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 works as a pediatric cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL, Tampa, FL, and Sarasota, FL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Huhta attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. Dr. Huhta is especially interested in electrocardiogram (EKG) and echocardiogram (echo). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Huhta is professionally 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 specializes in pediatric cardiology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, Tampa, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. 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. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Lawrence's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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

Dr. Sergio Cossu works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Cossu attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Cossu 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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Dr. Daniel Edward McKenna, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Daniel McKenna's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. McKenna include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and carotid artery disease. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). 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 SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo for residency.

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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, Interventional Cardiology
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. David Hotchkiss is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before completing his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Hotchkiss attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Hotchkiss is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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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Dr. Saleemuddin Imtyazuddin Saiyad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Saleem Saiyad is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is especially interested in diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and fibromyalgia. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Tampa Community Hospital. Dr. Saiyad takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Saiyad graduated from B.J. Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Saiyad trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Saiyad (or staff) is conversant in 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 pediatric cardiology and pediatric hospital medicine specialist. His clinical interests encompass arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and holter monitoring. Dr. Martinez is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and a graduate of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's residency program. 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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Clinical interests: Arrhythmias, Holter Monitoring

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

Dr. Terence Connelly works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. 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. Connelly is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda 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's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Kurtz 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. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, she performed her residency at All Children's Hospital. She is affiliated with 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 a cardiologist in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kuhns is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is professionally 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 sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL, Tampa, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. Dr. John's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and holter monitoring. His professional 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. John accepts. 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 specializes in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Riddle is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Arkansas Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. David Ruggieri, who practices in Punta Gorda, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ruggieri 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 studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Agustin Collado, who practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Collado's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Granada Faculty of Medicine and residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He is in-network 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. Michael Malone is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Malone accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. For his residency, Dr. Malone trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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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. The average patient rating for Dr. Martinez is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Howard University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His professional affiliations include 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.