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Joel Wachs, MD

WellStar Medical Group
Joel Wachs, MD
Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiac Imaging
Languages Spoken: English
Degree: Doctor of Medicine
School: Northwestern University Medical School
Residency: Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Chicago Hospitals
Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular
ACO Provider: Yes
Hospital Affiliations:
Wellstar Douglas Hospital
Wellstar Kennestone Hospital
Wellstar Paulding Hospital
Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital


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. 

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Office Locations

WellStar Medical Group
Cardiovascular Medicine

4550 Cobb Parkway North NW
Suite 213
Acworth, GA 30101-4143
Phone: (770) 974-8479
Fax: (770) 974-8710

WellStar Medical Group
Cardiovascular Medicine

55 Whitcher Street NE
Suite 350
Marietta, GA 30060-1129
Phone: (770) 424-6893
Fax: (770) 528-9938