Dr. John Sanderson, MD

Dr. John Sanderson, MD

Interventional Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 74
Dr. John Sanderson, MD is an interventional cardiology specialist in Kerrville, TX and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr in 1970 and specializes in interventional cardiology, cardiology, and more.Read his story

301 Junction Hwy Ste 220

Kerrville, TX 78028

Contact Information

(830) 896-3730

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Vascular Disease
very high
more than 98% of peers
Heart Disease
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Sanderson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sanderson "J. Nathaniel Sanderson, MD, FACC, believes that medical technology isn't the ultimate solution for most of his patients with heart disease. Prevention-both before and after cardiovascular disease has been diagnosed-is the key to a healthy life. It's crucial that patients understand that techniques such as balloon angioplasty, coronary stent placement and even bypass surgery do not cure cardiovascular disease. When counseling patients, Dr. Sanderson says that interventional therapies, for the most part, just buy time. Patients must make the effort to change the lifestyle choices that contribute to cardiovascular disease: smoking, overeating, lack of exercise, poor cholesterol control, and poor diabetes control. When I hear someone say their grandmother is feeble, for example, I say it's not because she's old, it?s because she has no muscles. Regular aerobic and strength training programs ensure proper muscle mass development and tone. Adhering to a routine exercise regimen is one of the most important lifestyle factors to help reduce the risk for coronary artery disease and enhance quality of life," insists Dr. Sanderson. A former college linebacker, Dr. Sanderson entered the United States Air Force Academy. He played football-as 10th alternate, he admits, and completed a Bachelor of Science degree with a plan to pursue a career in orthopaedics. He studied medicine at University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis, Tennessee, and completed his residency in internal medicine at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. During his initial exposure to cardiology during his residency, he quickly became fascinated by the ability to leave a patient?s bedside with a diagnosis and a plan of care. He completed his fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Dr. Sanderson is board certified in cardiovascular disease. He is trained in interventional cardiology and is experienced in balloon angioplasty, stent deployment and atherectomy in the treatment of cardiac and peripheral arteries. Currently, he practices preventive and therapeutic cardiology and performs minimally-invasive, transcatheter atrial septal defect closures and peripheral vascular interventions, cardiac catheterization and intravascular ultrasound. He lives and practices in Kerrville, Texas.""
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sanderson "At South Texas Cardiovascular Consultants, we're proud to serve heart patients in San Antonio, Kerrville, Boerne and Fredericksburg. We're dedicated to providing the finest preventative, diagnostic and treatment options to our patients with heart disease.Our team has decades of combined experience and everyone is focused on delivering outstanding, compassionate care."

3  Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

48  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • 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
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart 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
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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14  Procedures

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.


  • United States Airforce Academy
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1966
  • Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • Wilford Hall Amc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
  • Wilford Hall Amc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Medstar-Georgetown University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sanderson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sanderson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sanderson to family and friends
22 total reviews (14 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Sanderson'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 (14)

I am very pleased with my treatment and have confidence that Dr. Sanderson is giving the attention I need for treatment.
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I have been seeing Doc Nat for about 30 yrs, beginning with my first myocardial, about 1988. His work to save my heart was nothing short of a miracle and I have followed him where ever he has practiced. So, it is a "wee" bit of sweetness that I can write a review.
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I have been a patient for Dr. Sanderson for over 26 years and I can say it was a great choice for me. He has always been up front with any of my problems, there have not been many, and I am healthy and able to lead a great life. I would recommend Dr. Sanderson to everyone with cardiac problems.
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We enjoy Dr Sanderson, feel that he tells it like it is, husband has gone to him twenty years
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Dr. Sanderson took a lot of time with me during my examination and listened to all I had to say. He never seemed to be in a hurry to move on to his next patient.
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