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Dr. Lisa Carkner, MD

Cardiology ·  Female · Age 55

Dr. Carkner

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 been practicing for 9 years. She graduated from Loma Linda University in 2004 and specializes in cardiology.


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Dr. Carkner accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Open Access POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Background Check

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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Dr. Carkner's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Heart Disease
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Chest Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carkner treats Chest Pain more than 98% of her peers

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

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2

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

2.9

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
42.857142857142854%
(9)
4 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(1)
1 Star
47.61904761904762%
(10)

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What People Say About Dr. Lisa Carkner, MD
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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She is excellent, very good in all areas
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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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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 enhan...

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
2010
2007
2007
2004
1994

Awards

Locations

Chattanooga Heart Institute, Chattanooga, TN

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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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80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)