Dr. William Parsons, MD

Dr. William Parsons, MD

Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
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Dr. William Parsons, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Raleigh, NC. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 38 years.

3302 Lake Forest Rd

Raleigh, NC 27609

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 10 More

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Top Care Areas

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Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chest Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Heart Disease
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Parsons I came to Duke for cardiology fellowship training in 1985. I have always enjoyed the central role of the heart in human health and helping people manage their heart and vascular disease. As a young Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke more than 25 years ago I had the privilege of working in cardiovascular basic science with some of Dukes finest academicians. I then joined the faculty at UTSW-Dallas. Shortly after my arrival in Dallas my daughter Abby at the age of 3 became ill with a brain tumor. At that point I decided to leave academics and enter private practice. After 10 years Abbys neurosurgeon in Dallas felt that she was cured prompting us to return to the Triangle. Over the last 14 years I have enjoyed practicing cardiology in Raleigh with Carolina Cardiology Consultants. Given the complexities of todays health care systems I am pleased to return to Duke after a 24 year hiatus where I believe the best care is available to my patients. I have particular interest in cardiac imaging and vascular medicine. My wife Darlene and I have three grown children Emily Abigail and Will and have lived in Raleigh since 2001. I enjoy traveling usually in a car with my wife and any other family members who will join us.

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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Radiology
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • 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)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • 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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Procedures

  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors

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

  • Dartmouth College
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Roger Williams Genl Hosp/Br
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Strong Meml Hosp-U Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Duke University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Parsons has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Parsons' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Parsons to family and friends
3.8
based on 6 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
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Dr. Parsons' 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
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

in Cary, NC |
Dr Parsons took time to examine and explain everything to us. He was very pleasant and cordial and it was great to have him as my doctor.
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Dr. Parsons accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
    Blue Options PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedCost
    MedCost PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American

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Hospitals where Dr. Parsons has admitting privileges

Rex Hospital
4420 Lake Boone Trl
Raleigh, NC 27607
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WakeMed Raleigh Campus
3000 New Bern Ave
Raleigh, NC 27610
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