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About Dr. Amilcar Avendano MD
Dr. Amilcar Avendano, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Shenandoah, TX, with other offices in Houston, TX and Spring, TX (and 2 other locations). He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He speaks English.
Dr. Amilcar Avendano has 5 locations
920 Medical Plaza Dr Ste 350
Shenandoah, TX 77380
1125 Cypress Station Dr Ste 4
Houston, TX 77090
9305 Pinecroft Dr Ste 300
Spring, TX 77380
9180 Pinecroft Dr Ste 400
Shenandoah, TX 77380
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Dr. Amilcar Avendano has the following 3 specialties
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Cardiologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions related to the heart and blood vessels.
A patient may be referred to a cardiologist if he experiences symptoms like chest pains, shortness of breath, dizziness, or high blood pressure. The physician will then evaluate your symptoms, take your health and family history and your weight. The cardiologist may order additional diagnostic tests, such as an echocardiogram, X-ray or blood tests. If necessary, the cardiologist may also call for a cardiac catheterization - a procedure in which a small tube is inserted into or near the heart that can take pictures of the heart's activity, or relieve blockage.
Once determining whether there is a heart condition, a cardiologist will treat a patient through cholesterol management, cardiac rehabilitation, and fitness. If surgical intervention is required, like open-heart surgery, a cardiologist will make that determination, but a cardiothoracic surgeon will perform the procedure.
Dr. Amilcar Avendano has the following 5 expertise
- Unstable Angina
- Heart Block
- High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
Dr. Amilcar Avendano is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Really Fabulous Doctor!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Amilcar Avendano - Posted on January 14th, 2014
My first visit today to Dr. Avendano ~ I'm potentially a difficult patient because I refuse to wait more than 45 minutes, I expect to be told at the front desk if a doctor is running really late. Dr. Avendano was extremely prompt. I was called back to the patient room after waiting approximately 8 minutes, hadn't even finished filling out paperwork. Once inside, my vitals were taken & shortly after that, the doctor walked in. How refreshing! He was great, very attentive particularly with family background illnesses. He has a good sense of humor and a really great laugh. I thoroughly enjoyed his bedside manner. He was not in any hurry at all. The office is very updated with modern technology, the staff was system savvy. He ordered tests for me, which the other doctor I previously saw did not! He was very thorough in our plan and requested a two week follow-up. I now feel more comfortable and relaxed mostly due to his "complete" examination. If anyone is seeking a great Cardiologist, I highly recommend Dr. Avendano.
I recommend Dr. Avendano
Self-verified patient of Dr. Amilcar Avendano - Posted on May 10th, 2013
I have been taking my mother-in-law to see Dr. Avendano for almost 9 years. He put in her first pacemaker at that time and has recently put in her 2nd pacemaker. Each time we see him in his office he comes in the room with a smile on his face and is very congenial and caring, and explains everything accurately. We have never felt rushed. I definitely would recommend him to anyone needing to see a cardiologist.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
32 Years Experience
Universidad Francisco Marroquin
Graduated in 1986
Baylor College Of Medicine
Dr. Amilcar Avendano Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana National HMO
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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