Dr. Tristram Bahnson, MD

Dr. Tristram Bahnson, MD

Cardiology  ·  
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Age 60
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Dr. Tristram Bahnson, MD is a cardiology specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Univ Of Ca in 1984 and specializes in cardiology and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.

2301 Erwin Rd

Durham, NC 27705

Contact Information

(919) 668-4111

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Bahnson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Atrial Flutter
very high
more than 98% of peers
Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
very high
more than 96% of peers
Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Bahnson's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bahnson "I chose to focus my research and practice on heart rhythm problems because these problems unlike many other heart conditions can be cured. New treatment options for heart rhythm problems are rapidly evolving which also makes this field very exciting. I have been at Duke for nearly 20 years. Both of my parents were involved in health care so my choice of profession is part of a family tradition. I also went to a school where there was a strong tradition of community service so I am thrilled that I get to wake up every day and get a chance to make a difference. As a heart rhythm specialist I have the opportunity to make patients feel better right away without the use of many medications to help manage their condition which I find extremely gratifying. I moved to North Carolina many years ago because of its natural beauty and still enjoy spending time outdoors as much as I can. I am a trained classical pianist and also play the cello."
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2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

1  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

49  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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17  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Univ Of Ca
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Natl Heart-Lung-Blood Inst-Nih
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Of California Davis Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Natl Heart-Lung-Blood Inst-Nih
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Uc San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bahnson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bahnson's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bahnson to family and friends
10 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Bahnson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I met briefly with Dr. B to discuss a possible catheter ablation. He wanted me to take Eliquis before and after the procedure. I asked about side effects and Dr. Bahnson said I should not go bungee jumping and should not notice any side effects. I did my own research and learned that when you...more
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My experience with Dr. Bahnson, his staff and Duke have been exceptional. He recently performed my ablation for AF. It is always evident that Dr. Bahnson’s knowledge and experience ranks among the very best. I would highly recommend him and Duke.
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The best of the best. Skilled, experienced, concerned and professional in every respect!
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