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Dr. Christine Bussey, MD

Cardiology •  Female • Age 49

Dr. Bussey

Inova Medical Group - Cardiology

8505 Arlington Blvd Ste 200 Fairfax, VA 22031

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Dr. Christine Bussey, MD is a cardiology specialist in Fairfax, VA and has been practicing for 17 years. She graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in cardiology.


Dr. Bussey's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bussey

3.9

Based on 21 reviews

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No star! But this site required one in order to write review. Horrible! Had NEVER had an experience with a Dr. like this before. It was my first with a Cardiologist. Waited two months. Brought in all heart related original medical records (they can’t find them now!). She was rude, condescending, had attitude, mean, attacking and insulting. It was weird. I had been on a BP med and showed her BP charts that showed it made a difference. She laughed at me and said it was just the placebo effect. When asked about a situation in which my heart rate would suddenly change and climb I mentioned an eve relaxed and watching tv. She said it was because of the show I was watching. That it stressed me. I answered “it was a Hallmark movie.” She didn’t even discuss my BP med. All this despite acknowledging that I was at high risk due to both my parents’ heart disease which began in their 40’s. (I’m past mid 50’s). She did nothing. AVOID! Waste of time. Went on and found a real Cardio Dr.
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I've been a patient of Dr. Bussey about 5 years and I must say she is a wonderful, compassionate and most of all thorough Dr. She is concerned with her patients well being and answers all questions her patients asks her. I highly recommend Dr. Bussey to anyone who wants a well informed Cardiologist
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Worst cardiologist I can even imagine. Never gives patient helpful info. Dislikes patient questions. Kept me on toxic drugs that created my medical problems. Thank God I got away from Dr. Bussey.
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She’s is a joy for patient interaction. The most superb of all cardiologists I have worked with In NOVA.
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I've had Dr. Bussey as my cardiologist for over 9 years since I had a triple by-pass in 2008. Her knowledge, skill, bedside manners and complete care for her patient is outstanding! She genuinely listens and cares for her patients. I would give her my highest recommendation!
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Very considerate and thorough. Takes time to talk with you and explains everything. Highly recommend
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I'VE BEEN UNDER THE CARE OF DR BUSSEY FOR SEVERAL YEARS SUBSEQUENT TO MY DISSATISFACTION WITH A PREVIOUS CARDIOLOGIST. DR BUSSEY DISTINGUISHED HERSELF WITH EXPERTISE, COMPASSION AND DEDICATION TO "YOU" THE INDIVIDUAL IN DETERMINING APPROPRIATE, INDIVIDUAL MEDICAL TREATMENT VERSUS OFTEN SEEN WITH OTHERS WHO FOCUS "ON THE CLOCK" GETTING YOU IN AND OUT. HER DEDICATION TO THE MEDICAL CANONS AND PRACTICE OF THE SAME ARE BEYOND REPROACH. SHE ASSUMED LEADERSHIP, AMONG OTHERS, IN MY INCURABLE HEART
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Horrible bedside manners, did not listen to any of my concerns. Her nurse, however was absolutely terrific
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She is one of the few heart doctors I have encountered in Fairfax who do not treat their patients like a science experiment. She is warm, friendly and objective.
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About Me

Biography

A specialty care physician with a clinical interest in hypertension, women's health, cardiac, and preventative disease care with Inova Medical Group Cardiology.

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

Education

2002
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1999
John Hopkins University
Residency Hospital
1997
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Internship Hospital
1996
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Medical School
2002
1999
1997
1996

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(703) 698-8525

Dr. Bussey accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
MultiPlan
PHCS Network POS
National Capital
National Capital PPO
UnitedHealthCare
MD-Individual Practice Association, Inc.(MD-IPA) HMO
Optimum Choice HMO
United Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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. Bussey's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Aortic Ectasia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bussey treats Aortic Ectasia more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Bussey treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Chest Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bussey treats Chest Pain more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Bussey treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Cardiovascular Stress Test
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bussey performs Cardiovascular Stress Test more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Bussey performs this procedure more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Bussey's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • 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
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease