Dr. John Nester, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 64

Cardiology

Dr. John Nester, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Springfield, IL and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Nester has extensive experience in Heart Conditions and Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. He graduated from UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO / COLLEGE OF MEDICINE in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities Passavant Area Hospital and Springfield Memorial Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. John Nester, MD

Springfield Clinic

800 N 1st St Springfield, IL 62702
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Nester

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Nester treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Nester treats other conditions, please contact the office at (217) 528-7541.

Heart Conditions

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

Based on claims data for 34 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Nester
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Heart Disease
Sinus Tachycardia
Hypertension
Sinus Bradycardia
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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. Nester 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

Treatments
Dr. Nester
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Arrhythmias
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Check Dr. Nester's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Nester's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • 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 Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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(217) 528-7541

Dr. Nester accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Nester's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nester

2.6

Based on 5 ratings

5 Star
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4 Star
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1 Star
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This is not a doctor that I recommend. He laughed me off when I was symptomatic in 2018. I ended up having bypass surgery this year. Do not let this happen to you.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dec 10, 2022
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Follow up to carle hospital visit
saw Dr Nester as a follow up to my stay at Carle hospital due to heart & breathing issues.....as always Nester was on top of things...had all the records & knew exactly what to say & do.....his nurses both Janet & Linda were also up to speed on everything.....Nester is very professional & knowledgeable which is a good thing for being the HEART guy!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Martin Freedberg – Mar 24, 2022
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Very bad! He came into the exam room and immediately began berating me because I was there one week before my scheduled Echo procedure. He demanded to know who told me to move my appointment up. It was the wellness nurse from UH..he did a cursory exam, gave little mention to my concerns. He did say quite emphatically “ now you will pay me for 2 office visits”. I guess I know where his primary interests lie.
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May 25, 2019
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I saw Dr. Nester for AFib. He is a very friendly person. He is also very thorough and a very knowledgeable practitioner. I felt very comfortable with his diagnosis and treatment plan. He spent a lot of time answering all of my questions. I would highly recommend Dr. Nester to any patient seeking cardiac care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Kurt in Jacksonville, IL – Jun 30, 2017
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About Me

Biography

Dr. John Nester, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Springfield, IL and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Nester has extensive experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

Education

1985
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO / COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. John Nester, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. John Nester, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. John Nester, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Nester's profile.

What are Dr. John Nester, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Nester specializes in Heart Conditions and Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. John Nester, MD treat?

Dr. Nester frequently treats the following conditions: Heart Disease, Sinus Tachycardia, and Aneurysm. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. John Nester, MD's office address?

Dr. Nester's office is located at 800 N 1st St, Springfield, IL 62702. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. John Nester, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. John Nester, MD is affiliated with Passavant Area Hospital and Springfield Memorial Hospital.

Is Dr. John Nester, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. John Nester, MD holds board certifications in Internal Medicine.

How much experience does Dr. John Nester, MD have?

Dr. Nester has over 37 years of healthcare experience.

Locations

Springfield Clinic

Springfield Clinic Physical Therapy800 N 1st St Springfield, IL 62702
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Practice

747 N Rutledge St Bldg 615 Springfield, IL 62702
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SIU Center for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

SIU Center for Maternal-Fetal Medicine1600 W Walnut St Jacksonville, IL 62650
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    • Tue: 10:00am - 10:00pm
    • Wed: 10:00am - 10:00pm
    • Thu: 10:00am - 10:00pm
    • Fri: 10:00am - 10:00pm
    • Sat: 10:00am - 10:00pm
    • Sun: 10:00am - 10:00pm
  • Directions

Springfield Clinic

Springfield Clinic Taylorville Rural Health600 N Main St Taylorville, IL 62568
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Passavant Area Hospital

Jacksonville, IL

62% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Springfield Memorial Hospital

Springfield, IL

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Orthopedic Surgery™ (2023)