Pacific Heart Group

Cardiologists, Nuclear Cardiologists, Cardiac Electrophysiologists, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologists, Cardiovascular Disease Practitioners

  • 2332 23rd St Eureka, CA 95501-3231 (707) 444-8300

Doctors in Pacific Heart Group

  • Dr. David R Ploss, MD
  • Cardiovascular Disease Practitioner, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Nuclear Cardiologist, Cardiologist
  • 3 star hospital
  • 3 star medical school
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Pacific Heart Group Doctor Ratings

  • Overall Patient Rating

Based on 5 Ratings

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Pacific Heart Group when asked is fair. Pacific Heart Group has been reviewed by 5 patients. The rating is 2 out of 4 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Pacific Heart Group as provided by patient reviews is 33 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Pacific Heart Group Summary


  • Data not available

Medical Schools Attended

  • Tufts University

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Joseph Hospital & The General Hospital
  • Redbud Community Hospital
  • Mad River Community Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • Data not available


  • Cardiologist
  • Nuclear Cardiologist
  • Cardiac Electrophysiologist
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist
  • Cardiovascular Disease Practitioner

Insurances Accepted

  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California

Information about Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment.

Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty, like Pacific Heart Group who specializes in internal medicine, nuclear medicine, and those that encompass several specialties.

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice:

  • Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
  • Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
  • One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing


Pacific Heart Group Details

1 is board certified
32 minutes average wait time
1 is rated on
1 is male
2.5 average overall rating
5 different specialties

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