Dr. Robert Braastad, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 67

Cardiology

Dr. Robert Braastad, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Normal, IL and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Braastad has extensive experience in Adult Congenital Heart Conditions, Cardiac Electrical System Procedures, and Heart Conditions. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Joseph Medical Center, winner of the Cardiac Care Excellence Award. He is also affiliated with Advocate Bromenn Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Robert Braastad, MD

Carle Heart & Vascular Institute

1302 Franklin Ave Ste 4500 Normal, IL 61761 ()
Accepting new patients

Accepting new patients

Healthgrades Provider Compare™

Quickly compare more Cardiology Specialists in your area

Hospital Highlight

Dr. Braastad is affiliated with Advocate Bromenn Medical Center Normal, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ See hospitals
  • Hospital Satisfaction
    Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (8/27/2020)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Frequently Treated by Dr. Braastad

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Braastad treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Braastad treats other conditions, please contact the office at (309) 556-8300.

Adult Congenital Heart Conditions

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 Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Braastad is experienced in the area of Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Braastad
Similar Providers
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Arrhythmias
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Cardiac Electrical System Procedures

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Cardiac Electrical System Procedures specialists.

Dr. Braastad is experienced in the area of Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Braastad
Similar Providers
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Echocardiography
Cardioversion, Elective
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Heart Conditions

Compare with other Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Braastad is experienced in the area of Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 34 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Braastad
Similar Providers
Heart Disease
Sinus Bradycardia
Sinus Tachycardia
Hypertension
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency
Hide other treatment areas

Check Dr. Braastad's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Braastad's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • 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)
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • 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
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Braastad accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(309) 556-8300

Dr. Braastad accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Braastad's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Braastad

4.5

Based on 6 ratings

5 Stars
83.33333333333333%
(5)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
16.666666666666668%
(1)
1 Star
0%
(0)
healthgrades logo

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Braastad
What went well
No reviews yet
What could be improved
No reviews yet

Your trust is our top concern.

We strive to keep the reviews trustworthy, honest & fair.

We monitor all reviews to ensure they comply with our guidelines and don’t include personal information, profanity, libel, defamation, harassment, obscenity or fraud.

All reviews are confirmed and audited before publication, and community members have the ability to flag inappropriate content for further review by our team.

Doctors can not pay for good reviews, nor can they pay to have negative reviews removed.

Any reviews that are deemed fraudulent or violate our guidelines will be removed immediately.

RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
Dr. Braadstad literally saved my life four years ago. And the fact that I am still alive after all that -- long story! -- is very much due to his care. I can't speak too highly of him.
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
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Jim Stanlaw – Jun 01, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Braastad, MD?
Reply
Dr Braastad is knowledgeable, personable, works well under pressure. I had confidence in his ability to take care of my cardiology needs.
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
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
Bloomington, IL – Feb 08, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Braastad, MD?
Reply
He is very good and caring, always easy to talk to
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
Helpful
Jon Meline in Bloomington IL – Jul 18, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Robert Braastad, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Braastad?

Is this your profile?

Respond to reviews, add information, and reach more patients. Claiming is free and only takes a minute.

Claim your profile

About Me

Biography

Dr. Robert Braastad, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Normal, IL and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Braastad has extensive experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1982
U Wisc-Sinai Samaritan Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1982
Gundersen Clin-Luth Hosp
Residency Hospital
1980
Luth Hosp
Internship Hospital
1979
Emory University School of Medicine
Medical School
,

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Robert Braastad, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Robert Braastad, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Braastad's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Robert Braastad, MD accept my insurance?

Use the Healthgrades insurance check to verify if Dr. Braastad accepts your insurance.

What are Dr. Robert Braastad, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Braastad frequently treats Adult Congenital Heart Conditions, Cardiac Electrical System Procedures, and Heart Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Braastad specializes.

Where is Dr. Robert Braastad, MD's office located?

Dr. Braastad's office is located at 1302 Franklin Ave Ste 4500, Normal, IL 61761. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Robert Braastad, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Braastad has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Robert Braastad, MD?

Find contact information here to make an appointment.

Locations

Carle Heart & Vascular Institute

Illinois Heart Lung Associates1302 Franklin Ave Ste 4500 Normal, IL 61761
1

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Advocate Bromenn Medical Center

Normal, IL

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Carle Eureka Hospital

Eureka, IL

90% Patients that would definitely recommend, 20% higher than the national average

OSF Saint Joseph Medical Center

Bloomington, IL

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ (2022)