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 practices pediatric cardiology in Saint Petersburg, FL, Tampa, FL, and Sarasota, FL. His areas of clinical interest consist of electrocardiogram (EKG) and echocardiogram (echo). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huhta honors. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, and All Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Electrocardiogram, Echocardiogram

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

Dr. David Hotchkiss is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Hotchkiss average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hotchkiss honors. Before completing his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Hotchkiss attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Daniel McKenna's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and carotid artery disease. Dr. McKenna 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. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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

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

Dr. Saleem Saiyad is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and fibromyalgia. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Tampa Community Hospital. Dr. Saiyad is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Saiyad studied medicine at B.J. Medical College. He completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Saiyad (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati.

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Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arrhythmias

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. His clinical interests encompass arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and holter monitoring. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, All Children's Hospital, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Martinez is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Arrhythmias, Holter Monitoring

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

Dr. David Lawrence sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL, Tampa, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Lawrence takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital, Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, and Winter Haven Hospital.

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

Dr. Stephanie Kurtz is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. Dr. Kurtz graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then she performed her residency at All Children's Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. John Kuhns' area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Kuhns takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Kuhns attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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

Dr. Jonathan John's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. John include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and holter monitoring. Dr. John's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, All Children's Hospital, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Shands HealthCare.

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Clinical interests: Arrhythmias, Holter Monitoring

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

Dr. Sergio Cossu is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Cossu is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Michael Malone sees patients in Punta Gorda, FL and Port Charlotte, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Malone's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malone accepts. For his residency, Dr. Malone trained 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's area of specialization is interventional cardiology. Dr. Martinez has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. He attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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

Dr. Aneley Hundae is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hundae takes. He is a graduate of Jimma University, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences and a graduate of Medical Center of Central Georgia's residency program. 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Lopez's education and training includes medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and residency at Mountainside Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lopez takes.

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

Dr. Terence Connelly is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Connelly is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. 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. 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.

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

Dr. Agustin Collado is an adult cardiology specialist in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Collado attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Granada Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore 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.

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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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