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Alan P Wimmer, MD

Cardiology
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Education

Medical School
Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
Residency
Internal Medicine, Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX
Residency
Cardiovascular Disease, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Fellowship
Electrophysiology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Subspecialty in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Academic Titles

  • Associate Professor, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine

Clinical Interests

  • cardiac electrophysiology
  • catheter ablation for supraventricular tachycardia and atrial fibrillation
  • pacemaker implantation of cardiac defibrillators
  • ventricular tachycardia
  • percutaneous left atrial appendage

Biography

Alan Wimmer, M.D., is board certified in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders. He has a particular interest and expertise in atrial fibrillation and is a regional leader in the management of this condition.

Dr. Wimmer is the Medical Director for Arrhythmia Services for Saint Luke’s Cardiovascular Consultants and Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine.  He is part of the Ben D. McCallister Clinical Scholars Program and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on atrial fibrillation and other topics in electrophysiology.

He received his medical degree from Duke University, was trained in internal medicine at Wilford Hall US Air Force Medical Center and completed cardiovascular diseases and clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowships at the University of Michigan Medical Center.   Dr. Wimmer enjoys solving heart-rhythm problems for his patients and teaching his skills to other cardiologists.

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Accepted Insurances

  • Aetna Better Health/KanCare (KS Medicaid)
  • Aetna Choice POS II Aexcel Local
  • Aetna Choice POS II Local
  • Aetna Elect Choice POS
  • Aetna Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan HMO
  • Aetna First Health Network (excluding limited benefit plans)
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO Local
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS
  • Aetna Medicare Plan (Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO)
  • Aetna Missouri Preferred
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select HMO
  • Aetna Select Local HMO
  • Aetna Signature Administrators (ASA) HMO, POS, PPO
  • Aetna UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO)
  • Aetna Workers Comp
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Freedom Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Freedom Plus Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Total Care Medicare Advantage PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas (call provider)
  • BCBS of Kansas Blue Choice Preferred Care Blue PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Blue Select Plus (UCMO and City of KCMO)
  • BCBS of Kansas City Federal PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network Select PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care Blue
  • BCBS of Kansas City Traditional
  • BCBS of Kansas Federal
  • BCBS of Kansas Traditional
  • BCBS of Michigan Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue KC Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue KC Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Century Health Solutions (PPO)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna National POS Open Access
  • Cigna OAP
  • Cigna PPO
  • CompResults/CompAlliance (WC) PPO
  • Health Choice of Northwest Missouri (PPO)
  • Home State Health Plan Missouri Medicaid (Missouri practices)
  • Humana Choice PPO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana Community HMO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Gold Choice Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO SNP - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Kansas City PPOx
  • Humana National POS-Open Access Plans
  • Humana PPO
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Humana SmartExpress PPO
  • Humana SmartNet PPO
  • Humana SmartSuite PPO
  • HumanaOne PPO
  • Integrated Health Plan PPO
  • Kansas Medicaid
  • Medica Connect
  • Medica Select
  • Medicare
  • Missouri Care Health Plan - Missouri Medicaid (MO practices only)
  • MultiPlan/PCHS (PPO)
  • Occupational Health Management PPO (WC)
  • OHARA Managed Care (WC)
  • Private Healthcare Systems PPO
  • ProviDRs Care Network PPO (formerly WPPA)
  • Sunflower State Health Plan Kansas Medicaid (Kansas practices)
  • TRICARE WEST
  • Triwest Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care
  • United Healthcare - All Savers Insurance Company POS
  • United Healthcare - Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan (KS Practices, KanCare, Kansas Medicaid)
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan (MO practices, Missouri Medicaid)
  • United Healthcare - Definity Health Reimbursement Account POS
  • United Healthcare - Definity Health Savings Account POS
  • United Healthcare - Golden Rule HMO (HMO & PPO)
  • United Healthcare - Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Managed Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Options PPO
  • United Healthcare - Select HMO
  • United Healthcare - Select Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - United Health One (Short Term Medical)
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete Choice PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Dual Complete SNP PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Complete PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Gold SNP PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Silver SNP PPO

Publications

 

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
 
1. Wimmer AP, Bouffard JP, Storms PR, Pilcher JA, Chang YL, DeGuide JJ.  Primary colon cancer without gross mucosal tumor: an unusual presentation for a common malignancy.  Southern Med J 1998;91:1173-76.
 
2. Wimmer AP, Shapiro MJ.  The "window" of slow pathway conduction after ablation and recurrence of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia. J Interv Cardiac Electrophysiol 2002;6:51-7.
 
3. Durning S, Gaglione M, Moores L, Wimmer AP, Pangaro LN. Inter-site consistency as a measure of programmatic evaluation success in a medicine clerkship with multiple, geographically separated sites. Acad Med 2003;78:S36-38.
 
4. Denton GD, Durning SJ, Wimmer AP, Pangaro LN, Hemmer PA. Is a faculty developed pretest equivalent to pre-third year GPA or USMLE Step One as a predictor of third-year internal medicine clerkship outcomes? Teach Learn Med 2004;16:329-32.
 
5. Wimmer AP, Chugh A. Antitachycardia pacing during tachycardia: what is the mechanism? Heart Rhythm 2006;3:364-5.
 
6. Oral H, Chugh A, Good E, Sankaran S, Reich SS, Igic P, Elmouchi D, Tschopp D, Crawford T, Dey S, Wimmer A, Lemola K, Jongnarangsin K, Bogun F, Pelosi F Jr, Morady F. A tailored approach to catheter ablation of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Circulation 2006;113:1824-31.
 
7. Oral H, Chugh A, Mehmet Özaydin M, Good E, Fortino J, Sankaran S, Reich S, Igic P, Elmouchi D, Tschopp D, Wimmer A, Dey S, Crawford T, Pelosi F Jr, Jongnarangsin K, Bogun F, Morady F. Risk of thromboembolic events after percutaneous left atrial radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation. Circulation 2006;114:759-765.
 
8. Wimmer A, Dey S, Morady F. A non-sustained tachycardia: what is the mechanism? Heart Rhythm 2006;3:1103-04.
 
9. Dey S, Wimmer A, Morady F. Supraventricular tachycardia with atrioventricular block: what is the mechanism? Heart Rhythm 2006;3:1236.
 
10. Bogun F, Good E, Reich S, Elmouchi D, Igic P, Tschopp D, Dey S, Wimmer A, Jongnarangsin K, Oral H, Chugh A, Pelosi F, Morady F: Role of Purkinje Fibers in Post-Infarction Ventricular Tachycardia.  J Am Coll Cardiol 2007;48:2498-2507.
 
11. Chugh A, Wimmer A, Morady F: Elimination of left superior pulmonary vein ostial potentials during radiofrequency ablation at the mitral isthumus.  Heart Rhythm 2007;4:85-87.
 
12. Oral H, Chugh A, Good E, Wimmer A, Dey S, Gadeela N, Sankaran S, Crawford T, Sarrazin J, Kuhne M, Chalfoun N, Wells D, Frederick M, Fortino J, Benloucif-Moore S, Jongnarangsin K, Pelosi F, Bogun F, Morady F. Radiofrequency catheter ablation of chronic atrial fibrillation guided by complex electrograms. Circulation 2007;115:2606-12.
 
13. Chae S, Oral H, Good E, Dey S, Wimmer A, Crawford T, Wells D, Sarrazin JF, Chalfoun N, Kuhne M, Fortino J, Huether E, Lemerand T, Pelosi F, Bogun F, Morady F, Chugh A. Atrial tachycardia after circumferential pulmonary vein ablation of atrial fibrillation: mechanistic insights, results of catheter ablation, and risk factors for recurrence. J Am Coll Cardiol 2007;50:1781-7.
 
14. Crawford T, Wimmer A, Dey S, Chalfoun N, Wells D, Sarrazin JF, Kuhne M, Frederick M, Jongnarangsin K, Good E, Chugh A, Bogun F, Pelosi F, Morady F, Hakan O. Mechanism of recurrence after radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation guided by complex fractionated atrial electrograms. J Interv Cardiac Electrophysiol 2008;21:27-33.
 
15. Oral H, Crawford T, Frederick M, Gadeela N, Wimmer A, Dey S, Sarrazin JF, Kuhne M, Chalfoun N, Wells D, Good E, Jongnarangsin K, Chugh A, Bogun F, Pelosi F, Morady F. Inducibility of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation by isoproterenol and its relation to the mode of onset of atrial fibrillation. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2008;19:466-470.
 
16. Cheema A, Khalid A, Wimmer A, Bartone C, Chow T, Spertus J, Chan PS. Fragmented QRS and mortality risk in patients with left ventricular dysfunction. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol  2010;3:339-44. 
 
17. Spertus J, Dorian P, Bubien R, Lewis S, Godejohn D, Reynolds MR, Lakkireddy D, Wimmer A, Bhandari A, Burk C.  Development and Validation of the Atrial Fibrillation Effect on QualiTy-of-Life (AFEQT) Questionnaire in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2011;4:15-25.
 
18. Konduru S, Cheema A, Li Y, Jones P, Ramza B, Wimmer A. Differences in Intraprocedural ACTs with Standardized Heparin Dosing During Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation in Patients Treated with Dabigatran vs Patients on Uninterrupted Warfarin. J Interv Cardiac Electrophysiol 2012;35(3):277-284.
 
ABSTRACTS
 
1. Wimmer AP, Torgan CE, Campbell ME, Kraus WE.  Dihydropyridine receptor and calcium release channel messenger RNA levels in rabbit skeletal muscle following clenbuterol administration.  AOA Symposium, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, April 1995.
 
2. Wimmer AP, Bouffard JP, Storms PR, Pilcher JA, Chang YL, DeGuide JJ.  Primary colon cancer without gross mucosal tumor: an unusual presentation for a common malignancy.  Clinical Vignette finalist, South Texas ACP Associates Program, San Antonio, Texas, May 1997.  Annual Meeting of Society of Air Force Physicians, Dayton, Ohio, March 1997.
 
3. Wimmer AP, Dewitt CC, Dolan MJ. Pasteurella multocida bronchitis in a patient with COPD and close contact with cats.  Clinical Vignette finalist, South Texas ACP Associates Program, San Antonio, Texas, May 1998.  Annual Meeting of  Society of Air Force Physicians, San Antonio, Texas, March 1998.
 
4. Rasnake MS, Wimmer AP, Farmer C. Purpura fulminans and multi-organ system failure associated with Capnocytophaga canimorsus septicemia: a case report. Annual Meeting of Society of Air Force Physicians, Berkeley, California, April 1999.
 
5. Wimmer AP, Shapiro ML. Persistent slow pathway conduction after ablation and risk for recurrence in av-nodal reentrant tachycardia.  Annual Meeting of Society of Air Force Physicians, Berkely, California, April 1999.
 
6. Zarr SP, Wimmer AP, Wies K. Hyponatremia associated with exercise and heat exposure in Air Force recruits. Annual Meeting of the Society of Air Force Physicians, San Antonio, Texas, March 2000.
 
7. Lynch J, Fiechtner BK, Wimmer AP. Atypical lymphocytosis associated with Staphylococcus aureus abscess. Annual Meeting of the Society of Air Force Physicians, San Antonio, Texas, March 2002.
 
8. Fiechtner BK, Wimmer AP, DeWitt C. Pasteurella multocida infection resulting in respiratory failure: two case studies. Annual Meeting of the Society of Air Force Physicians, San Antonio, Texas, March 2002.
 
9. Hemmer PA, Jamieson T, Gibson K, Moores L, Donato A, Gaglione M, Durning S, Wimmer A, Cary-Freitas B, Pangaro L. Third year medical student written history and physicals: how many is “enough”? 40th Annual Conference on Research in Medical Education, Washington, D.C., November 2001.
 
10. Wimmer AP, Hemmer PA, Grau TC, Pangaro LN. Does counseling for students at risk for failing an end-of-clerkship examination improve their performance? 10th Ottawa Conference on Medical Education, Ottawa, Canada, July 2002.
 
11. Balanon, SK, Kobes PJ, Wimmer AP. Diagnosis of hereditary hemochromatosis after treatment of celiac disease.  Clinical Vignette finalist, South Texas ACP Associates Program, San Antonio, Texas, May 2003.
 
12. Denton GD, Pangaro LN, Wimmer AP, Durning S, Hemmer PA. Is a pre-clerkship examination equivalent to the pre-third year GPA and USMLE Step One as a predictor of performance on the third year internal medicine clerkship?  Accepted for poster presentation at SGIM in May.  Submitted to RIME and CDIM. 
 
13. Wimmer AP, Hemmer PA, Grau TC, Pangaro LN. Does Formative, In-clerkship Counseling of Students with Marginal Knowledge Improve Pass-Fail Performance on an End-Of-Clerkship Examination? Clerkship Directors in Medicine Annual Meeting, Savannah, Georgia, October 2003; Association for Medical Education in Europe Annual Conference, Bern, Switzerland, August 2003.
 
14. Wimmer AP, Denton GD, Hemmer PA, Pangaro LN. Medicine clerkship pre-test: the role of an early clerkship examination to identify clerkship students at risk of final examination failure. Clerkship Directors in Medicine Annual Meeting, Savannah, Georgia, October 2003; Association for Medical Education in Europe Annual Conference, Bern, Switzerland, August 2003.
 
15. Durning SJ, Pangaro LN, Denton GD, Hemmer PA, Wimmer A, Grau T, Gaglione M, Moores L. Inter-site Consistency As a Measurement of Programmatic Evaluation in a Medicine Clerkship with Multiple, Geographically Separated Sites. Presented at Northeast GEA, 2003. Presented at AMEE, 2003. Presented at RIME 2003. Award Winner, Northeast GEA Research Poster Competition
 
16. Durning SJ, Pangaro LN, Hemmer PA, Denton GD, Wimmer A, Grau T, Gaglione M, Moores L. What Contributes to the Variance In NBME Subject Examination Performance and Recommended Teacher Grades: A 10-year Analysis. Presented at Northeast GEA Meeting, 2003. Presented at AMEE 2003. Presented at RIME, 2003.
 
17. Hemmer PA, Denton GD, Durning SJ, DeZee K, Wimmer AP, Moores LK, Cuoco T, Gaglione MM, DeMott C, Heetderks P, Battistone M, Pangaro LN. Can Medical Students on a Clinical Clerkship Accurately Self-assess using a Standard, Descriptive Vocabulary? Research in Medical Education Annual Meeting, Boston MA, Nov 2004.
 
18. Wells D, Sankaran S, Oral H, Dey S, Wimmer A, Elmouchi D, Tschopp D, Igic P, Reich S, Good E, Jongnarangsin K, Bogun F, Pelosi F, Morady F, Chugh A: Prevalence of Fever After Left Atrial Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation.  Heart Rhythm 3:P3-69, 2006.
 
19. Crawford T, Chugh A, Good E, Wimmer A, Dey S, Jongnarangsin K, Pelosi Jr., F, Bogun F, Morady F, Oral H: Mechanisms of Recurrent Atrial Fibrillation After Left Atrial Radiofrequency Ablation Guided By Complex Electrograms. J Am Coll Cardiol 49(9): 32A, 2007.
 
20. Dorian P, Spertus J, Bubien R, Reynold M, Wimmer A, Lakkireddy D, Bhandar A, Godejohn D, Lewis S. Development and Validation of the Atrial Fibrillation Effect on QualiTy-of-Life (AFEQT) Questionnaire in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation.  Atrial Fibrillation/Arrhythmias:  Epidemiology, Quality of Care, and Outcomes.  American Heart Association Annual Scientific Sessions Program.  November 15, 2010.
 
21. Al Badarin F, Wimmer A, Kennedy K, Bateman T. Cardiac 123I-mIBG Scintigraphy Combined with Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Identifies Heart Failure Patients at Low Risk for Serious Arrhythmic Events: Insights from ADMIRE-HF study. American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Sessions, March 2012.
 
22. Konduru S, Cheema A, Li Y, Jones P, Ramza B, Wimmer A. Heparinization During Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation:  A Comparison of Patients Treated with Dabigatran vs Patients on Uninterrupted Warfarin. Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific Sessions, May 2012.
 
23. Al Badarin F, Wimmer A, Kennedy K, Bateman T. Utility of ADMIRE-HF Risk Score in Predicting Serious Arrhythmic Events in Heart Failure Patients: A Novel Application of Cardiac 123I-mIBG Scintigraphy. American Society of Nuclear Cardiology Annual Scientific Sessions, September 2012.
 

On Staff At

  • Anderson County Hospital
  • Hedrick Medical Center
  • Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital
  • Saint Luke's East Hospital
  • Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
  • Saint Luke's North Hospital–Barry Road
  • Saint Luke's North Hospital–Smithville
  • Saint Luke's South Hospital
  • Wright Memorial Hospital