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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

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
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!
June 09, 2021
He was very understanding, very easy to understand, and I would recommend him to anybody.
June 09, 2021
None. I like him and have confidence in his medical judgement.
June 09, 2021
The blood pressure test was a waste of time. The nurse took so long between readings. My spoils don't last for minutes. They last for seconds.
May 07, 2021
Dr. Kummer has a calming effect on me. He instills confidence. I am quite comfortable with him as my care provider.
May 05, 2021
He's a very pleasant caring doctor and I'm glad I have him.
May 05, 2021
Very informative and seemed compassionate about my medical condition.
April 28, 2021
Doctor Kummer is the best. He listens to my concerns, he answers all my questions, and he takes the time to explain my medications. The absolute best doctor I have ever had for my medical condition.
April 28, 2021
I have a problem with the scheduling. I was scheduled with all this time to kill between and then I ended up still being late for my appointment. They were late to come to my appointment. I think their scheduling is really needing some assistance. Otherwise, I think my doctor himself and the nurses were fine, but the scheduling needs help.
April 21, 2021
March 18, 2021
He was awesome.
March 10, 2021
Dr. Kummer was wonderful! I am very happy I selected Bryan Heart. I went in for a consultation after a recent annual physical indicated I had an extremely elevated heart calcium score. My primary card physician was affiliated with CHI Health. When I made my appointment with Bryan Health, I was told my primary care provider would be contacted and my records obtained. The same day I made my appointment with Bryan Health, I completed a detailed on-line health survey for Bryan Health AND had my Bryan Health and CHI on-line information merged. I could view all the pertinent information on-line at the Bryan Health site. During my appointment, I was SHOCKED when that information, including LIPID Panel Test Results, were not available to my physician. (Fortunately, I had brought along a hard copy). What good are electronic files if they are not available when needed to front line medical personnel? Electronic information is of little use if it can only be viewed by the patient and computer personnel maintaining the files. All that information should be readily accessible, especially to Cardiac care givers, in an emergency!
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