Dr. Joseph Souza, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 59
  
Dr. Souza
Accepting new patients

Asheville Cardiology Associates

5 VANDERBILT PARK DR Asheville, NC 28803

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(828) 274-6000

Dr. Joseph Souza, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Asheville, NC and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Souza has more experience with Implantable Cardiac Devices, Electrophysiology, and Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with Mission Hospital - Asheville. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Souza to book an appointment.


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Dr. Souza accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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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.

Implantable Cardiac Devices

Compare with other Implantable Cardiac Devices specialists.

Typically treats 70% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Souza performs Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Souza performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Souza performs Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Souza performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Souza performs Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator more than 21% of their peers

Dr. Souza performs this procedure more than 21% of their peers

Electrophysiology

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

Typically treats 74% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardiac Electrophysiology
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Souza performs Cardiac Electrophysiology more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Souza performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Souza performs Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Souza performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Souza performs Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Souza performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Atrial Flutter
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Souza treats Atrial Flutter more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Souza treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Arrhythmias
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Souza treats Arrhythmias more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Souza treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Atrial Fibrillation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Souza treats Atrial Fibrillation more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Souza treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 67% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 18 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardiomyopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Souza treats Cardiomyopathy more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Souza treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Souza treats Heart Disease more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Souza treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Congestive Heart Failure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Souza treats Congestive Heart Failure more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Souza treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

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Dr. Souza's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • 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 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)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Surgery
  • 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
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Dr. Souza's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Souza

5.0

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A good Doctor !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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This the finest Doctor I have ever seen. He honestly cares about you and it shows
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Joseph Souza, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Asheville, NC and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Souza has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

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

Languages

  • English
  • Korean

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Locations

Asheville Cardiology Associates

Asheville Cardiology Associates5 VANDERBILT PARK DR Asheville, NC 28803
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Mission Hospital - Asheville

Asheville, NC

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)
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