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. 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 accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Huhta trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. He is conversant in 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. David Keith Lawrence, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. David Lawrence's medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Lawrence's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Lawrence attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. 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, Cardiac Electrophysiology
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Sergio Cossu's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Cossu accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His 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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hotchkiss's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Hotchkiss attended Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Saleem Saiyad's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Dunedin, FL, Tampa, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. His areas of expertise include 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 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. He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College. Dr. Saiyad 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

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

Dr. Terence Connelly's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Connelly attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Dr. Elise Fortin Riddle, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Other
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Elise Riddle works as a pediatric cardiologist in Orlando, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. She is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Riddle 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 Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Arkansas 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 practices pediatric cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and holter monitoring. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. John attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Shands HealthCare for residency. Dr. John is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Clinical interests: Arrhythmias, Holter Monitoring

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. McKenna include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and carotid artery disease. 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 performing his residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Dr. McKenna attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. Dr. McKenna's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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

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

Dr. David Ruggieri is an adult cardiology specialist in Punta Gorda, FL. Dr. Ruggieri's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric cardiology and pediatric hospital medicine. These areas are among Dr. Martinez's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and holter monitoring. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

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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 Saint Petersburg, FL, Tampa, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. She is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and a graduate of All Children's Hospital's residency program. 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.

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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 obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Kuhns's 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 works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Punta Gorda, FL and Port Charlotte, FL. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He 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. Dr. Malone's training includes a residency program 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 is an interventional cardiologist in Punta Gorda, FL and Port Charlotte, FL. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Martinez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed his residency 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 specializes in adult cardiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He attended Jimma University, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Medical Center of Central Georgia for residency. Dr. Hundae is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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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