Dr. James Black, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 67

Dr. Black

Heart and Vascular Institute

2401 S 31ST ST Temple, TX 76508

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(254) 724-5437

Dr. James Black, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Temple, TX and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Black has more experience with Implantable Cardiac Devices, Electrophysiology, and Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School medical school in 1981. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – College Station. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Black to book an appointment.


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Dr. Black is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – College Station College Station, a highly rated hospital.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Black

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Black treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Black treats other conditions, please contact the office at (254) 724-5437.

Implantable Cardiac Devices

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Dr. Black typically treats 75% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Electrophysiology

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

Dr. Black typically treats 65% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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.

Dr. Black typically treats 69% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Arrhythmias
Atrial Flutter
Atrial Fibrillation
Mitral Valve Disease
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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.

Dr. Black typically treats 60% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Heart Disease
Heart Palpitations
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Black's 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
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • 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)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • 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
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • 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
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Hypertension

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Dr. Black accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
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Dr. Black's Reviews

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4.2

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About Me

Biography

Dr. James Black, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Temple, TX and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Black has more experience with...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Baptist Mem Hospital
Residency Hospital
Regional Med Center At Memphis
Residency Hospital
University Of Tn College Of Med
Residency Hospital
Vanderbilt University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1987
Vanderbilt University
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Baylor Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1982
St Lukes - Roosevelt Hospital Center at Roosevelt Division
Internship Hospital
1981
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. James Black, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Black frequently treats Implantable Cardiac Devices, Electrophysiology, and Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Black specializes.

Where is Dr. James Black, MD's office located?

Dr. Black's office is located at 2401 S 31ST ST, Temple, TX 76508. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. James Black, MD offer telehealth services?

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Locations

Heart and Vascular Institute

Heart and Vascular Institute2401 S 31ST ST Temple, TX 76508
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Practice

900 E 30th St Austin, TX 78705
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1301 W 38th St Austin, TX 78705
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple

Temple, TX

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – College Station

College Station, TX

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

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

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Round Rock

Round Rock, TX

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award™ (2021)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)