Dr. Michael Ponder, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 60

Dr. Michael Ponder, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Kingsport, TN and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ponder has more experience with Heart Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from East Carolina U, School of Medicine medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Indian Path Community Hospital and Johnson City Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ponder to book an appointment.

Dr. Ponder

Ballad Health Medical Associates - Kingsport

2205 Pavilion Dr Ste 201 Kingsport, TN 37660

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Ponder

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Ponder treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Ponder treats other conditions, please contact the office at (423) 857-7650.

Heart Conditions

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Dr. Ponder 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

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Heart Disease
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Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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Dr. Ponder's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • 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 Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • 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 Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • 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
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • 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
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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(423) 857-7650

Dr. Ponder accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Superior Health Plan
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
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HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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About Me


Dr. Michael Ponder, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Kingsport, TN and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ponder has more experience...Read more


  • Cardiology

Board Certifications


East Tenn State
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Tennessee
Residency Hospital
East Carolina U, School of Medicine
Medical School


Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Michael Ponder, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ponder frequently treats Heart Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Ponder specializes.

Where is Dr. Michael Ponder, MD's office located?

Dr. Ponder's office is located at 2205 Pavilion Dr Ste 201, Kingsport, TN 37660. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Indian Path Community Hospital

Kingsport, TN

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Johnson City Medical Center

Johnson City, TN

58% Patient Experience Rating, 11% lower than the national average

Norton Community Hospital

Norton, VA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Sycamore Shoals Hospital

Elizabethton, TN

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)