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About Dr. Stephen J Portz
Dr. Stephen J Portz, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Las Vegas, NV. He has 36 years of experience. His specialties include Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Portz is affiliated with Summerlin Medical Center and St Rose Dominican Hospital Rose De Lima Cmps. Dr. Portz has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Stephen J Portz has the following 2 specialties
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.
- Cardiovascular Disease
Dr. Stephen J Portz has the following 5 expertise
- Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
- Heart Block
- Unstable Angina
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
Dr. Stephen J Portz has 0 board certified specialties
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I became as Dr. Portz's patient about a year ago. I have coronary artery disease--not enough for a stint or by-pass. Recommendations led me to Dr. Portz. As his patient, he prescribed 40 mg. of Crestor along with 2.5 Lisinipril and 25 mg of Hydrochlorathyzide. I am 5' and weigh 115 lbs. Six mos after starting on this regimen I developed Stage 3 kidney disease. At this point my Internist took me off of all this medication. I quote my Internist "your kidney has had a major assault" I am now on the road to recovery. Why Dr. Portz chooses to use major amounts of meds instead of titrating the dose to the patient's needs, is beyond me. According to the internet, Crestore overdose can cause kidney issues. A combo of the other two drugs can do the same and all together is absolutely a red flag. Dr Portz should have none better
I have been going to cardiologists for 46 years,since I was 7 years old. I've had the same heart problems all my life. It was not until I saw Dr. Portz that anyone listened, let alone took action to help me. Dr. Portz is extremely knowledgeable, kind and caring. He is a doctor who listens and wants to help you get well. I am forever grateful for Dr. Portz!
From the first time I met Dr. Portz, I felt I was in extremely good hands. I knew that this gental giant would put forth his best effort to keep me alive and I was right. Dr. Portz is not one to take unnecessary risks or cut corners.He goes in gets the job done and gets out. Dr. Portz would rather not stint an artery, possibly making a bypass of that artery in the future impossible. but would rather refer you for surgy knowing this would be best for you. Dr. Portz is just one fantastic Cariologist in my book.
On-Time Doctor Award (2015)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (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.
Patients' Choice Award (2015)
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.
Dr. Portz is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
36 Years Experience
University Of Kansas School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1982
University Of Kansas Medical Center
Dr. Stephen J Portz accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Aetna Value Network HMO NV Only
- Anthem HMO Nevada
- Anthem NV Choice PPO
- Anthem PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry Health Care of Nevada PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Multiplan PPO
One Health Network
- One Health Network
- Sierra Health Southern Nevada PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsDavita Healthcare Partners, 9280 W Sunset Rd Ste 320, Las Vegas, NV
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