Dr. Mark Karavan, MD

Dr. Mark Karavan, MD

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Dr. Mark Karavan, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Myrtle Beach, SC. Dr. Karavan has more experience with Cardiac Electrical System Procedures, Adult Congenital Heart Conditions, and Heart Conditions than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Grand Strand Medical Center and Conway Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Karavan to book an appointment.

(843) 932-2637

Locations

Grand Strand Heart & Vascular

Grand Strand Heart and Vascular/Spine and Neuro920 Doug White Dr Ste 510 Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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Dr. Karavan is affiliated with Grand Strand Medical Center Myrtle Beach, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Karavan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Karavan

4.9

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (66)
  • Explained conditions well (66)
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Dr. Karavan has been my cardiologist for 11 years. He is highly competent and very personable. I couldn't be more pleased.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Richard L. – Dec 02, 2020
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Staff is always great and Dr. Karavan is always wonderful and professional.
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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Debbie – Jul 28, 2020
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Very good visit, checked my temperature going in & they followed all the COVID-19 precautionary guidelines. Thank you
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jul 25, 2020
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Dr. Karavan, in my professional and personal opinion is one of the very best Cardiology providers that I have encountered in my life. I say professionally because I am a retired hospital administrator. My career in hospitals offered me plenty of opportunities to work with doctors in all specialties. In addition, I also underwent an open heart surgery procedure in 2006. I know doctors and I believe I have some credibility in evaluating not only their credentials and skills but their all important bedside and patient manner. Dr. Karavan has garnered my total respect.
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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SunsetMarine – Jul 19, 2020
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Dr. Karavan has saved my life and for this I give him 5 stars. He absolutely knows what he's doing when it comes to my ticker (heart). Between him and Dr. Jason Goebel they have allowed me to continue on with my life. I have recommended both of these doctors to friends and my friends go to them and my friends feelings are the same as mine. Kudos to both Dr. Karavan and Dr. Goebel and to Grand Strand Cardiology Dept. for their care and professionalism.
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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James T. Parsch – Jul 19, 2020
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Very professional explains everything
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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John Labo – Jul 05, 2020
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Always a good experience, friendly, honest and caring..Great staff and the same goes to Jessica.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Eduardo Valdaliso – Jun 28, 2020
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Dr. Karavan is very knowledgeable and takes the time to make sure I understand what he is saying and makes me quite comfortable. I'm sure that heart patients are quite anxious with any problems that we have and appreciate a doctor that takes the time and effort to make the visit worthwhile, informative and comforting.
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
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Charlotte – Jun 25, 2020
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Very nice and pleasant staff. Short wait time for your appointment. The doctor take time to answer all of your question.
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
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Jun 23, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr. Karavan for over eight years and highly recommend him! He is always willing to listen and answer my questions. I had an issue a few years ago and he recommended several test and procedures to make sure I had no underlying problems with my heart.
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
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Jun 22, 2020
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I did not have to wait, the nurses were friendly and helpful. Routine yearly check up everything was good. I highly recommend Dr. Karavan.
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Molly W. Tanner – Jun 14, 2020
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Office visits are always on time. Dr.Karavan is very thorough with his appointments. If you have any issues, they call you right back.Office team is Awsome.
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
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Rich M. – Jun 06, 2020
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my visit was very professional it was a 3 month follow up I am very pleased withDr Karavan and his staff also Jessica his assistant is superb
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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louise majstorich – May 14, 2020
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Have been a patient of Dr Karavan for about 5 years. Very pleased with his care and that of the staff. Great bedside manner and reminds with each visit “do you remember how you felt prior to your heart emergency.” I will never forget and appreciate the fact that he asks.
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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Ray Vitale – May 12, 2020
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9 month visit. I love his demeanor, no wasted yakking, just good old how are you and what have you been doing to take care of yourself. Looks at all your medications, and explains the reason for continuing them.
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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Arthur Robertson – May 11, 2020
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VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE, PROFESSIONAL AND GREAT COMMUNICATION SKILLS.
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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ROBERT JORDAN – May 10, 2020
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I have been a patient (feel like family) since 2014 and treated like royalty from receptionist to nurses and the “Doc” himself I am still kicking and have never felt better due to Dr.Karavan lucky to be alive I owe my life to this great man! Love you
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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JC – May 01, 2020
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Prompt, efficient. Couldn’t have asked for better service!
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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Billie Ann Booth – Apr 13, 2020
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My recent follow-up appointment was a very good and informative session. I came into it with more questions than I ever had for any medical appointment. I was given the opportunity to discuss my listed concerns with the nurse at length and then again with Dr Karavan. These discussions prompted more questions of which both of them gave my plenty of time. I am very pleased with this office and the special attention they give me.
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The office and staff is very efficient, understanding and patient friendly. I have been in Dr Karavan's care since moving to Myrtle Beach about 3 years ago. I highly recommend Dr Karavan he is extremely knowledgeable and personable when explaining heart related issues in layman's terms. Very glad to have found him and very confident that I am receiving the best care.
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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Frequently Treated by Dr. Karavan

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Karavan treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Karavan treats other conditions, please contact the office at (843) 497-7772.

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

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Echocardiography
Cardioversion, Elective
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High
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Very High
Frequency

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

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Arrhythmias
Heart Murmur
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High
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Very High
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Heart Conditions

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Dr. Karavan is experienced in the area of Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 34 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Hypertension
Heart Disease
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
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Check Dr. Karavan's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Karavan's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • 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
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • 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
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • 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
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

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MedCost
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Medicaid
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Medico
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PHCS Network PPO
National Elevator
Planned Administration Inc
POMCO Group
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our goal is to provide high quality, convenient outpatient Cardiology and Gastroenterology services to the community we serve, creating exceptional value...Read more

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Mark Karavan, MD, received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston,...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Med University Sc Med Center
Residency Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Mark Karavan, MD's top areas of care?

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

Where is Dr. Mark Karavan, MD's office located?

Dr. Karavan's office is located at 920 Doug White Dr Ste 510, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Grand Strand Medical Center

Myrtle Beach, SC

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Conway Medical Center

Conway, SC

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital

Murrells Inlet, SC

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received