We found 14 providers matching cardioversion and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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

Dr. Brien Pierpont's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pierpont accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at York Hospital. Dr. Pierpont has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

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

Dr. James R Post, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1615 Pasadena Avenue; Unit 300
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. James Post's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Post has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and BayCare Health System. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Post has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $786
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $112
Dr. Anna Bernus, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
625 6th Avenue S; Suite 120
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Anna Bernus practices pediatric cardiology. Dr. Bernus (or staff) speaks Spanish, Catalan, and French. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and All Children's Hospital. She is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College. Dr. Bernus completed her residency training 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. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Poisoning, Musculoskeletal Problems, Consultation, Elective Cardioversion, Laceration Repair, ... (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 specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheppard include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System. Dr. Sheppard honors 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 Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Sheppard attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $786
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $121
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 medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Rosenthal is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenthal's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

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

Dr. Robert 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Sanchez average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sanchez include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), angioplasty, and heart stent placement. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanchez takes. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , emergency cardioversion, elective cardioversion

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Right Heart Catheterization, Hypertension, ... (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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Cardona is especially interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System. 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. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $786
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $121
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. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Handelman is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. He is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Echocardiogram, Elective Cardioversion

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

Dr. Crystal Bujold is a cardiologist. Dr. Bujold has a special interest in heart failure and heart attack. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bujold is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

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

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

Dr. Javier Gonzalez works as a pediatric cardiologist in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. He is especially interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and holter monitoring. 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. Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gonzalez trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and All Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

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

Dr. Gerardo L Garcia, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1839 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gerardo Garcia is an adult cardiology specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System. 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. Dr. Garcia attended medical school at National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Garcia speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cardioversion

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

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

Dr. Samantha Avery is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Avery's residency was performed at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Dr. Avery 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.

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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 S; 2nd Floor
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Elisa Marcuccio sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Port Charlotte, FL. Her medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. She is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Marcuccio attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Marcuccio is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

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

Dr. Michael Jeffrey Mishkin, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
625 6th Avenue S; Suite 430
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Mishkin's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Mishkin's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System. Dr. Mishkin 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. Before performing Dr. Mishkin's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Mishkin attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , elective cardioversion

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Foreign Body Removal, Allergies, Breast Cyst ... (Read more)

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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.

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