Dr. James Karas, MD

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Dr. James Karas, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Cairo, GA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Karas has more experience with Adult Congenital Heart Conditions, Heart Conditions, and Cardiac Electrical System Procedures than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Wayne State U, School of Medicine medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Archbold Medical Center and Grady General Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Karas to book an appointment.

Dr. Karas

Grady General Hospital - Swingbed

1155 5th St SE Cairo, GA 39828
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Karas is affiliated with Archbold Medical Center Thomasville, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Karas

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Karas treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Karas treats other conditions, please contact the office at (229) 377-1100.

Adult Congenital Heart Conditions

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 Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Karas is experienced in the area of Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

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Atrial Fibrillation
Aortic Valve Disease
Atrial Flutter
Arrhythmias
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Heart Conditions

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Dr. Karas is experienced in the area of Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Heart Disease
Cardiomyopathy
Hypertension
Sinus Bradycardia
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High
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Very High
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Cardiac Electrical System Procedures

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Cardiac Electrical System Procedures specialists.

Dr. Karas is experienced in the area of Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
Cardioversion, Elective
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Dr. Karas' conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive
  • 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 Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Venous Hypertension
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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(229) 377-1100

Dr. Karas accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Guided Access-GA
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

Dr. Karas' Reviews

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5.0

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    The most amazing doctor I have ever seen. He saved my life.
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    Carey in Thomasville, GA – Oct 02, 2016
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    Dr. Karas is a wonderful doctor. I have been taking my father to him for several years including pacemaker placement. He has the very best attitude of any doctor my father currently sees or any doctor I personally see. Kudos to Dr. Karas.
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    Barbara Marshall for George Brown in Thomasville, GA – Jan 18, 2016
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    About Me

    Biography

    Dr. James Karas, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Cairo, GA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Karas has more experience with...Read more

    Specialties

    • Cardiology

    Board Certifications

    Education

    1993
    Wayne State University
    Fellowship Hospital
    1990
    St Joseph Mercy Hosp
    Residency Hospital
    1988
    St Joseph Mercy Hosp
    Internship Hospital
    1987
    Wayne State U, School of Medicine
    Medical School
    ,

    Awards

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does Dr. James Karas, MD offer telehealth services?

    Dr. Karas has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

    Does Dr. James Karas, MD accept my insurance?

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    What are Dr. James Karas, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Karas frequently treats Adult Congenital Heart Conditions, Heart Conditions, and Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Karas specializes.

    Where is Dr. James Karas, MD's office located?

    Dr. Karas' office is located at 1155 5th St SE, Cairo, GA 39828. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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    Locations

    Practice

    Grady General Hospital - Swingbed1155 5th St SE Cairo, GA 39828
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    Affiliated Hospitals

    Dr. Karas is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

    Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

    Archbold Medical Center

    Thomasville, GA

    77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

    1 Award Received

    Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

    Grady General Hospital

    Cairo, GA

    80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

    Memorial Hospital And Manor

    Bainbridge, GA

    64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average