Dr. Francisco Otero, MD

Dr. Francisco Otero, MD

Interventional Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
51 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Francisco Otero, MD is an interventional cardiology doctor who practices in Austin, TX. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 27 years.

Cardio Texas, PLLC

1015 E 32nd St Ste 508

Austin, TX 78705
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • PHCS
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Superior HealthPlan
  • Texas True Choice
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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

Chest Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Heart Murmur
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cardiovascular Stress Test
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Otero "Dr. Otero earned his Medical Degree from the University of Seville in Spain, where he also obtained a Master's Degree in Emergency Medicine. During this time he also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Otero completed his Internal Medicine residency program, Cardiology Fellowship, and Interventional Cardiology Fellowship in Galveston, Texas at the University of Texas Medical Branch. During his training at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, he was honored with the Outstanding Faculty"


  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

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
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • 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
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Cardiac Angiography
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Universidad Of Sevilla/ Faculty Of Medicine--Master's Degree (Residency In Emergency Medicine)
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Universidad De Sevilla, Facultad De Medicina
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • None
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • School Of Medicine, University Of Sevilla, Spain
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Of Texas At Galveston / Medical Branch
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • The University Of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University Of Texas At Galveston / Medical Branch
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Otero has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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St. David's Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Cardiac Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Otero is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Otero's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Otero to family and friends
based on 18 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Otero'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 (9)
in Hutto |
Dr. Otero is an outstanding doctor. Not only is his knowledge extensive, his manner with patients is outstanding. He treats me like family and i really trust him to present me with the best alternatives. I have met numerous people that know him or know of him and all reports are unfailingly positive. I highly recommend him and his team for cardiac health.
in Kyle, TX |
I have been going to Dr. Otero for awhile now. In fact I will be going for an angiogram this Monday. Would only trust him. He did my last one and did a great job. Now my sister and my cousin go to him and they are very satisfied and I second that. Being 66 and closing in on 67 pretty soon, I have to keep a better eye on the old ticker and Dr. Otero is the man that has really helped me with that.
in Austin, TX |
Dr Otero was through in conducting testing to find my problem and patient in explaining treatment options. I've been blessed with good health until recently and he took all the time needed to insure I understood the cause and treatment options going forward. I'm thankful he got my case as I had seen a few other doctors with no real idea of why I was not feeling up to par. Thanks!
Austin, TX |
I have been a patient of Dr. Otero for a few years and he has always been very considerate, talks to you in terms you can understand and is very professional
Austin, TX |
A truly excellent doctor.
in Austin, TX |
First Class operation geared to keeping up with the many details of the patient care experience. I never feel like a number. Dr. Otero is very personable and a good listener.... especially comforting for me as a newer patient. The staff reflects this patient-first attitude. I feel it is the mark of a great doctor to provide such a solid infrastructure with quick answers in a time when medicine can be so impersonal and slow. I'm glad I am under Dr. Otero's care.
in Kyle, TX |
Dr. Otero, has always been very detail in explaining his decisions and what is best for me. I've never had an issue with the Doctor not listening to me and explain the pros & cons of procures. His staff are always nice and its a pleasure talking with them.
Round Rock, TX |
I could not have been more pleased with the care provided by Dr. Otero and his team. They were both pleasant and professional. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a cardiologist!
formerly Austin, TX |
I was diagnosed with a blockage in the coronary artery and had a double CABG in December 2014. Dr. Otero and his staff were professional, friendly and very reassuring about my disease and outcomes of the surgery. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Otero to anyone having heart problems and would definitely take my husband to him if he develops any type of heart problems. Dr. Otero is stellar.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Otero accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
    Preferred Care PPO
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • PHCS
    PHCS Par-Multi Plan PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Superior HealthPlan
  • Texas True Choice
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Otero has admitting privileges

St. David's Medical Center
919 E 32nd St
Austin, TX 78705
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St. David's North Austin Medical Center
12221 North Mopac Expressway
Austin, TX 78758
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St. David's Round Rock Medical Center
2400 Round Rock Ave
Round Rock, TX 78681
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St. David's South Austin Medical Center
901 W Ben White Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
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