Dr. Rakesh Prashad, MD

Dr. Rakesh Prashad, MD

Interventional Cardiology •  Male • Age 57

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Rakesh Prashad, MD is a Interventional Cardiology Specialist in Ocala, FL. Dr. Prashad has more experience with Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Care, and Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital. 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.

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(352) 622-7008
20th Place2101 SW 20th Pl Ocala, FL 34471
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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.
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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
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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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
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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!!!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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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
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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.
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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
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Linda Bonura in Ocala, FL – Dec 01, 2016
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Prashad

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Prashad treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Prashad treats other conditions, please contact the office at (352) 622-7008.

Interventional Cardiology

Interventional cardiologists specialize in catheter-based treatment of heart diseases through procedures such as cardiac catheterization, impella devices, and stent placement.Compare with other Interventional Cardiology specialists.

Typically treats 86% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prashad performs Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography) more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Prashad performs this procedure more than 88% of their peers

Peripheral Artery Catheterization
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prashad performs Peripheral Artery Catheterization more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Prashad performs this procedure more than 86% of their peers

Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prashad performs Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Prashad performs this procedure more than 85% of their peers

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 85% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Mitral Valve Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prashad treats Mitral Valve Stenosis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Prashad treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Aortic Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prashad treats Aortic Stenosis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Prashad treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prashad treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 99% of their peers

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

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 72% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Aortic Valve Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prashad treats Aortic Valve Disease more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Prashad treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Mitral Valve Regurgitation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prashad treats Mitral Valve Regurgitation more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Prashad treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Aortic Valve Regurgitation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prashad treats Aortic Valve Regurgitation more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Prashad treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Implantable Cardiac Devices

Compare with other Implantable Cardiac Devices specialists.

Typically treats 63% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prashad performs Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair more than 66% of their peers

Dr. Prashad performs this procedure more than 66% of their peers

Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prashad performs Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement more than 60% of their peers

Dr. Prashad performs this procedure more than 60% of their peers

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Dr. Prashad's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Angiography
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Doppler
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Event Monitor
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Procedure
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • 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
  • Echocardiography
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • High Cholesterol
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Nuclear Medicine Study
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pacemaker Monitoring
  • Palpitations
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Angiograms
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Intervention
  • Peripheral Vascular Studies
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Stress Test
  • Syncope
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
  • Ultrasound, Cardiac
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vein Ablation

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 with West Marion Community Hospital, Ocala Regional Medical Center and Munroe Regional Medical Center.

Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

Education

1997
New Eng Med Ctr/Tufts U
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Mt Sinai Med Ctr-U Miami
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Jackson Meml Hosp-U Miami
Residency Hospital
1990
Jackson Meml Hosp-U Miami
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Ocala Regional Medical Center

Ocala, FL

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

West Marion Community Hospital

Ocala, FL
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

AdventHealth Ocala

Ocala, FL

56% Patient experience rating, 13% lower than the national average

  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
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