Dr. Patricia Best, MD

Dr. Patricia Best, MD

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Cardiology  ·  
Female  ·  
49 y/o
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Dr. Patricia Best, MD is a cardiology specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 16 years. She specializes in cardiology, interventional cardiology, and more.Read her story

Mayo Clinic - Rochester

200 1st St SW

Rochester, MN 55905
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
very high
more than 91% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 89% of peers

Dr. Best'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.

Dr. Best's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Best "Patricia J M Best, M.D., is an associate professor of internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. She is an interventional cardiologist, an active member of the Women's Heart Clinic and a researcher at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a fellow of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention. Dr. Best received her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1993 and pursued fellowships in internal medicine, cardiovascular research, cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, joining the Mayo staff in 2003. Her research interests include interventional cardiology, acute myocardial infarction, and high-risk and understudied populations, including women and patients with renal disease. Dr. Best has served on a national American Heart Association Vascular Wall Biology Study Section and as the chair of the national American Heart Association Vascular Wall Biology Angiogenesis, Atherosclerosis, General, Inflammation Clinical/Translational (AAGI CT) Committee Study Section."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Best "Cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeons at Mayo Clinic are part of an integrated, multidisciplinary team of doctors and health care professionals who provide individualized care for each patient. Having all this expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion — your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available quickly and appointments are scheduled in coordination. Specialists work together to provide exactly the care you need."

3  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

2  Board Certifications

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

52  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • 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)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • 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
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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25  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

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

  • BA - Biology, Writing minor Ithaca College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • MD Medical College of Pennsylvania
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Internal Medicine Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Cardiology Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Interventional Fellowship Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • NIH Cardiology Research Fellowship. Mentor: Amir Lerman, M.D. Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Basic Science Masters
    Other Education | Completed 2013
  • Basic Science Masters, Clinical and Translational Science, Programs, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Cum Laude Ithaca College, 1989
  • Vascular Biology Travel Award CardioFellows, 1998
  • Cardiovascular Research Technologies 2009 Emerging Young Leadership Award Awarding Organization, 2009
  • 2nd Place, Cardiovascular Young Investigator's Award, Fellow in Basic Research Astra-Zeneca, 1999
  • Fellowship Award - 1st Place, Nycomed Amersham SCA&I, 2001
  • Cum Laude, Ithaca College, 1989
  • Internal Medicine Research Forum Award, Awarding Organization, 1998
  • 2nd Place, Cardiovascular Young Investigator's Award, Fellow in Basic Research, Astra-Zeneca, 1999
  • Cardiovascular Research Technologies 2009 Emerging Young Leadership Award, Awarding Organization, 2009
  • DOM Recognition for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Department of Internal Medicine, 2015
  • Vascular Biology Travel Award, CardioFellows, 1998
  • Internal Medicine Research Forum Award Awarding Organization, 1998
  • Fellowship Award - 1st Place Nycomed Amersham SCA&I, 2001
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Cardiology, Member
  • American Heart Association, Fellow
  • Cardiovascular Research Committee, Member
  • Coronary Artery Disease and Interventional Research Committee, Member
  • Council for the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, Member
  • Editorial Board Member Womens Health Source, Board Member
  • Honor Court, President
  • Honor Court Medical College of Pennsylvania, President
  • Institutional Review Board - Blue Friday - Mayo Clinic, Member
  • Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Member
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Dr. Best's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Best to family and friends
2 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

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  • 4
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Dr. Best's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I saw Dr. Best regarding concerns about family history of heart disease, my own condition, etc. She was so knowledgeable! Unlike my own regular doctors, she took the time to answer all questions that I had. She was friendly, understanding, professional. I could not have been more pleased with her!
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