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Dr. Merrill Alan Krolick, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1345 West Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Merrill Krolick is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Krolick include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. The average patient rating for Dr. Krolick is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Krolick is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $1,943
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $609
Dr. Richard Sola, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Sola's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sola trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Sola's areas of expertise consist of holter monitoring, pacemaker, and heart stent placement. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sola accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sola is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Stent Placement, Stress Testing, Electrocardiogram, Holter Monitoring, Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 53
  • Charge (avg.): $1,290
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $601
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 330
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Rakesh Sharma is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Guru Nanak Dev University. Dr. Sharma's residency was performed at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include BayCare Medical Group and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 152
  • Charge (avg.): $1,087 - $1,326
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $336 - $536
Dr. Aland Richard Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Aland Fernandez's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Clearwater, FL and Safety Harbor, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Fernandez speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include pacemaker, echocardiogram (echo), and heart stent placement. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fernandez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Stress Testing, Echocardiogram, Pacemaker, Cardiac ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 116
  • Charge (avg.): $1,290
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $593
Dr. Lang Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 330
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lang Lin specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 51
  • Charge (avg.): $1,949
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $605

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
12600 Seminole Boulevard; #a-3
Largo, FL
 

Dr. James Marshall's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Marshall attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Marshall completed a residency program at Cooper University Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Marshall is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , peripheral angioplasty

All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Peripheral Angioplasty, Ultrasound, Pacemaker

Dr. Christopher J Purcell, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Purcell practices family medicine in Largo, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Purcell include back pain, colporrhaphy (vaginal wall repair), and cryosurgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Purcell is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Purcell takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at Bayfront Medical Center. Dr. Purcell is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Diagnostic Clinic, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Immunization, Physical Exams, Back Pain, Colporrhaphy, Coronary Angioplasty

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What is Angioplasty?

Angioplasty is a common, minimally invasive procedure performed to restore blood flow in arteries and veins that have become narrowed or blocked. Age or illness can cause plaque to build up at certain spots within the veins and arteries, and if enough collects, it can restrict the flow of blood. Angioplasty uses a tiny balloon at the end of a small, flexible tube to inflate within the narrowed section and open it up again.

Angioplasty may be performed in several different areas of the body and for a variety of reasons, most often:
  • Peripheral arterial disease, which reduces blood flow in the arms or legs
  • Atherosclerosis, or general hardening of the arteries
  • Carotid artery stenosis, or narrowing of the arteries in the neck that supply the brain
  • Coronary artery disease, or narrowing of the arteries near the heart
  • Renal vascular hypertension, or narrowing of the arteries in the kidney, leading to increased blood pressure

During angioplasty, a patient is given a sedative while lying on a table under an x-ray machine. A catheter (a thin, flexible, and hollow tube) is inserted into the patient’s skin in the arm or groin and guided into the blocked artery. Dye is injected via the catheter, and x-rays are used to position the tip of the catheter exactly at the blockage. The tiny balloon is guided through the catheter and inflated with saline. It pushes the plaque out of the way, squishing it against the walls of the artery. The balloon may be inflated and deflated several times to let blood pass by. A stent, a tiny tube of metal mesh like a spring, may be inserted to help keep the artery open. Then the x-ray is used again to check that blood is flowing properly, the catheter is removed, and the tiny incision is bandaged.

There are no nerves within veins and arteries, so an angioplasty is generally not painful. However, there may be some discomfort at the site of the incision and when the balloon is inflated. Overall, angioplasty is a very effective and low-risk procedure, useful for helping patients avoid more difficult bypass surgery.
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