Dr. Christopher Pastore, MD

Dr. Christopher Pastore, MD

Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
(23)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Christopher Pastore, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Lutz, FL. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Pastore is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital.

4211 Van Dyke Rd

Lutz, FL 33558

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
very high
more than 97% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Vascular Disease
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
1

Board Certifications

  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
51

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
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • 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)
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Palpitations
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Angiography
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Doppler
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Echocardiography
  • Impella Device
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Ultrasound, Cardiac
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pastore has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pastore's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pastore to family and friends
2.6
based on 23 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Pastore's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Wesley Chapel, FL |
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.
Dade City, FL |
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!
Odessa, FL |
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.
in Palmetto, FL |
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
in Spring Hill, FL |
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.
in TAMPA,FL. |
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.
in Land O Lakes, FL |
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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Dr. Pastore accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
    Select HMO
    Tampa Bay CoreNet
    Tampa Bay HUMx HMOx
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Pastore has admitting privileges

St. Joseph's Hospital
3001 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607
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