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We found 11 providers matching pacemaker implantation and who accept Medicaid near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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

Dr. Shalin Shah works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Shah has a special interest in ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. 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. He studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. He trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $544 - $628
  • Medicare Cost: $463 - $491
Dr. Felix Jorge Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4500 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Felix Hernandez's specialty is adult cardiology. Before performing his residency at Bergen Regional Medical Center, Dr. Hernandez attended St. George's University School of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Amerigroup, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hernandez takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hernandez's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pacemaker implantation

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

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. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Rosenthal accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Rosenthal performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , temporary transvenous pacing

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

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 cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Kethireddy focuses on 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. Kethireddy accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Dr. Kethireddy attended medical school at Kakatiya Medical College. Dr. Kethireddy (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pacemaker implantation

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $583
  • Medicare Cost: $543
Dr. Anna Bernus, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
625 6th Avenue S; Suite 120
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Anna Bernus is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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) is conversant in Spanish, Catalan, and French. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, 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. 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's medical specialty is adult cardiology. He attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wassmer include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , permanent pacemaker implantation

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,097
  • Medicare Cost: $543
Dr. Dennis Michael Cassidy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6006 49th Street N; Suite 240
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Cassidy is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and pacemaker. Dr. Cassidy is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Cassidy attended Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cassidy takes.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,097
  • Medicare Cost: $538
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 Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In his practice, he is particularly interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sheppard studied medicine at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pacemaker implantation

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,854 - $2,097
  • Medicare Cost: $487 - $539
Dr. Usama Mukayed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5880 49th Street N; Suite 203n
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Usama Mukayed is a specialist in adult cardiology, pediatric cardiology, and interventional cardiology. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. Before completing his residency at Bridgeport Hospital, Dr. Mukayed attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), angioplasty, and valvuloplasty. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mukayed honors. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Right Heart Catheterization, Valvuloplasty, Heart Stent Placement, Arrhythmias, Angioplasty, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,138
  • Medicare Cost: $529
Dr. Javier Hernando Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
625 6th Avenue S; Suite 120
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Javier Gonzalez is a pediatric cardiology specialist. Dr. Gonzalez 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, 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)

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Cardona include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Cardona is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,097
  • Medicare Cost: $545

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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.