Dr. Walter Kusumoto, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology  |  
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Dr. Walter Kusumoto, MD
Dr. Kusumoto graduated with his Doctor of Medicine from St. Louis University, School of Medicine in 1995 and finished his residency in Internal Medicine at UC Davis in 1998. Subsequently, in 2001, Dr. Kusumoto finished his fellowship in Cardiology, followed by a fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology in 2002, both degrees earned while studying at the Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Kusumoto then earned a Master's Degree in Public Health in 2003, also at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. Beginning in 2002 the doctor first began to practice medicine in his field of Electrophysiology for Colorado Permanente. In 2005 the doctor left Colorado Permanente after accepting a recruitment offer from Enloe Medical Center in Chico, CA. From 2005 until present day, the doctor has served the Chico, California community as Enloe Medical Center's Director of Electrophysiology. Additionally, in 2005 Dr. Kusumoto founded the Arrhythmia Center of Northern California (ACNC) where he continues serves his patients and the North State. Publications Raitt M; Kusumoto W. "Correlations Among the Frequencies of Atrial Activity on the Surface Electrocardiogram, Intracardiac Atrial Electrograms and the Atrial Effective Refractory Period in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation." Journal of Electrocardiology, Jan 2012. Raitt M; Kusumoto W; Giraud G; Mcanulty J. "Reversal of Electrical Remodeling After Cardioversion of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation." Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, May 2004. 15(5): 507-512. Raitt M; Kusumoto W; Giraud G; Mcanulty J. "Electrophysiologic Predictors of the Recurrence of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Within 30 Days of Cardioversion." American Journal of Cardiology, Jan 2004. 93(1): 107-110. Okuyama T.; Waheed A; Kusumoto W; Zhu Xl; Sly WS. "Carbonic Anhydrase IV: Role of Removal of C-terminal Domain in Glycosylphosphatidylinositol Anchoring and Realization of Enzyme Activity." Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, July 10, 1995. 320(2):315-322. Book Kusumoto W.; Kusumoto F. "Wide Complex Tachycardia." ECGChapter Interpretation, Publication pending 2003.

ARRHYTHMIA CENTER OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

1645 Esplanade Ste 3

Chico, CA 95926

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(530) 893-8806

Dr. Walter Kusumoto, MD

Dr. Walter Kusumoto, MD

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Care Philosophy

GOAL:

To provide quality patient centered cutting edge arrhythmia medical care in the North State.

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Dr. Kusumoto's Experience

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Dr. Kusumoto's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiology
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chest Pain
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Syncope
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Procedures

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors

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

  • Uc Davis
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • St Louis Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University of California At Davis / School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University of California At Davis / School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Oregon Health & Sciences University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Oregon Health Sciences University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Oregon Health Sciences University
    Other Education | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Kusumoto's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kusumoto to family and friends
4.2
based on 9 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Kusumoto Says:

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Because your opinion is valued, you are encouraged to contact my office and speak with my office manager/ombudsman who is here to help.

Vicki Pero, Office Manager/Ombudsman/HIPAA Privacy Officer

(530) 774-2026

If at any time the above information becomes outdated please contact my office directly and ask for the office

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Dr. Kusumoto'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
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Chico, CA |
Dr. Kusumoto is phenomenal!!! Both my daughter and I see him for our devices and device checkups. We are very lucky to have him as our Electrophysiologist. He has placed 2 separate ICD's (defibrillator) for my daughter (age 19) I have had 3 separate pacemakers implanted, Dr. K has done the last 2. He is the sweetest Dr./man and the only Electrophysiologist at this time in the entire North State! we Lucky for us, we live within 20 min drive from his office in Chico, CA EXCELLENT bedside manners
in Chico, CA |
I had an excellent experience with Dr. Kusumoto. He was professional and explained everything in a clear and pleasant manner. He did exactly what he said he would do and was pleased with my outcome (as was I). I would highly recommend him.
Thank you for your kind review. Should you have any follow-up or continuing needs please call the office. (530) 893-8806
in Chico, CA |
The only other review doesn't match our records & is being evaluated by legal: In the years I have known Dr. Kusumoto I have admired his integrity. He clearly explains the risks and benefits of treatment and/or recommended procedures. He encourages his patients to evaluate their treatment options. I have been a personal friend for many years and have worked for Dr. Kusumoto since 10/2012 & continue to be impressed with his desire to provide dedicated cutting edge quality patient care.
This guy was a joke. It was clear he didn't want to see what was causing my husbands syncope events. We informed the staff and doc that they occur with mild exertion like walking and what did they do, had him lay in a bed for 24 hours so that they could record no issues and bounce him. The doctor never even came back to tell us what was going on or why he was doing this, he just had the nurse tell us he was discharging him. Wow! Horrible Doctor.
It is regretful that you experienced this situation. However, in researching we can not find any cases in our records for the year 2016 that match these facts. Possibly, Dr. Kusumoto was a consultant but not the attending physician. Consults are done physician to physician. I do, however, recommend that you obtain your medical records and contact the attending physician's office with your concerns about this case directly. Vicki Pero Ombudsman for Dr. Kusumoto (530) 774-2026
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Hospitals where Dr. Kusumoto has admitting privileges

Enloe Medical Center
1531 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926
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