Dr. Kent Nilsson, MD

Dr. Kent Nilsson, MD

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Age 43
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Dr. Kent Nilsson, MD is a cardiology specialist in Athens, GA and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med in 2001 and specializes in cardiology and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.

242 King Ave Bldg 2

Athens, GA 30606

Contact Information

(706) 475-1700

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Cardioversion, Elective
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cardiac Electrophysiology
very high
more than 98% of peers
Heart Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

46  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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22  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nilsson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nilsson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nilsson

4.0

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After a-fib & a-flutter ablations I had chest heaviness, inability to speak due to coughing, difficulty swallowing/digesting food, dangerously low BP & HR. When calls were finally returned, seemed dismissive. I implored PA to pls speak personally w/Dr. Nilsson. She called bk; sd he replied "it...Read More
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B. Bowers in Athens – Mar 16, 2018
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Dr. Nilsson's diagnosis and surgical treatment for atrial fibrillation was a life changing experience for me. His compassion and genuine concern are evident as he takes the time to listen and identify with his patients. He is very approachable yet professional. I highly recommend him! The...Read More
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Jim Harp, R.Ph. in My. Airy, GA – Jan 09, 2017
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Absolutely the best. Knowledgeable, vast experience, great bedside manner, kind. My husband had surgery with Dr. Nilsson and his concern and follow up were outstanding. I appreciate that he includes me (wife) to be sure I also have my concerns addressed.
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Alan in Athens, GA – Aug 31, 2016
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