Dr. Darren Sidney, MD

Dr. Darren Sidney, MD

Clinical Cardiac ElectrophysiologyMale

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Dr. Darren Sidney, MD is a Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist in Charleston, SC. Dr. Sidney has more experience with Cardiac Electrical System Procedures, Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures, and Heart Conditions than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Trident Medical Center and Trident Health System - Summerville Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sidney to book an appointment.

Locations

Charleston Heart Specialists - Charleston

Charleston Heart Specialists9313 Medical Plaza Dr Ste 305 Charleston, SC 29406
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Charleston Heart Specialists - Mount Pleasant

Charleston Heart Specialists570 Long Point Rd Ste 240 Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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When I was doubtful and apprehensive about trying another ablation after having a failed attempt with another EP years ago, Dr. Sidney and his staff walked me through it every step of the way and were able to successfully ablate. He and his staff are kind, caring, accessible, and very prompt with answering any questions or concerns. I highly recommend him and his team for any of your electrical cardiac issues.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Annette Pletcher – Apr 15, 2021
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After a lifetime of enduring atrial fibrillation ... the HIGHLY symptomatic variety ... Dr. Sydney performed an ablation. I'd had an attempt at one done over 30 years ago. To say that process was medieval is an understatement. Flash forward to last year {2020), and what a difference. The entire team was great to work with and Dr. Sydney took the time to explain everything. And follow-up and accessibility after the procedure was (and is) second to none. If you're still enduring symptomatic AFib, make a choice now to fix it. It's a life-changer and I HIGHLY recommend Darren Sidney!
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mike Mears – Mar 11, 2021
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Dr Sidney's entire staff are all so nice . It is a pleasure going to see him. I'm glad Dr Coker referd me to him. They explained every question I asked so clearly to me. Thats what I like about his staf fand Dr. Sidney. Thanks Robert Patterson
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Robert Patterson – Jun 14, 2020
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Everyone was very professional, well spoken. Dr Sidney is absolutely a very nice Dr. and man
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jun 02, 2020
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Dr Sydney is excellent . My last experience with his front office staff was not very pleasant . I found them rude and not paying attention when I’m standing at the counter . Even when leaving and making a future appointment the lady did. Not even speak with me when handing me the appointment sheet ! Very rude !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Frankie Gray – May 25, 2020
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Dr. Sidney was a refreshing experience with a specialist. He reviewed the referral from my primary care physician. He explained everything I needed to know. I would highly recommend this doctor to anyone looking for a great physician.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Nancy Locke – May 18, 2020
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I had a pacemaker put in four weeks ago today. My breathing and stamina it is worse now than it was before I had the pacemaker put in yet they tell me my pacemaker is working correctly I don’t understand.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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May 16, 2020
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I would like to personally praise Dr. Sidney because he probably saved my life and I cannot imagine any higher praise. If you have heart related issues you could not be in better hands.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kevin E. Holden – Apr 23, 2020
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Very impressed with the knowledge of the doctor and nurses. The office is very clean and because of the virus we were taken to the exam room where we could keep our distance from other patients. Everything has been done with precision and professionalism. Thank you for the personal care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Walter Clark – Apr 01, 2020
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Dr Sidney has always been on time, straight forward and conscience. His medical expertise is evidenced by my successful procedure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bruce Cote – Mar 25, 2020
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Everyone makes you feel comfortable and secure in the knowledge you are in good hands.
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Barbara Ford – Mar 18, 2020
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I am very pleased with my visits with Dr Sidney. He is very knowledgeable and explains my my options thoroughly. Since he did my Afib surgery in 2018 I am doing very well. He shows concern and follows up with his patients. That is very rare these days. I definitely will recommend others to him.
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Carol Ullom – Mar 15, 2020
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All personnel were very helpful and friendly. There was very little wait time after arriving. Each step of the required procedures were explained fully and easily understandable. I was very impressed from start to finish.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Steven Bell – Mar 11, 2020
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Jan 27, 2020 I was seen on time by Dr. Sidney, my evaluation was done expeditiously with details on the procedure outcome given succinctly. Not much more I could ask for. Thanks. Chuck Freas
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chuck Freas – Jan 28, 2020
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Dr. Sidney was an excellent physician. He explained everything so that my parents could understand. He even called me after hours to follow-up on a concern that I had. He had a lot of patience with us. The office staff were very friendly and accommodating. They took care of issues with the lab every time that something came up. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Sidney to others. Thank you for all that you did for my mom :)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Charlotte Siau – Dec 12, 2019
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No waiting, very efficient and knowledgeable.Presented the results of test and procedures very clearly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Eugene Oliver – Dec 08, 2019
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Everyone in Dr. Sydney's office displayed a warm welcome when you walked through the door. Everything that they for me and answered any question that I had It was just a very good visit. Dr. Sydney was very pleasant. He went over some questions and explained things in detail for me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Frances Sweat – Dec 01, 2019
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I love dr sidney because he is kind and takes the time to explain everything.
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Julianna Morris – Oct 16, 2019
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My visits vary but for the most part I am in and out in a timely manner. Mostly everything explained to where I can understand and when it’s not, I can reach out to Dr. Sidney. Well pleased.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sharonda – Oct 15, 2019
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I received personal one on one care, where he actually listened to what I have to say and is genuinely interested in my health, spending A LOT of time with me when necessary making lots of notes and coming up with alternate health care to resolve my exceptionally difficult issues. Could not ask for a better doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Caring Personal Care – Sep 23, 2019
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Sidney

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Sidney treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Sidney treats other conditions, please contact the office at (843) 863-5600.

Cardiac Electrical System Procedures

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Cardiac Electrical System Procedures specialists.

Dr. Sidney is experienced in the area of Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Sidney
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Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Cardioversion, Elective
Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures

Compare with other Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures specialists.

Dr. Sidney is experienced in the area of Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Sidney
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Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Heart Conditions

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Dr. Sidney is experienced in the area of Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 34 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Sidney
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Heart Disease
Cardiomyopathy
Supraventricular Tachycardia
Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Check Dr. Sidney's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Sidney's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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Dr. Sidney accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Centene
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Choice Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
WellCare
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Darren S. Sidney, MD, learned an important lesson in medical school that became the philosophy of his medical practice: Treat every patient like you would...Read more

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Dr. Sidney graduated from the State University of New York in Brooklyn, N.Y. He completed his residency...Read more

Specialties

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Education

Medical University of South Carolina (CD) - Charleston SC | Medical University of South Carolina (ELTR) - Charleston SC
Fellowship Hospital
Georgetown University - Washington DC
Residency Hospital
Georgetown University - Washington DC
Internship Hospital
State University Of New York Downstate College Of Medicine
Medical School
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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Darren Sidney, MD?

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Does Dr. Darren Sidney, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Sidney has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Darren Sidney, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Darren Sidney, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sidney frequently treats Cardiac Electrical System Procedures, Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures, and Heart Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Sidney specializes.

Where is Dr. Darren Sidney, MD's office located?

Dr. Sidney's office is located at 9313 Medical Plaza Dr Ste 305, Charleston, SC 29406. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Sidney is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Trident Medical Center

Charleston, SC

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Trident Health System - Summerville Medical Center

Summerville, SC

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)