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Joseph L. Kummer

Joseph L. Kummer, MD

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My Approach to Care

Bryan Heart has been known for many years in the community and the state as the place where people can come for the best quality cardiology care. Anybody can do the scientific aspect of putting people on medications and checking their blood pressure. What distinguishes Bryan Heart is that we care for our patients personally. We are known for excellence in heart care, but we also feel that we care for you with our hearts.

Education & Training

Medical School

University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine


Northwestern Memorial Hospital


Henry Ford Hospital

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
      • Subspecialty Certification: Cardiovascular Disease

Podcasts, Articles

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Patient Reviews

April 28, 2022
He is saving my life.. Great doctor... Thank You for caring for me.
April 28, 2022
I am very pleased with Dr. Kummer as my physician.
April 27, 2022
The only negative comment that I have is the time that I spent sitting, getting bored at the office. My appointment was at 9:30, I didn't get to see the doctor until forty five minutes later.
April 26, 2022
Always well informed, caring and pleasant!
April 22, 2022
He was great! Listened to my concerns and got me the answers i needed!
April 19, 2022
I was very satisfied from the time I walked in the door to the time that I left
April 14, 2022
As someone who has COPD. It is very hard for me to get to the office. And there's never very much parking in the handicapped. And I have to always have a friend try to bring me, which is difficult because then he has to take off from his work. So I don't know how you felt bad except moving somewhere else where it's more accessible.
April 13, 2022
I felt very comfortable with Dr. Kummer. He explained everything to me. And he answered my questions that I needed a response on. And it was very good.
April 12, 2022
I have great respect for Dr. Kummer. He gives time and consideration and research into my questions and concerns. I trust him with my heart health care and would highly recommend him to anyone who has heart issues such as I.
April 12, 2022
Well prepared, courteous, knowledgeable and professional.
April 06, 2022
Took too long to get in. I must've sat in the waiting room for close to an hour. I didn't time it, but I played Solitaire and Mahjong and I played them long enough to win at both of them. So, you know, my time is just as important as his as I figure. He's a doctor, good for him. Figure it out. You know what time a person gets there. You know what time a person get sent to the office. Work it out closer than that. Sorry.
April 05, 2022
I trust my 'cardio' health to Dr Kummer!
April 05, 2022
I was glad that he, after seeing the EKG, suggested I get an echocardiogram. I'm glad he seen that we should check the heart out a little further to make sure I don't have a valve disease, or any other problems with my heart. ?.
March 25, 2022
Yes, Dr. Kummer. I've gone to him now for a number years and he is definitely very caring. Great. Great bed side manner, always listens. I highly recommend him. He's an excellent doctor.
March 17, 2022
Very efficient, good use of time, knew my concerns and addressed them thoroughly. I feel very comfortable in the care I receive.
March 17, 2022
Very professional. Considerate. Listened attentively. Answered questions. Reassured me. And he was very well dressed!
March 16, 2022
I've always been pleased with him. He's been, he's, he's a very caring person. The help is always very nice. It was so busy. The other day when I was there and I had to go early and so it was a longer. Wait, but that's not their fault. It's good to see that. They're, they're, they're good. You know what I saying? No. I'm I'm really happy with him and his staff. That's it.
March 16, 2022
I've always been impressed by the heart teams skill and efficency. when dealing with their patients. we are very lucky to have these fine doctors and their staffs.
January 18, 2022
Didn't review the ECG results with me, showed a change but didn't receive an explanation.
January 14, 2022
He is a good listener and responds with clarity.
December 29, 2021
I had blood work done for an acute issue I was having. Blood work came back and was elevated. I ended up calling my primary and going to the ER that night. No one from the office called me until the next morning. I would think as a nurse myself that if someone was having problems with fluid overload and blood work was done I world sure follow up on it that day. I could have saved myself an ER visit and lots of testing.
December 23, 2021
I didn't like being asked in the check in process if I identified as a female.
December 14, 2021
Did not like coming in the entrance with so many people. Some no masks on. Was our first time so was confusing where to go.
December 14, 2021
Excellent care, much appreciated
December 13, 2021
Dr. Kummer was very explanatory about my heart condition, which I do have one. Thank God. He explained what I could do better and explain that I my condition is what I'm going to have to deal with. I have a heart high heart rate and that's where we have to do it and he's a very good doctor and I plan on keeping see him.
December 09, 2021
November 03, 2021
all in ofice helpful
November 02, 2021
Dr. Kummer, he's a very concerned physician. Yes, with questions to me to make sure that my heart is still doing well and that I'm doing well. I really like Dr. Kummer, I'm glad he's my doctor.
November 02, 2021
I had the best doctor appointment ever. Dr. Kummer was familiar with my history although I had not previously seen a cardiologist. He listened to me and explained my options.
October 26, 2021
Gotta Love Dr. Kummer !!! HAVE FOR 15 YEARS NOW (I think it has been!)
October 26, 2021
Dr.Kummer, Lucas & staff were extremely kind, caring,& very thoughtful.
October 26, 2021
I felt that I was listened to about health concerns. I was reassured about my current medication. Also encouraged to continue activity to remain healthy.
October 06, 2021
Dr Kummer has always been very understanding of any of my health issues.
October 06, 2021
I'm very pleased with the provider, the BHI team has recognized and diagnosed a rare and unusual syndrome. I appreciate their going the extra distance to provide good care.
October 06, 2021
I enjoyed meeting with Joe,he possesses a nice demeanor and was pleasant to visit with.
August 25, 2021
Dr. Kummer. listened to all my concerns. He took time to answer them. He was understanding. I really, really like him.
August 25, 2021
After visiting with the nurse, it took a long time for the doctor to come in the examination room.
August 25, 2021
I was surprised at how fully informed my doctor was about my history, and family history, since this was my first visit with him. He listened carefully, and gave me solid advice on my care. Very satisfied.
August 25, 2021
Dr. Kummer is a wonderful doctor and talks to you about everything.
August 18, 2021
It was obvious that Dr. Kummer had reviewed the information sent to him for my referral before he came into meet me....he KNEW WHY I WAS THERE! Very empathetic, listened to my concerns and involved me in the decision-making process regarding what steps to take next.
August 04, 2021
Everyone was wonderful except I was told I would be scheduled for a stress test and I would be contacted by someone from the hospital. It's been over 2 days and I have not heard from anyone.
July 29, 2021
Provider was knowledgeable but had not looked at the CT scan which had sent me to him in the first place. Said he would look at it, talk to a surgeon, and get back to me shortly. I have not heard anything from him yet. I went in thinking I was in great health for someone my age, but what he told me made me think I am in danger of sudden death unless I have open heart surgery to fix an aortic ulcer. Needless to say, I have been quite anxious since visiting with him.
July 13, 2021
Enjoy visits with Dr Kummer. His demeanor is so calm.
June 30, 2021
Provider was a very professional, caring, calm and reassuring and answered all questions very appreciative, wonderful doctor.
June 29, 2021
Dr Kummer is a great doctor he listens to what you have to say and shows concern about any issues. Glad I don't have to see him much as this means he's treating me the correct way!
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