Dr. Dennis Unks, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 58
  
Dr. Unks

Asheville Cardiology Associates

5 VANDERBILT PARK DR Asheville, NC 28803

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(828) 274-6000

Dr. Dennis Unks, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Asheville, NC and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Unks has more experience with Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders, Cardiac Care, and Implantable Cardiac Devices than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with medical facilities Blue Ridge Regional Hospital and Mission Hospital - Asheville. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Unks to book an appointment.


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Dr. Unks accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Unks

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Unks treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Unks treats other conditions, please contact the office at (828) 274-6000.

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Congenital Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Unks treats Congenital Heart Disease more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Unks treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Arrhythmias
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Unks treats Arrhythmias more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Unks treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Atrial Flutter
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Unks treats Atrial Flutter more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Unks treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 75% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 22 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Unks treats Heart Disease more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Unks treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Unks treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Unks treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Hypertension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Unks treats Hypertension more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Unks treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Implantable Cardiac Devices

Compare with other Implantable Cardiac Devices specialists.

Typically treats 74% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Unks performs Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Unks performs this procedure more than 76% of their peers

Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Unks performs Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Unks performs this procedure more than 72% of their peers

Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as septal defections and Ebstein's anomaly, that are present from birth.Compare with other Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Congenital Heart Defects
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Unks treats Congenital Heart Defects more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Unks treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Patent Ductus Arteriosus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Unks treats Patent Ductus Arteriosus more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Unks treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Coarctation of the Aorta
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Unks treats Coarctation of the Aorta more than 46% of their peers

Dr. Unks treats this condition more than 46% of their peers

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Dr. Unks' conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • 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
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Dr. Unks' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Unks

3.5

Based on 4 ratings

5 Stars
50%
(2)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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(1)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
25%
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He has been my cardio Dr. for over 20 years. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Biography

Dr. Dennis Unks, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Asheville, NC and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Unks has more experience with Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders, Cardiac Care, and Implantable Cardiac Devices than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with medical facilities Blue Ridge Regional Hospital and Mission Hospital - Asheville. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Unks to book an appointment.Less...

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

Education

1993
Duke University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Duke University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1987
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Locations

Asheville Cardiology Associates

Asheville Cardiology Associates5 VANDERBILT PARK DR Asheville, NC 28803
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

Spruce Pine, NC

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Mission Hospital - Asheville

Asheville, NC

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)
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