Dr. Mark Parent, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Boise, ID. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Parent is affiliated with Saint Alphonsus Medical Center - Ontario, Saint Alphonsus Medical Center - Nampa and Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.
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Learn about Dr. Parent
I chose to be a physician because I knew from an early age that I liked to help people, as I got older I enjoyed the challenge of taking care of people in a serious acute illness. I gravitated to cardiology because of the high pressure demands of treating patients with acute heart problems. The satisfaction of meeting a patient in the hospital who is having a heart attack, restoring flow to their heart and then seeing them get up and walk out in just a couple of days is so amazing. I know through our heart attack team at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center we are helping people lead longer unimpaired lives every day. My goal for my patients is to become their physician and friend, and follow them closely so the years go by without incident and marvel as they get old gracefully!
Dr. Parent's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Cardiology
Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
Why It Matters: Dr. Parent's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography
Mitral Valve Surgery
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
Malpractice Claims not available
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
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For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1979
Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
Martinez Va Hospital
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Parent has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
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We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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