Dr. Charles Fuenzalida, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology ·  Male · Age 66

  45 Reviews

Dr. Charles Fuenzalida, MD is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist in Aurora, CO and has been practicing for 35 years. He specializes in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and cardiology.


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(303) 578-4018

Dr. Fuenzalida accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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No malpractice claims found for Colorado
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Fuenzalida's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Arrhythmias
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Familial Atrial Fibrillation
  • Multifocal Premature Beats
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Fibrillation, Idiopathic
  • Ventricular Fibrillation, Paroxysmal
Syncope
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fuenzalida treats Syncope more than 97% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Syncope, Familial Neurocardiogenic

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

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

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
University Colo Health Science Center
Internship Hospital
1981
University Of Colorado
Medical School
1975
University Of Colorado
Undergraduate School
1993
1984
1982
1981
1975

Languages

  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Fuenzalida's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fuenzalida

4.5

Based on 45 reviews

5 Stars
82.22222222222223%
(37)
4 Stars
2.2222222222222223%
(1)
3 Stars
4.444444444444445%
(2)
2 Stars
2.2222222222222223%
(1)
1 Star
8.88888888888889%
(4)

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I drive down from Cheyenne for my appointments because I trust Dr Fuenzalida to take good care of me. I have been seeing him for 14-16 years and he has me i the best shape of my life. He listens to my health issues, explains things to me so I can understand what he is saying, gives me choices as to what I feel would be best to improve my health. He has given me options if I would like to see a doctor here, but I feel as long as I can drive to Denver, I will go to see him.
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He is very helpful!
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Went in for annual exam and clearance for upcoming back surgery. I have been a patient of Dr. Fuenzalida for 15 years. He has done 2 surgeries for me. He literally saved my life! I have complete confidence in his knowledge, skill set and abilities. One thing that is also impressive is that he geniunely cares about his patients.
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Have had medical relationship with Dr F for many years and intend to continue to rely on his skill and competence for the foreseeable future.
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Dr. Fuenzalida and hos staff are top notch. The care I received pre and post op continues to keep me healthy. I am grateful for these professionals and the amazing work they do.
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Dr Fuenzalida is a fantastic doctor but I will be finding another cardiologist because of his office staff. I have had to wait anywhere from 2 to 2.5 hours for my appointment every time I visit the office. The office has also rescheduled my appointment on more than one occasion. I can understand rescheduling if there is an emergency but they wanted to reschedule because the appointments were before a holiday weekend and they wanted to leave the office early. I work long hours and have to get approval from my employer to leave early for these appointments weeks in advance so this is extremely inconvenient. The office overbooks the appointments and has little regard for their patients' time.
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Highly recommend this fine gentleman. He took me on after my cardiologist retired. Prompt; he always is prepared, having reviewed the file. Cheerful, thorough, careful with any instructions. Makes a point of reviewing specific items on any blood work, etc. Carefully reviews and considers any notes/concerns presented to him.
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Dr and staff as always professional, knowledgeable. PA does initial evaluation Nurse Practitioner then discusses any changes, problems or symptoms and takes her findings to Dr and he then comes in to give his diagnosis and what tests, etc that needs to take place. Wait time may seem long, but Dr sees a lot of patients and he takes what time is necessary for each. Very efficient and still very caring. His knowledge is outstanding.
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Very good at explaining the results of his exam. He listens to the patient and does not make you feel rushed
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I am very pleased to write a review regarding Dr Fuenzalida and his staff. My experience over the last months has been excellent. The front office staff is attentive and the wait time was minimal. Doctor Fuenzalida was professional, most knowledgeable, and very compassionate. I highly recommend Doctor Fuenzalida for cardiac care. Jerry W. Diemer
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  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)

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

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

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

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

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