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We found 18 cardiologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect near Punta Gorda, FL.

Dr. James Clifford Huhta, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. James Huhta specializes in pediatric cardiology. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Huhta's clinical interests include electrocardiogram (EKG) and echocardiogram (echo). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Huhta speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Electrocardiogram, Echocardiogram

Dr. Sergio Fabian Cossu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Sergio Cossu is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Cossu studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Dr. David Keith Lawrence, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. David Lawrence's medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Lawrence takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lawrence's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Dr. Terence Patrick Connelly, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Terence Connelly, who practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Connelly's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. David Hotchkiss specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hotchkiss graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Dr. Saleemuddin Imtyazuddin Saiyad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Saleem Saiyad, who practices in Dunedin, FL, Tampa, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Saiyad include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and fibromyalgia. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at B.J. Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Saiyad completed a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Saiyad (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. Dr. Saiyad is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arrhythmias

Dr. Daniel Edward McKenna, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Daniel McKenna is a pediatric cardiologist in Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, Dr. McKenna completed his residency training at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and carotid artery disease. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. John Kuhns specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Kuhns attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Kuhns is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Dr. Richard Manuel Martinez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Richard Martinez is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology and pediatric hospital medicine. In his practice, Dr. Martinez focuses on arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and holter monitoring. Dr. Martinez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Martinez attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Clinical interests: Arrhythmias, Holter Monitoring

Dr. Stephanie Ann Kurtz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Stephanie Kurtz works as a pediatric cardiologist. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Kurtz accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and performed her residency at All Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Johnathan Blaine Iacuone, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan John is a pediatric cardiology specialist. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and holter monitoring. Dr. John's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Shands at the University of Florida.

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Clinical interests: Arrhythmias, Holter Monitoring

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Other
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Elise Riddle's specialty is pediatric cardiology. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Arkansas Children's Hospital. Dr. Riddle's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Michael Malone, who practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Malone's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Other, Internal Medicine
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Martinez is a physician who specializes in interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Martinez graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1107 W Marion Avenue; 116
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. David Ruggieri works as an adult cardiologist in Punta Gorda, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ruggieri honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Mario Lopez specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Lopez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine. Dr. Lopez's residency was performed at Mountainside Hospital. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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What is Cardiology?

Cardiology is the study of the heart and blood vessels, and a cardiologist makes sure they are functioning well. Patients see cardiologists for many issues affecting the circulatory system, including:
  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure
  • Heart attack prevention and treatment
  • Congestive Heart Failure, where the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body
  • Heart transplant evaluation and care after surgery
  • Peripheral vascular disease, where arteries in the limbs narrow and reduce blood flow
  • Aneurysm, or a swelling in the blood vessels
  • Coronary Artery Disease, where the blood vessels delivering oxygen and nutrients to the heart become blocked

After performing a physical exam, a cardiologist may order a number of imaging tests in order to get a better understanding of what disease or complication might be causing problems in the heart and blood vessels. Some of these might include:
  • An electrocardiogram, which checks the heart’s electrical activity
  • X-rays to see tissues more clearly
  • Cardiac catheterization, where a small tube is directed into the heart to test pressure, oxygen levels, and blood flow

Although some cardiologists provide primary care, cardiologists more typically work as consultants to primary care physicians when a heart issue comes up. Cardiologists do not perform surgery, but they can perform “interventional” procedures, such as balloon angioplasty (where a balloon is used to stretch open narrowed veins) or stent placement to keep blood flowing.