Dr. Roger Acheatel, MD

Dr. Roger Acheatel, MD

Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 71
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Dr. Roger Acheatel, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Escondido, CA. He is 71 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Read his story

225 E 2nd Ave Ste 230

Escondido, CA 92025

Contact Information

(760) 291-6859

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • AvMed
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • 10 More

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Hyperlipidemia
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more than 95% of peers
Hypertension
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more than 93% of peers
Heart Disease
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more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Acheatel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Acheatel "After receiving his undergraduate degree from UCLA where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Dr. Acheatel attended Harvard Law School, graduating Cum Laude. He practiced corporate litigation for two years and then decided he wanted to pursue a career in medicine. He received his medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with an emphasis in Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Acheatel is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Acheatel is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, California Medical Association, and the American College of Legal Medicine. He has served as a member of the Commission on Federal Legislation and is a reviewer for the California Medical Board. Dr. Acheatel has held past positions as Chairman of the Departments of Medicine at both Palomar Medical Center and Pomerado Hospital as well as the Chairman of the Cardiology Committee at Palomar. He was instrumental in creating the MultiSpecialty Peer Review Committee for both hospitals and served for 2 years as the Chair of that committee at Pomerado Hospital while also serving as the Quality Management Committee Chairman at Pomerado Hospital. He has been the "Physician Champion" at Pomerado Hospital for Core Measure performance and this has won an award from the American Heart Association. From 2009-2011 Dr. Acheatel was the Chief of Staff Elect at Pomerado Hospital and now serves as Chief of Staff. Dr. Acheatel has been practicing Cardiology with Escondido Cardiology Associates since 1987. Escondido Cardiology has an active clinical research program where Dr. Acheatel serves as the Principal Investigator for a variety of studies investigating new clinical medical therapies.He lives in Poway with his wife Dr. Ingrid Scharpf and has two children pursuing their careers in New York and Philadelphia."

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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Adult Cardiology
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
  • Geriatric Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Heart Beat
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • 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 Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Dizziness
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Impella Device
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Cedars Sinai Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Cedars Sinai Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Cedars Sinai Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Acheatel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Acheatel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Acheatel to family and friends
4.5
based on 15 total reviews
Dr. Acheatel'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
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Dr. Acheatel accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Power Select HMO
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Blue & Gold HMO
    Employer Group HMO
    Health Net PPO
    SmartCare HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Molina Healthcare
    Molina
  • MultiPlan
    Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO

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Hospitals where Dr. Acheatel has admitting privileges

Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido
555 E Valley Pkwy
Escondido, CA 92025
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Palomar Medical Center Poway
15615 Pomerado Rd
Poway, CA 92064
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