Dr. Hunter Champion Sr, MD

Dr. Hunter Champion Sr, MD

Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 46
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Hunter Champion Sr, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Columbus, GA. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Read his story

2300 Manchester Expy Ste H104

Columbus, GA 31904

Contact Information

(706) 243-4500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • 8 More

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Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pulmonary Hypertension
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Champion Sr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Champion Sr "Dr. Champion was born in Opelika, Alabama and raised in Thomasville, Georgia. He received his B.S. in Biological Science from Emory University and his MD as well as a PhD in Cardiovascular Pharmacology from Tulane University. After his medical school training, Dr. Champion joined the Osler Housestaff Service of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he completed his internship and residency. He subsequently completed his training in Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology at Johns Hopkins where he was invited to join the faculty of the Cardiology division as an Assistant Professor in Medicine. From 2005-2009, he directed the Bernard Laboratory for the Study of Cardiovascular Disease. In July 2009, Dr. Champion was recruited to the University of Pittsburgh where he joined the faculty of the Divisions of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine and the Cardiovascular Institute as an Associate Professor of Medicine where he directed Translational Research for the University of Pittsburgh Vascular Medicine Institute. In addition, he directed the Clinical and Translational Vascular Unit of the University of Pittsburgh. In 2014, Dr. Champion and his family moved closer to home (and warm weather) to join Southeastern Cardiology. Dr. Champion is the only Heart Failure trained specialist and only Pulmonary Hypertension trained specialist in the Chattahoochee Valley and surrounding areas, bringing unique and highly specialized diagnostic and treatment options to patients with these conditions. In addition to heart failure and pulmonary hypertension, Dr. Champion treats patients with hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart rhythm issues, and valvular disease. When he is not in clinic or at the hospital, Dr. Champion enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife Lark have three children, Hunter Clay, Callaway and Spencer. Dr. Champion is a renaissance man – while he is passionate about hunting, fishing and golf, he equally enjoys cooking with friends. Dr. Champion is on staff at Midtown Medical Center and Northside Medical Center."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Champion Sr "Our job is not done when the condition is diagnosed and treated appropriately. We consider the mission accomplished when we have treated the problem and our team has communicated effectively with the patient and their loved ones. Above all, we are here to serve you and your family. Our team of specialized physicians, mid-levels, nurses, technicians and staff are committed to providing the highest level of service. This team approach truly sets us apart."


  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

Dr. Champion Sr does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • 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 Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


  • Emory University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Champion Sr has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Champion Sr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Champion Sr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Champion Sr to family and friends
based on 6 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Champion Sr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Albany, GA |
Great doctor, very knowledgeable, great personality! Took time with us after diagnosis of rare disease.
in columbus, ga |
He is so wonderful and takes time to make sure the patient has all their questions answered. He is very knowledgeable in his field of expertise and has a great bedside manor. His witty personality will make you leave with a smile on your face. He is always available and makes sure his parents know how to reach him at any time.
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Dr. Champion Sr accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice Option POS
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Humana Employers Health Plan of Georgia
    Columbus HMO-Standard
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan

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Hospitals where Dr. Champion Sr has admitting privileges

St. Francis Hospital
2122 Manchester Expy
Columbus, GA 31904
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