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Manuel F Salazar, MD

Manuel F Salazar, MD

Cardiovascular Disease
Dr. Salazar is the past Chief of Cardiology and the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Northside Hospital and Tampa Bay Heart Institute. He was elected by his peers to the prestigious office of Chief of Staff at Northside Hospital. He is the Medical Director for the Tampa Bay Heart Institute. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at both Northside Hospital and Largo Medical Center. Dr. Salazar received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh, following which he pursued his medical training at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara and received his MD from the University of the State of New York. He continued with postgraduate training as an intern and resident in Internal Medicine at St Vincent's Medical Center in New York, where he served in the distinguished position as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine. He continued with his sub-specialization in Cardiology serving as The Chief Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine. During his training, Dr. Salazar was the recipient of several awards including Resident of the Year award and several awards for cardiovascular research from the American College of Physicians and the Richmond Medical Society of Staten Island, New York City. He has many published cardiovascular research articles. He served as Clinical Professor of Medicine at The State University of New York and Clinical Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Salazar has multiple Board Certifications by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the fields of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases. He is also Board Certified in Nuclear Cardiology. He has advanced training in Cardiac CT angiography. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is a Fellow of the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. A member of the Board of Governors for the Pinellas County Medical Association, he is a Founding Member of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. He is a member of the Society for Cardiac Magnetic Resonance, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiography. He is Director of the Nuclear Cardiology Department at Bay Area Heart Center. His special interests include: clinical cardiology, preventive cardiology, nuclear cardiology, diagnostic invasive cardiac catheterization, transesophageal echocardiography, stress echocardiography and Cardiac CT angiography. He has received the renowned People's Choice Award for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. He has the highest "A" rating on Angie's list.
Care Philosophy

Bay Area Heart Center strives to provide the highest level and quality of cardiac care available. This requires two commitments. First, to treat the patient as an individual and second, to strive for continuous improvement in the technical delivery of care in this increasingly complex field. Bay Area Heart Center's team goal is the preservation of our patient's good health. We welcome comments and criticisms from our patients regarding how well we fulfill our mission.

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Private Healthcare Systems - PHCS - Multiplan

WellCare

Cigna

Humana

Aetna

Medicare RR/ RailRoad

Medicare

USA Health Network - PPO

United Healthcare - Evercare

United Healthcare - Empire

Work Compensation - Out of State

Wellcare - HMO

Medicare Assignment

Medicaid - MO Primary

Preferred Care Partners - HMO

Plaines Health - PPO

Pinellas County Health Services - HMO

Physicians United Plan - Medicare HMO

Humana - PFFS

Coventry - Advantra

Coventry Health Care Plans

Group Health Incorporated - PPO

Cigna - PPO - Non Exclusive

Cigna - HMO - Exclusive

CHAMPVA

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Freedom Health - Medicare HMO

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Care Plus - JSA - HMO

Evolutions - PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield - PPS

Blue Cross Blue Shield - Net-Blue

Coventry - Summit

Blue Cross Blue Shield - Health Options

Blue Cross Blue Shield - Florida Blue

Blue Cross Blue Shield - Advantage 65

AvMed - HMO

Auto Accident Insurance

Aetna - Managed Care - PPO

Aetna - Open Access - EPO

United Healthcare HMO

Coventry Health Care - PPO

Aetna Select Plans

Workmans Group

Managed Care Programs

Beech Street - PPO

Care Plus

Avmed

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Beech Street

Cigna - Open Access Plus

Angina

Aortic Aneurysms

Cardiologist

Echocardiogram

Lipid Disorders

Preventive Medicine

Careplus

USA Health Network - PPO

United Healthcare - Evercare

United Healthcare - Empire

Work Compensation - Out of State

Wellcare - HMO

Medicare Assignment

Medicaid - MO Primary

Private Healthcare Systems - PHCS - Multiplan

Preferred Care Partners - HMO

Plaines Health - PPO

Pinellas County Health Services - HMO

Physicians United Plan - Medicare HMO

Humana - PFFS

Coventry - Advantra

Coventry Health Care Plans

Group Health Incorporated - PPO

Cigna - PPO - Non Exclusive

Cigna - HMO - Exclusive

CHAMPVA

Government Employees Health Association - Commercial

Freedom Health - Medicare HMO

Care Plus - Non JSA - HMO

Care Plus - JSA - HMO

Evolutions - PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield - PPS

Blue Cross Blue Shield - Net-Blue

Coventry - Summit

Blue Cross Blue Shield - Health Options

Blue Cross Blue Shield - Florida Blue

Blue Cross Blue Shield - Advantage 65

AvMed - HMO

Auto Accident Insurance

Aetna - Managed Care - PPO

Aetna - Open Access - EPO

Aetna

United Healthcare HMO

Coventry Health Care - PPO

Aetna Select Plans

Workmans Group

Managed Care Programs

Beech Street - PPO

Care Plus

Cigna

Avmed

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Beech Street

Cigna - Open Access Plus

Aetna - Elect Choice - EPO

BlueCross BlueShield of Utah - Blue Option

WellCare

Humana

Medicare RR/ RailRoad

Medicare

Angina

Angioplasty

Aortic Aneurysms

Arrhythmia

Atherosclerosis

Atrial Fibrillation

Bradycardia

Cardiologist

Cardiomyopathy

Carotid Artery Disease

Claudication

Congenital Heart Disease

Congestive Heart Failure

Coronary Artery Disease

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Echocardiogram

Heart Attack

Heart Murmur

High Cholesterol

Hypertension

Lipid Disorders

Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI

Mitral Valve Prolapse

Non-Invasive Cardiology

Pericarditis

Peripheral Artery Disease

Preventive Medicine

Stroke

Syncope

Varicose Veins

Vascular Disease

Venous Insufficiency