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Post Posted: Jul 11, 2015 4:09 pm 
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I am looking for a new cardiologist. I need one that knows about women and heart disease. I've always had a heart murmur that hasn't bothered me. I now have blocked arteries that can't be stented because of a nickel allergy. The cardiologist I see now is works at Denver Cardiology. I'd prefer someone not associated with them. I prefer someone that has privileges at Swedish or Sky Ridge, maybe Porter. Medication my doctor put me on has caused another serious health problem that she should have known about and used something different. Whenever I question her she always gets mad and tells me that is the textbook procedure. One other thing. I had gone to Swedish ER for pain and pressure between my shoulder blades, around my chest and down my left arm in March of this year. If you are a woman be very careful and stand up for yourself. I was told it was a back problem and prescribed a muscle relaxer and Percocet. A month later I had a cardiac cath and found it was 2 blocked arteries. Women aren't taken seriously about heart problems, so you need to be your own advocate.


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South Denver Cardiology Associates is over off County Line Rd. They have a lot of different cardiologists, have their own cardiac rehab center, nutrition services, and can do lots of heart related testing at their location. I have always been happy with the treatment I have received from this practice. They service both Swedish and Porter and most likely the Littleton Adventist hospital as well.

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My Mom uses Dr. Peter Levitt he is with South Denver his office is at Swedish.


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Dr. Cynthia Bateman, with South Denver Cardiology.


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South Denver Cardiology is where I go now. One of the doctors in a reply above is my doctor. Looking for a different group. Thanks anyway.


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Hi, I live in Wisconsin and have been seeing a cardiologist in Washington, DC for 17 yrs. Cindy Tracy is one of the top cardiologist in the nation for women and heart disease. She was chief of cardio at Georgetown but jumped the river and is now at George Washington University Medical Center at Foggy Bottom. She was part of Dick Cheney's (ex-VP) care.

I've had 3 heart surgeries (two done at PSL in Denver) and 5 pacemakers because of weird plumbing and rare stuff. The last two pacemakers were done at Pres./St.Luke's in Denver. The last one 18 months ago, was done by Frederick Miller, MD. I had it done there because of my heart/vascular surgeon was sitting in on the surgery incase something went south.

His practice is Aurora Denver Cardiology Associates: http://adcacardiology.com/home/

He did his Fellowship with my cardiologist Cindy Tracy at Georgetown and she said he's one of the best and she was right! I've seen him a few times since because it's so much less costly to stay in Denver then in DC.

I would have no problem at all sending a family member to see him. He's very down to earth, funny and very good at what he does. He doesn't blow women off either.

I worked in Cardiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Hospital. It took me years to convince those doctors something was wrong. My husband designed the hardware and software for EKG units and OR units so I had him bring one home and hooked myself up and found out my heart was pausing a bunch of times during the night and my HR was down to 30 at some of the slowest times.

I will be seeing Fred again in August when I head out that way.

Good luck.

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Thanks Deb. A friend of mine used to see my doctor. He was being treated and wasn't getting any better. He went to Aurora/Denver Cardiology and found out he was being treated for the wrong problem. He had an electrical problem in his heart and once he had a pace maker put in he was fine and has been for years. He's been telling me my doctor is nice but doesn't listen and I should go to Aurora/Denver Cardiology but he said his doctor is older than dirt and he didn't know the others. It's nice to know you had a good experience with them. They were one of the ones I was going to check out. Hope all continues to go well for you. I looked him up. He's not the one my friend sees. He goes to the Sky Ridge office and sees Dr. Molk. I know my pulmonologist at National Jewish keeps telling me I should switch over to all the doctors there. There are just so many doctors out there it's hard to decide which one will really listen and take my history into account. Thanks again.


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My husband and I go to Dr. Svinerich, but he works out of St. Anthony's West. I was going to South Denver but I didn't care for the doctors and process there. I felt I was in an assembly line. My DH has gone to Dr. S. since 2002, when DH had 2nd heart attack and 2nd by-pass surgery (we were in Virginia for his first go-round). He's been excellent in determining issues and working on them. They can't be fixed, but they can be controlled to some extent.

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