Dr. Marcelo Branco, MD

Dr. Marcelo Branco, MD

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66 y/o
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Dr. Marcelo Branco, MD is a cardiology specialist in Pensacola, FL and has been practicing for 36 years. He specializes in cardiology, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, and more.Read his story

West Florida Cardiology

8333 N Davis Hwy Fl 4

Pensacola, FL 32514
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellCare
WellCare PPO

Background Check

3 malpractice claims Found
  • Settlement (4/26/2016)View details
  • Settlement (4/28/2016)View details
  • Settlement (4/10/2018)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Branco's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Arrhythmias
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Branco treats Arrhythmias more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Branco treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Familial Atrial Fibrillation
  • Multifocal Premature Beats
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Fibrillation, Idiopathic
  • Ventricular Fibrillation, Paroxysmal
Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Branco treats Heart Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Branco treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Syncope
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Branco treats Syncope more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Branco treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Syncope, Familial Neurocardiogenic

Dr. Branco's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherectomy
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • 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)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Implantable Loop Recorder
  • 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
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease

About Me

West Florida Cardiology Physicians and staff are committed to setting the standard for cardiovascular disease care in Northwest Florida by providing the highest quality of care possible. We strive to provide the best clinical care combined with communication and patient involvement to achieve the best outcomes for our patients.

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

University Ky
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Marshall University Affil Hosps
Residency Hospital
1983
Marshall University Affil Hosps
Internship Hospital
1978
Universidade Federal Do Estado Do Rio De Janeiro
Medical School
1974
Federal University of Rio De Janeiro / Faculty of Medicine / Center of Health Science
Undergraduate School
1983
1983
1978
1974

Languages

  • Portuguese
  • English

Dr. Branco's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Branco

4.4

Based on 21 reviews

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This was my first visit, and I was referred to this office by another physician. The office appears to be well run, and I will continue to use this service.
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I was referred to Dr. Branco because of arrhythmia and PVC problems. He was rude and abrupt. He asked me why I was there. He had already mentally written me off because I had a normal EKG. He listened to my heart and said he was sorry to disappoint me, but there was nothing wrong with me and that I should get back into my exercise program (which was long distance running.) I am not a hypochondriac! He ignored the spreadsheet I had brought showing months of careful logging of blood pressure and heart rate. He told me my multiple PVC's were no big deal. "Everybody has them." Previously I was cautioned that three or more in a row could cause sudden death, and I was having numerous PVC's of three in a row. A few days later, another physician (not a cardiologist) at another hospital diagnosed me with an ascending aortic aneurysm which was an incidental finding on a CT. Had I looked at his medical malpractice files before this appointment, I would not have wasted my time or money.
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Took sufficient time to listen and explain medical options. Je came across as knowledgeable and attentive to the patient’s issues/concerns.
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Very nice visit to get heart monator Look forward to seeing the results
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I always have gotten great service from Dr. Branco and the the staff. You don't have to wait long at all to see your physician. Continue to keep up the good work. You are always in my prayers.
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I have been under Dr. Branco's care for about three years. He has been treating my Afib in a planned, least-invasive-first, sequence. In August of 2016 he re-set the rhythm of my heart via an electrical impulse. In of December of 2018 he implanted a pacemaker. I am being monitored daily via a state-of-the-art device that directly transmits my heart info to Dr. Branco and his associates.
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Dr. Branco and his staff are the greatest people you could have taking care of your health needs. I had an Ablation procedure about a month ago and I have NEVER!!!! felt better. I had the procedure on a Thursday went home Friday. Saturday morning I walked a mile and felt like myself from 2 years ago. I walk every day 3-5 miles I don't get tired like I before. I put all my faith and trust in Dr. Branco and went with his recommendation to have the Ablation with no regret.Best decision for me.
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I was referred to Dr. Branco in 2010 for higher than normal blood pressure even though I was already taking blood pressure medication. He ordered the necessary test to find the cause and determined that one of the arteries from my kidney was 90% clogged. He ordered a renal stent and that cleared the problem. In 2016 he diagnosed me with A-fib. He explained the ablation procedure and I had that done with not problems. I have been very satisfied with the treatment from him and his staff!!!
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I was revered to Dr. Franco for a arrhythmia condition. Dr. Franco performed an ablation. During the procedure I remained awake. I heard Dr. Bronco tell the Technician, "Off!! Off!! Dam it!!! The Nurse grabbed my hand to comfort me. Dr. Bronco told my wife that the procedure went well and I was sent home. The next morning my heart rate was 42 bpm. My wife took me to the emergency room. I was admitted. Dr. Bronco admitted that the procedure had not gone well. They installed a pacemaker.
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I went into the ER with a cardiac event and had to have one stent inserted. Dr.Branco did the procedure. I missed a good opportunity to die and even failed to get a lot of sympathy from the family. The nurses, etc., were all great, procedure flawless, but I will have to try harder if I have another cardiac event.
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Very pleasant and takes the time to answer all of your questions and explains things in terms you can understand.
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Being I was a new patient I didn't know what to expect. I was well pleased with treatment I got. Dr. Branco had really reviewed my past treatment and I really calmed my any fears that I had. looking forward to being a patient of Dr. Branco.
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I've always felt like more than just another patient with Dr. Branco and his associates. Thank you! A. B. Russell
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He answered all my question.
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I love Dr. Branco and his staff. He saved my life
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