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Dr. Nathaniel Woodruff, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 66

  5 Reviews
Dr. Woodruff

Mercy Medical Group

150 Catherine Ln Grass Valley, CA 95945
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Nathaniel Woodruff, MD is a cardiology specialist in Grass Valley, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in cardiology, sleep medicine, and more.

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  • Explains conditions well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Hospital satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals
  • Good communication Patients said there was good doctor communication at the hospital. See hospitals

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(530) 477-8358

Dr. Woodruff accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Cofinity
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Golden Rule
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
Priority Health
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Background Check

1 disciplinary action Found
  • Disciplinary action in another state (2/21/2018)View details
1 board action Found
  • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence (12/16/2016)View details
No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Woodruff's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Woodruff treats Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension) more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Woodruff treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Pulmonary Hypertension
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Woodruff treats Pulmonary Hypertension more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Woodruff treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Dexfenfluramine-Induced
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Familial
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Fenfluramine-Induced
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypoxic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Venous Hypertension
  • Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension
Heart Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Woodruff treats Heart Disease more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Woodruff treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Woodruff's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Angiography
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • 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 Disease
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion
  • 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)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • 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
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Septal Defect
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

Dr. Woodruff's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Woodruff

4.0

Based on 5 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What People Say About Dr. Nathaniel Woodruff, MD
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Efficient and empathetic and open Dr. Does not talk down to the patient and is obviously caring and highly educated and competent. It is too bad that the "system" allows only for short 20 minute sessions after the initial appointment. I wish there at least a ten minute period to decompress and allow a Q&A session with the Dr. But....that's the way things are these days. I am so glad that Dr. Woodruff has chosen Grass Valley as the venue for his move to the West Coast from Michigan.
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Dr. Woodruff spent well over 60 minutes with my exam and then going thru all test results + necessary future tests. He is BRILLISNT, WARM, GRACIOUS, EMPATHETIC and KIND-HEARTED. I would trust my life + lives of all family members to Dr. Woodruff's care with ZERO reservation! He is, simply, THE BEST!!
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Dr. Woodruff impressed me immediately with his energy, his frankness, and willingness to listen. He was professional and didn't waste a lot of time, but didn't give me the impression he was in a hurry either. Explained results of tests, gave his opinion and didn't recommend more tests or frequent appointments: my kind of doctor.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I listen to my patients. I care about the quality of care and prevention is so much more important than care after the heart attack, stroke or heart failure has occured. I care about my patients and will fight to get them the best medical care available.

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Aerospace Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1993
University Of Washington
Fellowship Hospital
1990
University Of Washington
Residency Hospital
1988
University Of Washington
Internship Hospital
1987
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
Medical School
University Of New Hampshire
Undergraduate School
Case Western Reserve University, PHD

Languages

  • German
  • English

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82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

Mclaren Bay Region

Bay City, MI

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2018)