Dr. Rakesh Prashad, MD

Dr. Rakesh Prashad, MD

Interventional CardiologyMaleAge 58

Accepting new patients

Dr. Rakesh Prashad, MD is a Interventional Cardiology Specialist in Ocala, FL. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as West Marion Community Hospital and Ocala Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Prashad to book an appointment.

Locations

Citrus Cardiology Consultants, P.A.

20th Place2101 SW 20th Pl Ocala, FL 34471
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Prashad's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Prashad

4.2

Based on 34 ratings

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Dr. Prashad is a wonderful doctor. He takes his time to explain my care and he answers the questions that I have. He has a great supporting staff. I would recommend him to anyone that is looking for a cardiologist
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Donald Sjolund – Jan 12, 2022
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Dr. Prashad is a stellar physician. He takes his time to explains himself and takes the time to answer any questions you may have. His bedside manners are exceptional. He is caring and he really cares about his patients. I strongly recommend Dr. Prashad to anyone who is looking for a cardiologist. Give him a call today
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Rubye Hughes – Jan 10, 2022
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Shortest Appointment Attentiveness; he is much too busy, apparently, for my well-being. There are better Cardiologists in Marion county.....including Dr. Das whose staff/subordinates are far more patient-oriented and attentive. Same Building, too.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
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Jun 23, 2021
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This man saved my life because he was smart enough to know that what to do with my situation. He send me to another doctor who had skills that I needed and he did not feel he was the one to perform what needed done. Now that is caring for your patient.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Dalton Pownell – Oct 01, 2019
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The Best there is. one of the outstanding quality's about DR Prashad is each and every one of his patients is treated like a family member, His staff works in the same manner. In closing ( HE CARES)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Tom Swarbrick in ocala, FL – Jun 22, 2019
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Have been a patient of Dr. Prashad for 5 years and I am very pleased with his treatment. My husband is now a patient, and very happy with him. He really cares about his patients. Would definitely recommend him to anyone! Gordon and Catha
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Catha and Gordon Smith in Ocala, FL – Nov 15, 2018
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He has truly been a hero for my mom and our family ?? Thank you!!!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Teresa Kline in TN – Oct 04, 2018
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Professional, courteous, no nonsense approach. Seems fully engaged in patient health.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Erwin in the villages, fl – Jun 19, 2018
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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 catheterization. The cath was so bad that I needed immediate heart surgery. The "widow maker" artery (left side) was 95% blocked. A surgeon performed a double bypass and said I was lucky to be alive
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
14 people found this helpful
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Dunnellon, FL – Mar 29, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
12 people found this helpful
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Albert J Frisina in The Villages – Mar 02, 2017
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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 knowledgeable and the office staff is courteous and accommodating....very friendly office....am very pleased with the care I receive
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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Linda Bonura in Ocala, FL – Dec 01, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Prashad's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Mitral Valve Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prashad treats Mitral Valve Disease more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Prashad treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Congenital Mitral Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
Carotid Artery Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prashad treats Carotid Artery Disease more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Prashad treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prashad treats Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Prashad treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Prashad's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Cardiac Angiography
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Doppler
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Event Monitor
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Procedure
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Atherectomy
  • Coronary Interventions
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • High Cholesterol
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Nuclear Medicine Study
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pacemaker Monitoring
  • Palpitations
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Angiograms
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Intervention
  • Peripheral Vascular Studies
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
  • Ultrasound, Cardiac
  • Unstable Angina
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vein Ablation
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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(352) 574-6899

Dr. Prashad accepts the following insurance:

Advantra
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Choice Plus POS II
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Superior Health Plan
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
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AvMed
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Blue Cross
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Open Access
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Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America
Dimension Health
Worker's Compensation
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Tricare
Humana
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Medicaid
MediPass
Medicare
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MultiPlan
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Rakesh Prashad, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Ocala, FL. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Prashad is affiliated...Read more

Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

Education

Mount Sinai Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
University Of Florida College Of Medicine
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Noah Scholarship, University of Florida College of Medicine, 1989
  • America's Top Physicians-Consumers Research Council of America, 2006
  • Excellence in Teaching-University of Florida Department of Medicine, 2009
  • Trainee Investigator Award for excellence in Scientific Research-The Clinical Research Meeting, San Diego, CA, 1995
  • 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
  • Bateman Scholarship, University of Florida College of Medicine, 1986

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Rakesh Prashad, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Prashad has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Rakesh Prashad, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Rakesh Prashad, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Prashad frequently treats Mitral Valve Disease, Carotid Artery Disease, and Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Prashad treats.

Where is Dr. Rakesh Prashad, MD's office located?

Dr. Prashad's office is located at 2101 SW 20th Pl, Ocala, FL 34471. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Rakesh Prashad, MD speak?

Dr. Prashad speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Prashad is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

West Marion Community Hospital

Ocala, FL

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Ocala Regional Medical Center

Ocala, FL

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Adventhealth Ocala

Ocala, FL

59% Patient Experience Rating, 10% lower than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2020)