Dr. Lamar Bushnell, MD

Dr. Lamar Bushnell, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
58 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Lamar Bushnell, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Ventura, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and cardiac surgery.

California Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons

168 N Brent St Ste 508

Ventura, CA 93003
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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Bushnell performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Lung Surgery
more than 65% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
more than 48% of peers
Heart Disease
more than 42% of peers

Dr. Bushnell's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bushnell "I am commited to providing compassionate, advanced cardiac, thoracic and vascular treatment for patients in the Ventura County and surrounding areas."

2  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

26  Conditions Treated

33  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • University of Utah
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • University Utah Hosps
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Utah Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Dean's Scholarship -University of Utah, 1984
  • Dean's Research Fellowhsip -University of Utah School of Medicine, 1986
  • Honored for Professional Achievement by The American Heart Association, 2008
Media & Publications
  • Multiple Articles,
  • Gastric Mucosal Damage with Bile Salts at Neutral pH, 1987
  • Recurrence of Squamous Cell Carcinoma at PEG Site in a Patient with Laryngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma, 1991
  • Directed Therapy in Human Lung Adenocarcinoma, 1996
  • Ultrastructural Changes in Gastric Epithelium Caused by Bile Salt, 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bushnell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bushnell to family and friends
8 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Bushnell's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Bushnell is the best Cardio-thoracic Suirgeon I ever met. He is very caring and everytime he visited the pt. he gives encouragement to the pt. and fam. which is very vital to the whole situation. His total management is wholestic not just one area, that's why the pt. has a very high percentage...more
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He is a good heart surgeon. I appreciated how he did in my bypass coronary surgery. He was so caring, by the way he gives his instructions to me before and after the surgery. He was so kind and knew how to handle his patient's mood. I felt secured and safe without any worries with the surgery...more
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