Dr. Charles Fuenzalida, MD

Dr. Charles Fuenzalida, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology •  Male • Age 67

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
(303) 750-0822

Dr. Charles Fuenzalida, MD is a Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist in Aurora, CO. Dr. Fuenzalida has more experience with Implantable Cardiac Devices, Electrophysiology, and Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as North Suburban Medical Center and Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fuenzalida to book an appointment.


Locations

Aurora Denver Cardiology Associates

New Patient?
(303) 750-0822
Aurora1444 S Potomac St Ste 300 Aurora, CO 80012
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Lone Tree10103 Ridgegate Pkwy Ste 103 Lone Tree, CO 80124
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Centennial14100 E Arapahoe Rd Ste 130 Centennial, CO 80112
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Aurora Denver Cardiology Associates

New Patient?
(303) 750-0822
Castle Rock4386 Trail Boss Dr Ste B Castle Rock, CO 80104
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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4.6

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Had a very good initial consultation with Dr. Fuenzalida. He took the time to listen and answer questions. Would recommend him.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Andrew Lozano – Aug 10, 2020
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How many times does a guy have to save my life to be highly recommended? Needless to say, I would recommend Dr. Fuenzalida and his talented staff, from front office to Cath Lab, to anyone in need of resolving the electrical mysteries of the heart.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Kevin Patrick Manion – Jul 12, 2020
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The visit was to go over the results of an earlier stress EKG test.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Gary – Jun 29, 2020
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I had no noticeable wait. While I had a mask I was given a new mask. I was notified Dr F. was just finishing a procedure elsewhere in the bldg and would be with me shortly. By the time the preliminaries were done he arrived. So no real waiting. He patiently listened to my life stressors which was nice. No complaints.
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J Ross – Jun 22, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr. Fuenzalida for over five years. He has provided me with expert care including open heart surgery. He has always been there at the hospital and in the office to get me through some tough times. I am in good heart health now. I owe this to Dr. Fuenzalida and the team at Aurora Denver Cardiology Associates.
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Don Arthur – Jun 04, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr. Fuenzalida for many years and I find he is an excellent doctor. I have faith in his advice and diagnosis and he always takes time to explain his findings and leaves time for any questions I may have. The procedures that I have undergone by him have been very successful and have made my life better.
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Dixie L. Wilmot – May 12, 2020
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Dr. Fuenzalida is an excellent physician and .counsellor when issues need to be addressed. I look forward to our visits and leave assured that his sensitive and caring manner and advice will carry me along to the next visit.
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KJK – Apr 29, 2020
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I am very pleased with the actual time Dr. Fuenzalida spent with me. He explained the procedure I was going to have so I could understand it. He took time and answered the many questions I had and I am very satisfied with the attention he paid to my malady.
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James L. McClain – Apr 01, 2020
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Words can't express my gratitude for Dr. Fuenzalida. I would not be here today were it not for his incredible skills, medical knowledge, tenacity and patience.
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Mary Ricks – Mar 22, 2020
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I have been with Dr Fuenzalida since 2006 when I first went into Afib or maybe I should say he has stuck with me. My heart has been more than difficult and at times treatment has been a huge challenge. In spite of that, he has more than met the challenge and my heart is now behaving as it should.
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Bob – Mar 15, 2020
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Staff were very kind and compassionate. We had to wait more than 2 hours to be seen. While waiting we saw multiple clients come in after us and be seen while we still waited. Our family member was clearly in much worse shape (who has dementia, using a walker and on oxygen) then all but one of the clients taken back and seen before us. We were told that the doctor had double booked his clients so had no available rooms; we were also told that the doctor wanted to provide high quality service. I don't understand how waiting in the office to be seen for over 2 hours equates to high quality service. Also, we had to rebook our original apt (made more than 6 months ago for January 2020) because the doctor had to cancel his appointments that day and we couldn't be seen for over a month after he cancelled our original apt. After finally being taken to an exam room, we waited there for half an hour before the doctor came in. He arrived with no apologies.
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Mar 05, 2020
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I feel very fortunate to be able to call Dr Fuenzalida my cardiologist. With his extensive knowledge and experience, I know I am always receiving the latest and most accurate information and advice.
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Jim Speck – Mar 03, 2020
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Excellent Physician. Great back and front office staff. Dr Fuenzalida keeps you informed of the status of your health. I have never felt rushed during my appointments.
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Feb 25, 2020
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Dr. F was friendly, informative & very thorough. He listened to my concerns & talked through options moving forward. We came up with a plan that worked best for my health moving forward. I have had fantastic & friendly interaction with any staff I’ve encountered during office visits, too. This is a wonderful practice!
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Jasmine B – Feb 25, 2020
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I have been a patient of Aurora Denver Cardio for many years first being seen by Dr Barry Molk until his retirement a year ago. Dr Molk referred me to Dr Fuenzalida an I have been very satisfied with his care, he installed a pacemaker in me in 2018 and has continued with my care to my satisfaction. I would highly recommend this practice and this doctor.
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Wayne Fitzpatrick – Feb 22, 2020
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Totally changed my life. His direction and professionalism allowed me enjoy my life again.
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K. Jamison – Feb 21, 2020
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Dr Fuenzalida has been my cardiology specialist for more than 20 years. I continue to have faith and trust in his capability and judgement in the treatment he provides me.
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George York – Dec 30, 2019
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Dr Fuenzalida is very good. Takes the time to listen and answer questions!
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Loree Hoisington – Dec 13, 2019
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Concise. Helped me understand my situation.
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Dec 12, 2019
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I trust him throughly.thoroughly. He cares about his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Earl K Sturgeon in Arvada, CO – Dec 09, 2019
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(303) 750-0822

Dr. Fuenzalida accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Whole Health Colorado Front Range
Anthem
Balanced Pathway-CO EPO
Balanced Pathway-CO HMO
Balanced-CO PPO
Blue Priority-CO HMO
Blue Priority-CO PPO
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Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
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Bronze Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
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Bronze Pathway-CO EPO
Catastrophic (Individual)-CO PPO
Catastrophic Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
CO Pathway (Select Network)-CO
Colorado College-CO
Colorado HMO
Colorado POS
Colorado PPO
CSU Fort Collins-CO
CU Health Plan - Extended-CO
CU Health Plan - High Deductible/HSA Compatible-CO
CU Health Plan - Medicare-CO
Gold Colorado PPO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Gold Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway-CO EPO
Healthy Blue Priority 1-CO HMO
Healthy Blue Priority with HSA 1-CO
Healthy Support 1-CO PPO
Healthy Support with HSA 1-CO PPO
Indemnity (Traditional)-CO
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MediBlue Plus-CO HMO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-CO
Pathway PPO/EPO-CO
Pathway-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
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Silver Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
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Silver-CO PPO
Traditional Network-CO
University of Colorado Extended PPO
University of Colorado High Deductible PPO
University of Colorado Medicare-CO
WellChoice - C (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - C-CO
WellChoice - H (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - H-CO
WellChoice - U (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - U-CO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Practice Areas

Implantable Cardiac Devices

Compare with other Implantable Cardiac Devices specialists.

Typically treats 75% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fuenzalida performs Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Fuenzalida performs this procedure more than 84% of their peers

Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fuenzalida performs Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Fuenzalida performs this procedure more than 84% of their peers

Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fuenzalida performs Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator more than 57% of their peers

Dr. Fuenzalida performs this procedure more than 57% of their peers

Electrophysiology

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Electrophysiology specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardiac Electrophysiology
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fuenzalida performs Cardiac Electrophysiology more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Fuenzalida performs this procedure more than 90% of their peers

Cardiovascular Stress Test
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fuenzalida performs Cardiovascular Stress Test more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Fuenzalida performs this procedure more than 85% of their peers

Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fuenzalida performs Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Fuenzalida performs this procedure more than 84% of their peers

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 73% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arrhythmias
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fuenzalida treats Arrhythmias more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Fuenzalida treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Atrial Fibrillation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fuenzalida treats Atrial Fibrillation more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Fuenzalida treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Atrial Flutter
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fuenzalida treats Atrial Flutter more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Fuenzalida treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 21 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fuenzalida treats Heart Disease more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Fuenzalida treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Hypertensive Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fuenzalida treats Hypertensive Heart Disease more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Fuenzalida treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Hypotension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fuenzalida treats Hypotension more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Fuenzalida treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

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Dr. Fuenzalida's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • 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
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Electrophysiology
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Hypertension

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Fuenzalida is committed to staying at the forefront of research and development of implanted pacer/defibrillator and catheter ablation devices and technologies.

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Charles Fuenzalida, MD, FACC, FACP, FHRS has lived in France and Brazil and has Chilean/American parents....Read more

Specialties

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1993
University Of Colorado
Fellowship Hospital
1984
University Of Colorado
Residency Hospital
1982
U Colo Hlth Sci Ctr
Internship Hospital
1975
University Of Colorado
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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Affiliated Hospitals

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North Suburban Medical Center

Thornton, CO

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center

Denver, CO

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2018)

Sky Ridge Medical Center

Lone Tree, CO

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

The Medical Center of Aurora

Aurora, CO

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Parker Adventist Hospital

Parker, CO

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

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