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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Edmund Bermudez, who practices in Sarasota, FL and Venice, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Bermudez is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bermudez accepts. Dr. Bermudez's distinctions include: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute T32 Grant and US News and World Report Top Doctors. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram

Dr. George Thomas Abernathy Sr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. George Abernathy practices adult cardiology in Venice, FL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Abernathy 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 Grady Memorial Hospital, Dr. Abernathy attended Emory University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Michael Basnight is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Basnight is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. 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. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Maricopa Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Kristin Roussillon is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Roussillon's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Pacifico specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pacifico 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. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Premala Raja's specialty is adult cardiology. She is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Raja accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Madras Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center for residency.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Barry Weckesser practices adult cardiology. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Union Memorial Hospital. Dr. Weckesser's average rating from his patients is 3.5 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. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. James Fox is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Fox attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hackensack University Medical Center. He takes 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 Cardiac Electrophysiology
209 Palermo Place
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Dilip Mathew is a cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Dr. Mathew 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. After completing medical school at Kilpauk Medical College, he performed his residency at Norwalk Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Ki Hassler is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Hassler accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Largo Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. James Landis' specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. For his professional training, Dr. Landis completed residency programs at Hackensack University Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Landis's average rating from his patients is 3.5 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. Landis accepts. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Michael Mumma's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mumma at an average of 4.0 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. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Balzano is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Venice, FL. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He is a graduate of the University of Padua Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Balzano's residency was performed at Hackensack University Medical Center. He accepts 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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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. William Woolverton specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Venice, FL. Dr. Woolverton is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Woolverton attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Woolverton accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Elliott's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Elliott attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for residency.

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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.
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