Dr. Rakesh Prashad, MD

Dr. Rakesh Prashad, MD

Interventional Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
54 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Rakesh Prashad, MD is an interventional cardiology specialist in Ocala, FL and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University of Florida in 1989 and specializes in interventional cardiology, cardiology, and more.

Central Florida Heart Center

2101 SW 20th Pl

Ocala, FL 34471
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Accepted insurance

  • Advantra
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Dimension Health
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

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Top Care Areas


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

Peripheral Artery Catheterization
very high
more than 99% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers

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  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • 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 Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • High Cholesterol
  • 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
  • Palpitations
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


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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 Florida - Miami
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • University of Florida
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital-University of Miami
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital-Univesity of Miami
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center-University of Miami
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • New England Medical Center/Tufts University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Bateman Scholarship, University of Florida College of Medicine, 1986
  • Excellence in Teaching-University of Florida Department of Medicine, 2009
  • Noah Scholarship, University of Florida College of Medicine, 1989
  • Excellence in Teaching-University of Florida Department of Medicine, 2008
  • Dean's List, Unviersity of Miami Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society, University of Miami, 1985
  • Trainee Investigator Award for excellence in Scientific Research-The Clinical Research Meeting, San Diego, CA, 1995
  • America's Top Physicians-Consumers Research Council of America, 2006
Media & Publications

Dr. Prashad has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Prashad's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Prashad to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Prashad's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in Dunnellon, FL
Dr. Prashad is extremely well qualified and very experienced. I went to him for the first time with mild pain in my throat during exercise. After examining me in his office he said I had a blockage, maybe more than one, probably on the left side of my heart, and that I needed a cardiac...more
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in The Villages
Dr. Prashad is both very professional and very personable. He explains, he asks questions and he listens. He makes one feel comfortable in asking a question.
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in Ocala, FL
Met Dr. Prashad for the first time when I went to the ER for Afib.....liked him from the start...kept me totally informed of what was going on and what his course of action was to be.....have been his patient for 4 years now and trust his judgment...his assistant Lynette is great and very...more
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