Dr. Donald Saunders III, MD

Dr. Donald Saunders III, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 60

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Donald Saunders III, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in North Charleston, SC. Dr. Saunders III has more experience with Cardiac Care and Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Trident Medical Center and Colleton Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Saunders III to book an appointment.


Locations

LowCountry Cardiology Associates

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(843) 853-0250
LowCountry Cardiology Associates4969 Centre Pointe Dr Ste 100 North Charleston, SC 29418
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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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3.6

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Awesome! He listens and shows that he cares.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Sep 03, 2020
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Doctor Saunders has been my cardiologist since 2006. He has performed two heart catheterizations on me and each time with positive results. Follow-up with Dr. Saunders has been perfect on every occasion and he is always attentive to your particular medical needs. I most highly recommend him!!
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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  • Long wait times
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Dr. Saunders is an outstanding cardiologist – Jan 24, 2020
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Performed Electronic Cardioversion to correct Atrial Flutter two days after diagnosis. Fit me in for both the diagnosis and followup stress test, as well as the cardioversion. Pays attention to detail.
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Saunders III

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Saunders III treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Saunders III treats other conditions, please contact the office at (843) 853-0250.

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 63% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hyperlipidemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saunders III treats Hyperlipidemia more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Saunders III treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Cardiovascular Stress Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saunders III performs Cardiovascular Stress Test more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Saunders III performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Hypertension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saunders III treats Hypertension more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Saunders III treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 50% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Murmur
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saunders III treats Heart Murmur more than 65% of their peers

Dr. Saunders III treats this condition more than 65% of their peers

Atrial Fibrillation
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saunders III treats Atrial Fibrillation more than 62% of their peers

Dr. Saunders III treats this condition more than 62% of their peers

Arrhythmias
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saunders III treats Arrhythmias more than 58% of their peers

Dr. Saunders III treats this condition more than 58% of their peers

Check Dr. Saunders III' experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Saunders III' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • 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 Disease (CAD)
  • 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
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • 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
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Venous Hypertension

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Saunders provides expert cardiology care for men and women in Charleston and the surrounding areas. Offering compassionate, experienced and a detail-oriented...Read more

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Dr. Donald Saunders is board-certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. He earned...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

Advocate Lutheran Gen Hospital
Residency Hospital
Georgetown University Hospital
Residency Hospital
Loyola University Med Center
Residency Hospital

Awards

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Trident Medical Center

Charleston, SC

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Colleton Medical Center

Walterboro, SC

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

Trident Health System - Summerville Medical Center

Summerville, SC
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital

Charleston, SC

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Roper Hospital

Charleston, SC

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
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