Dr. Joseph Souza, MD

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Dr. Joseph Souza, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Asheville, NC and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Souza has more experience with Cardiac Electrical System Procedures, Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures, and Heart Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with Mission Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Souza to book an appointment.

Dr. Souza

Asheville Cardiology Associates

5 VANDERBILT PARK DR Asheville, NC 28803
Accepting new patients

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Saw this doctor 3 times in six years.( on paid lecture tour) He Installed anInternal Cardiac Device (ICD)in July 2014. Received more than a thousand - two thousand shocks in a span of 7 years. In April 2020 was brought to the ER after 350 + episodes. He was on vacation another Dr recommended an ablation . It was finally performed at Duke who immediately took off the medicine that was causing irregular heartbeats causing the ICD to fire. I insisted that an ablation be done in 2015 but Dr Souza said it was dangerous and changed the Amiadarone for Quinidine which caused the same results. Very disappointed and sad in his handling this situation that caused me distress for 6 years in delaying the ablation.
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  • 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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Inept doctor.ICD by Metronic installedin 2014. Had me on different meds which caused more shocks due to irregular heart beats complicated by the medications . He could not give me the number of my shocks. Claims all have been erased.I estimate the number of episodes to be over 1000. I saw him personally 3 times in 6 years. I have an idea . The reason is his lecture tour and reimbursements from Metronic and other pharmaceutical compannies. You can see these on "Dollars for Docs" provided by Pro Publica. I am unable to show you on this review It's about 400,000 in fees paid to him . Way over the national average ! April 2020, was admitted again to ER . This time for more than 300 + shocks. Fortunately he was "on vacation " again. Anotherdoctor was on duty . He recommended an ablation which I discussed previously with Souza but always told me it was dangerous, that a change of meds again would be better despite my objections Had the ablation at Duke 7/1/2020. No Shocks. Disgusted
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This the finest Doctor I have ever seen. He honestly cares about you and it shows
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Dr. Joseph Souza, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Asheville, NC and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Souza has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Board Certifications

Education

1998
University of Michigan Hospitals
Fellowship Hospital
1993
University of North Carolina Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1991
University of North Carolina Hospitals
Internship Hospital
1990
Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Korean

Awards

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What are Dr. Joseph Souza, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Souza frequently treats Cardiac Electrical System Procedures, Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures, and Heart Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Souza specializes.

Where is Dr. Joseph Souza, MD's office located?

Dr. Souza's office is located at 5 VANDERBILT PARK DR, Asheville, NC 28803. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Souza

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Souza treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Souza treats other conditions, please contact the office at (828) 274-6000.

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. Souza is experienced in the area of Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Cardioversion, Elective
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Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures

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Dr. Souza is experienced in the area of Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
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Heart Conditions

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Dr. Souza is experienced in the area of Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Cardiomyopathy
Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
Heart Disease
Sinus Bradycardia
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Adult Congenital Heart Conditions

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 Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Souza is experienced in the area of Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Atrial Flutter
Atrial Fibrillation
Ventricular Fibrillation
Arrhythmias
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Dr. Souza's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • 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)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (CCTGA)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • 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
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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(828) 274-6000

Dr. Souza accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Locations

Asheville Cardiology Associates

Asheville Cardiology Associates5 VANDERBILT PARK DR Asheville, NC 28803
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