Dr. Brett Atwater, MD

Dr. Brett Atwater, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 41
Dr. Brett Atwater, MD is a cardiology specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in cardiology and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.


Durham, NC 27710

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Heart Disease
very high
more than 91% of peers
Cardiac Electrophysiology
very high
more than 87% of peers
Atrial Flutter
more than 88% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Atwater "My practice and research focus on helping patients with abnormal heart rhythms. Because these conditions can affect people of all ages I see a wide range of patients. I entered medicine to play a part in helping people live more productive and fulfilling livesa goal which continues to inspire me today. Ive had several patients with severe heart failure who after successful treatment have become happier and healthier. One patient came to me with shortness of breath and inability to do normal every day activities. After receiving a heart rhythm device two months later the patient was able to jump rope at her daughters birthday party. These kinds of successes are special to me. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my three young kids traveling and playing golf."


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2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

46  Conditions Treated

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


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17  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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.


  • University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • University Of Wisconsin Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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