Dr. Christopher Pastore, MD

Dr. Christopher Pastore, MD

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Dr. Christopher Pastore, MD is a cardiology specialist in Lutz, FL and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in cardiology and interventional cardiology.

4211 Van Dyke Rd

Lutz, FL 33558

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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. Pastore's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pastore treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Pastore treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pastore performs Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Pastore performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Atherectomy
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Rotational Atherectomy
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pastore treats Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Pastore treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Angina
  • Ludwig's Angina
  • Unstable Angina

Dr. Pastore's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • 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 Angiography
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Doppler
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • 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 Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Dizziness
  • Echocardiography
  • Fatigue
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Palpitations
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ultrasound, Cardiac
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

About Me

Biography

Dr. Christopher Pastore, MD is a cardiology specialist in Lutz, FL and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in cardiology and interventional cardiology.

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

Education

2007
Lahey Clinic Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Tufts-New England Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2001
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2000
Tufts University School Of Medicine
Medical School
2007
2006
2003
2001
2000

Awards

Dr. Pastore's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pastore

3.1

Based on 29 reviews

5 Stars
48.275862068965516%
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4 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
(1)
1 Star
44.827586206896555%
(13)

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Dr Pastore saved my life. Other physicians ignored my symptoms. Dr Pastore listened and identified what was going on. After going to the Cath Lab and Dr Pastore placing 2 stents, I am on the road to recovery. Dr Pastore is very direct. I appreciate that.
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Dr. Pastore saved my mothers life! After bringing her to the ER three days ago and numerous tests being ordered and coming back normal, he never gave up....continued with more testing and finally decided to do a Cath that showed her erosion! An erosion that could have ruptured. They call these the "silent killer" in young adults. Dr. Pastore told me it was the best thing bringing her in when I did. Mom feels great! She hasn't felt this good in years. Thank you Dr. Pastore.
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I used to love Dr Pastore, but every time I call his office with some real problems or any other reason, his office is closed. If you leaves message, it is not returned. I’ve even wondered if he closed, is I’ll, family problems? Dr. P. Please let us know what is going on.
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Saw him twice while in St.Joes North.Terrible bed side manners,no sense of communication and was clueless!I would not recommend him,ask for some one else if you get stuck with him!I don't know how he graduated high school much less medical school!
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Be warned of Dr. Pastore. He orders testing procedures performed in his office (and out- patient) that are not always needed. I have some very minor issues, and he recommended heart catheterization!! He wouldn't answer questions when asked and just kept saying the same evasive things it was like he was on the clock and ready to get to his next patient. He tries to push and scare you into agreeing to unneeded tests at even greater expense (to his benefit, of course) without any answers.
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I believe i would not be here today, had I not seen Dr. Pastore. I had seen 7 other cardiologist, the past 6 years, testing good on several stress tests. None of the other Drs would listen to me when i explained to them I do not have classic symptoms. I can not tolerate statins, and in fact the last cardiologist told me he couldn't do anything for me. Dr. Pastore was the first to listen to me and believed me when I stated how bad I felt. He found 5 arteries almost totally clogged. 6/29/16
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Wouldn't recommend this doctor. He was careless during outpatient procedure, ended up being admitted for complications. My questions were not answered, was actually told "don't worry about it". Terrible bedside manner, he was pretty much in the doorway ready to sprint out to a different patient while talking to me.
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NOT IMPRESSED , RECEIVED REPORT OF SMALL LEAK IN VALVE WHICH TURNED INTO SIGNIFICANT TEAR REQUIRING REPLACEMENT OR REPAIR.SECOND OPINION VERIFIED SMALL LEAK NO SURGERY REQUIRED.GAVE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT AND RECEIVED PHONE CALL DAY BEFORE APPOINTMENT TO SAY I COULD NOT BE SEEN AT SCHEDULED TIME.FOUND ANOTHER CARDIOLOGIST.
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Dr. Pastore provides an excellent environment and is clearly focused on figuring out the problem. He is a surgeon with typical surgeon bedside but there is no fooling when you go in for a procedure -- he has all the standing orders and efficiently and expertly does a great job. The only down side is the billing office needs to be more efficient -- I have had a billing issue for over 9 months since the original procedure they don't seem to get it is their issue to correct.
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