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 is a pediatric cardiology specialist. Dr. Huhta's areas of expertise include the following: electrocardiogram (EKG) and echocardiogram (echo). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Huhta speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Electrocardiogram, Echocardiogram

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

Dr. David Lawrence's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lawrence attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Saiyad's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and fibromyalgia. 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 education and training includes medical school at B.J. Medical College and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Saiyad (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arrhythmias

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

Dr. Sergio Cossu is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Cossu accepts 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. Daniel Edward McKenna, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Daniel McKenna specializes in pediatric cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. McKenna include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and carotid artery disease. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). 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. 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.

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

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

Dr. David Hotchkiss practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hotchkiss honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Hotchkiss 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 medical specialist in pediatric cardiology and pediatric hospital medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martinez include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and holter monitoring. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martinez accepts. Dr. Martinez is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Arrhythmias, Holter Monitoring

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

Dr. Terence Connelly is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. Dr. Connelly is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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

Dr. Elise Riddle sees patients in Orlando, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. Her medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Arkansas Children's Hospital, Dr. Riddle attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Riddle is affiliated with Orlando Health and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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

Dr. Stephanie Kurtz sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL, Tampa, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. Her medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Kurtz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at All Children's Hospital for residency. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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

Dr. John Kuhns is an adult cardiology specialist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Kuhns performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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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 cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL, Tampa, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. He is especially interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and holter monitoring. Dr. John takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. John trained at Shands at the University of Florida. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Clinical interests: Arrhythmias, Holter Monitoring

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

Dr. David Ruggieri's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Ruggieri average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Michael Malone's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Malone honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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

Dr. Ricardo Martinez works as an interventional cardiologist in Punta Gorda, FL and Port Charlotte, FL. After attending Howard University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Martinez completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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

Dr. Mario Lopez works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Lopez is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lopez is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He takes 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 Mountainside Hospital, Dr. Lopez attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine.

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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.
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