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Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology | Male

Care Philosophy

GOAL:

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

Biography

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.

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PATIENT FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT:

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 Reviews (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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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.

Dr. Kusumoto's Care Philosophy

GOAL:

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

Dr. Kusumoto says...

- Board Certified in Cardiology and Electrophysiology.  

- Practiced only Electrophysiology.

- Director of Electrophysiology Enloe Medical Center, Chico, CA.

Dr. Kusumoto says...

QUALITY HEALTHCARE – MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE!

Arrhythmia Center of Northern California, established June 2005, has the goal of delivering compassionate and cutting edge electrophysiology care.

We can offer an opinion about the best treatment options, whether pharmacological and/or invasive approach (ablation or device placement) for arrhythmia management. Some clinical services are ECGs, holter/Evant monitors, device interrogations and post procedure wound care. 

List of Services

  • Afib ablation
  • Electrophysiology study
  • Ablation of SVT / PSVT
  • Tilt Table
  • Internal cardiac defibrillator implant / generator change
  • Pacemaker Implant / generator change
  • AV node ablation / Ventricular Tachycardia ablation
  • Cardioversion
  • Lead revision / removal
  • Pocket revision
  • Slow pathway ablation
  • Aflutter ablations (typical and atypical)
  • Loop recorder implant / removal
  • Wolff Parkinson White (WPW) ablation
  • Management of arrhythmias
  • Management of cardiac defibrillators & pacemakers
  • Removal of Internal cardiac defibrillator / pacemaker

Dr. Kusumoto says...

PATIENT FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT:

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 manager:  (530) 893-8806.

REMEMBER:  YOUR HEALTH MATTERS!

PROTOCOL NOTE:  The Arrhythmia Center of Northern California's protocol for placing a 24 hour monitor is to have the patient perform their normal activities during which they usually experience their symptoms, in this way the doctor can assess whether the symptoms are potentially related to cardiac dysrhythmias.  We do not instruct patients to lie down for 24 hours during their 24 hour monitor evaluation. After the 24 hour evaluation period is complete, we see our patients in person to review the diagnostic test results with them and discuss those findings and treatment options. 

Patients are welcome to ask to be referred out for a second opinion.  In the interest of resolving patient concerns, we encourage patients to contact the office manager directly.

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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Board Certifications

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  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

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

Education

  • Medical School
    St Louis Univ Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1995

  • Internship Hospital
    University of California At Davis / School of Medicine

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    University of California At Davis / School of Medicine

    Completed in 1998

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Oregon Health & Sciences University
    Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Undergraduate School
    Uc Davis

    Graduated in 1991

  • Other Education
    Oregon Health Sciences University

    Completed in 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Professional Affiliations

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Specialties

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiology

Procedures Performed

  • 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
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