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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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Ochoa's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chest Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ochoa treats Chest Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Ochoa treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ochoa treats Heart Disease more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Ochoa treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Hypertension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ochoa treats Hypertension more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Ochoa treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Accelerated Hypertension
  • Dexamethasone Sensitive Hypertension
  • Exertional Hypertension
  • Familial Hypertension
  • High-Risk Hypertension
  • Hypertension in Pheochromocytoma
  • Hypertension, Adrenal Gland-Induced
  • Hypertension, Alcohol-Induced
  • Hypertension, Bilateral Renal Artery Stenosis-Induced
  • Hypertension, Coarctation of the Aorta-Induced
  • Hypertension, Conn Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Corticosteroid-Induced
  • Hypertension, Cushing's Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Environment-Induced
  • Hypertension, Hyperaldosteronism-Induced
  • Hypertension, Kidney Disease-Induced
  • Hypertension, Nasal Decongestant-Induced
  • Hypertension, Renal Segmental Hypoplasia-Induced
  • Hypertension, Stress-Induced
  • Hypertensive Hypokalemia Familial
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Isolated Systolic Hypertension
  • Labile Hypertension
  • Neurogenic Hypertension
  • Pediatric Hypertension
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Primary Hypertension
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Dexfenfluramine-Induced
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Familial
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Fenfluramine-Induced
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypoxic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Venous Hypertension
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • White Coat Hypertension

Dr. Ochoa's conditions and procedures:

Aneurysm
Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Arrhythmias
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
Autonomic Disorders
Autonomic Dysreflexia
Benign Tumor
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)
Chest Pain
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Endocarditis
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Heart Disease
Heart Murmur
Heart Palpitations
Heart Tumors, Benign
Hyperlipidemia
Hypertension
Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
Hypertensive Heart Disease
Hypotension
Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Limb Swelling
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Edema
Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Thoracentesis
Thrombosis
Tricuspid Valve Disease
Vascular Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

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.

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Ochoa's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ochoa

3.5

Based on 19 reviews

5 Stars
57.89473684210526%
(11)
4 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
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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Blue Shield of California
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Local Access Plus HMO
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test PPO