Dr. Christopher Appleton, MD

Dr. Christopher Appleton, MD

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65 y/o
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Dr. Christopher Appleton, MD is a cardiology specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 31 years. He specializes in cardiology.Read his story

Mayo Clinic- Arizona

13400 E Shea Blvd Ste 2B

Scottsdale, AZ 85259
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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

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

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

Dr. Appleton'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.

Dr. Appleton's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Appleton " Hypertensive heart disease Diastolic dysfunction Pericardial disease Valvular heart disease Hypertrophic and restrictive cardiomyopathies "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Appleton "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, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion — your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available quickly and appointments are scheduled in coordination. Specialists work together to provide exactly the care you need."

1  Specialties

  • Cardiology

3  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*

50  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 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
  • 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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17  Procedures

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
Media & Publications

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
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Dr. Appleton's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Appleton to family and friends
6 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 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)

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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