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Dr. Thomas Backer, MD, FACC

Interventional Cardiologist, Cardiologist

Professional statement

*Please note, this practice enforces a strict 48-hour cancellation policy* Dr. Backer, a native of St. Louis, graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1976, with a Bachelor of Science degree. He completed his medical degree at St. Louis University in 1980 and his residency and fellowship in cardiology at the Naval Hospital in San Diego. He completed his naval scholarship duty in 1988 and has been in private practice in North Metro Atlanta since that time. Dr. Backer believes in the strength and importance of a meaningful patient-physician relationship. FOR EMERGENCIES PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE IMMEDIATELY.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Cardiologist
  • Interventional Cardiologist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine)
  • Interventional Cardiology (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Saint Louis University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Naval Medical Center, San Diego (Fellowship)
  • Naval Medical Center, San Diego (Residency)

Professional memberships

  • American College of Cardiology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1083617872

Office locations

Atlanta Cardiology Consultants

3400 Old Milton Pkwy, Suite 395

Alpharetta, GA 30005

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Very happy with this doctor!! Accomplished more in 2 weeks than the previous doctor did in a year.
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I am a new patient for Dr. Backer, but he has been excellent in every way and I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for an attentive, professional, competent cardiologist to look after their cardiac health care needs.
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My questions answered succinctly and incisively by Dr. Backer.
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Dr. Backer has excellent bedside manner and his approach to health is actually quite simple and logical.
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Very attentive and on time.
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My first visit to Dr Backer was very productive. Was I'm the process of changing Cardio Doctors, and Doc Backer to be simcere caring professional that wanted to assist me with my cardio condition and concerns. I've subsequently have had asecond visit to him, he added an additional medication to my treatment. He took the time to explain what it was for, why he thought I needed it and most importantly the side effects that I may experience. Most doctors don't tell there patients about side effects, probably due to a lack of knowledge. Adrian Backer
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I was able to get a last minute appointment as a new patient. Dr. Backer spent a great deal of time with me and answered all of my questions. The staff was very friendly and professional.
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Doc was great, he wanted to rule out issues and had the staff run a PA for the procedure to be completed in the office that same day. He worked me in the following day for the results. Very informative andtook the time to get a complete assessment. His office staff did miss file the insurance claim, they sent out back to back collections letters while I was fighting with Aetna to get the claim re-adjudicated due to the errors with Aetna. His staff was not skilled at catching the errors or in correctly pushing back on the insurance to know the insurance allowed different amounts on the same codes when the claim was reporocessed. That is a red flag that something is not correct. I had to do the appeal myself after I received a second bill with different amounts and interest due. His staff needs more training on insurance claims filing, posting, and most definately APPEALS.
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