Dr. Joel Ricky Wachs , MD

Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine

(770) 424-6893

WellStar Medical Group
55 Whitcher St NE Ste 350
Marietta, GA 30060


Dr. Wachs received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, after completing a six-year Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine program. He completed his residency at Long Island Jewish Hospital in New York and completed his cardiology fellowship at the University of Chicago. Dr. Wachs practiced cardiology in South Bend, Ind., from 1984 until 2004, where he was medical director of cardiology at Memorial Hospital. Since February 2004, he has been with WellStar Medical Group, Cardiovascular Medicine where he serves as medical director. He is currently on staff at WellStar Cobb, Douglas and Kennestone hospitals. Dr. Wachs is a fellow of both the American College of Cardiology and the College of Chest Physicians. He is board certified in cardiovascular diseases and has a particular interest is congestive heart failure.

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: 40 Years

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Education & Training

Medical School: Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

Graduation Date: in 1979

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Wellstar Paulding Hospital
  • Wellstar Kennestone Regional Medical Center

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Alliant Health Plan
  • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
  • Anthem Blue Open Access POS Alternate Network
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS GA Blue Choice HMO
  • BCBS GA Blue Choice PPO
  • BCBS GA Blue Open Access POS
  • BCBS GA BlueChoice Option POS
  • BCBS GA Pathway X Enhanced POS
  • BCBS GA Pathway X Ind Direct Access
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry CoventryOne - GA
  • First Health PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Multiplan PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Compass HMO
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Dr. Wachs's Office Information

Fax: (770) 042-4909
Website: wellstar.org
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon7:30 AM-5:00 PM
Tue7:30 AM-5:00 PM
Wed7:30 AM-5:00 PM
Thu7:30 AM-5:00 PM
Fri7:30 AM-5:00 PM

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