Pediatric Cardiology Associates of San Antonio

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 4499 Medical Drive , San Antonio, TX 78229
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (210) 614-3264
Appointment Requests: (210) 614-3264
Year Formalized: 1995
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
 
Affiliations
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Methodist Hospital (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School:
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Camila Londono, MD
Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 6
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 40%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 500
Half-day Sessions (per week): 3
Out-patients seen at:
Do you have providers who see patients in both pediatric and adult settings?Yes
Do you perform invasive cardiac procedures on ACHD patients at your institution?Yes
Catheter-based procedures are done: Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Adult/Pediatric Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Established referral relationships with other ACHD programs for needed consultation, procedures or second opinions: Yes
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: No
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, 1-3 times per month
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?No
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:4
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Mary Porisch, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Teresa Hospers, MD
Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Rolando Zamora, MD
Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
David Bush, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
David Brennen, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: Julie Brown, RN
Cardiac Care Associates:
Other Program Staff: Patricia Cardenas, LVN, Program Coordinator
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 339
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 13
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 3
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
Our team is dedicated providing personalized, life-long care for adults with congenital heart disease. Working as an interdisciplinary team with pediatric and adult cardiologists, surgeons, electro-physiologists, radiologists,and nurses, the team provides care for adult patients along the entire spectrum of congenital heart disease. Focusing on continuity of care and the unique needs of this population, patients can find a comprehensive and compassionate medical home. In addition to the pediatric cardiologists who focus on adults with congenital heart disease, referal to interventional cardiology and electrophysiology expertise is available within the practice. Adults may be seen at our main office as well as at our satelite office in the downtown area for the convenience of our patients.
Clinical Services Offered
ACHD-experienced Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
ACHD-experienced Interventional Catheterization: Yes
ACHD-experienced Diagnostic Electrophysiology: Yes
ACHD-experienced Interventional Electrophysiology: Yes
ACHD-experienced Cardiac MRI: Yes
ACHD-experienced Multi-Slice Cardiac CT: Yes
ACHD-experienced High Risk Obstetrics/Perinatology: Yes
Contraceptive Counseling: Yes
Geneticist/Genetic Counseling: Yes
Cardiac Rehabilitation Service: No
Financial/Medical Insurance Counseling: No
Psychologist/Psychiatrist:No
Medical Social Worker:Yes
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in ACHD is evaluated: Within our ACHD program
PAH in ACHD is managed medically: Within our ACHD program
When lung transplant is considered in our ACHD patients with PAH, they are: Referred to a suitable lung transplant program
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows:
Programs that Apply:
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? No
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A