Pediatric Cardiology Associates of San Antonio

Data valid for 2012

General Information
Address: 4499 Medical Drive Ste. 289, San Antonio, TX 78229
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (210) 614-3264
Appointment Requests: (210) 614-3264
Year Formalized: 1995
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Methodist Hospital (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School:
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Kenneth Bloom, MD
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 32
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 30%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 250
Half-day Sessions (per week): 2
Out-patients seen at:Pediatric Cardiology Associates
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
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:3
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Camila Londono Obregon, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Dave Brennan, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Teresa Hospers, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Michelle Pulin, NP
Other Program Staff: Julie Brown, RN (Nurse Manager)
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 278
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 64
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
Established Practice. Hospital has excellent facilities and familiarity for treatment of complex ACHD patients.
Clinical Services Offered
Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
Interventional Catheterization: Yes
Diagnostic Electrophysiology: Yes
Interventional Electrophysiology: Yes
Cardiac MRI: Yes
Multi-Slice Cardiac CT: Yes
High Risk Obstetrics/Perinatology: Yes
Contraceptive Counseling: Yes
Geneticist/Genetic Counseling: Yes
Cardiac Rehabilitation Service: Yes
Financial/Medical Insurance Counseling: Yes
Medical Social Worker:Yes
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in ACHD is evaluated: By pulmonary hypertension specialists to whom we refer at suitable institutions
PAH in ACHD is managed medically: By pulmonary hypertension specialists to whom we refer at suitable institutions
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