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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 is a pediatric cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Huhta include electrocardiogram (EKG) and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Huhta is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Huhta 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

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

Dr. Sergio Cossu is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. Dr. Cossu's education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Hotchkiss an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with 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. Terence Connelly practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Connelly's professional 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 is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Lawrence trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for his residency. He is in-network 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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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 in Tampa, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Punta Gorda, FL. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Saiyad attended medical school at B.J. Medical College. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and fibromyalgia. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saiyad (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. Dr. Saiyad's 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

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

Dr. Daniel McKenna is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. He works in Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. Dr. McKenna's areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and carotid artery disease. 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. Before completing his residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Dr. McKenna attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His professional affiliations include 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Kuhns attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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

Dr. Jonathan John works as a pediatric cardiologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. John 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). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Shands at the University of Florida.

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Clinical interests: Arrhythmias, Holter Monitoring

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

Dr. Richard Martinez is a pediatric cardiologist in Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. Dr. Martinez's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and holter monitoring. 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 the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Martinez trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for residency. 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 is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Kurtz attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at All Children's Hospital for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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

Dr. David Ruggieri sees patients in Punta Gorda, FL. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Ruggieri has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Elise Riddle's specialty is pediatric cardiology. She is affiliated with Orlando Health and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Riddle is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and a graduate of Arkansas Children's Hospital's residency program. She honors 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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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. Patient ratings for Dr. Martinez average 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. Martinez studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Martinez trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Martinez's professional 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Lopez is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. After attending Central University of the East School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mountainside Hospital. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For his professional training, Dr. Malone completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Malone is professionally 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.