrillator
  • Interpretation Of Exercise Stress Tests
  • Interpretation Of Pharmacologic Stress Tests
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, And Stenting
  • Nuclear Cardiac Imaging
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion Or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Preventive Care
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal Or Revision Of Pacemaker Or Cardioverter And-Or Defibrillator
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Stress Test
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Testing Or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (Tavr)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair Or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, And Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography And Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure


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The Chattanooga Heart Institute accepts 33 insurance carriers

  • Aetna
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
  • National Elevator
  • POMCO Group
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • Principal Life
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance


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