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Merrill Krolick MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Merrill Krolick's medical specialty is general practice, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Krolick average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Krolick is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Krolick attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , Coronary Angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $1,943
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $609
Ronald Walsh MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Ronald Walsh's specialties are general practice, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. He practices in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Walsh's clinical interests: coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and ventricular tachycardia. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) at Northside Hospital Campus, and Morton Plant Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Walsh's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Walsh (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , Coronary Angioplasty

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Cardi ... (Read more)

Dr Mark J Alkire MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
1201 South Myrtle Avenue
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Mark Alkire is a medical specialist in vascular surgery, trauma surgery, and thoracic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, nerve block, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Alkire 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 attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Alkire has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Alkire is professionally affiliated with Northside Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Coronary Angioplasty

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Nerve Block, Aneurysm, Lung Cancer, Lung Surgery, Esophageal Surgery, T ... (Read more)

Dr Rakesh K Sharma MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 3.12 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1107 South Myrtle Avenue
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Rakesh Sharma is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Clearwater, FL, Dunedin, FL, and New Port Richey, FL. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and nuclear cardiology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Government Medical College and Guru Nanak Dev University for medical school, Dr. Sharma completed his residency training at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland, Michael Reese Hospital, and Government Medical College, Amritsar. Dr. Sharma (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , Angioplasty

All Interests: Right Heart Catheterization, Nuclear Cardiology, Catheter Ablation, Heart Stent Placement, Arrhythmi ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 152
  • Charge (avg.): $1,087 - $1,326
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $336 - $536
Bernardo Stein MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 4.66 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
8839 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 300
Largo, FL

Dr. Bernardo Stein practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stein's areas of clinical interest consist of angioplasty, pacemaker, and echocardiogram (echo). 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 attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Stein speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, BayCare Physician Partners, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Angioplasty

All Interests: Heart Stent Placement, Stress Testing, Echocardiogram, Pacemaker, Angioplasty, Cardiac Catheterizati ... (Read more)

Aland Richard Fernandez MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 3.77 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
8839 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 300
Largo, FL

Dr. Aland Fernandez specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Safety Harbor, FL, Clearwater, FL, and Largo, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pacemaker, echocardiogram (echo), and heart stent placement. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fernandez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Fernandez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Stress Testing, Echocardiogram, Pacemaker, Cardiac Catheteriz ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 116
  • Charge (avg.): $1,290
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $593
Dr John Frederick Norris MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Average rating 4.92 stars out of 5 (33 ratings)
516 Lakeview Road; Villa 5
Clearwater, FL

Dr. John Norris specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Norris's areas of expertise consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and cardiac electrophysiological study. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, BayCare Physician Partners, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Angioplasty

All Interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Cardiac Electrophysiological Study, Ablation, Angioplasty

Dr Laura Gruen Mosher MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1107 South Myrtle Avenue
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Laura Mosher sees patients in New Port Richey, FL, Clearwater, FL, and Dunedin, FL. Her medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Mosher graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. She is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and BayCare Medical Group.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $549
Dr Lang Lin MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
1107 South Myrtle Avenue
Clearwater, FL

Dr. Lang Lin's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Her areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Patients gave Dr. Lin an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. Lin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. She is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Vascular Pr ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 51
  • Charge (avg.): $1,949
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $605
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What is Angioplasty?

Angioplasty is a common, minimally invasive procedure performed to restore blood flow in arteries and veins that have become narrowed or blocked. Age or illness can cause plaque to build up at certain spots within the veins and arteries, and if enough collects, it can restrict the flow of blood. Angioplasty uses a tiny balloon at the end of a small, flexible tube to inflate within the narrowed section and open it up again.

Angioplasty may be performed in several different areas of the body and for a variety of reasons, most often:
  • Peripheral arterial disease, which reduces blood flow in the arms or legs
  • Atherosclerosis, or general hardening of the arteries
  • Carotid artery stenosis, or narrowing of the arteries in the neck that supply the brain
  • Coronary artery disease, or narrowing of the arteries near the heart
  • Renal vascular hypertension, or narrowing of the arteries in the kidney, leading to increased blood pressure

During angioplasty, a patient is given a sedative while lying on a table under an x-ray machine. A catheter (a thin, flexible, and hollow tube) is inserted into the patient’s skin in the arm or groin and guided into the blocked artery. Dye is injected via the catheter, and x-rays are used to position the tip of the catheter exactly at the blockage. The tiny balloon is guided through the catheter and inflated with saline. It pushes the plaque out of the way, squishing it against the walls of the artery. The balloon may be inflated and deflated several times to let blood pass by. A stent, a tiny tube of metal mesh like a spring, may be inserted to help keep the artery open. Then the x-ray is used again to check that blood is flowing properly, the catheter is removed, and the tiny incision is bandaged.

There are no nerves within veins and arteries, so an angioplasty is generally not painful. However, there may be some discomfort at the site of the incision and when the balloon is inflated. Overall, angioplasty is a very effective and low-risk procedure, useful for helping patients avoid more difficult bypass surgery.
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