Dr. Kent Nilsson, MD

Cardiology ·  Male · Age 45

Dr. Nilsson

Piedmont Heart Institute of Athens

242 King Ave Bldg 2 Athens, GA 30606

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(706) 475-1700


Dr. Kent Nilsson, MD is a cardiology specialist in Athens, GA. He specializes in cardiology and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at top hospital . America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals
  • Trustworthy . Patients said this doctor is trustworthy. See reviews

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Dr. Nilsson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

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. Nilsson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Dr. Nilsson performs Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Nilsson performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Cardiac Electrophysiology
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nilsson performs Cardiac Electrophysiology more than 98% of his peers

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

Heart Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nilsson performs Heart Surgery more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Nilsson performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Nilsson's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • 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)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Dr. Nilsson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nilsson

4.0

Based on 4 reviews

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1 Star
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What People Say About Dr. Kent Nilsson, MD
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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 wasn't his fault" & for me to "go to an urgent care center." I wasn't trying to place blame!! Was seeking help fm surgeon I thot wd care for me thru healing process! Wd NEVER recommend him to loved one.
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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 support staff are highly efficient and caring as well.
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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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About Me

Biography

Dr. Kent Nilsson, MD is a cardiology specialist in Athens, GA. He specializes in cardiology and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Awards

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

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