Dr. Jagan Akella, MD

Dr. Jagan Akella, MD

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Dr. Jagan Akella, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Bradenton, FL. Dr. Akella has more experience with Cardiac Electrical System Procedures than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Blake Medical Center and Doctors Hospital Of Sarasota. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Akella to book an appointment.

Locations

Heart Consultants of Manatee

Heart Consultants of Manatee3649 Cortez Rd W Bradenton, FL 34210
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Heart Consultants of Manatee5741 Bee Ridge Rd Ste 320 Sarasota, FL 34233
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At a Glance

  • 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.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Akella's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Akella

3.8

Based on 46 ratings

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Always rescheduling appointments. I hear the doctor talking badly about other patients outside the office. He’s very rude to his staff. No wonder the turnover rate is high. My appointment was rushed. Won’t be going back.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Michelle – Feb 16, 2021
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I was not impressed with Dr. Akella! I went in for a baseline which included several test over the course of three weeks. Dr. Akella's clerical staff was very friendly and the nurses handled all of the patient load. When I returned for my follow up appointment to review my tests, a nurse (who was very friendly) went over my results, not Dr. Akella! She was vague and no help with question about my results. She then went to get Dr. Akella, who couldn't even be bothered to come in to the room to discuss my results. He hung in the doorway speaking loudly (for everyone to hear) seeming very uninterested and not concerned about my anxiety level. He never explained some anomalies that my tests revealed, but rather, said and I quote "I'm not worried about it". If this is the way he handles concerns for patients who present with simple heart related issues, I most assuredly wouldn't want him to be my Cardiologist for anything more serious!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Darla Ellis – Dec 23, 2020
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Es un excelente profesional
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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Gloria M. perez rodriguez – Dec 03, 2020
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I have been a patient for 9 years. I believe that people complain about drs when they don't hear what they like. Every patient that walks in the door is greeted by there name. Each patient is the most important to Dr. Akella and his staff. If dr Akella said he got tested then he did as all of my other dr's and specialist are also doing. Its ok to complain about a staff not wearing a mask but why not complain when you go shopping and half the people are not and you have your nose uncovered possible like alot of others do? I have had a holter monitor and stress tests and multiple procedures as dr. Akella is a Dr that is trained to do the implant of a pace maker or a aicd. Many are not. I have never left the office without a follow-up appointment. Just because you do not get your test resaults flown into your living room the next day does not mean the dr is incompetent. I am a patient who has never felt neglected by Dr Akella after any procedure or visit. Good luck finding a better Dr.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Troy – Oct 29, 2020
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3 months ago I went to dr. Akella, and had some tests done, the last one was a halter monitor, I called every week for the results, finally they have the results but no upcoming appointments, during all of the previous calls no one said I needed an appointment to talk about the results, During the previous calls no one said anything about a new appointment. If they had, I would have gotten an earlier appointment. In addition Dr. Akella was not wearing a mask, he said he had been tested, I seriously doubt he gets tested everyday, also a women who works there was at the front desk, without a mask, Clerical person I think, I told the nurse, she she could not say anything but would tell the doc. Also, I had the halter monitor put on on a friday afternoon, 12 hours later it fell off. A new one was put on. When the time came to remove it It was very very hard to take it off, (that's how it should be) Needless to say, I will now be going to find a new cardiologist.
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Jul 20, 2020
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I like the staff too. I like Dr Akella and his honesty. The care i get is excellent.
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Teresa Blackwood – Jun 11, 2020
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Dr. Akella is an extremely knowledgeable cardiologist. I felt very comfortable with his manner. He spends time with you explaining your heart health issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • 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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Gary Parisi – Dec 03, 2019
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For two years I have been suffering with shortness of breath..Extreme fatigue and not being able to accomplish even small daily tasks. I have seen 3!! Cardiologist over the past two years and not one of them could figure out what the issues were causing my symptoms. Prior to this..I worked 40-55 hours a week..on top of that trained horse and was active non-stop. I was starting to get depressed..giving up all hope..beginning to wonder if I was simply going crazy..Then I found Dr. Akella..my 4th cardiologist in 2 years. My first visit..he was Compassionate..listened to my story..and gave me Hope again. Two tests were scheduled right away and follow up scheduled just a couple days after. My Second appointment..Dr Akella knew Exactly what the issue is AND a plan to fix it!! I was so overjoyed that I actually got all teary eyed during the appointment. Every single person at this clinic gas been Empathetic..kind..and super efficient.
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
6 people found this helpful
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Margie Grebe – Nov 16, 2019
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Dr Akella has seen me through 9 years of afib and has always been compassionate and available when needed. I have found his staff helpful and reactive. If you need a heart guy.... you can NOT do better.
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Mar 24, 2019
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Again for second year in a row this office so screwed up. Last year rescheduled my echo 3 times. This year show up for scheduled appt at 8:30AM . Internet down, doctor not coming in until 10:30, no one to do echo. No record of my appointment yet I rec'd 2 phone messages asking me to confirm....which I did. Time to change doctors enough of the round around at this place.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Jul 13, 2018
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Find someone else. He is interested only in performing costly procedures, not patient care. He performed an unnecessary angioplasty on me, then insisted on implanting a defibulator with no follow up care. I have had nothing but problems since, and he will not see me.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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Jeff Maxwell in Bradenton, FL – May 23, 2018
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Very nice man but his staff is totally incompetent and unprofessional. He does not explain treatments plans and seems rushed to get to the next patient.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Feb 22, 2018
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Amazing Doctor! Dr. Akella truly cares for his patients! He is trustworthy and takes great care of my family member!
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
3 people found this helpful
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Bradenton, FL – Apr 14, 2017
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I really like Dr. Akella - but I have now been on hold with his office for 17 minutes trying to reschedule an appointment that the office cancelled due to not getting advance authorization for a procedure.
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Bradenton, FL – Mar 10, 2017
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Excellent, made me feel very comfortable within minutes also very efficient.
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
11 people found this helpful
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Dec 19, 2015
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Akella

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Akella treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Akella treats other conditions, please contact the office at (941) 794-9000.

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. Akella 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

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Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Echocardiography
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
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Dr. Akella's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • 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)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Implantable Loop Recorder
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Implantation, Permanent
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • 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
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our care philosophy is simple, we put our patients first. We believe in treating the entire person, not just a disease process. We offer personalized care...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Board Certifications

Education

University of Maryland | West Virginia University
Fellowship Hospital
West Virginia University
Residency Hospital
West Virginia University
Internship Hospital
Ross University School of Medicine
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Jagan Akella, MD?

Call (941) 269-8018 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Jagan Akella, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Jagan Akella, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Jagan Akella, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Akella frequently treats Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Akella specializes.

Where is Dr. Jagan Akella, MD's office located?

Dr. Akella's office is located at 3649 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34210. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Jagan Akella, MD speak?

Dr. Akella speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Blake Medical Center

Bradenton, FL

58% Patient Experience Rating, 11% lower than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2022)

Doctors Hospital Of Sarasota

Sarasota, FL

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center

Lakewood Ranch, FL

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Manatee Memorial Hospital

Bradenton, FL

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

6 Awards Received

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Sarasota, FL

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)