We found 9 providers matching pacemaker implantation and who accept Medicaid near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Peter Ramon C. Wassmer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6006 49th Street No; Suite 200, The Heart & Vascular Institute of Fl So
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Peter Wassmer is a cardiologist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. In his practice, Dr. Wassmer focuses on 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. Wassmer's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , permanent pacemaker implantation

All Interests: Angiogram, Arrhythmias, Elective Cardioversion, Electrocardiogram, Permanent Pacemaker ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,097
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $543
Dr. Anna Bernus, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
625 6th Avenue S; Suite 120
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Anna Bernus sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Her medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bernus takes. She obtained her medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College and performed her residency 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 foreign languages: Spanish, Catalan, and French. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and All Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporary transvenous pacing

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 works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. His clinical interests encompass arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Sheppard's 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. Sheppard accepts. Dr. Sheppard is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Hahnemann University Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , pacemaker implantation

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $1,854 - $2,097
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $487 - $539
Dr. Andrew David Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Rosenthal's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. 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 Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rosenthal is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , temporary transvenous pacing

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

Dr. Shalin S Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
5398 Park Street N; Bay Area Heart Center
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Shalin Shah specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shah include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. 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 completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $544 - $628
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $463 - $491
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). He speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Cardona's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System. He is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Cardona honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , pacemaker implantation

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: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $2,097
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $545
Dr. Ravi Reddy Kethireddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4805 49th Street N; Bay Area Heart Center
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ravi Kethireddy is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He obtained his medical school training at Kakatiya Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kethireddy include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). The average patient rating for Dr. Kethireddy is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Kethireddy (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Kethireddy's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , pacemaker implantation

All Interests: Peripheral Angiogram, Heart Problems, Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization, Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $583
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $543
Dr. Felix Jorge Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4500 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Felix Hernandez is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Patients gave Dr. Hernandez an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hernandez takes. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Bergen Regional Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , pacemaker implantation

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, Musculoskeletal Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Javier Gonzalez's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gonzalez include 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and All Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporary transvenous pacing

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

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What is Pacemaker Implantation?

A pacemaker is a tiny device, implanted under the skin, which controls arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat. The contractions of a healthy heart are controlled by tiny electrical impulses within the body. If something goes wrong with this internal electrical system, a pacemaker can take over and keep the heart beating in a regular rhythm.

The device consists of a battery and two insulated wires that will carry electricity to the heart. In most cases, the wires are put into position through a small incision near the shoulder and threaded through a large vein. A battery pack, about the size of a silver dollar, is inserted just under the collarbone, and the wires are connected to it.

The pacemaker monitors your heartbeat. Newer models can even measure temperature, respiration, and other vital signs, constantly sending them to your physician. Pacemakers adjust to activity level, and do not intervene unless the heart begins to beat irregularly. If this happens, low-energy electrical impulses are temporarily given to the heart in a stable rhythm to get the heart beating back in time.

In adults, pacemakers are usually inserted using minimal anesthesia. You will be given medication to make you drowsy and block pain. After the procedure, you may have swelling and discomfort while the incisions heal. It’s important to take things slowly at first to allow your heart to adjust to the pacemaker. Normal activity can be resumed within a few days, but heavy lifting and vigorous exercise should be avoided for several weeks.

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