Northside Hospital

67%

Patients that would definitely recommend
3% lower than the national average

Awards

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)

Superior clinical outcomes in heart bypass surgery and heart valve surgery

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

2 ratings were worse than expected

  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery

1 rating was better than expected

10 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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64%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
5% lower than the national average

67%

Would definitely recommend
3% lower than the national average

Northside Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%74%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%76%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%61%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%83%84%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%66%66%

Northside Hospital

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%48%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%74%73%

Providers

Dr. Ali Abdul Jabbar, MD

Cardiology

Dr. Ali Abdul Jabbar, MD

Dr. Syed Abid, MD

Oncology

12 Ratings
Dr. Syed Abid, MD

Dr. Kevin Ache, DO

Hospice & Palliative Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Kevin Ache, DO

Dr. Rajesh Agrawal, MD

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases

19 Ratings
Dr. Rajesh Agrawal, MD

Dr. Hazem Al-Andary, MD

Internal Medicine

25 Ratings
Dr. Hazem Al-Andary, MD

Dr. Anthony Albert, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

45 Ratings
Dr. Anthony Albert, MD

Dr. Vladimir Alexander, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

70 Ratings
Dr. Vladimir Alexander, MD

Dr. Mohamed Ali, MD

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases

18 Ratings
Dr. Mohamed Ali, MD

Dr. Mark Alkire, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery

15 Ratings
Dr. Mark Alkire, MD

Dr. Brett Almond, MD

Vascular Surgery

19 Ratings
Dr. Brett Almond, MD

Dr. Angelo Alves, MD

Neurology

17 Ratings
Dr. Angelo Alves, MD

Dr. Beth Anlas, DO

Internal Medicine

37 Ratings
Dr. Beth Anlas, DO

Dr. Ramona Arias, MD

Internal Medicine

14 Ratings
Dr. Ramona Arias, MD

Dr. Michelle Arrieta-Gonzalez, MD

Internal Medicine

9 Ratings
Dr. Michelle Arrieta-Gonzalez, MD

Dr. Samantha Avery, DO

Cardiology

46 Ratings
Dr. Samantha Avery, DO

Dr. Neil Bajwa, MD

Internal Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. Neil Bajwa, MD

Dr. Denisse Balcacer, MD

Infectious Disease Medicine

27 Ratings
Dr. Denisse Balcacer, MD

Dr. Marc Barasch, DO

Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy

38 Ratings
Dr. Marc Barasch, DO

Dr. Mark Barasz, MD

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Mark Barasz, MD

Dr. Sushilla Beecum, MD

Internal Medicine

6 Ratings
Dr. Sushilla Beecum, MD

Dr. Shari Berg, DO

Family Medicine

24 Ratings
Dr. Shari Berg, DO

Dr. Todd Berger, MD

Ophthalmology

7 Ratings
Dr. Todd Berger, MD

Dr. Lakshmi Bhattacharjee, MD

Pulmonary Disease

1 Ratings
Dr. Lakshmi Bhattacharjee, MD

Dr. Alap Bhavsar, MD

Internal Medicine

4 Ratings
Dr. Alap Bhavsar, MD

Justin Bidwell, PA-C

Physician Assistant (PA)

1 Ratings
Justin Bidwell, PA-C

Dr. Nicole Bishko, DO

Internal Medicine

22 Ratings
Dr. Nicole Bishko, DO

Dr. Donald Blake, MD

Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Donald Blake, MD

Dr. George Blanco, MD

Cardiology

28 Ratings
Dr. George Blanco, MD

Dr. David Bloom, MD

Radiation Oncology

Dr. David Bloom, MD

Dr. Matthew Bowser, DO

Family Medicine

5 Ratings
Dr. Matthew Bowser, DO

Dr. David Braun, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

12 Ratings
Dr. David Braun, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Brumfield, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

1 Ratings
Dr. Jeffrey Brumfield, MD

Dr. Foster Bryan, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery

29 Ratings
Dr. Foster Bryan, MD

Dr. Venkata Budharaju, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

30 Ratings
Dr. Venkata Budharaju, MD

Dr. Crystal Bujold, DO

Cardiology

7 Ratings
Dr. Crystal Bujold, DO

Dr. Jennifer Bunch, MD

Pain Medicine

16 Ratings
Dr. Jennifer Bunch, MD

Dr. Brian Burke, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

49 Ratings
Dr. Brian Burke, MD

Dr. Francisco Cardona, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

25 Ratings
Dr. Francisco Cardona, MD

Anthony Centracchio, PA-C

Physician Assistant (PA)

Anthony Centracchio, PA-C

Dr. Himanshu Chandarana, MD

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases

25 Ratings
Dr. Himanshu Chandarana, MD

Dr. Vijaya Cherukuri, MD

Internal Medicine

17 Ratings
Dr. Vijaya Cherukuri, MD

Dr. Katherine Chiu, MD

Cardiology

5 Ratings
Dr. Katherine Chiu, MD

Susanti Chowdhury, MDPA

Pain Medicine

6 Ratings
Susanti Chowdhury, MDPA

Dr. Marc Colaluce, DPM

Podiatry

7 Ratings
Dr. Marc Colaluce, DPM

Dr. Janet Colli, MD

Urology

4 Ratings
Dr. Janet Colli, MD

Dr. Paul Collins, MD

General Surgery

25 Ratings
Dr. Paul Collins, MD

Dr. Matthew Couch, MD

General Surgery

12 Ratings
Dr. Matthew Couch, MD

Dr. Robert Creighton Jr, DPM

Podiatry

6 Ratings
Dr. Robert Creighton Jr, DPM

Dr. Amit Daftari, MD

Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Amit Daftari, MD

Dr. Piyush Dalal, MD

Internal Medicine

11 Ratings
Dr. Piyush Dalal, MD

Dr. Varsha Dandavate, MD

Infectious Disease Medicine

Dr. Varsha Dandavate, MD

Dr. Ginige De Silva, MD

Rheumatology

31 Ratings
Dr. Ginige De Silva, MD

Dr. Garcia DeSousa, MD

Neurology

23 Ratings
Dr. Garcia DeSousa, MD

Dr. John Decosmo III, DO

Family Medicine

11 Ratings
Dr. John Decosmo III, DO

Dr. George Degheim, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. George Degheim, MD

Dr. Chetan Desai, MD

Gastroenterology

11 Ratings
Dr. Chetan Desai, MD

Dr. Hemant Desai, MD

Internal Medicine

6 Ratings
Dr. Hemant Desai, MD

Dr. Pratibha Desai, MD

Hematology

18 Ratings
Dr. Pratibha Desai, MD

Dr. Vilas Deshpande, MD

General Surgery

5 Ratings
Dr. Vilas Deshpande, MD

Dr. Charles Dewberry, DO

Dermatology

17 Ratings
Dr. Charles Dewberry, DO

Dr. Sarah Digby, DO

Internal Medicine

29 Ratings
Dr. Sarah Digby, DO

Dr. Edward Djan-Kwansa, DO

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Edward Djan-Kwansa, DO

Dr. Sara Downs, DO

Internal Medicine

44 Ratings
Dr. Sara Downs, DO

Dr. Cameron Esmkhani, DO

Internal Medicine

5 Ratings
Dr. Cameron Esmkhani, DO

Dr. Carlos Estevez, MD

Cardiology

1 Ratings
Dr. Carlos Estevez, MD

Dr. Edward Fabelo, MD

Nephrology

9 Ratings
Dr. Edward Fabelo, MD

Dr. Rebeca Fajardo, MD

Internal Medicine

25 Ratings
Dr. Rebeca Fajardo, MD

Dr. Miguel Fana Jr, MD

Internal Medicine

23 Ratings
Dr. Miguel Fana Jr, MD

Dr. Tammy Ferro, DO

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases

Dr. Tammy Ferro, DO

Carrie Fisher, RRT

Respiratory Therapy

2 Ratings
Carrie Fisher, RRT

Dr. Lisa Flaherty, DO

Neurology

11 Ratings
Dr. Lisa Flaherty, DO

Dr. Paul Foti, MD

Internal Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Paul Foti, MD

Dr. Daniel Frank, MD

Diagnostic Radiology

Dr. Daniel Frank, MD

Dr. Lee Friedman, MD

Diagnostic Radiology

2 Ratings
Dr. Lee Friedman, MD

Dr. Roopa Ganga, MD

Infectious Disease Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. Roopa Ganga, MD

Dr. Wayne Garcia, MD

Internal Medicine

9 Ratings
Dr. Wayne Garcia, MD

Dr. Tejinder Glamour, MD

Gastroenterology

54 Ratings
Dr. Tejinder Glamour, MD

Dr. Suzanne Gozdanovic, MD

General Surgery

12 Ratings
Dr. Suzanne Gozdanovic, MD

Dr. Kimberly Grill, DO

Internal Medicine

30 Ratings
Dr. Kimberly Grill, DO

Dr. Amitabh Gupta, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

18 Ratings
Dr. Amitabh Gupta, MD

Dr. Ashwani Gupta, MD

Nephrology

Dr. Ashwani Gupta, MD

Dr. Jack Haj Obeid, MD

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases

13 Ratings
Dr. Jack Haj Obeid, MD

Dr. Sam Hakki, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

5 Ratings
Dr. Sam Hakki, MD

Dr. Robert Hamilton, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

4 Ratings
Dr. Robert Hamilton, MD

Dr. William Handelman, MD

Internal Medicine

6 Ratings
Dr. William Handelman, MD

Dr. Raafat Hanna, MD

Internal Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. Raafat Hanna, MD

Dr. Raymond Hansen Jr, MD

Cardiology

4 Ratings
Dr. Raymond Hansen Jr, MD

Dr. Felix Hernandez, MD

Cardiology

5 Ratings
Dr. Felix Hernandez, MD

Linaflor HernandezTumaneng, ARNP-C

Adult Health Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

9 Ratings
Linaflor HernandezTumaneng, ARNP-C

Dr. John Hoche, MD

Cardiology

2 Ratings
Dr. John Hoche, MD

Dr. Clayton Hofstra, MD

Emergency Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Clayton Hofstra, MD

Dr. Thomas Hoggard, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Thomas Hoggard, MD

Dr. Mark Howell, DO

Family Medicine

31 Ratings
Dr. Mark Howell, DO

Dr. Kevin Huguet, MD

General Surgery

40 Ratings
Dr. Kevin Huguet, MD

Dr. Ananth Iyer, MD

Hematology

9 Ratings
Dr. Ananth Iyer, MD

Dr. Venkata Iyunni, MD

Gastroenterology

10 Ratings
Dr. Venkata Iyunni, MD

Provider Reviews

I love Dr. Avery she is the best that is who I recommend she is very professional but personable at the same time another words she takes interest in myself she’s very caring doctor and very efficient my family really appreciates all she has done we all love her thank you Dr. Avery

Sep 20 2019

Review for Dr. Samantha Avery, DO

Great doctor and staff. Friendly office. I been with Dr. Tirupathi over 10 years.

Sep 19 2019

Review for Dr. Sreelatha Tirupathi, MD

I will recommend Dr. Sanchez to any of my friends and neighbors. He is an exceptional man and an amazing cardiologist.

in Pinellas Park, FL - Sep 17 2019

Review for Dr. Robert Sanchez, MD

L5/S1 herniated disc surgery ... minimal invasive procedure ... absolutely pain free within days of surgery, no need for pain meds after third day. I hope to never have surgery again, but if needed Dr Koebbe is my first choice!

Sep 16 2019

Review for Dr. Christopher Koebbe, MD

I have had multiple surgeries during the past year performed by Dr. Gozdanovic. She is a wonderful doctor and a great surgeon. She listens your concerns, explains in plain language what kind of procedure she is going to do, answers your questions.

Sep 14 2019

Review for Dr. Suzanne Gozdanovic, MD

Very kind, not a long wait at all. Would recommend her to anyone

Sep 14 2019

Review for Dr. Shari Berg, DO

Sep 14 2019

Review for Dr. Michelle Spuza-Milord, MD

Dr Jesse really seems to be genuine in his care and he is very personable.

Sep 14 2019

Review for Dr. Jesse Klein, DO

Madeira Beach - Sep 13 2019

Review for Dr. James Post, MD

Curious and friendly staff. Dr. Cardona took his time with me. He was extremely thorough and explained my treatment plan. He answered all my questions and I never felt rushed.

Sep 13 2019

Review for Dr. Francisco Cardona, MD

Dr. Matcha is a highly qualified professional. She is kind, extemely knowledgeable and listens to what her patients have to say. She also takes her own notes and is always willing to share them if her patients wish to have them. Dr. Matcha could actually be a role model for other doctors.

Sep 13 2019

Review for Dr. Mrinalini Matcha, MD

Staff is always friendly and accommodating. Dr. Sanchez is also friendly and thorough, answers questions in every day English and sets the patient at ease...no white coat syndrome needed!

Sep 10 2019

Review for Dr. Robert Sanchez, MD

Sep 10 2019

Review for Dr. Syed Abid, MD

Dr. Klein is a kind, caring and knowledgeable cardiologist. He really took the time to talk to us about my husband’s heart condition and explained all necessary tests. We would not hesitate to recommend Dr Klein to our family and friends. He is a wonderful doctor.

Sep 09 2019

Review for Dr. Jesse Klein, DO

Efficient and friendly staff. Short wait time. Dr Sanchez took time to answer all of my questions. Wish all my drs. were like the Heart Institute.

Sep 07 2019

Review for Dr. Robert Sanchez, MD

My visit was a yearly checkup. I was able to see Dr Walsh and he answered a few questions that I had. I feel comfortable and have confidence that I am receiving great care at this facility. All the office personnel and Dr Walsh are very personable and knowledgeable.

Sep 05 2019

Review for Dr. John Walsh, MD

Never listens to my heart or breathing. Long waits in the waiting. He told me I was wasting his time. Very disappointed.

Sep 05 2019

Review for Dr. Jaysukhlal Panara, MD

Sep 04 2019

Review for Dr. Samantha Avery, DO

Fabulous results! Could not more highly recommend him

Sep 03 2019

Review for Dr. Brian Burke, MD

Dr Sanchez is a caring person. He takes time in explaining your conditions and how best to improve your health.

Sep 02 2019

Review for Dr. Robert Sanchez, MD

Dr. Avery is the best, she takes the time to talk to you and listen to your concerns. She takes action if necessary. I would highly recommend her.

Sep 01 2019

Review for Dr. Samantha Avery, DO

She always takes time to listen. She treats you as a person, not a number. She’s my favorite doctor ever.

Aug 31 2019

Review for Dr. Jennifer Bunch, MD

Very helpful! Gave great follow up advice based on my insurance. Knowable but willing to listen.

Aug 28 2019

Review for Dr. Dennis Tenenboym, DPM

the heart institute is just great.Dr.Sanchez explains everything to the point. you never leave his office in doubt.

Aug 27 2019

Review for Dr. Robert Sanchez, MD

It's always a pleasure as well as an honor to see Dr. Walsh and again shake his hand as it was his hands that saved me from not being here 19 years ago last July 9th, so this is why it's always an honor to go see him.

Aug 26 2019

Review for Dr. John Walsh, MD

Aug 26 2019

Review for Dr. Robert Kowalski, MD

Aug 24 2019

Review for Dr. Robert Sanchez, MD

Disappointed, poor treatment, felt like I was in a ‘cattle call’. Lack of follow up, poor communication

Aug 24 2019

Review for Dr. Jesse Klein, DO

Had a very good visit with Dr. Cardona. He is a very patient and understanding man. He was quite thorough with my mother and very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend him for anyone . Only down fall was the EKG machines were not working properly, and need to be repaired or replaced.

Aug 24 2019

Review for Dr. Francisco Cardona, MD

Aug 24 2019

Review for Dr. Thomas Mixa, MD

Dr Jacob and his staff are pleasant and attentive. Would recommend.

Aug 23 2019

Review for Dr. Pothen Jacob, MD

At first he was awesome. Then he hired on a new doc and pawned me off on him because he screwed up the second kyphoplasty. I am not able to walk and am in constant excruciating pain. Done with this office!!!!

Aug 23 2019

Review for Dr. Ahmad Nematbakhsh, DO

VERY NICE TO TALK TO HIM, HE IS GENTLE AND GOOD TO TALK TO. HE IS VERY GENTLE WITH IS SHOTS

Aug 21 2019

Review for Dr. Amitabh Gupta, MD

We have every confidence in Dr. Gupta and referring him as well to friends, family and acquainances. Great job!

Aug 20 2019

Review for Dr. Amitabh Gupta, MD

Dr Sheppard is a true hero! I can’t thank him enough for his accurate diagnosis, compassionate, thorough and knowledgeable explanation of my condition, and subsequent successful heart procedure. He is absolutely the best Cardiac Electrophysiologist and I highly recommend him!

Aug 20 2019

Review for Dr. Robert Sheppard, MD

Dr. Sanchez has been my cardiologist for several years. I have always found him to be congenial. He listens to my concerns and explains things I don't understand. He is a cardiologist that I have no hesitation in highly recommending to those who need such expertise.

Aug 18 2019

Review for Dr. Robert Sanchez, MD

in Largo, FL - Aug 17 2019

Review for Dr. Daniel Penello, MD

Awesome office. Knowledgeable, friendly, wait time not terrible. Dr. Sanchez is great, he takes his time and makes sure you understand your issues.

Aug 17 2019

Review for Dr. Robert Sanchez, MD

Aug 16 2019

Review for Dr. John Walsh, MD

Aug 16 2019

Review for Dr. Georgios Rossidis, MD

The worst ever, like marcus m said he mess up your knee then he tell you you need knee replacement

Aug 16 2019

Review for Dr. Sam Hakki, MD

Love the Doctor and staff are wonderful! They are always on time, and very aware of patient care. I have been going to him for three years. pain level has gone from 10 to sometimes 3. quality of life is much better.

Aug 13 2019

Review for Dr. Amitabh Gupta, MD

Great man. He has kept me healthy for 8+ years. Dr. Wilson is really smart with a remarkable memory. He patiently listens to me. The office is well run and everyone seems to be happy. No long waits here.

in Seminole, FL - Aug 13 2019

Review for Dr. Christopher Wilson, DO

Aug 12 2019

Review for Dr. Robert Sheppard, MD

From front desk and Pam- Dr Sheppard’s personal assistant to Patti and Chelsea the intake team- I always feel in good hands Dr Sheppard is very personable and responsive to any concerns either during the appointment or phoned in afterward And I appreciate this very much

Aug 12 2019

Review for Dr. Robert Sheppard, MD

Aug 12 2019

Review for Dr. Jennifer Bunch, MD

I would highly recommend this doctor. He is kind and courteous as well as very thorough.

Aug 10 2019

Review for Dr. Amitabh Gupta, MD

Aug 08 2019

Review for Dr. Amitabh Gupta, MD

excellent service ,takes great care of patients, very knowledgeable.highly recommend ,

Aug 07 2019

Review for Dr. Pratibha Desai, MD

I was very satisfied with my experiences with Dr. Patil and his office.

Aug 06 2019

Review for Dr. Abhitabh Patil, MD

Location

Northside Hospital

6000 49th St N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33709