Dr. Christopher Appleton, MD is a cardiology specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in cardiology.


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Mayo Clinic- Arizona

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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(480) 702-3862

Dr. Appleton accepts the following insurance:

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Centene
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Humana
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Medical Mutual of Ohio
Principal Financial Group
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Options PPO
PacifiCare PPO
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Dr. Appleton's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pericardial Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appleton treats Pericardial Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Appleton treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bacterial Pericarditis
  • Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis
  • Pericarditis
  • Rheumatic Pericarditis
  • Uremic Pericarditis
  • Viral Pericarditis
Aortic Ectasia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appleton treats Aortic Ectasia more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Appleton treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appleton treats Heart Disease more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Appleton treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Appleton's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • 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 CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
  • 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
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeons at Mayo Clinic are part of an integrated, multidisciplinary team of doctors and health care professionals who provide individualized care for each patient. Having all this expertise in a single place, focuse...

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

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

Awards

  • 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

Memberships & 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

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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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