Doctors & patients are saying about 'A-Fib.com'...


"A-Fib.com is a great web site for patients, that is unequaled by anything else out there."

Dr. Douglas L. Packer, MD, FHRS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

"Jill and I put you and your work in our prayers every night. What you do to help people through this [A-Fib] process is really incredible."

Jill and Steve Douglas, East Troy, WI 

“I really appreciate all the information on your website as it allows me to be a better informed patient and to know what questions to ask my EP. 

Faye Spencer, Boise, ID, April 2017

“I think your site has helped a lot of patients.”

Dr. Hugh G. Calkins, MD  Johns Hopkins,
Baltimore, MD


Doctors & patients are saying about 'Beat Your A-Fib'...


"If I had [your book] 10 years ago, it would have saved me 8 years of hell.”

Roy Salmon, Patient, A-Fib Free,
Adelaide, Australia

"This book is incredibly complete and easy-to-understand for anybody. I certainly recommend it for patients who want to know more about atrial fibrillation than what they will learn from doctors...."

Pierre Jaïs, M.D. Professor of Cardiology, Haut-Lévêque Hospital, Bordeaux, France

"Dear Steve, I saw a patient this morning with your book [in hand] and highlights throughout. She loves it and finds it very useful to help her in dealing with atrial fibrillation."

Dr. Wilber Su,
Cavanaugh Heart Center, 
Phoenix, AZ

"...masterful. You managed to combine an encyclopedic compilation of information with the simplicity of presentation that enhances the delivery of the information to the reader. This is not an easy thing to do, but you have been very, very successful at it."

Ira David Levin, heart patient, 
Rome, Italy

"Within the pages of Beat Your A-Fib, Dr. Steve Ryan, PhD, provides a comprehensive guide for persons seeking to find a cure for their Atrial Fibrillation."

Walter Kerwin, MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA


Doctors & Facilities

A-Fib Patients: How Does Your Doctor Talk to You?

I recall an email sent to me by a woman from England who described her horrendous A-Fib symptoms—palpitations, extreme fluttering, breathlessness, “absolute extreme fatigue.” She recalled how the doctor said her symptoms had nothing to do with A-Fib, that the symptoms were all in her head, and that she was exaggerating her breathlessness and exhaustion.

Wow! First, I reassured her that her symptoms are very real for many A-Fib patients. I then suggested she change doctors. (I also recommended she contact our A-Fib Support Volunteers.)

How’s the Rapport With Your Doctor?

There’s an insightful article in the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology (I’d like to send a copy to her doctor) “How doctors can provide better treatment by understanding the hearts―and minds―of AF patients.

In brief, it’s a Top 10 list: 5 things A-Fib patients do not want to hear from their doctors and 5 things they do want to hear. (Go to the journal article.)

Five Things A-Fib Patients Do Not Want To Hear

Several research studies tell us that some doctors underestimate the impact Atrial Fibrillation has on a patient’s quality of life. Many doctors treat A-Fib as a benign heart ailment. But patients report how A-Fib can wreak havoc in their lives.

Responding to a survey, A-Fib patients said they do not want their healthcare providers to say:


1. “A-Fib won’t kill you.”
2. “Just get on with your life and stop thinking about your A-Fib.”
3. “Stay off the Internet and only listen to me.”
4. “I’ll choose your treatment, not you.”
5. “You’re just a hysterical female.”


Did anything on this list sound (or feel) familiar to you?

If your doctor is condescending or dismisses your concerns, you’re getting poor care. If a doctor is too busy to talk with you and answer your concerns, he’s probably too busy to take care of you properly.

Like the patient from England, it may be time for you to change doctors.

Five Things A-Fib Patients Do Want To Hear

Those doctors who recognize the serious effects atrial fibrillation can have on patients will foster meaningful and productive partnerships with their patients. From the same survey, here are five things A-Fib patients do want their healthcare providers to say:


1. “I respect you and will listen.”
2. “I want to be sure you understand.”
3. “Let’s customize a treatment that works with your lifestyle.”
4. “I understand your values and preferences.”
5. “Here are some resources about A-Fib.”


Do the comments on this second list sound like your doctor?

When your doctor respects you and listens to you, you’re more likely to collaborate on a treatment plan tailored to you and your treatment goals.

If you don’t have this kind of rapport with your current doctor(s), it’s worth looking elsewhere for a new doctor (even if they’re considered “the best” in their field).

Changing Doctors Can Be Scary: We Can Help

As a researcher in doctor-patient communication, Robin DiMatteo, of U. of Calif.- Riverside, says of changing doctors: ”I really think it’s a fear of the unknown. But if the doctor isn’t supporting your healing or health, you should go.”A-Fib.com Directory of Doctors and Medical Centers Treating A-Fib Patients at A-Fib.com

At A-Fib.com, we can help you. First, learn more about how to Find The Right Doctor For You and Your Treatment Goals.

Then check our Directory of Doctors and Facilities. We list US & international physicians and medical centers treating Atrial Fibrillation patients. This evolving list is offered as a service and convenience to A-Fib patients. (Important: Unlike other directories, we accept no fee to be included.) 

Resources for this article
Mellanie True Hills presentation, 2017 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Anaheim, California, November 11-15, 2017.

Recognize AFib Patient Values by Mellanie True Hills. PowerPoint Presentation. From Improving Outcomes for Patients with AFib. American Heart Assoc. Non-CME Webinar. May 3, 2018. https://www.heart.org/-/media/files/health-topics/atrial-fibrillation/improving-outcomes-for-patients-with-afib-ucm_500972.pdf?la=en&hash=CDE25CF86D94CE01B9D5662E45E86619F20FF809

Hills, M T.  The transformative power of understanding and trust in AF care: How doctors can provide better treatment by understanding the hearts―and minds―of AF patients. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. Point of View. Volume 29, Issue 4, April 2018. Pages: 641-642. https://doi.org/10.1111/jce.13443

Why You Should Learn to Live with Your Atrial Fibrillation—Not!


“Don’t let anyone—especially your doctor—tell you that
A-Fib isn’t that serious…or you should just learn to live
with it…or to just take your meds.”

From Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure


Research studies tell us the longer you have Atrial Fibrillation, the harder it can be to cure it. A-Fib patient Daniel Doane, Sonora, CA, shares his insights:

Daniel D.

“I didn’t realize how continued A-Fib so drastically remodels your heart. ‘A-FIB BEGETS A-FIB’ was the phrase that brought it home to me. 

Every instance of A-Fib changed my heart, remodeled the substrate, and made it more likely to happen again. Get your A-Fib taken care of. It won’t go away. It may seem to get better, but it will return.”

Lessons Learned: After eight years with A-Fib, Daniel had a successful Totally Thoracoscopic (TT) Mini-Maze operation. In his personal story in Beat Your A-Fib, he offers this advice to others with A-Fib:

“Get a catheter ablation or a mini-maze procedure, whichever best suits your situation. I wish I had had this done sooner. I personally think that the sooner a person has a procedure, the better off they are.”

For more from Daniel, a patient now free from the burden of Atrial Fibrillation, see: “I Have Gotten a Lot of Bad Advice From Various GPs”. 

“Don’t let anyone tell you that A-Fib isn’t that serious.

To be cured of your A-Fib, you may need to ‘fire’ your current doctor, see Is This the Year You Fire Your Doctor? and Finding the Right Doctor for You and Your A-Fib.

Is 2019 the Year You Fire Your A-Fib Doctor?

Consider this question: “What would you tell your healthcare providers about living with A-Fib?”

That’s the question Mellanie True Hills, StopAFib.org, posed in 2017 to A-Fib patients on several online forums. Around 1,000 A-Fib patients and caregivers from around the world responded.

(How would you answer her question?)

A Top 10 List from A-Fib Patients to Their Doctors

After culling the patient comments, Ms. Hills distilled them into a top 10 list: 5 things A-Fib patients do not want to hear from their doctors and 5 things they do want to hear. She shared these insights with an AMA audience of doctors and later in a journal article for Electrophysiologists. For the full article with the accompanying explanations, go to her journal article.

Five Things A-Fib Patients Do Not Want To Hear

Ms. Hills’ survey results and several research studies tell us that some doctors underestimate the impact Atrial Fibrillation has on a patient’s quality of life. Many doctors treat A-Fib as a benign heart ailment. But patients report how A-Fib can reek havoc in their lives.

Responding A-Fib patients in this survey have said they do not want their healthcare providers to say:

  1. “A-Fib won’t kill you.”
  2. “Just get on with your life and stop thinking about your A-Fib.”
  3. “Stay off the Internet and only listen to me.”
  4. “I’ll choose your treatment, not you.”
  5. “You’re just a hysterical female.”

How Does Your A-Fib Doctor Measure Up?

Did anything on this list sound (or feel) familiar to you?

Think about your doctor’s manner and personality. Is this someone who works with you? Someone who listens to how A-Fib makes you feel? Does this doctor inspire confidence? Is this someone you’re comfortable with and trust with your health care?

Even if a doctor is the best in their field and an expert in your condition, that may not help you if they don’t communicate well with you and they don’t respect you.

If your doctor is condescending or dismisses your concerns, you’re getting poor care. If a doctor is too busy to talk with you and answer your concerns, he’s probably too busy to take care of you properly.

It may be time for you to change doctors.

Five Things A-Fib Patients Do Want To Hear

Those doctors who recognize the serious effects atrial fibrillation can have on patients will foster meaningful and productive partnerships with their patients. To bolster the doctor–patient relationship, here are five things A-Fib patients do want their healthcare providers to say:

  1. “I respect you and will listen.”
  2. “I want to be sure you understand.”
  3. “Let’s customize a treatment that works with your lifestyle.”
  4. “I understand your values and preferences.”
  5. “Here are some resources about A-Fib.”

Is 2019 the Year You Fire Your Doctor?

Your relationship with your doctor is important. Do the comments on this second list sound like your doctor?

If you don’t have this kind of rapport with your current doctor(s), it’s worth looking elsewhere for a new doctor (even if they’re “the best” in their field).

When your doctor respects you and listens to you, you’re more likely to collaborate on a treatment plan tailored to you and your treatment goals.

Developing a good relationship helps you feel comfortable asking questions and getting feedback in a give-and-take environment. And you’re more likely to accept and follow their advice.

Changing Doctors Can Be Scary

The researcher in doctor-patient communication, Robin DiMatteo, of U. of Calif.- Riverside, says of changing doctors: ”I really think it’s a fear of the unknown. But if the doctor isn’t supporting your healing or health, you should go.”

We can help you. Learn more about how to Find The Right Doctor For You and Your Treatment Goals.

Helping Doctors Understand A-Fib from the Patients’ Point-of-ViewRead about my own experience talking to over 200 cardiologists and surgeons about the emotional stress of A-Fib from a patient’s point of view.

Resources for this article
Mellanie True Hills presentation, 2017 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Anaheim, California, November 11-15, 2017.

Recognize AFib Patient Values by Mellanie True Hills. PowerPoint Presentation. From Improving Outcomes for Patients with AFib. American Heart Assoc. Non-CME Webinar. May 3, 2018. https://www.heart.org/-/media/files/health-topics/atrial-fibrillation/improving-outcomes-for-patients-with-afib-ucm_500972.pdf?la=en&hash=CDE25CF86D94CE01B9D5662E45E86619F20FF809

Hills, M T.  The transformative power of understanding and trust in AF care: How doctors can provide better treatment by understanding the hearts―and minds―of AF patients. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. Point of View. Volume 29, Issue 4, April 2018. Pages: 641-642. https://doi.org/10.1111/jce.13443

A-Fib Patients: 2018-2019 Top Rated Hospitals for Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Out of nearly 5,000 hospitals evaluated, U.S. News has published their 2018-2019 Best Hospitals rankings and ratings which also includes rankings for 16 specialties. The top 16 Best Hospitals national specialty rankings are updated annually.

U.S. News estimates that nearly 2 million hospital inpatients a year face the prospect of surgery or special care that poses either unusual technical challenges or significantly heightened risk of death or harm. The rankings can help patients find sources of especially skilled inpatient care.

Top Cardiology & Heart Surgery Hospitals for 2018-2019

Atrial Fibrillation patients may be most interested in the Top Hospitals for Cardiology & Heart Surgery. A partial list of the top rated hospitals follows (click a score card for the hospital’s full review):

Cardiology & Heart Surgery

#1 Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH); score card 100/100
#2 Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN); score card 99.6/100
#3 Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai (Los Angeles, CA); score card 84.3/100
#4 New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell (New York, NY); score card 83.3/100
#5 Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA); score card 79.8/100
#6 Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian (Philadelphia, PA); score card 78.0/100
#7 Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago area); score card 76.9/100

On their website, U.S. News provides information about 613 hospitals in Cardiology & Heart Surgery that see many challenging patients, including those needing heart transplants, those with cardiovascular disease and other complex heart conditions.The 50 top-scoring hospitals are ranked. The rankings should just be a starting point when choosing a hospital.

How Are the Top Hospitals Chosen? A complete description of the data analysis, the 2018-19 Best Hospitals Methodology Report, is available as a viewable and downloadable PDF.

Look up Your Local Hospital

Is your local hospital one of the over 600 listed? Go to the Best Hospitals for Cardiology & Heart Surgery page to search for any hospital treating heart patients to read their rating information. The 50 top-scoring hospitals are ranked, followed by high performing hospitals.

Search for any hospital and any expertise: On the same page, you can also reset the parameters and search by specialty or procedure and by location or zip code.

Choosing the Right Doctor for You and Your A-Fib

To learn how to find the right doctor and medical center for you and your treatment goals, go to our page, Finding the Right Doctor for You where we take you step by step through it all.

Steve’s Directory of Doctors and Medical Centers is unlike other directories—we accept no fee to be included.

Also see Steve’s Directory of Doctors & Medical Centers. Our list is unique because we list only those cardiologists, electrophysiologists (EPs) and surgeons who treat Atrial Fibrillation patients. The directory is divided into three categories: U.S., international and Steve’s Lists: Doctors by Specialties. (Unlike other directories, we accept no fee to be included.)

Organized by U. S. city/state, country/region or specialty, you’ll find doctor’s names and contact information. (This evolving list is offered as a free service and convenience to A-Fib patients.)

Heart-Filled Thanks to our A-Fib.com Advisory Board of Electrophysiologists and Surgeons

To publish A-Fib.com I seek advise and opinions from many expert cardiac electrophysiologists and surgeons many of whom are members of our A-Fib.com Advisory BoardWe invite readers to browse the names of members and their affiliations.

Since the start of A-Fib.com in 2002, many cardiac electrophysiologists (EP) and surgeons have given me invaluable advice and support. They have helped make our website the ‘go-to’ destination for over 350,000 visitors a year. (In fact, we’ve been recognized by Healthline.com as a top A-Fib blog since 2014).

It’s a great blessing to be able to tap into the knowledge and experience of these talented professionals when writing on a difficult A-Fib subject or to get help for an A-Fib.com reader with a difficult case.

From all regions of the U.S., and from France, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy and Australia, these doctors may not always agree with all my positions, but they try to point me in the right direction.

Sharing the names and affiliations of The A-Fib.com Advisory Board with you is one way to publicly thank the board members and acknowledge their continued support.

I encourage you to go to The A-Fib.com Advisory Board page and review the list of members. (You can also find the link at “About Us“.) 

After 5 Years A-Fib Free, Terry Shares “I Wish I Had Seen an EP Sooner Than I Did”

For over 15 years Terry Traver, Thousand Oaks, CA, suffered with A-Fib. At first, he’d have a 15-hour episode every three months or so. Over the years, though, his A-Fib progressed to persistent and severe to the point of being unable to work.

Sadly, during this time, he was never referred to a cardiologist (and certainly not to cardiac Electrophysiologist). Luckily, a friend put him in touch with a clinical electrophysiologist (EP). In March 2012, he had a successful catheter ablation with a touch-up ablation the following July.

Terry’s Lessons Learned

Terry Traver’s regrets

After being A-Fib free for five years, Terry shared his A-Fib story with our A-Fib.com readers. His ‘Lessons Learned’ include these two regrets:

• I would have had the ablation much sooner. No G.P. [family doctor] ever mentioned ablation as an option. I only heard about it from a friend!

• I had never heard of an electrophysiologist (EP), and wish I had seen one sooner.

Finding the Right Doctor for You

I’m still amazed when an A-Fib patient tells me their family doctor didn’t refer them to a cardiologist, and more importantly, to a cardiac Electrophysiologist.

GP, cardiologist or EP?

Consult the right type of cardiologist: Most cardiologists deal with the vascular or pumping functions of the heart (think ‘plumber’). But Atrial Fibrillation is a problem with the electrical function of your heart (think electrician).

It’s important for A-Fib patients to see a cardiac Electrophysiologist (EP)—a cardiologist who specializes in the electrical activity of the heart and in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders.

Educate yourself on treatment options: It’s so important for patients to educate themselves to receive the best treatment. Terry writes that in his 15 years with A-Fib, his GP never referred him to a cardiologist or an EP. Thank goodness a friend stepped in to help him.

Urgency! A-Fib is a Progressive Disease

The longer you wait, the worse A-Fib tends to get. Look at Terry’s story. His disease progressed to Persistent Atrial Fibrillation and was incapacitating.

To learn how to find the right doctor, go to our page: Finding the Right Doctor for You and Your Treatment Goals.

Selecting the Right Doctor: the Plumber vs. the Electrician

Start with the Right Doctor for You

To be cured of your Atrial Fibrillation, you need to hire the right doctor.

Seek a heart rhythm specialist, a cardiac electrophysiologist (EP), who will partner with you to create a treatment plan—a path to finding your cure or best outcome.

To make this happen, see my page, Finding the Right Doctor for You and Your A-Fib.

Warren W.

In his A-Fib story, Warren Welsh of Melbourne, Australia, offers other A-Fib patients this advice:

“I would urge any A-Fib sufferers not to make the same mistakes I did…I experienced several years of unnecessary suffering by accepting an opinion of one specialist who said I would have to live in A-Fib.”

To Seek Your Cure—Hire the Right Doctor

Patient Advice: The First Doctor You See isn’t Necessarily the Right One for You

Advice from Patients Now Free from the Burden of Atrial Fibrillation

Susan Klein, comes from a long line of people with cardiac rhythm disorders. She recalls finally being properly diagnosed:

Susan K.

“I began reading everything I could about the condition but mainly how to make it stop.

Along the way I can’t recall how many times I was told to take the medicine and stop looking for trouble. 

I’m so glad I didn’t listen to the naysayers, because today I’m A-Fib free and loving it.”

Warren Welsh, Melbourne, Australia, talks about the years he needlessly endured A-Fib, in part, based on one doctor’s advice:

Warren W.

“I would urge any A-Fib sufferers not to make the same mistakes I did by not researching their treatment options.

…I experienced several years of unnecessary suffering by accepting an opinion of one specialist who said I would have to live in A-Fib.

Sheri Weber, from Boyce, VA, shared this advice about finding the right doctor for your treatment goals:

Sheri Weber on A-fib.com

Sheri W.

“I wish I had realized that the first doctor you see is not necessarily the right one for you. I fooled around way too long, believing what my cardio doctor said. I should have been thinking outside the box. 

Run―don’t walk―to the best specialist you can find in your area.” 

How to Find the Best Doctor for You

To be cured of your A-Fib, you may need to ‘fire’ your current doctor.

Seek a heart rhythm specialist, a cardiac electrophysiologist (EP), who will partner with you to create a treatment plan—a path to finding your cure or best outcome.

To make this happen, see my page, Finding the Right Doctor for You and Your A-Fib.

The First Doctor You See is Not Necessarily the Right One for You.


From The Top 10 List of A-Fib Patients’ Best Advice’ , a consensus of valuable advice from fellow Atrial Fibrillation patients; Chapter 12, Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure by Steve S. Ryan, PhD.

Go to Top 10 List of A-Fib Patients’ Best Advice
Please, share the advice ♥ 

Daniel Shares About A-Fib: “I Have Gotten a Lot of Bad Advice From Various GPs”

Advice from a patient now free from the burden of Atrial Fibrillation: Educate yourself on all treatment options before making decisions.

Daniel Doane, Sonora, California, talks about all the false info he got from doctors.

“Don’t believe your GP. I have gotten a lot of bad advice from various GPs.

Daniel D.

• ‘Just take a little digoxin and you will be fine.’
• ‘You are probably missing some micro-nutrient. If you buy this product I sell, it may well provide that and stop your A-Fib.’
• ‘I think that all of these tests your EP is requesting are just a waste of money.’
• (From a cardiologist) ‘Don’t worry about a little A-Fib. It won’t kill you.’ “

“If you have Atrial Fibrillation, see an electrophysiologist. If you aren’t comfortable with what they are saying, see another one.” 

Daniel did his research and is now A-Fib-free after a Totally Thoracoscopic (TT) Mini-Maze operation.

If you want to read more of Daniel Doane’s story, you’ll find it on pp. 152-162 in Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure by Steve S. Ryan, PhD. Learn more about my book.

Don’t Believe Everything You’re Told About A-Fib

In Daniel’s story you read how important it was for him to educate himself. You, too, can learn about all your treatment options. Check our Treatments section covering diagnostic tests, common mineral deficiencies, drug therapies, cardioversion, catheter ablations, surgery and more.

Next, read answers at FAQ: About A-Fib Treatments Options including natural therapies and holistic treatments.

In addition, you may want to browse our A-Fib Video Library and check our list of Online Discussion Groups.

Finally, ask yourself, ‘What are my treatment goals?”, then read our Q&A section: Decision About Treatment Options.

Remember: Always Aim for a Cure.

A Tale of Two Ablations and Why All EPs Are Not Equal

I just received an email and O.R. (Operating Room) reports from Louis who in 2014 had a successful catheter ablation by Dr. David Wilber at Loyola in Chicago. Dr. Wilber is nationally known for both his ablation skills and experience, as well as for his research.

First Ablation with Dr. David Wilber

Dr. Wilbur’s ablation of Louis was textbook. Louis’ A-Fib terminated during his ablation procedure, which is considered the ideal outcome.

But Dr. Wilber didn’t stop there.

Dr. Wilber didn’t stop there; he found A-Fib signals coming from the Superior Vena Cava (SVC).

He used isoproterenol (IV medication) to try to induce non-PV triggers and found A-Fib signals coming from the Superior Vena Cava (SVC). He isolated the SVC and could no longer induce any arrhythmias in Louis. (Some EPs would not work that hard, and would have trouble finding and ablating non-PV triggers.)

Relocation, Then Second Ablation―Failure!

But later Louis did develop A-Fib/Flutter again. He had relocated to a distant state so he selected a second EP and had a second ablation there. This ablation was a failure.

After touching up the right pulmonary veins (PVs), the second EP used adenosine and pacing to try to induce arrhythmia signals. He induced Flutter and isolated the right atrium by making a cavo-tricuspid isthmus line. He documented bidirectional block in the right atrium, but Louis still had Flutter.

The second EP didn’t map and track down the flutter.

Rather than map and track down the source of the Flutter, the EP simply Electrocardioverted Louis and stopped the ablation at that point. Then he put Louis on the dreaded antiarrhythmic drug amiodarone.

Still in Flutter―Amiodarone Side Effects

But after the second ablation, Louis still had A-Fib/Flutter.

On amiodarone, Louis developed the symptoms of loss of weight, thinning hair, extreme dry mouth, increased hand tremors, etc. Louis was taken off of amiodarone and is doing better. But he is still bothered by Flutter. See Amiodarone Effective but Toxic.

I’m working with Louis to get him to a “master” EP, a highly skilled EP with a high success rate with difficult A-Fib cases.

What Went Wrong with Louis’ Second Ablation?

From what can be deduced from Louis’ O.R. (Operating Room) report, there seems to be no mention of checking for entrance and exit block after ablating Louis’ pulmonary veins.

As a “crutch”, he put Louis on amiodarone, the most effective but also the most toxic of the antiarrhythmic drugs.

The second EP did use adenosine and pacing and induced a Flutter circuit. He ablated the right atrium and made a cavo-tricuspid isthmus line to make sure no Flutter came from the right atrium. But Louis still had Flutter.

Instead of using any of today’s advanced mapping and isolation strategies, Louis’ EP simply Electrocardioverted him to restore him to sinus. Then he stopped the ablation.

As a “crutch”, he put Louis on amiodarone, the most effective but also the most toxic of the antiarrhythmic drugs.

All EPs are Not Equal―It May Take Work to Find the Right EP

I’m sorry to say, the second EP Louis went to is indeed listed in our directory of EPs. He has all the proper credentials and is a member of the Heart Rhythm Society. But all EPs are obviously not equal. (See my editorial, Huge Growth in Number of EPs Doing Catheter Ablations, But All EPs Are Not Equal.)

Don’t just go to the EP whose office is near you. Go to the best, most experienced EP you can reasonably find. I know it’s a lot of effort. But you have to work at finding the right EP for you.

Do your due diligence. Seek recommendations from your General Practitioner (GP) and from other A-Fib patients (see our Resources/Bulletin Boards for a list of online discussion groups).

If you know nurses or support staff who work in the cardiology field or in Electrophysiology (EP) labs, they can be great resources.

Don’t rely on a single online source when researching and selecting doctors. Be cautious of all doctor informational listings you find on web sites (yes, including this one).

Be prepared to travel if that’s what it takes.

Learn How to Select Your EP

On our page Finding the Right Doctor for You and your A-Fib, we take you step-by-step to finding the right EP for you and your treatment goals.

Aim to Stop Your A-Fib Episodes Not Just Control Them

You don’t have to live with Atrial Fibrillation. You don’t have to settle for a lifetime of “controlling” your Atrial Fibrillation. Don’t accept being on drugs for the rest of your life. Instead, aim for an A-Fib cure.

The Heart Rhythm Specialist

A-Fib Patients- The Goal should be to End your episodes not Control them-A-Fib.comEveryone with A-Fib should see a heart rhythm specialist, an cardiac Electrophysiologist (EP). An EP is a cardiologist who specializes in the electrical activity of the heart and in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders.

You want to carefully select a doctor who will partner with you to create a treatment plan—a path to finding your cure or the best outcome for you.

Finding the Right Doctor

To find the right doctor for you, start by reading our page: Finding the Right Doctor for You and Your A-FibWe offer you what you need to know and how to do it.

To help you in your search, we’ve also prepared a list of Questions You’ve Got to Ask for each prospective doctor. The list is designed to solicit information to help you select the best doctor for you and your type of A-Fib.

In addition, we help you interpret a doctor’s possible answers. After each question, we’ve included typical doctor responses and an analysis of what those responses may mean to you.

Questions to Ask Doctors Worksheet

We’ve prepared a print version of this list of questions with our handy Questions to Ask Doctors Worksheet. Print and use for each doctor interview to collect the doctor’s answers. There’s space for your own questions, too. (Read more about our worksheet.)

Download our free PDF worksheet (separate browser window will open). You can send it directly to your printer or download and save to your computer to print copies any time.

A-Fib.com’s Directory of Doctors Treating A-Fib: Medical Centers and Practices

Not all EPs treat A-Fib patients. To help you find EPs who do, we offer you our own Directory of physicians and medical centers treating Atrial Fibrillation patients. This evolving list is offered as a service and convenience to A-Fib patients. The Directory is divided into three categories.

• US Doctors and Medical Centers (by state/city)
• International: Doctors and Medical Centers (by country or region)

No Pay-to-Play Listings Here!

Note: Unlike other physician directories, A-Fib.com offers no preferential listings to be included in our Directory of Doctors and Medical Centers. A-Fib.com is not affiliated with any practice, medical center or physician. We accept no fee, benefit or value of any kind for listing a specific doctor or medical center. See our article: Don’t be Fooled by Pay-to-Play Online Doctor Referral Sites.

Seek Your Cure at A-Fib.comLeaving the Patient in A-Fib—No! No! No!

The goal of today’s A-Fib treatment guidelines is to get A-Fib patients back into normal sinus rhythm (NSR). Don’t let your doctor leave you in A-Fib. Unless too feeble, there’s no good reason to just leave someone in A-Fib. (Read more.)

Start with finding the right doctor for you. Then, learn your treatment options. And always Aim for a Cure!

Looking for the Best Doctor, Online Ratings are Unlikely to be Much Help

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, nearly 60 percent of patients say they like to use online reviews when searching for a physician.

As healthcare consumers, you need to know about the limitations of each of these kinds of sites.

“Consumers should be careful about giving them too much credence, whether they are comments or starred assessments”, says Dr. Mark W. Friedberg, director of the Boston office of the RAND Corporation and one of the co-authors of a study that analyzed ProPublica’s surgeon website. ProPublica is one of a wide range of doctor rating sites available to consumers online.

Keep in mind is that there’s no way of knowing who’s posting many online doctor reviews…it could be Russian bots.

Some websites, like ProPublica, post objective medical performance measures. Other websites like HealthgradesVitals, and Yelp post star ratings and comments written by patients.

Keep in mind that there’s no way of knowing who’s posting many online doctor reviews or what motivated the reviewer to write about the physician.

Dr. Friedberg warns, “You never know who’s writing these. It could be the doctor, or his friends and family members. It could be a patient who had an unusually good or bad experience…it could be Russian bots. It’s the Wild West. Buyer beware.”

Research Results: Online Physician Ratings Unlikely to be Much Help

Looking for the best doctor, online ratings are unlikely to be much help according to researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. They compared reviews of 78 of the medical center’s specialists on five popular ratings sites with a set of internal quality measures and found there was essentially no correlation.

“There was little correlation between performance metrics and how patients assessed them on the websites.”

The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, compared measures developed by Cedars-Sinai with users’ ratings on five sites: Healthgrades, Yelp, Vitals, RateMDs and UCompareHealthCare. Cedars-Sinai’s internal performance metrics include reviews from doctors’ colleagues and administrators, how often patients are readmitted, how long they remain in the hospital, and adherence to practice guidelines.

According to the study, there was little correlation between the doctors’ performance scores and how their patients assessed them on the websites.

‘Pay-to-Play’ Doctor Listings Common

Furthermore, paying to be listed in a doctor referral service is common among online directories. In addition, doctors can pay extra to be listed first in your database search results.

Doctors can pay to be in your search results

The article ABC News Investigates Top Doctor Awards: Are They Always Well Deserved?’ includes a warning:

“Don’t be confused by sound-alike websites like ‘TopDocs.com’. ‘TopDocs.com’ does not claim to rank doctors in any way. In fact, regardless of true top doctor status, a spot at TopDocs.com is available to any physician who pays for membership. The cost to buy a spot on the TopDocs.com website ranges anywhere from $1,500 to $10,000, in addition to an annual fee of $1,600.”

Don’t fall prey to hype, advertising, or third parties that have something to gain by recommending a particular healthcare provider.

Are Consumer Ratings of Doctors Any Better?

Some people believe that patient ratings are the best source of information on doctors. Unfortunately, that is a misguided assumption. Patients may be able to rate a doctor’s “bedside manner,” but they know little about the complexity of medical care.

In fact, an article in Forbes magazine stated:

“The current system might just kill you. Many doctors, in order to get high ratings (and a higher salary), over-prescribe and over-test, just to “satisfy” patients who probably aren‘t qualified to judge their care. And there’s a financial cost, as flawed patient survey methods and the decisions they induce, produce billions more in waste.”

What Patients Need to Know

Some web sites for A-Fib patients may be biased, often for financial gain. When searching online for any health-related information, always ask yourself:

“Who is paying for this website, and what is their agenda?”

When searching for any doctor, especially a cardiologist or electrophysiologist, do not rely entirely on doctor ratings or doctor referral sites in isolation.

Instead, get personal referrals. If you know nurses or staff who work in the cardiology field, they can be great resources. Ask for referrals from other A-Fib patients.

Refer to our A-Fib.com Directory of Doctors and Medical Centers who treat A-Fib patients. Then do your own research on each doctor. For guidance, see our page: Finding the Right Doctor for You.

At A-Fib.com, we accept no fee, benefit or value of any kind to be listed in our Directory of Doctors and Medical Centers. A-Fib.com is not affiliated with any practice, medical center or physician.

Caution - when searching A-Fib websites always ask: who is paying for this site and what is their agenda?

A word to the wise…

References for this article

Abdelmalek, M et al. ABC News Investigates Top Doctor Awards: Are They Always Well Deserved? ABCNews.go.com July 14, 2012. Accessed March 18, 2016. URL: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/top-doctor-awards-deserved-abc-news-investigation/story? Id=16771628.

Falkenberg, K.  Why Rating Your Doctor Is Bad For Your Health. Forbes.com Jan 2, 2013 and Forbes magazine January 21, 2013 issue. Online accessed March 20, 2016. URL: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kaifalkenberg/2013/01/02/why-rating-your-doctor-is-bad-for-your-health/#25f3ed2a2f15

Castaneda, R.. Rating Doctors: What You Need to Know. USNews.com. Feb. 15, 2018. https://health.usnews.com/health-care/patient-advice/articles/rating-doctors-what-you-need-to-know.

Tracer, Z. Don’t Yelp Your Doctor. Study Finds Ratings Are All Wrong. Bloomberg.com, September 8, 2017. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-08/the-fault-is-in-the-stars-study-finds-flaws-in-doctor-ratings

Daskivich, TJ, et al. Online physician ratings fail to predict actual performance on measures of quality, value, and peer review. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Volume 25, Issue 4, 1 April 2018, Pages 401–407, https://doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocx083.

At Medical Centers: Why to Always Ask for a Specific EP

In talking with A-Fib patients, I’ve found a disturbing trend when they seek an Electrophysiologist (EP) at a medical center when they don’t have the name of a specific doctor.

Often the medical center’s office will assign the newest and/or least experienced EP on staff.

Not good. Instead, you want an experienced EP with a high success rate at getting A-Fib patients back into normal rhythm. (You deserve nothing less.)

Your Search for the Right EP

First, seek recommendations from your General Practitioner (GP) or cardiologist. If you know nurses or staff who work in the cardiology field, they can be great resources. Ask for referrals from other A-Fib patients.

Begin your own research with our page, Find the Right Doctor for You. Then check our Directory of Doctors Treating A-Fib.

All EPs Are Not Equal

After you’ve done your research, you’ll have a list of EPs you know are more experienced in getting A-Fib patients back into normal sinus rhythm. (For example, someone with the initials FHRS after his name, and/or a ‘Castle Connolly Top Doctor’).

Then, you can contact a medical center and ask for a particular EP.

Especially when you are seeking an ablation, all EPs are not equal. Selecting the right EP isn’t like getting a haircut at SuperCuts where any stylist will do.

She Calls it a Miracle: No More Meds and Restored Quality of Life


“Do not take ‘this is as good as it gets’ as an answer. Do your own research about what’s possible and take a co-leadership role with your doctor.”

Michele Straube, A-Fib free after 30 years


‘I Want to Cure My A-Fib, Not Just Manage It.’

Keep in Mind: For many A-Fib patients, their best outcome came about only when they told their doctor, ‘I want to cure my A-Fib, not just manage it.’ (And, if needed, they also changed doctors.)

How to Find the Best Doctor for Youor

To be cured of your A-Fib, you may need to ‘fire’ your current doctor. Seek an electrophysiologist (EP), a cardiologist who specializes in heart rhythm problems (the electrical functions of the heart).

Choose a doctor who will partner with you to create a treatment plan—a path to finding your cure or best outcome. To learn how, read Finding the Right Doctor for You and Your A-Fib.

Michele’s Personal A-Fib Story: To learn the importance of finding the right doctor, read Michele Straube’s personal A-Fib experience: Cured after 30 years in A-Fib.

Run―don’t walk―to the best EP you can afford.

Prepare for Your Doctor Visits: Two FREE Appointment Worksheets

AHA “A-Fib: Partnering in Your Treatment” worksheet at A-Fib.com

AHA “A-Fib: Partnering in Your Treatment” worksheet

After your initial Atrial Fibrillation diagnosis, use these free appointment worksheets to help you prepare when visiting a cardiologist for the first time and to record your doctor’s answers.

AHA FREE Worksheet: Partnerning in Your Treatment

Review the worksheet “A-Fib: Partnering in Your Treatment” on the American Heart Association website. These are the most common questions A-Fib patients ask a doctor after first being diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation. Take with you to your appointment and make notes in the spaces provided.

Download the PDF worksheet: “A-Fib: Partnering in Your Treatment”. Once the PDF download is complete, SAVE to your hard drive. Click and open it. You can then print, or make copies later when needed.

A-Fib.com’s FREE Worksheet: 10 Questions to Ask Your New Doctor

A-Fib.com Questions for Doctors Worksheet at A-Fib.com

A-Fib.com Questions for Doctors Worksheet

Looking for a new cardiologist or electrophysiologist? Here’s a worksheet with a list of ten interview questions to ask each doctor and an area to note their responses. Download and print a copy of this worksheet for each doctor you talk to (separate browser window will open).

AFTER your interviews: learn what their answers indicate. Go to the our page, Choosing the Right Doctor: Questions You’ve Got to Ask (And What the Answers Mean), and compare each doctor’s answers to the list of interpretation of answers.

Which Doctor is Right For You?

Choosing your doctor at A-Fib.com

Choosing your doctor

Don’t rely on a single online source when researching and selecting doctors. Be cautious of all doctor informational listings you find on web sites (yes, including this one).

To help you find and choose the right doctor, see our page: Finding the Right Doctor for You and Your Treatment Goals.

Choosing Your Doctor: Good Rapport & Trust are Vital for Your Health

An A-Fib.com reader, now A-Fib-free after two ablations, wrote me about an experience with one EP she had consulted:

“I checked your website’s listing of EPs and was surprised to find (name withheld) listed under (affiliation withheld).

This is the EP who told me I was definitely not a candidate for ablation and I needed to just accept the fact that I needed to stay on basic medications (atenolol and Eliquis).  

This guy is a smooth talker and tells you how he “treats his patients just like they were his family members”.  

However, when I pressed him with questions, he told me that ‘he was the one who went to medical school’. I would never recommend this EP to anyone.”

Studies of Doctor-Patient Relationships

At A-Fib.com, we stress the importance of a good doctor-patient relationship and finding the right doctor for you and your treatment goals. Don’t just go to a doctor because their office is nearby.

Indeed, recent research proves that patients do better when they have a good rapport with their doctor. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital analyzed the results of 13 high-quality studies of doctor-patient relationships.

“Patients who trust their doctors are more likely to follow their advice, ask questions and discuss how treatments are working”, according to Dr. Gerald B. Hickson of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Doctors, in turn, may be more engaged.

Finding the Right Doctor for You

Caduceus at A-Fib.com

Which doctor?

If the first doctor you interview doesn’t meet your needs, move on the second (or third) doctor on your list, etc. Yes, I know it takes time and energy, but a good doctor-patient relationship is important. You’ll do better when you have a positive rapport with your doctor.

Read more at How to Find the Right Doctor for You and Your Treatment Goals.

References for this Article
• Finding the Right Doctor for You. A-Fib.com. “Your consultation Appointments: ‘Questions for Doctors’ and Worksheet”; https://a-fib.com/doctors-for-a-fib/finding-right-doctor-for-you-and-your-afib/#Questions
• Shannonhouse, Rebecca. From the Editor: When a Good Doctor is Bad. Bottom Line Health, Volume 28, Number 12, December 2014.
• Shannonhouse, R. “Is Your Doctor a Bully?” Bottom Line Health, September 2013, p. 2.
• Kelley, J. M, et al. The Influence of the Patient-Clinician Relationship on Healthcare Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. PLoS ONE 9(6): April 9, 2014. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094207 Last accessed February 22 2015, URL: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0101191

Research Supports It: ‘If You Don’t Like Your Doctor, Look For a New One!’

If you like, trust and respect your doctor(s), you’re more likely to accept and follow their advice. It’s intuitive, isn’t it? But now a review of studies backs it up. Developing a good relationship helps you feel comfortable asking questions and getting feedback in a give-and-take environment.

Relationship-Based Strategies Improve Patients’ Health

The more people like their doctors, the healthier they tend to be. This is what researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital found in a review study where they examined 13 research reports on this subject.

If you like, trust and respect your doctor(s), you’re more likely to accept and follow their advice.

A mega-study review looked at doctors who were trained in “relationship-based strategies” such as making eye contact, listening well, and helping patients set goals.

The results: these strategies significantly improved their patients’ health compared to control groups. Their patients achieved lower blood pressure, increased their weight loss, reduced pain and improved glucose management.

If You Don’t Like Your Doctor, Look For a New One!

If you don’t have a good rapport with your current doctors―even if they are “the best” in their field―it’s worth looking elsewhere for a new doctor.

Stethoscope and EKG tracing at A-Fib.com

Know When it’s Time to Fire Your Doctor

In the article, Know When it’s Time to Fire your Doctor, CNN.com Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen discusses five ways to know when it’s time to think about leaving your doctor, and the best way to do it. The highlights are:

1. When your doctor doesn’t like it when you ask questions
2. When your doctor doesn’t listen to you
3. If your doctor can’t explain your illness to you in terms you understand
4. If you feel bad when you leave your doctor’s office
5. If you feel your doctor just doesn’t like you — or if you don’t like him or her

Being the “Best in the Field” Isn’t Enough

Even if a doctor(s) is the best in their field and an expert in your condition, that may not help you if you don’t communicate well with them and don’t relate to them. If we don’t like our doctors, we’re less likely to listen to them.

Don’t Be Afraid to Fire Your Doctor

Doctor shopping? Caduceus at A-Fib.com

Doctor shopping?

Changing doctors can be scary. According to Robin DiMatteo, a researcher at the University of California at Riverside who’s studied doctor-patient communication. “”I really think it’s a fear of the unknown. But if the doctor isn’t supporting your healing or health, you should go.”

Finding a new doctor: To learn how, read our page: How to find the right doctor for you and your treatment goals.

Resources for this article
Shallenberger, Frank. When You Should Fire Your Doctor…Even if He’s “the Best in his Field”, Second Opinion Newsletter, Vol. XXVI, No. 11, November 2016. pp 3-4.

Cohen, E. Know When It’s Time to Fire Your Doctor. CNN.com. October 7, 2016. URL: http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/07/health/fire-your-doctor/

US Directory of Doctors by State and City-CA (Southern Cities)

US Directory of Doctors and Medical Centers

♥  CALIFORNIA (Southern cities)


CALIFORNIA

Anaheim:

Kaiser Permanente—Anaheim

Orange County Cardiology

Southern California Electrophysiology Associates, Inc.

Timothy G. Yeh, MD

Arcadia:

Foothill Cardiology California Heart

Bakersfield:

Central Cardiology Medical Clinic

Heart Rhythm Clinic/Western Cardiology

Baldwin Park:

Kaiser Permanente Medical Group—Baldwin Park

Barstow:

Ramin Ashtiani MD Professional Corp

Beverly Hills:

Beverly Hills Arrhythmia Institute

Cardiovascular Medical Group of Southern CA

Chula Vista: (South of San Diego)

Dr. Matthew Douglas Pugh, D.O.

Downey:

Caremore Cardiology

Downey Cardiomedical Group

El Centro:

El Centro Regional Medical Center

Encinitas:

Scripps Memorial Hospital HPL

Escondido:

Makena Building

Fallbrook: (North of San Diego)

Wayne Whitman, MD

Fontana: (Near San Bernardino)

Kaiser Permanente—Fontana

Fountain Valley: (West of Santa Ana)

Ofc of Luc Sinh Nguyen, MD

Orange County Cardiac Rhythm Institute, P.C.

Fullerton:

Fullerton Cardiovascular Medical Group

Timothy G. Yeh, MD, Inc.

Glendale:

Robert A Ruelaz, M-D, PC

Imperial:

El Centro Regional Medical Center

Inglewood:

Pacific Rim EP Research Institute Center

Irvine:

Coastal Cardiology of Orange County

Ladera Ranch: (South of Mission Viejo)

Coastal Cardiology of Orange County

La Jolla:

La Jolla Pulmonary and CCM

San Diego Cardiovascular Associates

Scripps Clinic

University of California, San Diego Health System-La Jolla

La Mesa:

Pacific Arrhythmia Service

Loma Linda:

Loma Linda University Medical Center

VA Loma Linda Healthcare System

Long Beach:

Memorial Cardiology Medical Group, Inc.

Los Alamitos:

Los Alamitos Cardiovascular

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Los Angeles:

Cardiac Electrophysiology Institute, PC

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD, Inc.

Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Sunset

Los Angeles Cardiology Associates/Good Samaritan Hospital/Harbor- UCLA Medical Center

Olga Voroshilovsky

University of California Los Angeles

University of Southern California Hospital

Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System-UCLA

Mission Viejo:

Mission Internal Medical Group

Murrieta:

Heart And Vascular Wellness Center

Pacific Heart Medical Group

Newbury Park:

Conejo Valley Electrophysiology

Newport Beach:

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Premier Cardiology

Orange:

Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Orange County Heart Institute and Research Center

University of California, Irvine Medical Center

Oxnard:

St. John’s Regional Medical Center

Palm Springs:

Desert Heart Rhythm Consultants

Pasadena:

Foothill Cardiology Medical Group/Huntington Memorial Hospital

Rancho Cucamonga:

DHI

Rancho Mirage (near Palm Springs):

Desert Cardiology Center/Eisenhower Medical Center

Reseda:

Cardiac Rhythm Specialists, Inc.

Riverside:

Los Angeles Cardiology Associates—Riverside

Riverside Electrophysiology

San Bernardino:

LA Cardiology

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San Diego:

Joseph B. Stein, MD, FHRS, FACC, Inc.

Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center

San Diego Cardiac Center

San Diego Arrhythmia Associates

San Diego Heart Rhythm Center

Sharp Rees-Stealy San Diego

Richard Blum MD

University of California and VA Medical Center at San Diego

University of California, San Diego Health System-Hillcrest

Santa Ana:

Cardiology Consultants

Cardiology Specialists of Orange County

Santa Barbara:

Arrhythmia Consultants of the Central Coast

Claudio Bonometti, MD, Inc.

Heart Rhythm Center

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Santa Clara:

Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center

Santa Monica:

St. John’s Health Center/Pacific Heart Institute

UCLA-Santa Monica

Sylmar:

St. Jude Medical

Tarzana:

Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Group of the Valley

Heart Rhythm Specialists of Southern California

Thousand Oaks:

Ardeshir Farshidi, M.D.

Conejo Valley Cardiology

Heart Rhythm Specialists of Southern California

Los Robles Hospital Center

Torrance:

Harbor-UCLA-Good Samaritan Hospital

South Bay Electrophysiolog/Torrance Memorial Medical Center/COR Healthcare Medical Asociates

Van Nuys:

Valley Rhythm Medical Practice

Visalia:

Kaweah Delta Hospital

Vista:

Hanh Bui, MD/Blue Coast Cardiology

 

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Back to the Directory of Doctors Treating A-Fib: US Medical Centers and Practices


 

california

anaheim:

Kaiser Permanente—Anaheim
3430 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 644-2405
Dr. David A. Cesario, MD, PhD, FHRS

Orange County Cardiology
800 Tustin
Anaheim, CA 92801
(951) 312-5922
Dr. Jacqueline Eubany, MD, FHRS

Southern California Electrophysiology Associates, Inc.
1211 W. La Palma Ave., Ste 408
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 353-3250
Dr. Alicia Montanez, MD, FHRS

Timothy G. Yeh, MD
1751 W. Romneya Dr., Ste A
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 956-4958
Dr. Timothy G. Yeh, MD

Arcadia:

Foothill Cardiology California Heart
301 W. Huntington Dr. 301
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 254-0074
Dr. Jesus Vazquez, MD

bakersfield:

Central Cardiology Medical Clinic
2901 Sillect Ave., Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 323-8384
Dr. Jared M. Salvo, MD

Heart Rhythm Clinic/Western Cardiology
2007 17th. St.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 633-1983
Dr. Shyam K. Nair, MD

BAldwin Park:

Kaiser Permanente Medical Group—Baldwin Park
Cardiology/EP
1011 Baldwin Park Blvd.
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
(800) 780-1277
Dr. Rasoul Mokabberi, MD, FHRS

Barstow:

Ramin Ashtiani MD Professional Corp
600 E. Williams
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 256-0328
Dr. Ramin B. Ashtiani, MD, FHRS, CCDS

beverly hills:

Beverly Hills Arrhythmia Institute
9730 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 105
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 274-2743
Dr. Kamran Toluie, MD
Cardiovascular Medical Group of Southern CA
414 N. Camden Dr., Ste. 1100
Beverly Hills, CA 90210-4517
(310) 278-3400
Dr. Eli S. Gang, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017, 2018)

Chula vista: (South of San Diego)

Dr. Matthew Douglas Pugh, D.O.
754 Medical Center Ct.
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 482-4333
Dr, Matthew D. Pugh, DO

downey:

Caremore Cardiology
9040 E. Telegraph Rd.
Downey, CA 90240
(562) 412-1711
Dr. Mazda Motallebi, MD, FHRS, CCDS, IBHRE CCDS Certificant
Downey Cardiomedical Group
11544 Downey Ave.
Downey, CA 90241-4955
Dr. Anantjit Singh, MD, MPH, FHRS, CCDS

El Centro:

El Centro Regional Medical Center
495 E. Birch St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 357-0508
Dr. Hanh Bui, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2018)

Encinitas:

Scripps Memorial Hospital HPL/San Diego Cardiovascular Associates
354 Santa Fe Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 230-2251
Dr. Hanh M. Bui, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017, 2018)
Dr. Ali Hamzei, MD (760) 944-7300 (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017, 2018)

Escondido:

Makena Building
1955 Citracado Pkwy., Ste 300
Escondido, CA 92029
(619) 543-8213
Dr. Navinder S. Sawhney, MD, FHRS

Fallbrook: (North of San Diego)

Wayne Whitman, MD
521 E. Elder St., Ste 206
Fallbrook, CA 92028
(760) 723-3100
Dr. Wayne Whitman, MD

FOntana: (Near San Bernardino)

Kaiser Permanente—Fontana
9961 Sierra Ave.
Fontana, CA 92335
(909) 427-5000
Dr. Grace Nam, MD

Fountain Valley:

Ofc of Luc Sinh Nguyen, MD
11100 Warner Ave., Ste 350
Fountain Valley, CA 92708-7513
(714) 438-0082
Dr. Luc S. Nguyen, MD, CCDS

Orange County Cardiac Rhythm Institute, P.C.
11100 Warner Avenue, Suite 220
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 751-1150)
Dr. Rodney N. Ranaei, DO, FHRS, CCDS

fullerton:

Fullerton Cardiovascular Medical Group
2240 N. Harbor Blvd., Suite 200
Fullerton, CA 92835-2605
(714) 870-4665
Timothy G. Yeh, MD Inc.
PO Box 5256
Fullerton, CA 92838-0256
(714) 956-4958
Dr. Timothy G. Yeh, MD (also listed at 1751 W. Romneya Dr. Ste A, Anaheim, CA 92801)

Glendale:

Robert A. Ruelaz M-D, PC
801 S. Chevy Chase Dr., Suite 108
Glendale, CA 91205
(818) 660-0778
Dr. Robert A. Ruelaz, MD, FHRS

Imperial:

El Centro Regional Medical Center
516 W. Aten Rd., Suite 1
Imperial, CA 92251`
(760) 355-8300
Dr. Hanh M. Bui, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2018)

inglewood:

Pacific Rim EP Research Institute Center
575 E. Hardy St., Ste. 201
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 672-9999
Dr. Koonlawee Nademanee, MD, FHRS

irvine:

Coastal Cardiology of Orange County Irvine
16305 Sand Canyon Ave., Suite 255
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 276-2446
Dr. Stephen Ehrlich, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2018)

Ladera Ranch: (South of Mission Viejo)

Coastal Cardiology of Orange County
333 Corporate Dr., # 102
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
(949) 276-2446
Dr. Stephen Ehrlich, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2018)

La Jolla:

La Jolla Pulmonary and CCM
9850 Genesee Ave., Ste 780
La Jolla, CA 92037
(805) 625-7200
Dr. Wayne Whitman,MD

San Diego Cardiovascular Associates
9834 Genesee Ave. Ste. 300
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 824-2900
Dr. Ali Hamzei, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2018)

Scripps Clinic
10666 N. Torrey Pines Rd SW 206
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 554-5049, ask for Dorie Aguilar for appointments
Dr. Andrea Natale, MD, FHRS (installs the Watchman Device) (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017, 2018)
Dr. Douglas N. Gibson, MD, FHRS (858) 554-8730 (Specialist in Lariat LAA closure device)
Dr. Matthew J. Price, MD Interventional Cardiologist specialist in Watchman and Lariat LAA closure devices (858) 554-9905
Details: Dr. Natale is also available to help A-Fib patients in other areas of the US: see
—Austin, Texas Dr. Natale is the Executive Director of the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
—Thousand Oaks, CA Los Robles Hospital Center
University of California, San Diego Health System-La Jolla
Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center
9444 Medical Center Dr., MC7411
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 657-5310
Dr. Gregory Feld, MD, FHRS, CCDS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017, 2018)
Dr. Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green, MD, FHRS
Dr. Kurt S. Hoffmayer, MD, PharmaD, FHRS (858) 657-7000
Dr. Jonathan Hsu, MD, FHRS
Dr. David Krummen, MD, FHRS

LA MESA:

Pacific Arrhythmia Service
5525 Grossmont Center Dr., Ste 609
La Mesa, CA 91942
(619) 668-2044
Dr. Alborz Hassankhani, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)

 

loma linda:

Loma Linda University Medical Center
Electrophysiology and Cardiology Dept.
11234 Anderson St., Room 4404
Loma Linda, CA 92354-2804
(909) 558-7675
Dr. Rahul Bhardwaj. MD (909) 558-4200
Dr. Sudha M. Pai, MD, FHRS
Dr. Vilma I. Torres, MD, FHRS (909) 558-2880, NEU, 11370 Anderson St., Ste. 2400 (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016)
VA Loma Linda Healthcare System
11201 Benton Street 111C
Loma Linda, CA 92357
(909) 583-6097
Dr. Ronald Lo, MD, FHRS

long beach:

Memorial Cardiology Medical Group Inc.
2898 Linden Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90806-1627
(562) 595-8671
Dr. Serge M. Tobias, MD

LOS Alamitos:

Los Alamitos Cardiovascular
3771 Katella Ave., Ste. 300
Los Alamitos, CA 90720-3115
(562) 430-7533
Dr. Ramandeep K. Brar, MD, FHRS

los angeles:

Cardiac Electrophysiology Institute, PC
8631 W. 3rd, St., Ste 610E
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 746-5335
Web Site: http://www.myepdoc.com
Dr. Arshia M. Noori, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2018)

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Heart Institute
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048 (Beverly Hills)
Dr. Walter Kerwin  (310)-289-0141 (uses CryoBalloon Ablation), Fax: (310) 289-0144. 8631 W. 3rd. St., Suite 1017-E
Dr. Kerwin’s Web site is: http://www.afibcryoablation.com/my.personal.philosophy.asp
Dr. Charles D. Swerdlow, MD, FHRS, CCDS  (310) 652-4600 (Does CryoBalloon Ablation) (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017, 2018)
(800) 233-2771  (for Drs. Chugh, Wang, and Shehata)
Dr. Edward E. Abdullah, MD (213) 977-0419
Dr. Sumeet S. Chugh, MD, FHRS  (310) 423-3300
Dr. Kumar Narayanan, MD (Does CryoBalloon ablation)
Dr. Ravi K. Sureddi, MD (213) 977-0419
Dr. Xunzhang Wang, MD  (310) 423-4856 (Does CryoBalloon Ablation)
Dr. Michael Shehata, MD (310) 423-3336 (installs the Watchman Device)
Maze and Mini-Maze:  (800) 233-2771
Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD, Inc.
8631 W. 3rd. St., #445E
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 659-4081
Dr. Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017, 2018)
Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Sunset
4867 W. Sunset Blvd., 3rd floor
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 783-4011, General Info (800) 464-4000
Dr. Nigel Gupta, MD
Dr. Jonathan Doris, MD
Dr. Sen Ji, MD, PHD (323) 783-5850
Dr. Simon Kangavari, MD (323) 783-4011 (Does CryoBalloon Ablation)
Dr. Gautam Govind Lalani, MD
Dr. Michael J. Lee, MD, FHRS (323) 783-8949
Dr. Maged Nageh, MD, FHRS (323) 783-5850
Dr. Joseph Wu, MD
Mini-Maze Surgery
Dr. Li Poa, MD
Los Angeles Cardiology Associates/Good Samaritan Hospital/Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
1245 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 703
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213)-977-0419
The Web site is http://www.lacard.com
Dr. Anil Bhandari, MBBS, FHRS (also works at San Antonio Community Hospital, 939 San Bernardino Rd., Upland 91786) (Does CryoBalloon Ablation)
Dr. David Cannom, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017, 2018)
Dr. Robert D. Lerman, MD (213-977-2174)
Dr. Edward Abdullah, MD
Dr. Ivan Ho, MD, FHRS (installs the Watchman Device)
Dr. Andrew A. Zadeh, MD, FHRS (213) 977-2239
Olga Voroshilovsky
8635 W. 3rd. St., Ste 750W
Los Angeles, CA 90048-6169
(310) 659-8700
Dr. Olga Voroshilovsky, MD, FHRS
University of California Los Angeles
Cardiac Arrhythmia Center
Division of Cardiology
100 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 690
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310)-206-2235
Web site: http://www.cardiology.med.ucla.edu/arrhythmia/
Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PHD, FHRS (310) 206-6433 (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017, 2018)
Dr. Olujimi A. Ajijola, MD, PhD (310) 825-2612
Dr. Noel G. Boyle, MD, FHRS, CCDS
Dr. Jason Bradfield, MD, FHRS
Dr. Eric F. Buch, MD, FHRS
Dr. Osamu Fujimura, MD, CCDS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017, 2018)
Dr. Malcolm Bersohn, MD, PHD, CCDS (310) 268-3643
Dr. Roderick Tung, MD, FHRS
Dr. Marmar Vaseghi, MD, FHRS (310) 206-6433
Dr. Isaac Wiener, MD, FHRS (310) 824-3378
University of Southern California Hospital/Keck School of Medicine
Dept. of Electrophysiology
1510 San Pablo St., Suite 322
Los Angeles, CA 90033-5313
(323) 442-6130
Fax: (323) 442-5889
Dr. Leslie A. Saxon, MD, FHRS, CCDS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
Dr. Philip M. Chang, MD, FHRS, IBHRE CEPS Certificant
Dr. Rahul N. Doshi, MD, FHRS, Director, Electrophysiology (Performs PVI and CryoBalloon ablation)
Dr. Jerold S. Shinbane, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017, 2018)

Surgery Mini-Maze
USC Healthcare Consultation Center II
1520 San Pablo St., Suite 4300
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 442-5849
Dr. Mark Cunningham, MD (Mini-Maze)
Email: markc@usc.edu

Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System – UCLA
Cardiology
11301 Wilshire Blvd., MS 111E
Los Angeles, CA 90073-1003
(310) 268-3765
Dr. Malcolm M. Bersohn, MD, PHD, CCDS

mission viejo:

Mission Internal Medical Group
26800 Crown Valley Pkwy., Ste. 161
Mission Viejo, CA 92691-6306
(949) 364-3570
Dr. Aseem D. Desai, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017, 2018)
Dr. Stephen S. Ehrlich, MD (949) 347-7426 (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017, 2018)
Dr. Lynn Hung, MD, FHRS (254) 724-9517

murrieta:

Heart and Vascular Wellness Center
40700 California Oaks Rd., Ste 208
Murrieta, CA 92562
(714) 696-0004
Dr. Ganiyu O. Oshodi, MD, FHRS

Pacific Heart Medical Group
25470 Medical Center Drive, Suite 201
Murrietta, CA 92562
(608) 695-3764
Dr. Waseemuddin Kazi, MBBS, FHRS, CCDS

newbury park:

Conejo Valley Electrophysiology
501-I South Reino Rd., Suite 391
Newbury Park, CA 91320
(805) 798-4198
Dr. Carlos Alves, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017, 2018)

newport beach:

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Heart and Vascular Institute
1 Hoag Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 764-5871 Arrhythmia Center
(800) 354-4624, (949) 764-8111
Dr. Mahnaz Behboodikhah, MD, 520 Superior Ave., Suite 335, Newport Beach, CA 92663 (949) 645-9933
Surgery:
Dr. Pravin Shah, MD (949) 764-5871
&
Newport Heart Medical Group,
415 Old Newport Blvd., #200, (949) 548-9611
Dr. Neala Jo Hunter, MD
Dr. Michael S. Panutich, MD
Surgery for A-Fib:
(949) 764-6983, (949) 764-5871
Email: afibcare@hoaghospital.org
447 Old Newport Blvd., #200
(949) 650-3350
Dr. Colin I. Joyo, MD, Chief of Dept. of Thoracic Surgery
Dr. Anthony D. Caffarelli, MD
Dr. Aidan A. Raney, MD
Dr. Douglas R. Zusman, MD
Mini-Maze operation with small bilateral thoracoscopic incisions. Surgeons work with EPs for ganglionic and EP testing. Our follow-up program follows the patients for 1 year post op to be sure they get any adjunct therapy or treatment to keep them in sinus rhythm.
     &
Dr. Pravin Shah, MD
1 Hoag Dr., Bldg. 21
Newport Beach, CA 92663
949-764-5871
Premier Cardiology/Hoag Hospital
520 Superior Ave., Ste 330
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 478-7373
Dr. Rajesh S. Banker, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017, 2018)

orange:

Children’s Hospital of Orange County
Pediatric Cardiology
1201 W. La Veta Avenue
Orange, CA 92868-4203
(714) 509-3939
Dr. Anthony C. McCanta, MD, FHRS, IBHRE CEPS Certificant

Orange County Heart Institute and Research Center
A Fib Center
Saint Joseph Medical Plaza
1140 W. LaVenta Ave., Suite 640
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 564-3300
http://www.ocheart.org/CardiacPacing.html
Dr. Jay H. Lee, MD
University of California, Irvine Medical Center
Division of Cardiology
101 The City Drive
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 456-6699
Web site: http://www.healthcare.uci.edu/cs_ep_pacemaker_services.asp
Dr. Pranav Patel, MD
Primary ablation procedure: Circumferential PVI guided by CARTO and ICE.
Surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation and ligation of atrial appendage:
(714) 456-3634
Dr. Jeffrey Milliken, MD (Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Bldg. 53, Rm 117

oxnard:

Cabrillo Cardiology Medical Group/St. John’s Regional Medical Center
2241 Wankel Way, Suite C
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 983-0922
Dr. Ali Sovari, MD, IBHRE CEPS Certification (RF and CryoBalloon Ablation)
Dr. Sovari also works at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where he ablates his very complex and re-do cases.

Palm Springs:

Desert Heart Rhythm Consultants/Desert Regional Medical Center
1100 N Palm Canyon Dr Ste 206
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 883-1600
Dr. Hetal R. Bhakta, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2018) Currently not certified in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology)

pasadena:

Foothill Cardiology Medical Group/Huntington Memorial Hospital
625 S. Fair Oaks Av., Suite 215
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 793-4139
Web site: http://www.foothillcardiology.com
Dr. Mayer Y. Rashtian, MD, FHRS, CCDS

rancho cucamonga:

DHI
13327 Hunt Club Dr.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
(917) 359-8164
Dr. Ramin Ashtiani, MD, CCDS

rancho mirage: (near palm springs)

Desert Cardiology Center
Eisenhower Medical Center
Hall B. Wallis Bldg.
39000 Bob Hope Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
(760) 346-0642
Dr. Leon A. Feldman, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017)
Dr. Andrew M. Rubin, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017,  2018)

Reseda:

Cardiac Rhythm Specialists, Inc.
7640 Tampa Avenue, Suite 101
Reseda, CA 91335
(818) 600-4512
Dr. Leo Polosajian, MD

riverside:

Los Angeles Cardiology Associates—Riverside
4500 Brockton Ave., Suite 317
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 742-8846
Dr. Andrew Zadeh, MD, FHRS (office hours Thursdays)
&
4000 14th St., Ste 209
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 742-8846
Dr. Ravi K. Sureddi, MD

Riverside Electrophysiology
4000 14th. St., Ste 209
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 742-8846
Dr. Ronald Lo, MD, FHRS

SAN Bernardino:

LA Cardiology/Cedars Sinai
399 E. Highland Ave., Suite 424
San Bernardino, CA 92404
(909) 883-5315
Dr. Edward E. Abdullah, MD (213) 977-2239
Dr. Ravi K. Sureddi. MD

san diego:

Joseph B. Stein, MD, FHRS, FACC, Inc.
4060 4th Ave., Ste 500
San Diego, CA 92103-2121
(619) 296-3800
Dr. Joseph B. Stein, MD, FHRS
Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center
Electrophysiology and Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease
4647 Zion Av.
San Diego, CA 92120-2507
(619) 528-5000
Dr. Gautam Govind Lalani, MD
Dr. Brant C. Liu, MD, FHRS
Richard Blum, MD
550 Washington St., Ste 423
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 296-3888
Dr. Richard I. Blum, MD, FHRS, CCDS
San Diego Cardiac Center
3131 Berger Ave., Ste 200
San Diego, CA 92123-4203
(858) 244-6805
Web Site: http://www.sdcardiac.com
Dr. Charles A. Athill, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017, 2018)
San Diego Arrhythmia Associates
4060 4th Ave., Ste 206
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 297-0014
Dr. Manish K. Wadhwa, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017, 2018)
San Diego Heart Rhythm Center
501 Washington St., 512
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 297-0014
Dr. Jigar D Patel, MD
Sharp Rees-Stealy San Diego
2929 Health Center Dr.
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 939-6561
Dr. H. Elizabeth Noll, MD (listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017, 2018)
University of California and VA Medical Center at San Diego
Cardiology Section 111A
3350 La Jolla Village Dr., Ste 111A
San Diego, CA 92161-0001
(858) 642-3889
Dr. David E. Krummen, MD, FHRS
University of California,  San Diego Health System-Hillcrest
Medical Offices South
4168 Front Street
San Diego, CA 92103
(619)-543-5428
Dr. Ulrika Maria Birgersdotter-Green, MD, FHRS
(See also)
Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center
9434 Medical Center Dr., MC 7411
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 657-5310
Dr. Gregory Feld, MD, FHRS, CCDS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017, 2018)
Dr. Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green, MD, FHRS
Dr. Jonathan Hsu, MD, FHRS
Dr. David Krummen, MD, FHRS

santa ana:

Cardiology Consultants
801 N. Tustin, Suite 706
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 568-6600
Dr. Jacqueline A. Eubany, MD, FHRS

Cardiology Specialists of Orange County
700 N. Tustin
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 245-1444

santa barbara:

Arrhythmia Consultants of the Central Coast
1919 State St., Suite 102
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 569-2870
Web site: Web Site: http://www.arrhythmiaconsultants.com, http://www.sbheartlung.com/ilvento.html
Dr. Joseph P. Ilvento, MD, FHRS, CCDS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017, 2018)
Claudio Bonometti, MD, Inc.
1919 State St. # 203
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 845-6611
Dr. Claudio C. Bonometti, MD, FHRS
Heart Rhythm Center
504 W. Pueblo St., #101
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 845-5305
Fax: (805) 845-6469
heart.electrician(at)yahoo.com (When typing this email address, substitute an “@” for the “(at)”—this substitution is necessary to prevent search engines from sending spam to this email address.)
Dr. Brett A. Gidney, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017, 2018)
Details: Radio Frequency & CryoBalloon Ablation;
I ablate Paroxysmal, Persistent, and Long Standing Persistent A-Fib using PVI in everyone, plus additional ablation for persistent A-Fib including linear ablation and CFAE. I was one of the first few physicians in the country selected by Medtronic to perform the Arctic Front CryoBalloon Ablation after it was FDA approved and have done several since its approval date.

santa clara:

Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center
Homestead Medical Office Building
710 Lawrence Expressway. 3rd. Floor, Dept. 342
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 851-3860
Dr. Jennifer Han, MD
Dr. Taylor I. Liu, MD, FHRS (408) 851-3749
Dr. Kelly R. Richardson, MD
Dr. Charlie Young, MD

santa monica:

St. John’s Health Center/Pacific Heart Institute
Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing
2001 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 280 West
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-7678
Fax: 310-829-6889
Web site: http://www.pacificheart.com/SKD.htm
Dr. Shephal Doshi, MD, Director Cardiac EP and Pacing (expert and international instructor in installing the Watchman Device)

E-mail: skdoshi (at) pacificheart.com (the @ is written as “at” to prevent access by automated spam mailing lists)
Dr. Sarina A. van der Zee, MD
(Primary ablation procedures: Pulmonary Vein Antrum Isolation (PVAI) with LASSO verification of both entrance and exit block of all four PVs. Also Cryo ablation, investigational work in the Laser Balloon Pulmonary Vein Isolation, the Left Atrial Appendage Occluder in the PROTECT AF protocol. Performed the first Endoscopic Catheter Ablation in the US March 15, 2007.)
UCLA-Santa Monica
8631 W. 3rd. St., Ste 1017E
Santa Monica, CA 90048
Web Site: http://www.heart24.com
Dr. Donna M. Gallik, MD, FHRS, CCDS (310) 289-5901
Dr. Roderick Tung, MD, FHRS (310) 825-8811
Dr. Isaac Wiener, MD, FHRS, CCDS (310) 824-3378

Sylmar:

St. Jude Medical
15900 Valley View Court
Sylmar, CA 91342
(818) 493-2723
Web Site: http://sjm.com
Dr. Avi Fischer, MD, FHRS

tarzana:

Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Group of the Valley, Inc.
18370 Burbank Blvd., Ste. 707
Tarzana, CA 91356-2830
(818) 345-5580
Dr. Dave T. Kim, MD, FHRS
Heart Rhythm Specialists of Southern California/Valley Regional Arrhythmia Center, Inc.
18411 Clark St., Ste 203
Tarzana, CA 91356-3534
(818) 342-5377
Web Site: http://www.EndAfib.com
Web site: http://www.ArrhythmiaCenter.com
Dr. James J. Ong, MD, FACC, FHRS, CCDS
(Dr. Ong also has an office in Thousand Oaks}
2220 Lynn Rd., Ste 203
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(818) 342-5377

thousand oaks:

Ardeshir Farshidi, M.D.
1000 Newberry Road, Ste 180
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
(805) 498-9998
Dr. Ardeshir Farshidi, MD, FHRS

Conejo Valley Cardiology
2220 Lynn Rd., Ste 208
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
New Patients (805) 242-5742, Existing Patients (805) 768-4198
Dr. Carlos Alves, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017, 2018)

Heart Rhythm Specialists of Southern California/Valley Regional Arrhythmia Center, Inc.
2220 Lynn Rd., Ste 203
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(818) 342-5377
Web Site: http://www.EndAfib.com
Web site: http://www.ArrhythmiaCenter.com
Dr. James J. Ong, MD, FACC, FHRS, CCDS
(Dr. Ong also has an office in Tarzana}
18411 Clark St., Ste 203
Tarzana, CA 91356-3534
(818) 342-5377
Los Robles Hospital Center
Cardiovascular Institute of Los Robles
227 W. Janss Rd., Suite 340
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 852-9100
Dr. Andrea Natale, MD, FHRS (installs the Watchman Device) (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017, 2018)
Details: Dr. Natale is also available to help A-Fib patients in other areas of the US: see
—Austin, Texas Dr. Natale is the Executive Director of the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
—La Jolla, CA, Scripps

torrance:

Harbor-UCLA-Good Samaritan Hospital
1245 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 703
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213)-977-2239
Dr. Anil K. Bhandari, MBBS, FHRS
Dr. David S. Cannom, MD, FHRS (213)-977-2007 (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017, 2018)
(listed at Los Angeles Cardiology Associates)
South Bay Electrophysiology/Torrance Memorial Medical Center/COR Healthcare Medical Associates
4201 Torrance Blvd., Ste. 560
Torrance, CA 90503-4583
(310) 792-5800
Dr. Gene C. Kim, MD
Dr. Erol M. Kosar, MD, CCDS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017, 2018)
Dr. Matthew P. Ostrom, MD, FHRS

Van nuys:

Valley Rhythm Medical Practice
16119 Vanowen St.
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 668-3383
Dr. Menachem Wakslak, MD, FHRS

Visalia:

Kaweah Delta Hospital
5120 W. Cypress Ave.
Visalia, CA

Vista:

Hanh Bui, MD, Inc./Blue Coast Cardiology
2067 W. Vista Way, Suite 225
Vista, CA 92063
(858) 922-9973, (760) 630-2550
Dr. Hanh Bui, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2018)

 


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♥  CALIFORNIA (Northern cities)


CALIFORNIA

Berkeley:

Berkeley Cardiovascular Medical Group

Burlingame: (near San Francisco)

Cardiovascular Associates of the Peninsula

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Concord: (East of Oakland)

Arrhythmia Specialists, Inc./Sutter Health

East Palo Alto:

Silicon Valley Cardiology

Fremont:

Sanjay Bindra, MD, FHRS, CCDS

Fresno:

The Heart Group

University of California at Fresno

Larkspur: (North of San Francisco)

Cardiovascular Center of Marin/Sutter Health-Larkspur

Marin:

Marin General Hospital/Haynes Cardiovascular Institute

Modesto:

Ofc of Lawrence E. Waspe, MD

Sutter Gould Medical Foundation

Valley Heart Associate Medical Group

Monterey:

Montage Medical Group/Cardiology and Sleep Disorder Services

Mountain View (near San Jose):

Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists

Novato: (North of San Francisco)

Cardiovascular Associates of Marin/Sutter Health-Novato

Oakland:

Berkeley Cardiovascular Medical Group

East Bay Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Center

Sutter Health/Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Group

Palo Alto:

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

VA Palo Alto Healthcare System

Redwood City:

Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center

Silicon Valley Cardiology

Roseville:

Roseville Cardiology Associates

Sacramento:

Regional Cardiology Associates/Sutter Memorial Hospital

Sacramento Cardiovascular Surgeons

Sutter Medical Center

Sutter Medical Group Cardiology

University of California Davis Cardiovascular Medicine

Salinas:

Central Coast Cardiology

Dr. Vince DeFilippi, MD

San Francisco:

California Pacific Medical Center/Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation

University of California at San Francisco

VA San Francisco

San Jose:

Casey Green Coggins Levy and Kao

Santa Clara:

The Permanente Medical Grooup

Santa Rosa:

Northern California Medical Associates

Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital

Stanford:

Stanford University Medical Center

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california

berkeley:

Berkeley Cardiovascular Medical Group
2450 Ashby Ave., Ste. 2748
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 204-1691
Web site:
Dr. Samuel Wang, MD

burlingame: (near San Francisco)

Cardiovascular Associates of the Peninsula
1720 El Camino Real, Ste. 100
Burlingame, CA 94010-3223
(650) 259-5300
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
1505 Trousdale Dr., 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA 94010-3225
(650) 652-8600
Web Site: http://www.cardiodoctors.com
Dr. Alan B. Schwartz, MD, MSEE, CCDS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)

concord: (east of Oakland)

Arrhythmia Specialists, Inc./Sutter Health
2700 Grant St., Ste 309
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 674-2880
Dr. Susan J. Eisenberg, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2108)
Dr. Carleton T. Nibley, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017, 2018)

East Palo Alto:

Silicon Valley Cardiology
2900 Whipple Ave., Ste 205
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 363-5262
&
1950 University Dr., Ste 160
East Palo Alto, CA 94303-2285
(650) 363-5262, (650) 617-8100
Web site: http://www.siliconvalleycardiology.com
Dr. Rob Patrawala, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017, 2018)
Dr. Roger Winkle, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017, 2018)
Dr. R. Hardwin Mead, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017, 2018)
Dr. Greg Engel, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017, 2018)
Dr. Melissa H. Kong, MD, FHRS
We perform PV Antrum Isolation with irrigated tip catheter. We use the St. Jude Navx mapping system, and general anesthesia. We are particularly proud of our low complication rate after having done over 2000 PV ablations.

Fremont:

Sanjay Bindra, MD, FHRS, CCDS
2333 Mowry Ave #300
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 796-0222
Dr. Sanjay Bindra, MD, FHRS, CCDS

fresno:

The Heart Group, Fresno
1313 East Herndon Ave., Suite 203
Fresno, CA 93720
(559) 439-6808
Dr. John G. Telles, MD, FHRS, CCDS
University of California at Fresno
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
110 N. Valeria, Ste 508
Fresno, CA 93701
(559) 320-0545
Dr. Khoi M. Le, MD

LArkspur:

Cardiovascular Center of Marin/Sutter Health-Larkspur
2 Bon Air Rd., Ste 100
Larkspur, CA 94939
(415) 927-0666
Dr. Sujoya Dey, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)

marin:


Marin General Hospital/Haynes Cardiovascular Institute
250 Bon Air Road
Greenbrae, CA 94904
415-925-7207
Dr. Steven C. Hao, MD, FHRS
Dr. Richard Hongo, MD, FHRS

modesto:

Ofc of Lawrence E. Waspe, MD
1401 Spanos Ct., Ste 203
Modesto, CA 95355-2813
(209) 522-0600
Dr. Lawrence E. Waspe, MD, CCDS

Sutter Gould Medical Foundation
1409 Brrigsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA 95355
(209) 550-4750
Dr. Raman Moradkhan, MD, IBHRE CEPS Certificant (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017, 2018)

Valley Heart Associate Medical Group
4016 Dale Rd., Ste 101
Modesto, CA 95356-9268
(209) 577-5557
Web Site: http://www.vhamg.com
Dr. Navneet K. Dullet, MD, FHRS, CCDS

monterey:

Montage Medical Group/Cardiology and Sleep Disorder Services
30 Garden Ct., Ste B
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 647-1123
Dr. Steven J. Fowler, MD

mountain view: (near san jose)

Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists/Valley Medical Consultants/El Camino Hospital
2490 Hospital Dr., Ste. 104
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 962-4690
Dr. Daniel W. Kaiser, MD, FHRS (650) 962-4410
Dr. L. Bing Liem, DO, CCDS, FHRS

novato: (North of San francisco)

Cardiovascular Center of Marin/Sutter Health-Novato
165 Rowland Way, Ste 103
Novato, CA 94945
(415) 878-2910
Dr. Sujoya Dey, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016)

oakland:

Berkeley Cardiovascular Medical Group
3300 Webster St., Suite 410
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 549-4220
Dr. Samuel Wang, MD

East Bay Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Center
365 Hawthorne Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609-3114
(510) 452-1345
Dr. Michael A. Lee, MD, CCDS
Sutter Health/Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Group
365 Hawthorne Ave., Suite 201
Oakland, CA 04609
(510) 452-1345
Dr. Steven Kang, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017, 2018)
Dr. Paul L. Ludmer, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016)

Palo Alto:

Palo Alto Medical Foundation
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto,m CA 94301
(760) 944-7300
Dr. Sung H. Chun, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top doctors 2017, 2018)

VA Palo Alto Healthcare System
Cardiac Arrhythmia Service
Cardiology (111C)
3801 Miranda Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94304
(650) 858-3932
Dr. Minang (Mintu) P. Turakhia, MD, MS, FHRS (Director Cardiac Electrophysiology)

redwood city:

Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center
1150 Veterans Blvd.
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 299-2045
Dr. Charles Rob Mitchell, MD

Silicon Valley Cardiology
2900 Whipple Ave., Ste 205
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 363-5262
&
1950 University Dr., Ste 160
East Palo Alto, CA 94303-2285
(650) 363-5262, (650) 617-8100
Web site: http://www.siliconvalleycardiology.com
Dr. Rob Patrawala, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017)
Dr. Roger Winkle, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016,  2017)
Dr. R. Hardwin Mead, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
Dr. Greg Engel, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
Dr. Melissa H. Kong, MD, FHRS
Details: We perform PV Antrum Isolation with irrigated tip catheter. We use the St. Jude Navx mapping system, and general anesthesia. We are particularly proud of our low complication rate after having done over 2000 PV ablations.

Roseville: (near sacramento)

Roseville Cardiology Associates
Two Medical Plaza, Ste 175
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 782-2146
Dr. Peter D. Jurisich, DO, FHRS

sacramento:

Regional Cardiology Associates, Sacramento/Sutter Memorial Hospital/Mercy General
3941 J St., Ste 350
Sacramento, CA 95819-3633
(916) 453-2698 (Miranda in scheduling)
Fax: (916) 456-1672
Dr. Padraig Gearoid O’Neill, MD, FHRS, CCDS (does CryoBalloon ablation) (916)-453-2688
Dr. Arash Aryana, MD, FHRS (916) 453-2681
Details: We just completed the Cardiofocus laser protocol. We are very active in clinical research.
Sacramento Cardiovascular Surgeons
Sutter Health
5301 F Street, Suite 111
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 452-8291
Dr. James Longoria, MD
Sutter Medical Center
2800 L Street 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 887-4040
Dr. Thomas M. Tadros, MD
Sutter Medical Group Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
5301 F St., Suite 117
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 733-1788
Dr. Subramamian C. Krishnan, MD, FHRS
University of California Davis Cardiovascular Medicine
4860 Y St., Suite 0200
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 734-3761
Dr. Nayereh G. Pezeshkian, MD (916) 734-3713 (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017, 2018)
Dr. Uma N. Srivatsa, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017, 2018)
Dr. Yingbo Yang, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017, 2018)

salinas:

Central Coast Cardiology
230 San Jose St.
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 758-2100
Dr. Harlan Grogin, MD
Dr. Vince DeFilippi, MD
212 San Jose St.
Salinas, CA 93901-4029
(831) 759-3289
Dr. Vincent DeFilippi, MD (Hybrid Operation/Ablation)

san francisco:

California Pacific Medical Center
Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation
2100 Webster St., Suite 110
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 923-6500
http://www.cpmc.org/electrophysiology
Video on youtube.com  about A-Fib http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkpkpsKTJZQ
Dr. Steven C. Hao, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly top Doctors 2017)
Dr. Richard Hongo, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connelly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
We perform more than 450 A-Fib ablations/yr in Northern California and routinely address persistent A-Fib.
Details: Dr. Andrea Natale, MD, FHRS has moved from the California Pacific Medical Center. He is available to help A-Fib patients in other areas of the US: see
—Austin, Texas Dr. Natale is the Executive Director of the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
—La Jolla, CA, Scripps
—Thousand Oaks, CA, Los Robles Hospital Center
University of California San Francisco
Cardiac Electrophysiology
500 Parnassus
MU E4/Box 1354
San Francisco, CA 94143
(415)-476-5706
Fax: 415-476-5706
Dr. Jeffrey E. Olgin, MD, FHRS, Chief of Cardiology* (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
Dr. Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD, Chief of Cardiac Electrophysiology* (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017)
Email: egerstenfeld(at)medicine.ucsf.edu
Dr. Nitish Badhwar, MBBS, FHRS, CCDS (Left Atrial Appendage ligations using the Lariat II)* (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
Dr. Albert M. Kim, MD, FHRS*
Dr. Byron K. Lee, MD* (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 22017)
Dr. Randall Lee, MD (Left Atrial Appendage ligations using the Lariat II)*
Dr. Gregory M. Marcus, AS, MA, MD, FHRS*
Dr. Melvin M. Scheinman, MD, FHRS
Dr. Zian Tseng, MD, MAS, FHRS*
Dr. Vasanth Vedanthan, MD, PhD*
Details: Ablation approach: Wide area circumferential ablation of the pulmonary veins with additional ablation tailored to the specific patient; CARTO3 with CT/MRI merge, NavX Velocity with CT/MRI fusion and ESI, Stereotaxis, Thermocool RF Catheter, Cryo, CryoBalloon, Acuson intracardiac echocardiography. All faculty are full time UCSF academic physicians who are available to facilitate care before, during, and after the ablation procedure; New technology trials, including Cardiofocus Laser balloon ablation.
&
Cardiology
4150 Clement St., MC 111C
San Francisco VA
San Francisco, CA 94121
Dr. Henry H. Hsia, MD, FHRS*
* Does Pulmonary Vein Ablations
VA San Francisco
4150 Clement St., 111C
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 221-4810 x3178
Dr. Cara N. Pellegrini, MD, FHRS

san jose:

Casey Green Coggins levy and Kao
2400 Samaritan Dr., Ste 200
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 369-7500
Dr. Dwain Coggins, MD, FHRS (408) 879-5900
Dr. Matthew T. Levy, MD, FHRS

santa Clara:

The Permanante Medical Group
710 Lawrence Expressway, Dept. 342
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 851-3749
Dr. Taylor L. Liu, MD, PhD, FHRS

santa rosa:

Northern California Medical Associates
3536 Mendocino Ave., Ste 200
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 573-6166
Dr. Jaime J. Molden, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017)

Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital
500 Doyle Park Dr., Ste 302
Santa Rosa, CA 95405-4559
(707) 573-7070
Dr. Peter D. Chang-Sing, MD, FHRS, CCDS

stanford:

Stanford University Medical Center
Cardiac EP Lab and Arrhythmia Service
300 Pasteur Dr., Rm H2146, MC: 5233
Stanford, CA 94305
(650)-723-7111
Dr. Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PhD, FHRS (Falk CV 275) (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2018)
Dr. Shirley Park, MD
Dr. Marco V. Perez, MD
Dr. Mohan N. Viswanathan, MD, FHRS
Dr. Paul J. Wang, MD, FHRS, CCDS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017, 2018)
Dr. Paul C. Zei, MD, PhD. FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
Surgery:
Dr. Gan Dunnington, MD (Hybrid procedure with Dr. Paul Wang)
Details: CryoBalloon ablation, Hybrid Procedure (See http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2011/02/innovative-treatment-for-most-difficult-cases-of-atrial-fibrillation.html)

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US Directory of Doctors by State and City-CA

US Directory of Doctors and Medical Centers

♥  CALIFORNIA


CALIFORNIA

Anaheim:

Kaiser Permanente—Anaheim

Orange County Cardiology

Southern California Electrophysiology Associates, Inc.

Arcadia:

Foothill Cardiology California Heart

Bakersfield:

Central Cardiology Medical Clinic

Heart Rhythm Clinic/Western Cardiology

Baldwin Park:

Kaiser Permanente Medical Group—Baldwin Park

Barstow:

Ramin Ashtiani MD Professional Corp

Berkeley:

Berkeley Cardiovascular Medical Group

Beverly Hills:

Beverly Hills Arrhythmia Institute

Cardiovascular Medical Group of Southern CA

Burlingame: (near San Francisco)

Cardiovascular Associates of the Peninsula

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Chula Vista: (South of San Diego)

Dr. Matthew Douglas Pugh, D.O.

Concord: (East of Oakland)

Arrhythmia Specialists, Inc./Sutter Health

Downey:

Caremore Cardiology

Downey Cardiomedical Group

East Palo Alto:

Silicon Valley Cardiology

Encinitas:

Scripps Memorial Hospital HPL

Escondido:

Makena Building

Fontana: (Near San Bernardino)

Kaiser Permanente—Fontana

Fountain Valley: (West of Santa Ana)

Ofc of Luc Sinh Nguyen, MD

Orange County Cardiac Rhythm Institute, P.C.

Fremont:

Sanjay Bindra, MD, FHRS, CCDS

Fresno:

The Heart Group

University of California at Fresno

Fullerton:

Fullerton Cardiovascular Medical Group

Timothy G. Yeh, MD, Inc.

Glendale:

Robert A Ruelaz, M-D, PC

Imperial:

El Centro Regional Medical Center

Inglewood:

Pacific Rim EP Research Institute Center

La Jolla:

Scripps Clinic

University of California, San Diego Health System-La Jolla

La Mesa:

Pacific Arrhythmia Service

Larkspur: (North of San Francisco)

Cardiovascular Center of Marin/Sutter Health-Larkspur

Loma Linda:

Loma Linda University Medical Center

VA Loma Linda Healthcare System

Long Beach:

Memorial Cardiology Medical Group, Inc.

Los Alamitos:

Los Alamitos Cardiovascular

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Los Angeles:

Cardiac Electrophysiology Institute, PC

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD, Inc.

Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Sunset

Los Angeles Cardiology Associates/Good Samaritan Hospital/Harbor- UCLA Medical Center

Olga Voroshilovsky

University of California Los Angeles

University of Southern California Hospital

Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System-UCLA

Marin:

Marin General Hospital/Haynes Cardiovascular Institute

Modesto:

Ofc of Lawrence E. Waspe, MD

Sutter Gould Medical Foundation

Valley Heart Associate Medical Group

Mission Viejo:

Mission Internal Medical Group

Mountain View (near San Jose):

Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists

Murrieta:

Pacific Heart Medical Group

Newbury Park:

Conejo Valley Electrophysiology

Newport Beach:

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Premier Cardiology

Novato: (North of San Francisco)

Cardiovascular Associates of Marin/Sutter Health-Novato

Oakland:

Berkeley Cardiovascular Medical Group

East Bay Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Center

Sutter Health/Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Group

Orange:

Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Orange County Heart Institute and Research Center

University of California, Irvine Medical Center

Oxnard:

St. John’s Regional Medical Center

Palo Alto:

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

VA Palo Alto Healthcare System

Pasadena:

Foothill Cardiology Medical Group/Huntington Memorial Hospital

Rancho Cucamonga:

DHI

Rancho Mirage (near Palm Springs):

Desert Cardiology Center/Eisenhower Medical Center

Redwood City:

Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center

Silicon Valley Cardiology

Reseda:

Cardiac Rhythm Specialists, Inc.

Riverside:

Los Angeles Cardiology Associates—Riverside

Riverside Electrophysiology

Roseville:

Roseville Cardiology Associates

Sacramento:

Regional Cardiology Associates/Sutter Memorial Hospital

Sacramento Cardiovascular Surgeons

Sutter Medical Center

Sutter Medical Group Cardiology

University of California Davis Cardiovascular Medicine

Salinas:

Central Coast Cardiology

Stanford Cardiac Surgery

San Bernardino:

LA Cardiology

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San Diego:

Joseph B. Stein, MD, FHRS, FACC, Inc.

Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center

San Diego Cardiac Center

San Diego Arrhythmia Associates

San Diego Heart Rhythm Center

Sharp Rees-Stealy San Diego

Richard Blum MD

University of California and VA Medical Center at San Diego

University of California, San Diego Health System-Hillcrest

San Francisco:

California Pacific Medical Center/Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation

University of California at San Francisco

VA San Francisco

San Jose:

Casey Green Coggins Levy and Kao

Santa Ana:

Cardiology Specialists of Orange County

Santa Barbara:

Arrhythmia Consultants of the Central Coast

Claudio Bonometti, MD, Inc.

Heart Rhythm Center

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Santa Clara:

Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center

Santa Monica:

St. John’s Health Center/Pacific Heart Institute

UCLA-Santa Monica

Santa Rosa:

Northern California Medical Associates

Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital

Stanford:

Stanford University Medical Center

Sylmar:

St. Jude Medical

Tarzana:

Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Group of the Valley

Heart Rhythm Specialists of Southern California

Thousand Oaks:

Ardeshir Farshidi, M.D.

Cardiovascular Institute of Las Robles/Las Robles Hospital Center

Heart Rhythm Specialists of Southern California

Torrance:

Harbor-UCLA-Good Samaritan Hospital

South Bay Electrophysiology

Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Van Nuys:

Valley Rhythm Medical Practice

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COLORADO

Aurora (Denver):

Aurora Denver Cardiology Associates

University of Colorado Hospital

Boulder:

Boulder Heart

Colorado Springs:

CHMG Cardiology

Colorado Springs Cardiologists

Electrophysiology Associates, P.C.

Denver:

Colorado Heart & Vascular/St. Anthony Central Hospital

Colorado Permanente Medical Group

Exempla Rocky Mountain Cardiovascular Associates

Montana Heart Center

Rocky Mountain Cardiology Associates

VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System

Fort Collins:

Heart Center of the Rockies

Greeley:

North Colorado Medical Center

Lafayette:

Rocky Mountain Cardiovascular Associates/Rocky Mountain Heart Associates, Lafayette

Lakewood (West of Denver):

Colorado Heart & Vascular PC

Littleton (South of Denver):

South Denver Cardiology Associates

Pueblo:

Pueblo Cardiology Associates

Wheat Ridge (East of Denver):

Rocky Mountain Cardiovascular Associates/Rocky Mountain Heart Associates

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california

anaheim:

Kaiser Permanente—Anaheim
3430 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 644-2405
Dr. David A. Cesario, MD, PhD, FHRS

Orange County Cardiology
800 Tustin
Anaheim, CA 92801
(951) 312-5922
Dr. Jacqueline Eubany, MD, FHRS

Southern California Electrophysiology Associates, Inc.
1211 W. La Palma Ave., Ste 408
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 353-3250
Dr. Alicia Montanez, MD, FHRS

Arcadia:

Foothill Cardiology California Heart
301 W. Huntington Dr. 301
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 254-0074
Dr. Jesus Vazquez, MD

bakersfield:

Central Cardiology Medical Clinic
2901 Sillect Ave., Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 323-8384
Dr. Jared M. Salvo, MD

Heart Rhythm Clinic/Western Cardiology
2007 17th. St.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 633-1983
Dr. Shyam K. Nair, MD

BAldwin Park:

Kaiser Permanente Medical Group—Baldwin Park
Cardiology/EP
1011 Baldwin Park Blvd.
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
(800) 780-1277
Dr. Rasoul Mokabberi, MD, FHRS

Barstow:

Ramin Ashtiani MD Professional Corp
600 E. Williams
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 256-0328
Dr. Ramin B. Ashtiani, MD, FHRS, CCDS

berkeley:

Berkeley Cardiovascular Medical Group
2450 Ashby Ave., Ste. 2748
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 204-1691
Web site:
Dr. Samuel Wang, MD

beverly hills:

Beverly Hills Arrhythmia Institute
9730 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 105
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 274-2743
Dr. Kamran Toluie, MD
Cardiovascular Medical Group of Southern CA
414 N. Camden Dr., Ste. 1100
Beverly Hills, CA 90210-4517
(310) 278-3400
Dr. Eli S. Gang, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Conolly Top Doctors 2017)

burlingame: (near San Francisco)

Cardiovascular Associates of the Peninsula
1720 El Camino Real, Ste. 100
Burlingame, CA 94010-3223
(650) 259-5300
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
1505 Trousdale Dr., 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA 94010-3225
(650) 652-8600
Web Site: http://www.cardiodoctors.com
Dr. Alan B. Schwartz, MD, MSEE, CCDS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)

Chula vista: (South of San Diego)

Dr. Matthew Douglas Pugh, D.O.
754 Medical Center Ct.
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 482-4333
Dr, Matthew D. Pugh, DO

concord: (east of Oakland)

Arrhythmia Specialists, Inc./Sutter Health
2700 Grant St., Ste 309
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 674-2880
Dr. Susan J. Eisenberg, MD
Dr. Carleton T. Nibley, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)

downey:

Caremore Cardiology
9040 E. Telegraph Rd.
Downey, CA 90240
(562) 412-1711
Dr. Mazda Motallebi, MD, FHRS, CCDS, IBHRE CCDS Certificant
Downey Cardiomedical Group
11544 Downey Ave.
Downey, CA 90241-4955
Dr. Anantjit Singh, MD, MPH, FHRS, CCDS

East Palo Alto:

Silicon Valley Cardiology
2900 Whipple Ave., Ste 205
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 363-5262
&
1950 University Dr., Ste 160
East Palo Alto, CA 94303-2285
(650) 363-5262, (650) 617-8100
Web site: http://www.siliconvalleycardiology.com
Dr. Rob Patrawala, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017)
Dr. Roger Winkle, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
Dr. R. Hardwin Mead, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
Dr. Greg Engel, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
Dr. Melissa H. Kong, MD, FHRS
We perform PV Antrum Isolation with irrigated tip catheter. We use the St. Jude Navx mapping system, and general anesthesia. We are particularly proud of our low complication rate after having done over 2000 PV ablations.

Encinitas:

Scripps Memorial Hospital HPL
354 Santa Fe Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 230-2251
Dr. Hanh M. Bui, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017)
Dr. Ali Hamzei, MD (760) 944-7300 (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017)

Escondido:

Makena Building
1955 Citracado Pkwy., Ste 300
Escondido, CA 92029
(619) 543-8213
Dr. Navinder S. Sawhney, MD, FHRS

FOntana: (Near San Bernardino)

Kaiser Permanente—Fontana
9961 Sierra Ave.
Fontana, CA 92335
(909) 427-5000
Dr. Grace Nam, MD

Fountain Valley:

Ofc of Luc Sinh Nguyen, MD
11100 Warner Ave., Ste 350
Fountain Valley, CA 92708-7513
(714) 438-0082
Dr. Luc S. Nguyen, MD, CCDS

Orange County Cardiac Rhythm Institute, P.C.
11100 Warner Avenue, Suite 220
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 751-1150)
Dr. Rodney N. Ranaei, DO, FHRS, CCDS

Fremont:

Sanjay Bindra, MD, FHRS, CCDS
2333 Mowry Ave #300
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 796-0222
Dr. Sanjay Bindra, MD, FHRS, CCDS

fresno:

The Heart Group, Fresno
1313 East Herndon Ave., Suite 203
Fresno, CA 93720
(559) 439-6808
Dr. John G. Telles, MD, FHRS, CCDS
University of California at Fresno
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
110 N. Valeria, Ste 508
Fresno, CA 93701
(559) 320-0545
Dr. Khoi M. Le, MD

fullerton:

Fullerton Cardiovascular Medical Group
2240 N. Harbor Blvd., Suite 200
Fullerton, CA 92835-2605
(714) 870-4665
Dr. Rahul N. Doshi, MD, FHRS (does CryoBalloon ablation)
Timothy G. Yeh, MD Inc.
PO Box 5256
Fullerton, CA 92838-0256
(714) 956-4958
Dr. Timothy G. Yeh, MD

Glendale:

Robert A. Ruelaz M-D, PC
801 S. Chevy Chase Dr., Suite 108
Glendale, CA 91205
(818) 660-0778
Dr. Robert A. Ruelaz, MD, FHRS

Imperial:

El Centro Regional Medical Center
516 W. Aten Rd., Suite 1
Imperial, CA 92251`
(760) 355-8300
Dr. Hahn M. Bui, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016)

inglewood:

Pacific Rim EP Research Institute Center
575 E. Hardy St., Ste. 201
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 672-9999
Dr. Koonlawee Nademanee, MD, FHRS

La Jolla:

Scripps Clinic
10666 N. Torrey Pines Rd SW 206
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 554-5049, ask for Dorie Aguilar for appointments
Dr. Douglas N. Gibson, MD, FHRS (858) 554-8730
Dr. Matthew J. Price, MD Interventional Cardiologist specialist in Watchman and Lariat LAA closure devices (858) 554-9905
University of California, San Diego Health System-La Jolla
Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center
9444 Medical Center Dr., MC7411
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 657-5310
Dr. Gregory Feld, MD, FHRS, CCDS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
Dr. Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green, MD, FHRS
Dr. Jonathan Hsu, MD, FHRS
Dr. David Krummen, MD, FHRS

LA MESA:

Pacific Arrhythmia Service
5525 Grossmont Center Dr., Ste 609
La Mesa, CA 91942
(619) 668-2044
Dr. Alborz Hassankhani, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)

LArkspur:

Cardiovascular Center of Marin/Sutter Health-Larkspur
2 Bon Air Rd., Ste 100
Larkspur, CA 94939
(415) 927-0666
Dr. Sujoya Dey, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)

loma linda:

Loma Linda University Medical Center
Electrophysiology and Cardiology Dept.
11234 Anderson St., Room 4404
Loma Linda, CA 92354-2804
(909) 558-7675
Dr. Sudha M. Pai, MD, FHRS
Dr. Vilma I. Torres, MD, FHRS (909) 558-2880, NEU, 11370 Anderson St., Ste. 2400 (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016)
VA Loma Linda Healthcare System
11201 Benton Street 111C
Loma Linda, CA 92357
(909) 583-6097
Dr. Ronald Lo, MD, FHRS

long beach:

Memorial Cardiology Medical Group Inc.
2898 Linden Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90806-1627
(562) 595-8671
Dr. Serge M. Tobias, MD

LOS Alamitos:

Los Alamitos Cardiovascular
3771 Katella Ave., Ste. 300
Los Alamitos, CA 90720-3115
(562) 430-7533
Dr. Ramandeep K. Brar, MD, FHRS

los angeles:

Cardiac Electrophysiology Institute, PC
8631 W. 3rd, St., Ste 610E
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 746-5335
Web Site: http://www.myepdoc.com
Dr. Arshia M. Noori, MD, FHRS

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Heart Institute
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048 (Beverly Hills)
Dr. Walter Kerwin  (310)-289-0141 (uses CryoBalloon Ablation), Fax: (310) 289-0144. 8631 W. 3rd. St., Suite 1017-E
Dr. Kerwin’s Web site is: http://www.afibcryoablation.com/my.personal.philosophy.asp
Dr. Charles D. Swerdlow, MD, FHRS, CCDS  (310) 652-4600 (Does CryoBalloon Ablation) (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017)
(800) 233-2771  (for Drs. Chugh, Wang, and Shehata)
Dr. Sumeet S. Chugh, MD, FHRS  (310) 423-3300
Dr. Kumar Narayanan, MD (Does CryoBalloon ablation)
Dr. Xunzhang Wang, MD  (310) 423-4856 (Does CryoBalloon Ablation)
Dr. Michael Shehata, MD (310) 423-3336 (installs the Watchman Device)
Maze and Mini-Maze:  (800) 233-2771
Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD, Inc.
8631 W. 3rd. St., #445E
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 659-4081
Dr. Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017)
Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Sunset
4867 W. Sunset Blvd., 3rd floor
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 783-4011, General Info (800) 464-4000
Dr. Nigel Gupta, MD
Dr. Sen Ji, MD, PHD (323) 783-5850
Dr. Simon Kangavari, MD (323) 783-4011 (Does CryoBalloon Ablation)
Dr. Michael J. Lee, MD, FHRS (323) 783-8949
Mini-Maze Surgery
Dr. Li Poa, MD
Los Angeles Cardiology Associates/Good Samaritan Hospital/Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
1245 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 703
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213)-977-0419
The Web site is http://www.lacard.com
Dr. Anil Bhandari, MBBS, FHRS (also works at San Antonio Community Hospital, 939 San Bernardino Rd., Upland 91786) (Does CryoBalloon Ablation)
Dr. David Cannom, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
Dr. Robert D. Lerman, MD (213-977-2174)
Dr. Edward Abdullah, MD
Dr. Ivan Ho, MD, FHRS (installs the Watchman Device)
Dr. Andrew A. Zadeh, MD, FHRS (213) 977-2239
Olga Voroshilovsky
8635 W. 3rd. St., Ste 750W
Los Angeles, CA 90048-6169
(310) 659-8700
Dr. Olga Voroshilovsky, MD, FHRS
University of California Los Angeles
Cardiac Arrhythmia Center
Division of Cardiology
100 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 690
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310)-206-2235
Web site: http://www.cardiology.med.ucla.edu/arrhythmia/
Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PHD, FHRS (310) 206-6433 (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017)
Dr. Olujimi A. Ajijola, MD, PhD (310) 825-2612
Dr. Noel G. Boyle, MD, FHRS, CCDS
Dr. Jason Bradfield, MD, FHRS
Dr. Eric F. Buch, MD, FHRS
Dr. Osamu Fujimura, MD, CCDS (Listed in Castle Connoly Top Doctors 2017)
Dr. Malcolm Bersohn, MD, PHD, CCDS (310) 268-3643
Dr. Roderick Tung, MD, FHRS
Dr. Marmar Vaseghi, MD, FHRS (310) 206-6433
Dr. Isaac Wiener, MD, FHRS (310) 824-3378
University of Southern California Hospital/Keck School of Medicine
Dept. of Electrophysiology
1510 San Pablo St., Suite 322
Los Angeles, CA 90033-5313
(323) 442-6130
Fax: (323) 442-5889
Dr. Leslie A. Saxon, MD, FHRS, CCDS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
Dr. Philip M. Chang, MD, FHRS, IBHRE CEPS Certificant
Dr. Rahul N. Doshi, MD, FHRS, Director, Electrophysiology (Performs PVI and CryoBalloon ablation)
Dr. Jerold S. Shinbane, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)

Surgery Mini-Maze
USC Healthcare Consultation Center II
1520 San Pablo St., Suite 4300
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 442-5849
Dr. Mark Cunningham, MD (Mini-Maze)
Email: markc@usc.edu

Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System – UCLA
Cardiology
11301 Wilshire Blvd., MS 111E
Los Angeles, CA 90073-1003
(310) 268-3765
Dr. Malcolm M. Bersohn, MD, PHD, CCDS

marin:


Marin General Hospital/Haynes Cardiovascular Institute
250 Bon Air Road
Greenbrae, CA 94904
415-925-7207
Dr. Steven C. Hao, MD, FHRS
Dr. Richard Hongo, MD, FHRS

mission viejo:

Mission Internal Medical Group
26800 Crown Valley Pkwy., Ste. 161
Mission Viejo, CA 92691-6306
(949) 364-3570
Dr. Aseem D. Desai, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017)
Dr. Stephen S. Ehrlich, MD (949) 347-7426 (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
Dr. Lynn Hung, MD, FHRS (254) 724-9517

modesto:

Ofc of Lawrence E. Waspe, MD
1401 Spanos Ct., Ste 203
Modesto, CA 95355-2813
(209) 522-0600
Dr. Lawrence E. Waspe, MD, CCDS

Sutter Gould Medical Foundation
1409 Brrigsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA 95355
(209) 550-4750
Dr. Raman Moradkhan, MD, IBHRE CEPS Certificant (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)

Valley Heart Associate Medical Group
4016 Dale Rd., Ste 101
Modesto, CA 95356-9268
(209) 577-5557
Web Site: http://www.vhamg.com
Dr. Navneet K. Dullet, MD, FHRS, CCDS

mountain view: (near san jose)

Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists, Mountain View
2490 Hospital Dr., Ste. 311
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 962-4690
Dr. Daniel W. Kaiser, MD, FHRS
Dr. L. Bing Liem, DO, CCDS, FHRS

murrieta:

Pacific Heart Medical Group
25470 Medical Center Drive, Suite 201
Murrietta, CA 92562
(608) 695-3764
Dr. Waseemuddin Kazi, MBBS, FHRS, CCDS

newbury park:

Conejo Valley Electrophysiology
501-I South Reino Rd., Suite 391
Newbury Park, CA 91320
(805) 798-4198
Dr. Carlos Alves, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017)

newport beach:

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Heart and Vascular Institute
1 Hoag Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 764-5871 Arrhythmia Center
(800) 354-4624, (949) 764-8111
Dr. Mahnaz Behboodikhah, MD, 520 Superior Ave., Suite 335, Newport Beach, CA 92663 (949) 645-9933
Surgery:
Dr. Pravin Shah, MD (949) 764-5871
&
Newport Heart Medical Group,
415 Old Newport Blvd., #200, (949) 548-9611
Dr. Neala Jo Hunter, MD
Dr. Michael S. Panutich, MD
Surgery for A-Fib:
(949) 764-6983, (949) 764-5871
Email: afibcare@hoaghospital.org
447 Old Newport Blvd., #200
(949) 650-3350
Dr. Colin I. Joyo, MD, Chief of Dept. of Thoracic Surgery
Dr. Anthony D. Caffarelli, MD
Dr. Aidan A. Raney, MD
Dr. Douglas R. Zusman, MD
Mini-Maze operation with small bilateral thoracoscopic incisions. Surgeons work with EPs for ganglionic and EP testing. Our follow-up program follows the patients for 1 year post op to be sure they get any adjunct therapy or treatment to keep them in sinus rhythm.
     &
Dr. Pravin Shah, MD
1 Hoag Dr., Bldg. 21
Newport Beach, CA 92663
949-764-5871
Premier Cardiology
520 Superior Ave., Ste 330
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 478-7373
Dr. Rajesh S. Banker, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)

novato: (North of San francisco)

Cardiovascular Center of Marin/Sutter Health-Novato
165 Rowland Way, Ste 103
Novato, CA 94945
(415) 878-2910
Dr. Sujoya Dey, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016)

oakland:

Berkeley Cardiovascular Medical Group
3300 Webster St., Suite 410
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 549-4220
Dr. Samuel Wang, MD

East Bay Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Center
365 Hawthorne Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609-3114
(510) 452-1345
Dr. Michael A. Lee, MD, CCDS
Sutter Health/Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Group
365 Hawthorne Ave., Suite 201
Oakland, CA 04609
(510) 452-1345
Dr. Steven Kang, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
Dr. Paul L. Ludmer, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016)

orange:

Children’s Hospital of Orange County
Pediatric Cardiology
1201 W. La Veta Avenue
Orange, CA 92868-4203
(714) 509-3939
Dr. Anthony C. McCanta, MD, FHRS, IBHRE CEPS Certificant

Orange County Heart Institute and Research Center
A Fib Center
Saint Joseph Medical Plaza
1140 W. LaVenta Ave., Suite 640
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 564-3300
http://www.ocheart.org/CardiacPacing.html
Dr. Jay H. Lee, MD
University of California, Irvine Medical Center
Division of Cardiology
101 The City Drive
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 456-6699
Web site: http://www.healthcare.uci.edu/cs_ep_pacemaker_services.asp
Dr. Pranav Patel, MD
Primary ablation procedure: Circumferential PVI guided by CARTO and ICE.
Surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation and ligation of atrial appendage:
(714) 456-3634
Dr. Jeffrey Milliken, MD (Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Bldg. 53, Rm 117

oxnard:

Cabrillo Cardiology Medical Group/St. John’s Regional Medical Center
2241 Wankel Way, Suite C
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 983-0922
Dr. Ali Sovari, MD, IBHRE CEPS Certification (RF and CryoBalloon Ablation)
Dr. Sovari also works at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where he ablates his very complex and re-do cases.

Palm Springs:

Desert Heart Rhythm Consultants
1100 N. Palm C

Palo Alto:

Palo Alto Medical Foundation
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto,m CA 94301
(760) 944-7300
Dr. Sung H. Chun, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top doctors 2017)

VA Palo Alto Healthcare System
Cardiac Arrhythmia Service
Cardiology (111C)
3801 Miranda Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94304
(650) 858-3932
Dr. Minang (Mintu) P. Turakhia, MD, MS, FHRS (Director Cardiac Electrophysiology)

pasadena:

Foothill Cardiology Medical Group/Huntington Memorial Hospital
625 S. Fair Oaks Av., Suite 215
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 793-4139
Web site: http://www.foothillcardiology.com
Dr. Mayer Y. Rashtian, MD, FHRS, CCDS

rancho cucamonga:

DHI
13327 Hunt Club Dr.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
(917) 359-8164
Dr. Ramin Ashtiani, MD, CCDS

rancho mirage: (near palm springs)

Desert Cardiology Center
Eisenhower Medical Center
Hall B. Wallis Bldg.
39000 Bob Hope Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
(760) 346-0642
Dr. Leon A. Feldman, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017)
Dr. Andrew M. Rubin, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)

redwood city:

Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center
1150 Veterans Blvd.
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 299-2045
Dr. Charles Rob Mitchell, MD

Silicon Valley Cardiology
2900 Whipple Ave., Ste 205
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 363-5262
&
1950 University Dr., Ste 160
East Palo Alto, CA 94303-2285
(650) 363-5262, (650) 617-8100
Web site: http://www.siliconvalleycardiology.com
Dr. Rob Patrawala, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017)
Dr. Roger Winkle, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016,  2017)
Dr. R. Hardwin Mead, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
Dr. Greg Engel, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
Dr. Melissa H. Kong, MD, FHRS
Details: We perform PV Antrum Isolation with irrigated tip catheter. We use the St. Jude Navx mapping system, and general anesthesia. We are particularly proud of our low complication rate after having done over 2000 PV ablations.

Reseda:

Cardiac Rhythm Specialists, Inc.
7640 Tampa Avenue, Suite 101
Reseda, CA 91335
(818) 600-4512
Dr. Leo Polosajian, MD

riverside:

Los Angeles Cardiology Associates—Riverside
4500 Brockton Ave., Suite 317
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 742-8846
Dr. Andrew Zadeh, MD, FHRS (office hours Thursdays)

Riverside Electrophysiology
4000 14th. St., Ste 209
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 742-8846
Dr. Ronald Lo, MD, FHRS

Roseville: (near sacramento)

Roseville Cardiology Associates
Two Medical Plaza, Ste 175
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 782-2146
Dr. Peter D. Jurisich, DO, FHRS

sacramento:

Regional Cardiology Associates, Sacramento/Sutter Memorial Hospital/Mercy General
3941 J St., Ste 350
Sacramento, CA 95819-3633
(916) 453-2698 (Miranda in scheduling)
Fax: (916) 456-1672
Dr. Padraig Gearoid O’Neill, MD, FHRS, CCDS (does CryoBalloon ablation) (916)-453-2688
Dr. Arash Aryana, MD, FHRS (916) 453-2681
Details: We just completed the Cardiofocus laser protocol. We are very active in clinical research.
Sacramento Cardiovascular Surgeons
Sutter Health
5301 F Street, Suite 111
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 452-8291
Dr. James Longoria, MD
Sutter Medical Center
2800 L Street 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 887-4040
Dr. Thomas M. Tadros, MD
Sutter Medical Group Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
5301 F St., Suite 117
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 733-1788
Dr. Subramamian C. Krishnan, MD, FHRS
University of California Davis Cardiovascular Medicine
4860 Y St., Suite 0200
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 734-3761
Dr. Nayereh G. Pezeshkian, MD (916) 734-3713 (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017)
Dr. Uma N. Srivatsa, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017)
Dr. Yingbo Yang, MD (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017)

salinas:

Central Coast Cardiology
230 San Jose St.
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 758-2100
Dr. Harlan Grogin, MD
Stanford Cardiac Surgery
Salinas Valley Medical Center
450 E. Romie Lane
Salinas, CA 93901-4029
(831) 759-3289
Dr. Vincent DeFilippi, MD (Wolf Mini Maze)

SAN Bernardino:

LA Cardiology
399 E. Highland Ave., Suite 424
San Bernardino, CA 92404
(909) 883-5315
Dr. Ravi K. Sureddi. MD

san diego:

Joseph B. Stein, MD, FHRS, FACC, Inc.
4060 4th Ave., Ste 500
San Diego, CA 92103-2121
(619) 296-3800
Dr. Joseph B. Stein, MD, FHRS, FACC
Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center
Electrophysiology and Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease
4647 Zion Av.
San Diego, CA 92120-2507
(619) 528-5000
Dr. Brant C. Liu, MD, FHRS
Richard Blum, MD
550 Washington St., Ste 423
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 296-3888
Dr. Richard I. Blum, MD, FHRS, CCDS
San Diego Cardiac Center
3131 Berger Ave., Ste 200
San Diego, CA 92123-4203
(858) 244-6805
Web Site: http://www.sdcardiac.com
Dr. Charles A. Athill, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
San Diego Arrhythmia Associates
4060 4th Ave., Ste 206
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 297-0014
Dr. Manish K. Wadhwa, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
San Diego Heart Rhythm Center
501 Washington St., 512
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 297-0014
Dr. Jigar D Patel, MD
Sharp Rees-Stealy San Diego
2929 Health Center Dr.
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 939-6561
Dr. H. Elizabeth Noll, MD (listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017)
University of California and VA Medical Center at San Diego
Cardiology Section 111A
3350 La Jolla Village Dr., Ste 111A
San Diego, CA 92161-0001
(858) 642-3889
Dr. David E. Krummen, MD, FHRS
University of California,  San Diego Health System-Hillcrest
Medical Offices South
4168 Front Street
San Diego, CA 92103
(619)-543-5428
Dr. Ulrika Maria Birgersdotter-Green, MD, FHRS
(See also)
Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center
9434 Medical Center Dr., MC 7411
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 657-5310
Dr. Gregory Feld, MD, FHRS, CCDS (Listed in Castle Connelly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
Dr. Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green, MD, FHRS
Dr. Jonathan Hsu, MD, FHRS
Dr. David Krummen, MD, FHRS

san francisco:

California Pacific Medical Center
Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation
2100 Webster St., Suite 110
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 923-6500
http://www.cpmc.org/electrophysiology
Video on youtube.com  about A-Fib http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkpkpsKTJZQ
Appointments: Salwa Beheiry, RN, CCRN (415) 923-6500, Fax: (415) 923-6505, E-mail: salwa.beheiryrn [at] gmail [dot] com
Dr. Andrea Natale, MD, FHRS (ask for Sandy Jones for an appointment with Dr. Natale)
Dr. Steven C. Hao, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly top Doctors 2017)
Dr. Richard Hongo, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connelly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
We perform more than 450 A-Fib ablations/yr in Northern California and routinely address persistent A-Fib.
Dr. Natale is also available to help A-Fib patients in other areas of the US: see
—Austin, Texas Dr. Natale is the Executive Director of the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
University of California San Francisco
Cardiac Electrophysiology
500 Parnassus
MU E4/Box 1354
San Francisco, CA 94143
(415)-476-5706
Fax: 415-476-5706
Dr. Jeffrey E. Olgin, MD, FHRS, Chief of Cardiology* (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
Dr. Edward P. Gerstenfeld, MD, Chief of Cardiac Electrophysiology* (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017)
Email: egerstenfeld(at)medicine.ucsf.edu
Dr. Nitish Badhwar, MBBS, FHRS, CCDS (Left Atrial Appendage ligations using the Lariat II)* (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
Dr. Albert M. Kim, MD, FHRS*
Dr. Byron K. Lee, MD* (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 22017)
Dr. Randall Lee, MD (Left Atrial Appendage ligations using the Lariat II)*
Dr. Gregory M. Marcus, AS, MA, MD, FHRS*
Dr. Melvin M. Scheinman, MD, FHRS
Dr. Zian Tseng, MD, MAS, FHRS*
Dr. Vasanth Vedanthan, MD, PhD*
Details: Ablation approach: Wide area circumferential ablation of the pulmonary veins with additional ablation tailored to the specific patient; CARTO3 with CT/MRI merge, NavX Velocity with CT/MRI fusion and ESI, Stereotaxis, Thermocool RF Catheter, Cryo, CryoBalloon, Acuson intracardiac echocardiography. All faculty are full time UCSF academic physicians who are available to facilitate care before, during, and after the ablation procedure; New technology trials, including Cardiofocus Laser balloon ablation.
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Cardiology
4150 Clement St., MC 111C
San Francisco VA
San Francisco, CA 94121
Dr. Henry H. Hsia, MD, FHRS*
* Does Pulmonary Vein Ablations
VA San Francisco
4150 Clement St., 111C
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 221-4810 x3178
Dr. Cara N. Pellegrini, MD, FHRS

san jose:

Casey Green Coggins levy and Kao
2400 Samaritan Dr., Ste 200
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 369-7500
Dr. Matthew T. Levy, MD, FHRS

santa ana:

Cardiology Specialists of Orange County
700 N. Tustin
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 245-1444

santa barbara:

Arrhythmia Consultants of the Central Coast
1919 State St., Suite 102
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 569-2870
Web site: Web Site: http://www.arrhythmiaconsultants.com, http://www.sbheartlung.com/ilvento.html
Dr. Joseph P. Ilvento, MD, FHRS, CCDS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
Claudio Bonometti, MD, Inc.
1919 State St. # 203
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 845-6611
Dr. Claudio C. Bonometti, MD, FHRS
Heart Rhythm Center
504 W. Pueblo St., #101
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 845-5305
Fax: (805) 845-6469
heart.electrician(at)yahoo.com (When typing this email address, substitute an “@” for the “(at)”—this substitution is necessary to prevent search engines from sending spam to this email address.)
Dr. Brett A. Gidney, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
Details: Radio Frequency & CryoBalloon Ablation;
I ablate Paroxysmal, Persistent, and Long Standing Persistent A-Fib using PVI in everyone, plus additional ablation for persistent A-Fib including linear ablation and CFAE. I was one of the first few physicians in the country selected by Medtronic to perform the Arctic Front CryoBalloon Ablation after it was FDA approved and have done several since its approval date.

santa clara:

Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center
Homestead Medical Office Building
710 Lawrence Expressway. 3rd. Floor, Dept. 342
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 851-3860
Dr. Jennifer Han, MD
Dr. Taylor I. Liu, MD, FHRS (408) 851-3749
Dr. Kelly R. Richardson, MD
Dr. Charlie Young, MD

santa monica:

St. John’s Health Center/Pacific Heart Institute
Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing
2001 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 280 West
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-7678
Fax: 310-829-6889
Web site: http://www.pacificheart.com/SKD.htm
Dr. Shephal Doshi, MD, Director Cardiac EP and Pacing (expert and international instructor in installing the Watchman Device)

E-mail: skdoshi (at) pacificheart.com (the @ is written as “at” to prevent access by automated spam mailing lists)
Dr. Sarina A. van der Zee, MD
(Primary ablation procedures: Pulmonary Vein Antrum Isolation (PVAI) with LASSO verification of both entrance and exit block of all four PVs. Also Cryo ablation, investigational work in the Laser Balloon Pulmonary Vein Isolation, the Left Atrial Appendage Occluder in the PROTECT AF protocol. Performed the first Endoscopic Catheter Ablation in the US March 15, 2007.)
UCLA-Santa Monica
8631 W. 3rd. St., Ste 1017E
Santa Monica, CA 90048
Web Site: http://www.heart24.com
Dr. Donna M. Gallik, MD, FHRS, CCDS (310) 289-5901
Dr. Roderick Tung, MD, FHRS (310) 825-8811
Dr. Isaac Wiener, MD, FHRS, CCDS (310) 824-3378

santa rosa:

Northern California Medical Associates
3536 Mendocino Ave., Ste 200
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 573-6166
Dr. Jaime J. Molden, MD, FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017)

Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital
500 Doyle Park Dr., Ste 302
Santa Rosa, CA 95405-4559
(707) 573-7070
Dr. Peter D. Chang-Sing, MD, FHRS, CCDS

stanford:

Stanford University Medical Center
Cardiac EP Lab and Arrhythmia Service
300 Pasteur Dr., Rm H2146, MC: 5233
Stanford, CA 94305
(650)-723-7111
Dr. Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PhD, FHRS (Falk CV 275)
Dr. Shirley Park, MD
Dr. Marco V. Perez, MD
Dr. Mohan N. Viswanathan, MD, FHRS
Dr. Paul J. Wang, MD, FHRS, CCDS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
Dr. Paul C. Zei, MD, PhD. FHRS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
Surgery:
Dr. Gan Dunnington, MD (Hybrid procedure with Dr. Paul Wang)
Details: CryoBalloon ablation, Hybrid Procedure (See http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2011/02/innovative-treatment-for-most-difficult-cases-of-atrial-fibrillation.html)

Sylmar:

St. Jude Medical
15900 Valley View Court
Sylmar, CA 91342
(818) 493-2723
Web Site: http://sjm.com
Dr. Avi Fischer, MD, FHRS

tarzana:

Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Group of the Valley, Inc.
18370 Burbank Blvd., Ste. 707
Tarzana, CA 91356-2830
(818) 345-5580
Dr. Dave T. Kim, MD, FHRS

Heart Rhythm Specialists of Southern California/Valley Regional Arrhythmia Center, Inc.

18411 Clark St., Ste 203
Tarzana, CA 91356-3534
(818) 342-5377
Web Site: http://www.EndAfib.com
Web site: http://www.ArrhythmiaCenter.com
Dr. James J. Ong, MD, FACC, FHRS, CCDS
(Dr. Ong also has an office in Thousand Oaks}
2220 Lynn Rd., Ste 203
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(818) 342-5377

thousand oaks:

Ardeshir Farshidi, M.D.
1000 Newberry Road, Ste 180
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
(805) 498-9998
Dr. Ardeshir Farshidi, MD, FHRS

Cardiovascular Institute of Las Robles/Las Robles Hospital Center
227 W. Janss Rd., Suite 340
Thouand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 852-9100
Dr. Andrea Natale, MD, FHRS (Dr. Natale works at Las Robles a few days a month.
Details: Dr. Natale is also available in other areas of the US: See
—San Francisco California Pacific Medical Center
—Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, Austin

Heart Rhythm Specialists of Southern California/Valley Regional Arrhythmia Center, Inc.
2220 Lynn Rd., Ste 203
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(818) 342-5377
Web Site: http://www.EndAfib.com
Web site: http://www.ArrhythmiaCenter.com
Dr. James J. Ong, MD, FACC, FHRS, CCDS
(Dr. Ong also has an office in Tarzana}
18411 Clark St., Ste 203
Tarzana, CA 91356-3534
(818) 342-5377

torrance:

Harbor-UCLA-Good Samaritan Hospital
1245 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 703
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213)-977-2239
Dr. Anil K. Bhandari, MBBS, FHRS
Dr. David S. Cannom, MD, FHRS (213)-977-2007 (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2016, 2017)
(listed at Los Angeles Cardiology Associates)
South Bay Electrophysiology
4201 Torrance Blvd., Ste. 560
Torrance, CA 90503-4583
(310) 792-5800
Dr. Erol M. Kosar, MD, CCDS (Listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2017)
Torrance Memorial Medical Center
4201 Torrance Blvd., Suite 560
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 792-5800
Dr. Gene C. Kim, MD
Dr. Matthew P. Ostrom, MD, FHRS

Van nuys:

Valley Rhythm Medical Practice
16119 Vanowen St.
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 668-3383
Dr. Menachem Wakslak, MD, FHRS

Visalia:

Kaweah Delta Hospital
5120 W. Cypress Ave.
Visalia, CA

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