Dr. Terence Downing, MD

Dr. Terence Downing, MD

Cardiac Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 69
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Dr. Terence Downing, MD is a cardiac surgery doctor who practices in Fort Pierce, FL. He is 69 years old and has been practicing for 34 years.

2100 Nebraska Ave Ste 202

Fort Pierce, FL 34950

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
high
more than 88% of peers
Heart Disease
high
more than 86% of peers
Vascular Disease
high
more than 81% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Downing "The most important determination of how I treat my patients is to respect them as I would my own family. Many of the surgical decisions and care decisions I make are discussed with these patients as if they were personal acquaintances or relatives. The second most important issue I choose in evaluating the care of a patient is whether or not someone else could do it better. I am always willing to send patients to institutions which might have more experience or different alternatives, and always request that a patient exercise his right to a second opinion if there is any doubt about proceeding with our suggested course. In discussing the issues of care, we must all be aware of the expertise which all in my program have achieved. We are capable of performing virtually the entire spectrum of cardiac and vascular thoracic surgery with all the up-to-date technology. When my experience and position as Director is combined with the expert personnel in our team, we are able to keep our results high, our complications low and our hospital stays short. This results in a very satisfied patient who feels that their care has been compassionate, expert and will provide the best results possible."

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Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Defibrillator Implantation
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paracentesis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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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

  • University of Washington
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1970
  • George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • University of Utah Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Stanford Univ Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Standford University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Physician in the US, 1997
  • Top Doctors South Florida, 1998
  • Top Doctors South Florida, 1999
  • Top Doctors South Florida, 1997
Media & Publications

Dr. Downing has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Downing's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Downing to family and friends
4.6
based on 10 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Downing'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 (1)

in Moss Point, MS |
To put it plainly Dr. Downing and the team he organized saved my life approximately 28 years ago (@ Gardens Medical Center). I will remember Dr. Downing for the rest of my life... every day has been a gift.
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Dr. Downing accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.