As a cardiologist and patient advocate, I've met many people who felt a disconnect between their expectations and the care provided by their physicians. Some feel doctors don't listen to them, others are not getting the medical explanations they deserve. I've found this divide often breaks the trust needed to form the foundation of a strong healthcare partnership.
In my practice, cardiac disease is addressed with an evidence-based approach keeping your needs and expectations in mind. Together, we will work to form a tailored diagnostic and treatment plan using the latest innovation and technology available.
My thought process along the way with clearly outlined goals, risks, and alternative options will be explained. I will strive to always treat you with respect while empowering you to transform your health.
Dr. Jesal Popat is a South African born, board certified cardiologist practicing medicine in the Tampa / St. Pete area. He has authored several articles and publications on medicine and heart disease. His clinical practice is centered around prevention through plant-based nutrition and exercise, in addition to the study of structural, interventional, and vascular cardiology. Dr. Popat graduated with honors from the University of South Florida with degrees in Biology and Chemistry before attending the Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. He completed his post-doctoral training in Internal Medicine and his Cardiovascular Disease fellowships at Tampa General Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida Hospital Tampa, and the James A. Haley VA medical center. On the local and national level, he has lectured on topics including cardiac disease, heart failure, and coronary atherosclerosis. He devotes time to working with several local non-profits, including the Tampa Bay chapter of the American Heart Association and Best Buddies organizations. In his personal life, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, travel, and working on automobiles.