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Dr. Erick Avelar, MD

Cardiology ·  Male · Age 50

Dr. Avelar

Oconee Heart and Vascular Center

2470 Daniels Bridge Rd Ste 251 Athens, GA 30606

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(706) 389-3440


Dr. Erick Avelar, MD is a cardiology specialist in Athens, GA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from U Fed De Pernambuco, Recife in 1992 and specializes in cardiology, cardio-oncology, and more.


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Dr. Avelar accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Avelar's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Avelar performs Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Avelar performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Avelar performs Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Avelar performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cardiac Event Monitor
  • Tilt Testing
Chest Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Avelar treats Chest Pain more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Avelar treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Avelar's 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
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • 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)
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • Echocardiography
  • 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
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ultrasound, Cardiac
  • Vascular Disease

Dr. Avelar's Reviews

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Outstanding cardiologist with an excellent cardio-oncology and cardiac imaging background knowledge, including publications.
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There was a language barrier. His nurse, Caitlyn, did not have any cardiac experience much less dealing with breast cancer patients facing cardio-toxic effects. No confidence in either.
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About Me

I have been practicing medicine since 1996, and my main patient care philosophy is to integrate patient and family into my decision making process, before any test or procedure is decided, in order to prevent and/or cure a specific cardiovascular condition. 

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiology Echocardiography
  • Cardio-Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2006
University Of Utah School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2002
Good Samaritan Hospital
Residency Hospital
2000
Good Samaritan Hospital
Internship Hospital
1996
Oswaldo Cruz University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1992
U Fed De Pernambuco, Recife
Medical School
2008
2006
2002
2000
1996
1992

Languages

  • Portuguese
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • McPhee Foundation Early Detection of Cardiotoxicity by advanced Cardio-Imaging and a Novel Biomarker in Breast Cancer Patients undergoing chemotherapy, 2010-2011
  • NIH/Duke University PROspective Mulitcenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain (PROMISE) Site PI at UCONN, 2012-2015
  • Connecticut Breast Health Initiative Early Detection of Cardiotoxicity by advanced Cardio-Imaging and a Novel Biomarker in Breast Cancer Patients undergoing chemotherapy, 2010-2012
  • Connecticut Breast Health Initiative Early Detection of Cardiotoxicity by advanced Cardio-Imaging and a Novel Biomarker in Breast Cancer Patients undergoing chemotherapy, 2012-2013
  • NIH/Cornell University Computed TomogRaphic Evaluation of Atherosclerotic DetermiNants of Myocardial IsChEmia(CREDENCE) Site PI at St Mary’s hospital., 2015-2017
  • Computed TomogRaphic Evaluation of Atherosclerotic DetermiNants of Myocardial IsChEmia(CREDENCE) Site PI at St Mary’s hospital., 2015-2017

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American College of Cardiology 2003-present, Member
  • American Heart Association 2002-present, Member
  • American Society of Echocardiography 2008-present, Member
  • Cardiac MRI-CT Oconee Heart and Vascular Center., Director
  • Cardio-oncology program., Director
  • Medicine and Radiology-Division of Cardiology, Associate Professor
  • Medicine-Cardiology, Associate Professor
  • Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging, Director

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72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2019)