Dr. Bjarki Olafsson, MD

Dr. Bjarki Olafsson, MD

Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
(11)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Bjarki Olafsson, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 38 years.

4230 Harding Pike Ste 330

Nashville, TN 37205

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Aortic Stenosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Heart Palpitations
very high
more than 99% of peers
Mitral Valve Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Cardiology
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • 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
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • University Of Iceland, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Nc Meml Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Hospital Iceland
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • North Carolina Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Vanderbilt University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • ACL/Bristol Laboratories Award, 1987
Media & Publications

Dr. Olafsson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Olafsson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Olafsson to family and friends
4.6
based on 11 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Olafsson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Hermitage, TN |
Our first encounter with Dr. Olafsson was 24 years ago & he now sees multiple family members. He is extremely knowledgeable & takes all the time he needs to with you. You could not ask for a better cardiologist!
in Camden, TN 38320 |
Was having a major problem had seen Olafsson on a previous occasion and was scheduled for another appointment on March 30, 2015. My condition worsened. I requested to see him early because of my problem. Olafsson REFUSED to see me early told me to come in as scheduled. Decided to go to office a week early (March 23, 2015). I was in a wheel chair unable to walk. Sent a nurse into the waiting room to see me ? Enter St. Thomas Hosp in Nashville.via emergency room. Recovery Began.
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Dr. Olafsson accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
    Blue Network E
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Olafsson has admitting privileges

Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
2000 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37236
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Saint Thomas West Hospital
4220 Harding Road Po Box 380
Nashville, TN 37205
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