Dr. William Abernethy, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 55
  
Dr. Abernethy
Accepting new patients

Asheville Cardiology Associates

5 VANDERBILT PARK DR Asheville, NC 28803

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(828) 274-6000

Dr. William Abernethy, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Asheville, NC and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Abernethy has more experience with Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders, Cardiac Care, and Interventional Cardiology than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Bowman Gray School of Medicine medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with Mission Hospital - Asheville. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Abernethy to book an appointment.


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Dr. Abernethy 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
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Abernethy

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Abernethy treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Abernethy treats other conditions, please contact the office at (828) 274-6000.

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 79% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Congenital Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Aortic Valve Regurgitation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abernethy treats Aortic Valve Regurgitation more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Abernethy treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Aortic Valve Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abernethy treats Aortic Valve Disease more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Abernethy treats this condition more than 92% 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 78% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 24 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abernethy treats Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction) more than 99% of their peers

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

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abernethy treats Heart Disease more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Abernethy treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Interventional Cardiology

Interventional cardiologists specialize in catheter-based treatment of heart diseases through procedures such as cardiac catheterization, impella devices, and stent placement.Compare with other Interventional Cardiology specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abernethy performs Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Abernethy performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Peripheral Artery Catheterization
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abernethy performs Peripheral Artery Catheterization more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Abernethy performs this procedure more than 72% of their peers

Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abernethy performs Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent more than 27% of their peers

Dr. Abernethy performs this procedure more than 27% of their peers

Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as septal defections and Ebstein's anomaly, that are present from birth.Compare with other Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 80% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Congenital Heart Defects
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abernethy treats Congenital Heart Defects more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Abernethy treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Septal Defect
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abernethy treats Septal Defect more than 67% of their peers

Dr. Abernethy treats this condition more than 67% of their peers

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Dr. Abernethy's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm 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
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • 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 Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • 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
  • Impella Device
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

Dr. Abernethy's Reviews

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Charles – Apr 27, 2020
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He saved my life and the restinosis stented Cmx area September 2011.im thankful he was there that day. Thanks it's still safe there too
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Dr. Abernethy has excellent communication skills and has provided able and excellent cardiac care for me over more than a decade.
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Hendersonville, NC – May 24, 2017
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He is a very caring doctor. Listens carefully to your concerns and addresses them. You never feel like a number. I highly recommend Dr. Abernathy to any heart patient.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. William Abernethy, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Asheville, NC and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Abernethy has more...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

2001
Ma Genl Hosp Harvard Med Sch
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Univ WA
Residency Hospital
1993
Bowman Gray School of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Russian

Awards

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Locations

Asheville Cardiology Associates

Asheville Cardiology Associates5 VANDERBILT PARK DR Asheville, NC 28803
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Mission Hospital - Asheville

Asheville, NC

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)
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