Dr. Christopher Appleton, MD

Dr. Christopher Appleton, MD

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64 y/o
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Dr. Christopher Appleton, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Scottsdale, AZ. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Read his story

Mayo Clinic - Scottsdale

13400 E Shea Blvd Ste 2B

Scottsdale, AZ 85259
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Accepted insurance

  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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

Pericardial Disease
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more than 95% of peers
Heart Disease
very high
more than 95% of peers
Mitral Valve Stenosis
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Appleton's bio

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Specialties

  • Cardiology
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine**
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • 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 Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

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

  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Washington University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • University of Arizona Health Sciences Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Cardiology Division, Stanford University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University of Arizona Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Cardiology Division, Stanford University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Tucson Veterans Administration Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Clinical Science Educator of the Year - Finalist University of Arizona College of Medicine, 1990
  • Best Doctors in America | National Polling of Peers, 2010
  • Educator of the Year-Research | Mayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, 2002
  • Clinical Science Educator of the Year (finalist) | University of Arizona College of Medicine, 1990
  • Clinical Science Educator of the Year - Finalist | University of Arizona College of Medicine, 1990
  • Educator of the Year - Research | Mayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, 2002
  • Excellence in Teaching | Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration, 2002
  • Best Doctors in Phoenix - Scottsdale | Polling of Regional Peers, 2003
  • House Staff Teacher of the Year | University of Arizona College of Medicine, 1983
  • Best Doctors in America | National Polling of Peers, 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Echocardiograph, Fellow
  • Awards Committe -American Society of Echocardiography, Member
  • Board of Directors National Board of Echocardiography Inc., Member
  • Echocardiography Committee- American College of Cardiology, Member
  • Live Program Committee- American Society of Echocardiography, Member
  • Society of Cardiovsacular Computed Tomography, Member
  • Subspecialty Board on Cardiovascular Diseases- American Board of Internal Medicine, Board Member
  • Task Force on Clinical Recommendations for Multimodality Cardiovascular Imaging of Patients with Pericardial Diseases- American Society of Echocardiography, Member

Dr. Appleton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Appleton to family and friends
5.0
based on 5 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Appleton'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 (1)

in Prescott, AZ 86303 |
Dr. Appleton is very professional and is a very nice person. He made me feel comfortable and secure because he knew what my medical problems were and what procedures were necessary to get me on the road to good health. I'm grateful and thankful that I found Dr. Appleton.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Appleton accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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