Dr. William Buchanan, MD
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Internal Medicine | Male

Cape Fear Heart Associates 800 Jefferson St Ste 100 Whiteville, NC 28472 Get Directions

Biography

Dr. William Buchanan, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Whiteville, NC. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Buchanan is affiliated with Dosher Memorial Hospital, New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Pender Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Buchanan's Reviews

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Dr. Buchanan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
in Wilmington, NC |
I had developed what my regular cardiologist in that practice called not as bad as AFIb but more of a flutter. My heart beat was not reacting to medicine so I went into the practice and had an ekg. Dr Buchanan read my ekg and the nurse told me that I would have to have a Cardio version and TEE, whatever that means. Never having had this problem before, I asked the nurse if I could just speak with Dr. Buchanan. The answer was that in the next week he was too busy to speak with me. He never showed
Wilmington, NC |
Have had open heart surgery and two appointments and yet I cannot recall actually having met him. Have only dealt with nurses and PAs. I might have met him pre-op, but can't say as I met a great many doctors and had just had an heart attack.
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Dr. Buchanan's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Internal Medicine
  •  Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine and Interventional Cardiology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • 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 Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    New Hanover Regional Medical Center

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    New Hanover Regional Medical Center

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Bowman Gray

    Completed in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Impella Device
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography