Finding Providers
loading

We found 17 providers matching cardioversion and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Showing 1-16 of 17
Dr. James Robert Post, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1615 Pasadena Avenue; Unit 300
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. James Post is a cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and South Pasadena, FL. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patient ratings for Dr. Post average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Post 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. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Post's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, PET Scan, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Atrial ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $786
  • Medicare Cost: $112
Dr. Andrew David Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Rosenthal is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Rosenthal is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Stent Placement, Musculoskeletal Problems, Elective Cardioversion, Coronary Atherectomy, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. William Nathan Handelman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6399 38th Avenue N; Suite C6
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. William Handelman works as a general internist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Handelman graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Floyd Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mercer University. Dr. Handelman speaks French.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Echocardiogram, Elective Cardioversion

Dr. Brien Edwin Pierpont, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
2299 9th Avenue N; Suite 3-c
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Brien Pierpont is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Pierpont is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pierpont attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at York Hospital. Dr. Pierpont has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Edema, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis Michael Cassidy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6006 49th Street N; Suite 240
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Cassidy, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Cassidy is especially interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and pacemaker. 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, Dr. Cassidy attended medical school at Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Cassidy speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

Read more

Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $786
  • Medicare Cost: $121
Dr. Brian Neal Moss, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4805 49th Street North; Bay Area Heart Center
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Brian Moss practices adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Moss include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Moss studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

Read more

Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stress Echo, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, Stroke, Syncope, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $133
  • Medicare Cost: $120
Dr. Roberto Francisco Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
6006 49th Street No; Suite 200, The Heart & Vascular Institute of Fl So
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Sanchez's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), angioplasty, and heart stent placement. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanchez accepts. Dr. Sanchez attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, elective cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Right Heart Catheterization, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Charles Sheppard, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Sheppard is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheppard include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). 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. Dr. Sheppard graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $786
  • Medicare Cost: $121
Dr. Anna Bernus, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
625 6th Avenue S; Suite 120
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Anna Bernus is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. She 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. Bernus studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Bernus (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Catalan, and French. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and All Children's Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Poisoning, Musculoskeletal Problems, Consultation, Elective Cardioversion, Laceration Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angela McClanahan McClanahan, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
701 6th Street South
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Angela Turner specializes in adult cardiology. She studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Turner's areas of expertise include atherosclerosis, angina, and cardioversion. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turner honors. Dr. Turner is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

All Interests: Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Stress Testing, Atherosclerosis, Cardioversion, Electrocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francisco Cardona, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1615 Pasadena Avenue South; Suite 300
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Cardona practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cardona include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cardona takes. Dr. Cardona is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He trained at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cardona is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Invasive Cardiology, Catheter Ablation, Stress ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $786
  • Medicare Cost: $121
Dr. Gerardo Lius Garcia, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1839 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gerardo Garcia specializes in adult cardiology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Garcia attended medical school at National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Garcia is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Chemical Stress Test, Stress Echo, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Javier Hernando Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
625 6th Avenue S; Suite 120
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Javier Gonzalez is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. He works in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. He has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and holter monitoring. Dr. Gonzalez 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 attended National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and All Children's Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Poisoning, Musculoskeletal Problems, Consultation, Arrhythmias, Elective Cardioversion, Laceration ... (Read more)

Dr. Crystal Anne Bujold, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1615 Pasadena Avenue; Suite 300
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Crystal Bujold specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, Florida, FL, and South Pasadena, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: heart failure and heart attack. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bujold graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Heart Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samantha Robin Avery, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1615 Pasadena Avenue South; Suite 300
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Samantha Avery works as a cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Avery 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. She attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Elective Cardioversion, Temporary Transvenous Pacing, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elisa Marcuccio, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
601 5th Street South; 2nd Floor
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Elisa Marcuccio is a pediatric cardiologist. She is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Marcuccio attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Temporary Transvenous Pacing, Echocardiogram, Musculoskeletal Problems, Endocrine Diseases, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

What is Cardioversion?

Cardioversion is treatment for an irregular heartbeat, called arrhythmia. Arrhythmias happen when the delicate internal electrical system of the heart stops working correctly. For example, in atrial fibrillation the heart muscle makes short, fast, quivering movements instead of contracting. When the heart beats out of rhythm, it does not pump blood effectively, which can be dangerous. Cardioversion restores a normal heartbeat using electrical stimulation or medications.

When electrical stimulation is delivered from outside the body, the procedure is called external cardioversion. External cardioversion is performed when a person’s heart is beating so poorly that serious damage is likely to occur without intervention. It may be done as either an elective procedure or in an emergency situation. If done as an elective procedure, the patient would receive the treatment during a scheduled appointment with his or her physician. The patient is given blood thinners to reduce the risk of blood clots, as well as sedatives to help keep him or her comfortable. Two electrical paddles or electrode patches are applied to the chest, and sometimes also to the back. A quick electrical shock is applied, which resets the beating of the heart. It may take more than one shock. The whole procedure takes less than 30 minutes, and recovery is quick. The heart is carefully monitored for the next 24 – 48 hours to make sure it is beating correctly.

Electrical stimulation may also be delivered from inside the heart. This type of treatment is called internal cardioversion. During internal cardioversion, the shock is given via catheter, or a thin, flexible tube, that is inserted in a vein in the leg and threaded to the heart. The patient is asleep during the procedure. The electrical shock from internal cardioversion is much smaller compared to the shock from external cardioversion.

Cardioversion may also be administered in the form of medications, called anti-arrhythmics. These medications alter the flow of electricity through the heart, which can help it contract effectively. Anti-arrhythmics may be given by mouth at home or through an IV in the hospital. In both cases, the heart is carefully monitored to make sure the treatment is working.

If cardioversion is unsuccessful, an implantable device such as a pacemaker or ICD may be used. These small devices are placed under the skin of the chest, and they use a battery and small wires to keep the heart beating on time.