Dr. Lisa Carkner, MD

Cardiology •  Female • Age 56
  
Dr. Carkner
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

The Chattanooga Heart Institute

2501 CITICO AVE Chattanooga, TN 37404

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(423) 697-2000

Dr. Lisa Carkner, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Carkner has more experience with Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders and Cardiac Care than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Loma Linda University medical school in 2004. She is affiliated with CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga. 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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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Carkner accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
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
Humana
Choice Care PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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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) 697-2000.

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

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 Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 81% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Atrial Flutter
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carkner treats Atrial Flutter more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Carkner treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Atrial Fibrillation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carkner treats Atrial Fibrillation more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Carkner treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Aortic Valve Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carkner treats Aortic Valve Disease more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Carkner treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 71% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 21 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carkner treats Heart Disease more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Carkner treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Hypertension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carkner treats Hypertension more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Carkner treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carkner treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Carkner treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

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
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • 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)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Dr. Carkner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Carkner

3.0

Based on 24 ratings

5 Stars
45.833333333333336%
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4 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
45.833333333333336%
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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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  • 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
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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
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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.
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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!!!
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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!
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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 !!
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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.
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Ooltewah, TN – Jun 20, 2017
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She is excellent, very good in all areas
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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.
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New York, NY – Dec 16, 2015
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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 of highly-skilled specialists committed to providing comprehensive cardiovascular care and to enhancing the quality of life for each person we serve. Our specialties include advanced heart surgery, cardiac catheterization, the treatment of peripheral-vascular disease, electrophysiological treatment of arrhythmia including implantation of ICDs and pacemakers, and non-invasive imaging diagnostics.Less...

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

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

Awards

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Locations

The Chattanooga Heart Institute

The Chattanooga Heart Institute2501 CITICO AVE Chattanooga, TN 37404
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Chattanooga Heart Institute, Chattanooga, TN

Chattanooga Heart Institute2501 CITICO AVE Chattanooga, TN 37404
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Atrium on Gunbarrel1949 Gunbarrel Rd Ste 300 Chattanooga, TN 37421
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CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
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