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About Dr. John M Fontaine
Dr. John M Fontaine, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Philadelphia, PA. His specialties include Internal Medicine, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Fontaine is affiliated with Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Fontaine has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. John M Fontaine has the following 3 specialties
- 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.
- Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
While cardiologists diagnose and treat all types of heart disease, electrophysiologists have extended education in rhythmic disorders, also known as cardiac arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat. An electrophysiologist typically works closely with a cardiologist and together they can treat arrhythmia, help you prevent blood clots, or restore and control a normal heart rate.
They can also provide information on medications and devices — such as a pacemaker or an implantable defibrillator — used to control an abnormal heart rate. When it come to treating arrhythmias, there are both invasive and non-invasive treatment options and an electrophysiologist can help you decide which is right for you.
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Heart Failure
- Heart Diseases
- Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
- High Cholesterol
- High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
- Cardiac Electrophysiology
- Blood Clot
- Heart Attack
- Heart Block
- Unstable Angina
- Cardiac Arrhythmias
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Dr. Fontaine saved my life. He patiently spent 7 hours in the cardiac cath lab cryoablating my AVNRT arrhythmia. He saved me from needing a pacemaker. It is 11 years since the procedure and I have had no arrhythmia. He is also compassionate. By the 5th hour, I could no longer take the pain and the consistent need to speed up my heart rate to find the source of the arrhythmia. He put me to sleep for the final 2 hours. All I wanted to know when I woke up was if the procedure worked. It did! Thank you Dr. Fontaine. I remember you, often.
Dr. Fontaine treated me for my arrythmia condion when he worked at the MCP hospital. He did an electrophysiological study of the heart and then ablation. The procedure solved my problem completely. He was most attentive and even when I went back for a check up he was very thorough. I had very severe arrythmia episodes, including fainting, that would last upto 16hrs. At time the heart would go into fibrillation mode too. I have been able to resume my normal life after this threatment.
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Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)
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.
Dr. Fontaine is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Cleveland Clinic Health System
Dr. John M Fontaine accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna HMO
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- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
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- Capital BC PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
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- First Health PPO
- Highmark Community Blue PPO
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- Horizon OMNIA
- Horizon POS
- Horizon PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- IBC Keystone HMO POS
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- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
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Locations & DirectionsDrexel Cardiology, 219 N Broad St Fl 2, Philadelphia, PA
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