Dr. Charles Needham, MD

Dr. Charles Needham, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
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Age 56
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Dr. Charles Needham, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Idaho Falls, ID and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University of Health Sciences The Chicago Medical School in 1991 and specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery.

3200 Channing Way Ste A205

Idaho Falls, ID 83404

Contact Information

(208) 535-4580

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
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more than 65% of peers
Aneurysm
normal
more than 62% of peers
Vascular Disease
normal
more than 60% of peers

Dr. Needham's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties**
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

48  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
  • Vascular Disease
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42  Procedures

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Idaho.

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

  • Boise State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • University of Health Sciences The Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • William Beaumont Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Walter Reed Army Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Needham has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Needham's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Needham to family and friends
10 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
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  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Needham'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 (3)

Here is a portion of the comment I left: This was my first meeting with Dr. in preparation for my upcoming valve job. I was thoroughly satified with his illustrated discussion of the process, including benefits and risk assessment for the types of valves which may be used. I felt as though I was...more
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When Dr Needham heard of my situation he immediately got me in to his office and did surgery the next day. He was very though in expalaining what was going on and what he was about to do. We can’t thank him or his team enough.
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Dr. Needham was absolutely excellent. Great communication and great skill! I think the world of Dr. Needham and his entire team. I would recommend Dr. Needham at the highest level, based on my and my family's experience.
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