I am a triple board certified preventive cardiologist - Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Lipidology and the medical director of Princeton Preventive Cardiology. I feel fortunate to have been practicing long enough to acquire and hone skills needed to prevent most heart attacks, sudden cardiac deaths, heart failures, disabilities and expensive cardiac hospitalizations and procedures since 2001, in addition to treating heart disease since 1978. Please visit us at www.PrincetonPreventiveCardiology.com. When my personal and profession journey to heart attack and stroke prevention began in 2001, I was faced with many challenges. I acquired and honed new expertise in heart attack prevention, became among the first few to become board certified in Clinical Lipidology in 2005, developed ACCEPT Clinical Management System to successfully treat 85% of high risk patients beyond the standards to halt disease progression, presented and published our performance data in 2006, created a patient mentoring program and promoted the Million Hearts Initiative in my community. I am glad to be a pioneer in advancing heart attack and stroke prevention in my own community. We hear about "disruptive" advances in technology that benefit a large population while lowering cost, "UBER" and "AirBnB". Atherosclerosis affects a very large population in the US and worldwide and its diagnosis and treatment generate billions of healthcare dollars every month while causing premature death and disability for many. For the very large cardiovascular healthcare industry - hospitals, medical institutions, cardiologists, medical device manufacturers, atherosclerosis is the goose that lays the golden egg. Recommended, safe, effective and insurance-covered aggressive medical treatment that stops this goose presents a huge financial threat, a "disruptive" advancement in the management of cardiovascular disease. My prediction for the near future for the large cardiovascular healthcare industry is, like it or not, change is coming. Use your American ingenuity to develop a new business model that makes it more profitable to prevent heart attacks and strokes and avoiding unnecessary hospitalizations and invasive procedures. Right now, there are not financial benefits, other than to the patients, for preventing heart attack and stroke. Studies have showed that more rapid heart attack care with shorter door-to-ballon time did not reduce mortality and the intensive lifestyle changes (Look AHEAD Trial) did not reduce cardiovascular events in type 2 diabetes. Clearly, an ounce of evidence-based prevention is worth more than a pound of cure.
Physicians can cause harm to patients by putting unnecessary stents, by giving chemotherapy to patients without cancer, etc.
Physicians can also cause harm by not treating or treating inadequately, those at high risk for heart attack and stroke when the medical treatment is safe, effective, recommended and covered by medical insurance.
Premature heart attack and stroke can prevent people from advancing the economic ladder. Preventing heart attack and stroke has many economic benefits to patients and their families.
Dr. deGoma's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Cardiology
Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
Why It Matters: Dr. deGoma's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Hypercholesterolemia Due to LDL Receptor Deficiency
Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Dominant
Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Recessive
Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
Hypertensive Heart Disease
Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Tricuspid Valve Disease
Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for New Jersey.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Santo Tomas, Faculty Of Medicine and Surgery
Medical School | Graduated 1972
Grtr Baltimore Med Center
Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
St Agnes Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
Rutgers Med Sch/Cmdnj
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1978
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. deGoma has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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