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About Dr. Robert C Sheppard

Dr. Robert C Sheppard, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Saint Petersburg, FL, with another office in Saint Petersburg, FL. He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Sheppard is affiliated with St Petersburg General Hospital, Bayfront Medical Center and St Anthony's Hospital. Dr. Sheppard has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

18 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Robert C Sheppard is Excellent. Dr. Robert C Sheppard has been rated by 18 patients. From those 18 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Robert C Sheppard is 4.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

The Heart Institute

6006 49th St N Ste 240
Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
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The Heart Institute

560 Jackson St N Ste 100
Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
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Specialties

Dr. Robert C Sheppard has the following 3 specialties

  • Cardiovascular 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.

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    7 Expertise

  • Unstable Angina
  • Pacemaker Implantation
  • High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Heart Block
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)

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Reviews

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Cold staff, felt rushed.

This doctor has wonderful credentials, and I know that is all I should care about, but he did seem very cold and I felt rushed. The nurse that led me in was also very cold. The ARNP was very kind. Staff has not called me to set up the tests that I need. However, I do understand that authorizations can take some time.

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Great Listener

Have been and still a patient for over 20 yrs. I the highest level of respect for Dr. Sheppard and his staff for there professionalism and personal skills in treating each of his patients. They provide a fare analysis and options for treatment. Dr. Sheppard and team keep you up to date with the latest treatment.

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A life saver.

Doctor Sheppard will always take time to listen to your Heart Problems and then in a very professional manner take steps to correct these problems. He sure prescribed the proper medication to keep my heart in proper rhythm after many years of problems.

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Found new information in file

I liked Dr. Sheppard's ease in talking to me. He found information in my file forwarded from another cardiologis re. medication that I hadn't been told about: He compared my current meds with what a previous cardiologist had prescribed but which script had never been called in. He evaluated my cardiology tests and suggested that a sleep study might uncover the real problem rather than the afib diagnosis. I feel relieved that Dr. Sheppard thoroughly discussed my test results with me and that he is also looking for a sure diagnosis. His office uses email, the first doctor in my experience who does.

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Five Stars

I have been treated by Dr. Sheppard for the past 16 years and have always been confident in his expertise and attitude that we are partners in my health.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2015)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2016)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2016)

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Sheppard is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • New York University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Hahnemann University Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Robert C Sheppard accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
    • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
  • AvMed Health
    • AvMed Empower
    • Avmed Choice
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida
    • BCBS Florida myBlue
    • Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
    • Florida Blue BlueOptions
    • Florida Blue BlueSelect
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry FL Employer Group HMO Open Access
    • Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • UHC of the River Valley
    • Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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