Dr. Theodore L. Folkerth, MD

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery • Male • Age 78

3998 Vista Way Ste 204
Oceanside, CA 92056
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Dr. Folkerth's Experience

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Dr. Folkerth's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Folkerth Performs

  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
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Hospital Quality

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Tri - City Medical Center
4002 Vista Way
Oceanside, CA 92056

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Accepting new patients?

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North County Cardiothoracic Sgy
North County Cardiothoracic Sgy
3998 Vista Way Ste 204
Oceanside, CA 92056
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    Dr. Folkerth's Experience

    Specialties

    • Cardiac Surgery
    • Thoracic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery
    • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
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    • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
    • Cardiac Electrophysiology
    • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
    • Decortication and Pleurectomy
    • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Heart Defect Repair
    • Heart Surgery
    • Heart Valve Replacement
    • Hernia Repair
    • Lobectomy, Open
    • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
    • Lung Surgery
    • Maze Procedure
    • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
    • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
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    • Aneurysm
    • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Dissection
    • Aortic Stenosis
    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Arrhythmias
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Empyema
    • Endocarditis
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Heart Disease
    • Lung Cancer
    • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
    • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
    • Mitral Valve Stenosis
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Septal Defect
    • Thrombosis
    • Vascular Disease
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    Background Check for Dr. Folkerth

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for California.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Indiana University
    Graduated in 1965

    Internship Hospital

    Naval Hospital
    Complete in 1966
    Us Marine Corps First Battalion 3rd Division
    Complete in 1967

    Residency Hospital

    Naval Reg Med Center
    Complete in 1972
    Stanford Va Hospital

    Fellowship Hospital

    Children's Hospital Boston
    Complete in 1975
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Folkerth & Staff

    • English
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    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 87.4% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Folkerth's Hospital Quality

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    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    3.5
    • 6 responses

    3.5 out of 5

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Folkerth to family and friends

    3.5 out of 5

    6 responses

    Dr. Folkerth's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    3.8 out of 5

    6 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4 out of 5

    6 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    3.7 out of 5

    6 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    6 responses

    Experience with Dr. Folkerth

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    3.7 out of 5

    6 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    3.5 out of 5

    6 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    3.5 out of 5

    6 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    3.7 out of 5

    6 responses

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    North County Cardiothoracic Sgy
    3998 Vista Way Ste 204
    Oceanside, CA 92056
    (760) 726-2500 (Office)
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