Dr. Lisa Carkner, MD

Dr. Lisa Carkner, MD

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Dr. Lisa Carkner, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Carkner has more experience with Adult Congenital Heart Conditions and Cardiac Electrical System Procedures than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Loma Linda University medical school in 2004. She is affiliated with medical facilities CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga and Tennova Healthcare-cleveland. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Carkner to book an appointment.

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The Chattanooga Heart Institute

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(423) 225-5327
The Chattanooga Heart Institute2501 CITICO AVE Chattanooga, TN 37404
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Chattanooga Heart Institute, Chattanooga, TN

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(423) 225-5327
Chattanooga Heart Institute, Chattanooga, TN1949 Gunbarrel Rd Ste 300 Chattanooga, TN 37421
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sun: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Carkner is affiliated with CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga Chattanooga, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Friendly Staff Patients said the staff was friendly. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Carkner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Carkner

3.0

Based on 24 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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I had to push my 20 yr old in a wheelchair to her office. She recognized that my daughter needed to see an endocrinologist based on her labs. She stated numerous times that she was not one and there was not one in her practice. She saw her labs and we told her that my daughter could not even stand. Yet she ordered tests instead of advising me to take her to the ER. After looking online I realized that my daughter needed help asap. At the ER it was discovered that she had a very rare disease called Addisons. She was in a crisis and near kidney failure. If my daughter had went for the tests that Carkner ordered it most certainly would have harmed her. Carkner should have advised that my daughter be seen asap in the ER. She saw that she could not walk. She did not seem alarmed at all. She was not compassionate either. I should not have had to realize on my own that my daughter needed emergency care asap. Thankful for the info from the internet. It saved my daughter's life.
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What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • 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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Aug 26, 2020
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I am so grateful for Dr. Carkner! She is compassionate, straight forward, and dedicated to keeping current with the technical, ethical, and procedural changes in her field. Very impressed with her all around, so glad I found her!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Bev E – Jul 17, 2020
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She is great!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Hixson, TN – Dec 10, 2019
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After my trusted Dr retired, I saw Dr. Carkner once on a referral. She blew off everything I told her. I tried to explain to her the 10 year journey I'd had w my previous Dr (who became more of a friend than a Dr). She stopped me, looked squarely at me and said, "Do you know who Mr. Magoo is? (I'm thinking, "What the heck?") People say I'm like Mr. Magoo, I just stay focused on what's straight ahead." I gotta tell ya, that summed it up. She completely blew me off, gave me a lecture (and I'm in pretty good health and just a couple of years younger than she is), and just did whatever she wanted to do regardless. I left her office thinking, "What have I got myself in to?" The next day I called and asked to be transferred to another Dr. I have two other friends who were going to Carkner and both said the same. I want a Dr I can talk to, who'll listen wo judging, speak in understandable terms, and we can determine my treatment together. If you want the same, I advise going elsewhere.
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May 08, 2019
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If you just want a lecture on dangers of vaping/smoking from a doctor who smelled liked a cigarette and a bill for 250 shes the one for you
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May 01, 2019
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After writing the October 12, 2017 review above, my confidence in Dr. Carkner has waned. Like two other reviewers, I have found her performance to be inconsistent. After a number of years, one expects to be on the same page with the doctor. That is not the case here.
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Apr 20, 2019
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She is just not up to par with the other doctors at Memorial. So disappointed after wasting a few years with her.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • 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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Jan 27, 2019
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My name is Alan D. Massey and I would like to give Dr. Carkner a 10 star rating but 5 is the highest. She is very nice, knowledgeable and understanding as a Dr. she answers all my questions and asks before I leave if I have anymore. I am very lucky to have found her as my Cardiologist. Since I unfortunately need one :( . But she has really helped me and my condition. In short I highly recommend her. Keep up the great work!!!
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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Alan D Massey in GA, GA – Jan 10, 2019
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Not sure what is going on with Dr. Carkner but she is not consistent with her level of care. There are too many GOOD doctors to waste your time with this one!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Nov 09, 2018
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Never, Dr Carkner saw my cousin who has Noonans syndrome. She was very rude. She grabbed her cheeks and said “ these are a reason to stop breathing” ( because she didn’t want to do a sleep study. Then grabbed her abdomen and said this isn’t edema, this is adipose tissue. Essentially saying she is fat, my sweet cousin is heavy but she always has been. She broke her leg two years ago and it didn’t heal. She is now in a wheelchair. We left , she was crying This Doctor was very UNPROFESSIONAL !!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Cousin in Chattanooga tn – Oct 22, 2017
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Dr. Carkner genuinely cares about her patients. She takes her time to address all of my questions and concerns. She's warm and courteous.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Ooltewah, TN – Jun 20, 2017
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She is excellent, very good in all areas
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
6 people found this helpful
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Chattanooga, TN – Jun 30, 2016
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Dr Carkner is cold in delivery and communication, doesn't inform the patient effectively, and appears to worry more about her appearance than being a good Dr. I came away from Dr's visit with her with more questions than when I came in to see her.
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
8 people found this helpful
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New York, NY – Dec 16, 2015
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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Carkner

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Carkner treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Carkner treats other conditions, please contact the office at (423) 225-5327.

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. Carkner is experienced in the area of Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Carkner
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Congenital Heart Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
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High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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. Carkner is experienced in the area of Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Echocardiography
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High
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Very High
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Check Dr. Carkner's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Carkner's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • 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 Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • 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
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • 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
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

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About Me

Care Philosophy

The Chattanooga Heart Institute's 23 board-certified cardiologists and 3 cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons ensure that patients have an entire team...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

Education

2010
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Residency Hospital
2007
Mayo Clin Scottsdale
Internship Hospital
2004
Loma Linda University
Medical School
1994
Andrews University, Berrien
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Lisa Carkner, MD?

Call (423) 225-5327 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Lisa Carkner, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Lisa Carkner, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Lisa Carkner, MD's top areas of care?

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

Where is Dr. Lisa Carkner, MD's office located?

Dr. Carkner's office is located at 2501 CITICO AVE, Chattanooga, TN 37404. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

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CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Tennova Healthcare-cleveland

Cleveland, TN

60% Patient Experience Rating, 9% lower than the national average