Dr. Douglas Packer, MD

Dr. Douglas Packer, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
64 y/o

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Dr. Douglas Packer, MD is a cardiology specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in cardiology and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.Read his story

Mayo Clinic - Rochester

200 1st St SW

Rochester, MN 55905
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Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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

Pericardial Disease
more than 76% of peers
Cardiac Electrophysiology
more than 73% of peers
Heart Disease
more than 57% of peers

Dr. Packer'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. Packer's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Packer "Interests Ablation of atrial fibrillation, including ultrasound and cryoablation Ablation of complex atrial arrhythmias, mechanisms of heart rhythm disturbances 4/5D Image integration guided ablation of AF, VT MR/Intracardiac ultrasound imaging of arrhythmia substrate Ablation of advanced ventricular tachycardias Development of new ablation methods and technology Cell therapy for cardiac arrhythmias Cellular ablation and conduction modification research "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Packer "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."

2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

3  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

37  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
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • 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)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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16  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Brigham Young University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Duke University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Duke University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Duke University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Doctor in America, Awarding Organization, 2002
  • Medicine Honors Program, College of Medicine, University of Utah, 1979
  • Haskel Schiff Award in Internal Medicine, Awarding Organization, 1983
  • University Scholar Designation, Brigham Young University, 1976
  • Distinguished Service Award Brigham Young University, 2006
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1979
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • 33rd Annual Cardiovascular Conference at Snowbird, Director
  • Heart Rhythm Society, President
  • Heart Rhythm Society, Treasurer
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Dr. Packer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Packer to family and friends
8 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Packer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I went to Dr. Packer for a cardiac Ablation. One Year later I am healthy and no longer have AFib. His procedure, treatment, and level of care were excellent. I have great confidence is his abilities and the Mayo Clinic. Afib took the wind out of my sail and Dr. Packer gave me back the spring in...more
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He's highly knowledgeable in his field. Dr. Packer is easy to talk to and his explanations are very thorough.
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