Dr. Charles Fuenzalida, MD

Dr. Charles Fuenzalida, MD

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Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology  ·  
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65 y/o
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Dr. Charles Fuenzalida, MD is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist in Aurora, CO and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and cardiology.Read his story

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Fuenzalida performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Syncope
very high
more than 99% of peers
Arrhythmias
very high
more than 98% of peers
Hyperlipidemia
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Fuenzalida's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fuenzalida "Charles Fuenzalida, MD, FACC, FACP, FHRS has lived in France and Brazil and has Chilean/American parents. These roots allowed him to become bilingual in both English and Spanish. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado for his BA with cum laude honors, MA in Behavioral Genetics and finally received a full US Public Health scholarship to obtain his MD in 1981. Post graduate training at University Hospital in Denver led to a staff appointment at the Denver Veterans Hospital, followed by a four year payback to the US PHS as a staff internist in the Indian Health Service in Chinle AZ. He completed his Cardiology Fellowship training with a two year electrophysiology subspecialty rotation. He has been practicing in Denver since 1993 with Aurora Denver Cardiology Associates. Much of his work has centered on providing state of the art electrophysiology care for his patients.Dr. Fuenzalida is married to Dr. Susan Savage, a Colorado native and an internist, who graduated from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center with honors. She also spent four years as a staff internist in Chinle, AZ followed by a faculty appointment at the University of Colorado, and currently works part time as a hospitalist. They both enjoy travel, skiing, cycling and family activities.Dr. Fuenzalida is a clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and teaches students and residents from the Rocky Vista Osteopathic Medical School. He has served on the advisory boards of hospitals in the Denver area and also has been a reviewer for numerous peer review journals in Cardiology and Electrophysiology."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fuenzalida "Dr. Fuenzalida is committed to staying at the forefront of research and development of implanted pacer/defibrillator and catheter ablation devices and technologies."

2  Specialties

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiology

3  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

53  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Hypertension
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24  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • University Of Colorado
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • University Of Colorado
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • University Colo Health Science Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Of Colorado
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Of Colorado
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fuenzalida has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fuenzalida's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fuenzalida to family and friends
30 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

  • 5
    (23)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Fuenzalida's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

Dr.Fuenzalida is very personable, highly professional, and answers all my concerns thoroughly and with care. Every appointment is a pleasant experience. I would readily and enthusiastically recommend him to anyone needing his expertise.
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As a result of me and my wife's experience with Dr Fuenzalida we would certainly recommend him to our family and friends. He, his assistants and the office staff are very competent and helpful which helps to make his office visits pleasant. We are pleased to have Dr Fuenzalida as our family...more
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Dr Fuenzalida is way more intelligent that the average doctor--far, far smarter. Efficient. Listens. Walks in prepared. Assures he is understood. Is persuasive, not directive, but can be a silver-tongued devil. Great sense of humor.
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Doctor Fuenzalida is tops in his field. He is very thorough, cautious, and friendly. He takes his time and answers all your questions.
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Great atmosphere and a wonderful provider!
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