Dr. Michael Gold, MD

Dr. Michael Gold, MD

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Dr. Michael Gold, MD is a cardiology specialist in Charleston, SC and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of Colorado At Denver in 1985 and specializes in cardiology and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.

135 RUTLEDGE ST

Charleston, SC 29425

Contact Information

(888) 792-4990

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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

Electrocardiogram (EKG)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Heart Disease
very high
more than 96% of peers
Heart Palpitations
very high
more than 90% of peers

Dr. Gold'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. Gold "Dr. Gold has always been intrigued by electrical conduction through the body and through the heart. Dr. Gold became a cardiologist because of his interest in this and it provides him with a chance to really help people. Dr. Gold specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology or the treatment of heart rhythms, such as when the heart beats too slow or too fast. Dr. Gold tries to individualize the best care for patients. One of the most interesting things about being a cardiac electrophysiologist is that Dr. Gold treatment of patients varies largely depending on each patient. Different treatment plans may involve medications, non-pharmacologic therapy such as relaxation therapy or exercise therapy, and often involves procedural treatments such as ablation to cure heart arrhythmias or devices such as pacemakers or deregulators. He is a pioneer in the development of new defibrillation techniques and pacing for congestive heart failure. Listen to an audio introduction by Dr. Michael Gold to learn more."

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2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

3  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

172  Conditions Treated

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19  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrophysiology
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Immunization
  • Liver Function Test
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thyroid Screening

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

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.

Education

  • SUNY At Stony Brook, Bs Biology and Mathematics
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • University Of Colorado At Denver
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Colorado
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Ph.D. Awarded By University Of Virginia, 1979
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Samuel J. Katcef Fellow, American Heart Association, 1992
Media & Publications
  • Comparison of stimulation sites within left ventricular veins on the acute hemodynamic effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy, 2005
  • Serial evaluation of atrial tachyarrhythmia burden and frequency after implantation of a dual-chamber cardioverter-defibrillator, 2005
  • Latrogenic ventricular dyssynchrony: a preventable cause of heart failure with right ventricular pacing?, 2005
  • Rationale and design of a randomized controlled trial to assess the safety and efficacy of cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction with previous symptoms or mild heart failure-the REsynchronization reVErses Remodeling in Systolic left vEntricular, 2006
  • Improved defibrillation efficacy with an ascending ramp waveform in humans, 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Gold does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Gold and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Gold's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gold to family and friends
6 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Gold's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Apologized for slight lTeness, very direct and straight forward, answered my questions clearly and did not talk down to me. Recognized my fears of options and helped me evaluate treatments without pushing me either way. I think he was terrific.
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Rude , didn't make eye contact , talked down to me . I would not recommend this doctor to my worst enemy . zero bedside manner .
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Aloof, detached, no eye contact on first meeting. Not much better on 2nd appt.
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