Pediatric Cardiology Associates of San Antonio

Data valid for 2013

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
 
Affiliations
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Methodist Hospital (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School:
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Camila Londono Obregon, MD
Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology
Years in ACHD: 5
% 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: 800
Half-day Sessions (per week): 4
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: Yes
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:2
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
David Brennen, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Teresa Hospers, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates:
Other Program Staff: Julie Brown, RN; Patricia Cardenas, LVN
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 225
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 21
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
Founded in 1982 by Dr. Kenneth R. Bloom (now retired), Pediatric Cardiology Associates has grown from a single physician practice to a group practice of nine pediatric cardiologists. Our core team of Dr. Camila Londono Obregon, Dr. Teresa Hospers, and Dr. David Brennen is invested in our Young Adult Transitional Care Program and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program. We are dedicated to providing personalized, lifelong care for adult patients with congenital heart disease in San Antonio and south central Texas. We work as an interdisciplinary team to include pediatric and adult cardiologists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, radiologists, and nurses in offering a medical home for adult patients along the entire spectrum of congenital heart disease. Placing great emphasis on caring for patients in a way that recognizes their unique needs, our team guides them through every aspect of care from the initial visit and review of prior history and records through diagnostic and interventional procedures, while focusing on continuity of care and long-term follow-up.
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
Psychologist/Psychiatrist:No
Medical Social Worker:Yes
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in ACHD is evaluated: Yes
PAH in ACHD is managed medically: Yes
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