Dr. Theodore Folkerth, MD

Dr. Theodore Folkerth, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 80
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Dr. Theodore Folkerth, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Oceanside, CA and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from Indiana University / School Of Medicine in 1965 and specializes in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.

3998 Vista Way Ste A

Oceanside, CA 92056

Contact Information

(760) 726-2500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Esophageal Diseases
normal
more than 43% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
normal
more than 43% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
normal
more than 36% of peers

Dr. Folkerth'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.

3  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

38  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
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31  Procedures

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

  • Indiana University / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1965
  • Naval Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1966
  • Us Marine Corps First Battalion 3rd Division
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1967
  • Naval Reg Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Stanford Va Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Children's Hospital Boston
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Folkerth has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Folkerth's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Folkerth to family and friends
7 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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

Dr. Folkerth's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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