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St. Luke's Cardiology

A Heart for Compassion and World-class cardiovascular care

When you or a loved one has a heart issue, you want a doctor with the knowledge, experience, and skill to give you the finest possible heart care.

130 Forest Glen Road, Suite B, Columbus, NC 28722
Office: (828) 894-5627 Fax: (828) 894-5879

Evans Kemp, MD

At St. Luke's Cardiology, under the direction of Dr. Evans Kemp, we're at your side at every step of your healing journey, from diagnosis and treatment to recovery and maintenance, providing peace of mind that you are receiving world-class care.

Dr. Kemp is a nationally-recognized cardiologist that came to us from Nashville, TN. He is the former co-director of Ascension St. Thomas Heart, where he led a group of 70 cardiologists. In addition, Dr. Kemp was the Medical Director of Cardiac Rehab for Ascension St. Thomas West in Nashville and the Medical Director for the Cardiac Hospitalist program. He has more than 30 years of experience helping create one of the leading cardiovascular programs in the south. Dr. Kemp is certified by The American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Clinical Cardiology

Generally, Clinical Cardiology is the first exposure to specialized inpatient and outpatient heart care. We now offer world-class cardiac care and clinical therapies through Dr. Evans Kemp at St. Luke's Cardiology. We provide best-in-class tests to help make an accurate diagnosis and create a treatment plan. Dr. Kemp sees patients with common heart issues, such as angina, artery problems, valvular heart disease, and heart failure. He also treats patients with more complex heart conditions.

World-class Computed Tomography

Dr. Kemp uses a broad range of treatment options, including lifestyle modifications, medications, and procedures. And he also works closely with cardiovascular surgeons, should surgery be required.

Heart Care in Polk County

At St. Luke's Cardiology, we provide compassionate and personalized care. Dr. Kemp listens to you to make sure that he fully understands everything about your case before developing the comprehensive course of treatment that is right for you. Dr. Kemp will guide your healing journey from screenings, preventive heart care to complex heart and vascular surgery.

• Diagnose and treat heart attacks
• Manage congestive heart failure
• Stroke preventions
• Structural heart imaging
• Valvular heart disease
• Congenital heart disease
• Coronary artery disease
• Preventative cardiology.
• Restore normal heart rhythm
• Treat high blood pressure and high cholesterol

Heart Attack Symptoms Differ

A heart attack doesn't always present with severe chest pain. Symptoms vary, as do the severity of symptoms. For example, 25% of people have no symptoms, while others have a sudden cardiac arrest. What's more, women often have subtle warning signs when they have a heart attack. And symptoms often vary based on gender, as women often have subtle warning signs, whereas men tend to experience chest pain before a heart attack.

Common symptoms in both men and women:

• Chest discomfort, pressure, or pain
• Difficulty breathing independent of activity
• Lightheadedness
• New feelings of fatigue
• Rapid or irregular heartbeat
• Sudden arm (most often in the left arm), jaw, neck, back pain

If you believe you are having a heart attack, go directly to our Emergency Department or call 911.

My St. Luke's Chart

To provide patients the ability to access their private online healthcare information 24/7, St. Luke's Cardiology offers a secure, convenient patient portal, The portal offers patients the ability to view lab results, medications, medical records, secure messaging and other helpful features. My St. Luke's Chart is designed to encourage patients to partner with St. Luke's Cardiology to make sure every possible resource is available throughout the treatment process.

Fees and Insurance

We offer several options for payment of professional services. We accept check, cash, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. We participate in several managed care plans, Medicare and Medicaid. For insurance plans in which we participate, we will file your claim. You will be responsible for only the co-pay, co-insurance and/or deductible at your visit. Fees for services rendered are due at the time of service, unless prior arrangements have been made. If necessary, we offer payment plans.

Appointment Information

BEGINNING JUNE 1, 2022: Patients will be seen by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 828-894-5627. Office hours are Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Friday, 8:00 a.m. - noon. Please remember to bring insurance information and any appropriate referrals.