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Karl Richardson, MD

Karl Richardson, MD
Wake Forest Baptist Provider
Treats only Adults
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About

Practicing Specialties

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Biography

Dr. Richardson is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He focuses on general cardiology and valvular heart disease. He treats hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), high blood pressure, peripheral artery disease, arteriosclerosis (thickening of arteries), coronary disease and angina, congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathies. Dr. Richardson also treats valvular diseases, such as aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation as well as arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation.

His clinical and academic interests include medical education, echocardiography and procedural imaging for complex valvular and structural heart diseases. He is affiliated with the Office of Global Health.

Dr. Richardson is an associate professor of cardiology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is a core faculty member for the Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship program and an associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency program. He is the director of the Cardiac Ultrasound and Stress Testing Laboratory at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

He joined the faculty at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist in 2016 and has since completed the Medical Education Certificate Program (MECP). Dr. Richardson completed his undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University. He received his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also completed residency in internal medicine. Dr. Richardson completed a fellowship in cardiology with a focus on echocardiography at Vanderbilt University.

Conditions and Treatments

AmyloidosisAnginaAnnuloaortic EctasiaAnomalous Coronary ArteryAortic StenosisAortoiliac DiseaseArrhythmiaArrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia CardiomyopathyAtherosclerosisAthlete's HeartBicuspid Aortic Valve DiseaseBlue Rubber Bleb Nevus SyndromeCardiomyopathyClaudicationCoarctation of the AortaCongenital Heart DiseaseCoronary Artery DiseaseCystic AngiomatosisECMOEbstein's AnomalyEisenmenger SyndromeFamilial Dilated CardiomyopathyFamilial HypercholesterolemiaGorham's DiseaseHeart AttackHeart FailureHeart MurmurHeart Valve DiseaseHigh Blood PressureHyperlipidemiaHypertrophic CardiomyopathyLeft Ventricular Non-CompactionMitral Valve ProlapseMitral Valve Stenosis/RegurgitationPeripheral Artery Disease (PAD)Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)PrediabetesPremature Ventricular ContractionsPulmonary EmbolismRenal HypertensionRheumatic Heart DiseaseSingle VentricleSyncopeVentricular ArrhythmiaVentricular FibrillationVentricular Tachycardia

Ratings and Reviews

Locations

Credentials

Board Certifications

Karl Richardson, MD certified by American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular DiseaseKarl Richardson, MD certified by American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Medical Education

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, MD, 2010

Residencies

University of Pennsylvania Health System, Internal Medicine, 2013

Fellowships

Vanderbilt University, Cardiology, 2016

Positions

Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Associate Professor

Insurance

This chart is a list of the most common health insurance plans we accept. This list is subject to change. Please check your individual plan to confirm their participation and the coverage allowed.

Due to the different physician groups and hospitals within the Wake Forest Baptist system, physician services and hospital services are billed separately. Please remember that health insurance coverage varies, so some services may not be covered.

If you don’t see your plan or you have questions, please call our Customer Service Center at 877-938-7497. We will do our best to work with you and your plan.

Key

WFUHS - Wake Forest University Health Sciences (professional services)
NCBH
- North Carolina Baptist Hospital
LMC
- Lexington Medical Center
CHC
- Cornerstone Healthcare
Wilkes
- Wilkes Regional Medical Center
HPR
- High Point Regional
N/A
- Not applicable to services provided at facility and/or CHC
NC
-Not Contracted, very low to no volume for facility and/or CHC


Wake Forest Baptist Health Managed Care/MA Contracts - January2022

AETNA CONNECTED ACA/Exchange: Accepted at all locations

AETNA (PPO & HMO): Accepted at all locations

AETNA MEDICARE: Accepted at all locations

AETNA WHOLE HEALTH: Accepted at all locations

ALIGNMENT HEALTHCARE MEDICARE ADVANTAGE: Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH, Davie, LMC, CHC and Wilkes (not applicable to services provided at High Point)

AMBETTER OF NC: Accepted at all locations

AMERIHEALTH CARITAS NEXT ACA/Exchange: Accepted at all locations

APEX MEDICARE ADVANTAGE: Accepted at all locations

BCBSNC (PPO & HMO): Accepted at all locations

BCBS HIGH PERFORMANCE (NATIONAL NETWORK): Accepted at all locations

BLUE LOCAL (WFBH INDIVIDUAL & WFBH X_Group): Accepted at all locations

BLUE MEDICARE: Accepted at all locations

BLUE VALUE: Accepted at all locations

CAROLINA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH and CHC (not applicable to services provided at Davie, LMC, Wilkes and High Point)

CIGNA: Accepted at all locations

CIGNA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: Accepted at NCBH and High Point (not applicable to services provided at Davie, LMC, CHC and Wilkes)

CIGNA HEALTHSPRING MEDICARE ADVANTAGE: Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH, Davie, LMC, CHC and High Point (not applicable to services provided at Wilkes)

CIGNA LIFESOURCE (TRANSPLANTS): Accepted at WFUHS and NCBH (not applicable to services provided at Davie, LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

COVENTRY/WELLPATH: Accepted at all locations

CRESCENT PPO (ASHEVILLE): Accepted at WFUHS and NCBH (not contracted, very low to no volume for Davie, LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

DEVOTED HEALTH: Accepted at all locations

DIRECT NET:
Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH, Davie, LMC, Wilkes and High Point (not contracted, very low to no volume for CHC)

FIRST HEALTH (COVENTRY): Accepted at all locations

FIRSTCAROLINACARE (PINEHURST, NC): Accepted at NCBH (not contracted, very low to no volume for WFUHS, Davie, LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

GATEWAY HEALTH ALLIANCE (VIRGINIA): Accepted at WFUHS and NCBH (not contracted, very low to no volume for Davie, LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

GOLDEN RULE INS (UNITED): Accepted at all locations

HEALTHGRAM (formerly PRIMARY PHYSICIAN CARE): Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH and LMC (not contracted, very low to no volume for Davie, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

HEALTHTEAM ADVANTAGE: Accepted at all locations

HUMANA CHOICECARE: Accepted at all locations

HUMANA MEDICARE ADVANTAGE: Accepted at all locations

LIBERTY ADVANTAGE (MEDICARE ADVANTAGE): Accepted at WFUHS and NCBH (not applicable to services provided at Davie, LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

MAGELLAN (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH): Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH and CHC (not applicable to services provided at Davie, LMC, Wilkes and High Point)

MEDCOST: Accepted at all locations

MEDCOST ULTRA: Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH, Davie, LMC, Wilkes and High Point (not applicable at CHC)

OPTUMHEALTH (TRANSPLANTS - APPLICABLE TO NCBH/WFUHS ONLY): Accepted at WFUHS and NCBH (not applicable to services provided at Davie, LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

PREFERRED CARE OF VA INC: Accepted at WFUHS and NCBH (not contracted, very low to no volume for Davie, LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

SOUTHERN HEALTH SVCS (COVENTRY-PPO ONLY): Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH, Davie and CHC (not contracted, very low to no volume for LMC, Wilkes and High Point)

TWIN COUNTY (VIRGINIA): Accepted at WFUHS and NCBH (not contracted, very low to no volume for Davie, LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

UNITED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH, CHC and High Point (not applicable to services provided at Davie, LMC and Wilkes)

UNITED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM (WFUHS ONLY): Accepted at WFUHS (not applicable for services provided at NCBH, Davie, LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

UNITED HEALTHCARE: Accepted at all locations

UNITED HEALTHCARE ESSENTIALS ACA/EXCHANGE: Accepted at all locations

UNITED HEALTHCARE MEDICARE: Accepted at all locations

VA CCN: Accepted at all locations

WELLCARE: Accepted at all locations

WELLPATH (COVENTRY): Accepted at all locations 


Key 

WFUHS - Wake Forest University Health Sciences (professional services)
NCBH - North Carolina Baptist Hospital
LMC - Lexington Medical Center
CHC - Cornerstone Healthcare
Wilkes - Wilkes Regional Medical Center
HPR- High Point Regional
N/A - Not applicable to services provided at facility and/or CHC
NC - Not Contracted, very low to no volume for facility and/or CHC

Research Interests

Structural Imaging

Publications