Dr. Victor Ochoa, MD

Dr. Victor Ochoa, MD

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Dr. Victor Ochoa, MD is a cardiology specialist in Santa Cruz, CA and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 2002 and specializes in cardiology and internal medicine.

1595 Soquel Dr Ste 220

Santa Cruz, CA 95065

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Chest Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Heart Disease
very high
more than 93% of peers
Hypertension
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ochoa "Dr. Ochoa is a Harvard graduate originally from the Monterey Bay area. He went to medical school at Dartmouth, completed his medical residency training at Yale University, and attended UCSF for his Cardiology training."

2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

3  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

40  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • 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
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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15  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

  • Harvard Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • Dartmouth College
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Yale
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Ucsf San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • U C S F Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ochoa has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ochoa's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ochoa

3.5

Based on 19 reviews

5 Stars
57.89473684210526%
(11)
4 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
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3 Stars
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1 Star
36.8421052631579%
(7)

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Dr. Ochoa is an absolutely brilliant and compassionate cardiologist. He is a Harvard graduate (from Salinas) and represents the best in what a doctor should be. He is a great listener, provides time to listen and answer with care, and is bilingual in Spanish (native speaker) and English. He is...Read More
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I was shocked to review my medical records and learn that this Doctor had checked that he examined me. Only once, in 8 office visits, after I asked, did he even listen to my heart. He never checked the carotid arteries nor did he check the pulse. These actions were documented as being done. ...Read More
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I found Dr. Ochoa friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. I felt very well cared for and that Dr. Ochoa was willing to spend as much time with me as I needed to understand what he was explaining and suggesting.
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I found Dr Ochoa quite charming. He reminded me very much of my former cardiologist, so I was comfortable right away. Though charming, he is very professional, as well as very through in regards to my heart & health. He answered all my questions, and if I did not understand, then he explained in...Read More
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