Dr. Peter Wassmer, MD

Dr. Peter Wassmer, MD

Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
57 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Peter Wassmer, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Largo, FL. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 32 years.

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Top Care Areas


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

Cardioversion, Elective
very high
more than 98% of peers
Mitral Valve Disease
very high
more than 94% of peers
Heart Disease
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wassmer "We have forged in new frontiers of cardiovascular care and treatment through advances in nuclear medicine, cutting edge technology and research, and the development of preventive and educational services. Coupled with highly trained physicians and medical staff, The Heart Institute has established itself as a "Center of Excellence" in the care and treatment of cardiovascular disease."


  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrioventricular Block
  • 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 Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Ischemia
  • Limb Swelling
  • 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
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventricular Arrhythmia


Read More


  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Emergency Cardioversion
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • PET Scan
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Stress Test
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Ultrasound, Cardiac
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • University of Santo Tomas / Faculty of Medicine And Surgery
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • University of Santo Tomas / Faculty of Medicine And Surgery
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Chestnut Hill Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Yale University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Ochsner Clnic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wassmer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Filipino
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wassmer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wassmer to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Wassmer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in New Port Richey, FL |
Dr. Wassmer took the time to discuss my condition with me, and recommended and performed a procedure (stent implant) that improved my health a lot. I recommend him, and the staff at Northside Heart, to anyone seeking treatment for heart issues.
Seminole, FL |
Dr Wassmer is an excellent physician. He answers question in a manner that allows for easy understanding.
in Pinellas Park, FL |
Excellent doctor who listens to the concerns of his patients so much so that I changed doctors to make him my new Cardiologist!
in St Petersburg, FL |
I strongly recommend Dr Wassmer,he is very professional and makes a patient feel relaxed and comfortable. He never talked down to me.
Pinellas Park, FL |
I am a new patient of Dr. Wassmer and find him to be competent, caring, and thorough. As well, he has surrounded himself with competence, His staff id attentive, interested, and efficient. I have been impressed. and would recommend him highly.
St Petersburg, FL |
i have had a great experience with the care I'm getting from the Heart Institute and especially Dr. Wassmer. He listens and takes in consideration your answers and gives great care. I would highly recommend him!
in St Petersburg, FL |
Dr Wassmer is a professional, as well as a knowledgeable and confident doctor. He treats his patients with a friendly smile and most importantly listens to what they have to say. His conversation is two sided. He does not dictate. Knowing I can discuss my worst fears with Dr Wassmer and have him understand and appreciate where I am coming from. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a professional and understanding cardiologist.
in Avon Park, FL |
Dr. Wassmer was recommended by a friend from St. Petersburg. I had not found a cardiologist in Florida that I was comfortable with. After 2 appointments with Dr. Wassmer he had not requested further test or blood work even with my BP 180/110. I thought I needed further testing like a stress test or vein mapping but he spent 5 minutes with me and that was it. I drove from Avon Park (70 miles away and he only spent 5 minutes with me.
We are so sorry to hear about this. We have passed these comments along and will work to make improvements so we are better able to serve you in the future.
in St Petersburg, FL |
I had a TEE at Northside. The procedure commenced more than 1 hr late. Dr. Wassmer only introduced himself and said no more. The procedure left me with a very sore throat and spitting blood the next morning. In the mirror I can see damage to the little flap and a blood clot. The first attempt to insert the IV resulted in going all the way through the vein. The previous TEE in Gainsville was carried out much more professionally and with little soreness which lasted less the one day.
in St. Petersburg, FL |
Very satisfied with the care I receive.
in St. Petersburg, FL |
While on-call for his medical group, Dr. Wassmer neglected to answer his numerous pages from the on-call service that were placed by my husband's nurse, the hospital charge nurse, and myself over the course of 4+ hours before we gave up paging him and left the hospital against medical advice. My husband was never seen. I'm extremely frustrated by Dr. Wassmer's unethical, irresponsible response to his on-call responsibilities.
We are sorry to hear this and truly value your feedback. Patient experience is important to us at The Heart Institute, so we will make every effort to address any concerns you may have. Your comments have been shared with the Physician involved at practice. We are sorry for any inconvience this may have caused.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Wassmer accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Wassmer has admitting privileges

Palms of Pasadena Hospital
1501 Pasadena Ave S
South Pasadena, FL 33707
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Largo Medical Center
201 14th St SW
Largo, FL 33770
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Northside Hospital &Tampa Bay Heart Institute
6000 49th St N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
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St. Petersburg General Hospital
6500 38th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
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Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Campus
2025 Indian Rocks Rd S
Largo, FL 33774
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Bayfront Medical Center
701 6th St S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
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Saint Anthony's Hospital
1200 7th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
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