Dr. Nestor Mercado, MD

Dr. Nestor Mercado, MD

Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
(7)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Nestor Mercado, MD is a cardiology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from Pontificia U Javeriana, Bogota in 1998 and specializes in cardiology and interventional cardiology.

9898 Genesee Ave

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 554-8116

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

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

Thrombosis
normal
more than 79% of peers
Heart Palpitations
normal
more than 70% of peers
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
normal
more than 59% of peers

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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
2

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
45

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

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.

Education

  • Pontificia U Javeriana, Bogota
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak Campus
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Saint Lukes Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Scripps Green Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Mercado has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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

Dr. Mercado's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mercado to family and friends
3.9
based on 7 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Mercado's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

in Saginaw
My dad (86 yrs) saw him mid-February. TAVR was recommended & the perquisites for surgery. We were told his office would contact us to arrange appointments. Today is 3/9/17. My dad, his physical therapists, & I have tried to contact Dr. Mercado. No one returns our calls. As a last resort, we...more
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