• Cardiology

  • Wellmont CVA Heart Institute Cardiology
  • The best heart care involves an integrated approach, bringing leading cardiologists together with cutting-edge technologies and treatments. And that is exactly what the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute was formed to do. Physicians at the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute provide exceptional heart and vascular services on a level never before realized in the Tri-Cities region of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

    What is a cardiologist?

    Cardiologists and vascular physicians – including electrophysiologists and cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgeons – practice medicine and perform surgical procedures on the heart and vascular system. Heart experts treat everything from high blood pressure and coronary artery disease to heart attack and congestive heart failure.

    Why choose Wellmont CVA Heart Institute for cardiology?

    The Wellmont CVA Heart Institute is the Tri-Cities region’s largest and most experienced group of heart and vascular experts. Across Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, from Johnson City and Greeneville, Tenn., to Wise and Marion, Va., they provide convenient access to the best possible care in local cardiac offices. Patients of the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute also have seamless access to a wide range of advanced treatment options such as coronary stenting at one of the nation’s top heart hospitals.

    With the expertise of the region’s largest group of heart experts and advanced services and technologies available locally at the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute, patients can remain confident knowing their hearts are in good hands.

    How do I get started?

    The Wellmont CVA Heart Institute makes it easy to learn more or to schedule a visit with a cardiovascular specialist.

    • Discuss any questions or concerns with your physician. He or she can help determine the best course of action and assist with scheduling necessary appointments with a Wellmont CVA Heart Institute expert.
    • Search the online physician directory to find Wellmont CVA Heart Institute physicians. 
    • Wellmont Nurse Connection is available by phone at 1-866-230-NURSE any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help with medical questions and additional resources.

    Heart care news


    Dr. Herb Ladley Elected Chairman of Mission: Lifeline in Tennessee

    8/24/15 - Dr. Herb Ladley, who has helped shape the quality of heart attack care in the region, has been elected chairman of the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program in Tennessee.

    Clinical Trial Further Supports Method Used by Many Wellmont Cardiologists to Restore Blood Flow

    8/10/15 - A recent clinical trial has once again highlighted the benefit of an innovative approach used by many interventional cardiologists with the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute to clear blockages in the heart arteries.

    Holston Valley, Bristol Regional Earn Platinum Award from National Organization for Heart Attack Care

    8/4/15 - The expert heart care delivered at Holston Valley and Bristol Regional earned the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry – Get With The Guidelines Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2015.

    Dr. Chris Metzger Co-Authors Article in Prestigious New England Journal of Medicine Revealing Results of a Landmark Clinical Trial

    7/20/15 - Chris Metzger, M.D., is co-author of a New England Journal of Medicine article examining use of drug-coated angioplasty balloons in the treatment of peripheral artery disease. Dr. Metzger is an internationally respected interventional cardiologist.

    Holston Valley, Bristol Regional Honored by American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Program

    7/8/15 - Exceptional treatment of heart attacks, delivered expertly by a committed team of physicians and other medical professionals at Holston Valley Medical Center and Bristol Regional Medical Center, has again resulted in national recognition.

    Find a Wellmont physician

    Wellmont physicians are conveniently located throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

    Abingdon, Va.

    Bristol, Tenn.

    Elizabethton, Tenn.

    Greeneville, Tenn.

    Johnson City, Tenn.

    Kingsport, Tenn.

    Lebanon, Va.

    Marion, Va.

    Norton, Va.

    Pennington Gap, Va.

    Richlands, Va.

    Rogersville, Tenn.

    Wytheville, Va.


    Search Wellmont’s online directory of all physicians with privileges to practice medicine in at least one Wellmont hospital or facility.