Dr. Robert Sheppard, MD

Dr. Robert Sheppard, MD

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56 y/o
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Dr. Robert Sheppard, MD is a cardiology specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in cardiology, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, and more.

The Heart Institute

560 Jackson St N Ste 100

Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Cardioversion, Elective
very high
more than 95% of peers
Heart Disease
very high
more than 95% of peers
Cardiac Electrophysiology
very high
more than 90% of peers

Dr. Sheppard's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sheppard "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."

4  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

4  Board Certifications

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

60  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • 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)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Complete Heart Block
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Left Bundle Branch Block
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Right Bundle Branch Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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25  Procedures

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.

Education

  • Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Hahnemann University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sheppard has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sheppard's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sheppard to family and friends
28 total reviews (14 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
    (27)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Sheppard's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

Great doctor! He's honest and an expert on the electrical part of the heart. I highly recommend him!
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Dr Sheppard is very knowledgeable, professional and does not prescribe surgery without exhausting all options. He will explain in detail the course of action required to get you on the right path for ultimate wellness. I found that his PA Josef is as well knowledgeable, thorough and takes time to...more
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Dr.Sheppard is courteous, caring and knowledgeable.He treated me with understanding and respect. He completely understood my illness and explained it so I could understand.A great physician that helped me greatly.
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Dr. Sheppard has been my doctor for the past fifteen years and has taken great care of me! I'm so glad he recommended the procedure I just went through and am glad he was the Doctor that performed the surgery.
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Dr. Sheppard is the best in the metropolitan area. All my friends who go to Dr. Sheppard rave about his expertise and his ability to communicate with his patients. We are lucky to have a doctor of his caliber in this area.
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