Dr. Charles Machell, MD

Dr. Charles Machell, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology  ·  
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Age 64
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Dr. Charles Machell, MD is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston in 1980 and specializes in clinical cardiac electrophysiology.Read his story

6800 W Interstate 10 Ste 350

San Antonio, TX 78201

Contact Information

(210) 615-0494

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Electrophysiological Study
very high
more than 99% of peers
Atrial Flutter
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Machell's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Machell "Charles H. Machell, MD, FACC, admits there wasn't a lot going on in EP when he first became interested in the field. In the late 1980s, he witnessed one of the first catheter ablations which took nearly 20 hours to perform. Since then, Dr. Machell has performed more than 9,000 ablations himself, including about 1,000 pediatric procedures. (And, today, ablations take only a couple hours to complete!). Over the years, Dr. Machell has seen tremendous advances in the treatment of abnormal heart rhythms. He is particularly interested in the use of remote magnetic navigation in catheter ablations for complex heart arrhythmias. Not all patients with abnormal heart rhythms can be treated with catheter ablation, however. For them, implanted devices, such as pacemakers and defibrillators, are often necessary. Pacemakers assist those with slow heart rates, while defibrillators are common for patients who have suffered a previous cardiac arrest. Just as paddles are applied to the outside of the chest during a cardiac arrest to deliver an electrical shock meant to restore the beating of the stopped heart, implanted defibrillators detect when a patient?s heart has stopped and deliver an immediate electrical shock. While Dr. Machell enjoys days he spends in the EP lab performing procedures, especially complex cases, he admits he enjoys seeing his patients in the clinic, too. When I see them in the hospital, they're generally quite sick, but I get a totally different picture of them when they come back to the clinic for follow-up and they're doing well. It's very satisfying," says Dr. Machell. In practice since 1986 and board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and electrophysiology, Dr. Machell investigated new types of pacemakers and helped evaluate catheter ablation. He has written numerous publications on a variety of electrophysiology topics.""
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Machell "At South Texas Cardiovascular Consultants, we're proud to serve heart patients in San Antonio, Kerrville, Boerne and Fredericksburg. We're dedicated to providing the finest preventative, diagnostic and treatment options to our patients with heart disease.Our team has decades of combined experience and everyone is focused on delivering outstanding, compassionate care."

1  Specialties

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

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*

26  Conditions Treated

13  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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 Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • University Of New Mexico / Main Campus
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • University Of Nm School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Of New Mexico / Main Campus
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Machell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Machell's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Machell to family and friends
41 total reviews (18 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (41)

  • 5
    (39)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Machell'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

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (18)

Dr. Machell is a excellent surgeon and has saved my life twice. I would highly recommend Dr. Machell to anyone with heart disease.
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Very knowledge, down to earth knows his business and explains things in a way that you understand without a dictionary. Try him you want be sorry,
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Best bedside manner of any Doctor I’ve ever met. Extremely thorough and makes sure you are happy with his explanation and care before you ever leave his office. Highly recommend! If I could give him 10 stars I would.
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Great Doctor in all aspects
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Dr. Machell has been a wonderful doctor over the past four years. He is easy to talk with and listens to my health concerns while helping me with my heart condition.
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