Dr. Orlando Deffer, MD

Dr. Orlando Deffer, MD

Cardiology  ·  
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Age 49
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Dr. Orlando Deffer, MD is a cardiology specialist in Metairie, LA and has been practicing for 10 years. He specializes in cardiology.

4224 Houma Blvd Ste 500

Metairie, LA 70006

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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

Heart Disease
very high
more than 92% of peers
Thrombosis
very high
more than 91% of peers
Chest Pain
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Deffer'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.

1  Specialties

  • Cardiology

1  Board Certifications

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

48  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • 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)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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17  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Morehouse School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Morehouse School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Tulane University Hospital and Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Deffer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Deffer's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Deffer to family and friends
10 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Deffer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • 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 (3)

6/1/17: My 83 year old Mom was admitted to East Jefferson Hospital 2 weeks ago for Congestive Heart Failure. Over the 6 last days there, she was coughing up blood. EJ sent her home Wednesday afternoon WITH NO MEDS although EJ knew that HOSPICE was not scheduled to arrive until THURSDAY afternoon!...more
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Dr. Deffere was the cardiologist on call and after the ER receiving lab results back at 12:09 that I was indeed having a heart attack, Dr. Deffer began treating me in the ER at 1:55. Though he gave me medication for the sever pain I was in, I remained in the ER in sever pain while suffering from a...more
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Listens and explains very well. I trust him. Is cautious.
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