About the Practice
The practice was originally started in 1991 by Dr. Pankaj H. Gandhi, as a solo cardiology practice, evaluating Cardiac patients with, stress testing, holter monitor and cardiac ultrasound (2D Echocardiography). Also cardiac catheterization and Coronary angioplasty with subsequent coronary Stent implantation at the area hospitals, Baptist, Memorial and St. Vincent’s South. He subsequently built a new office building on University Blvd in 1999 conveniently located close to Memorial Hospital with access to Baptist Medical Center and St. Vincent’s SouthSide (formerly St. Luke’s). Since that time Dr. Gandhi has also performed several thousand Intracoronary Stents along with Peripheral Vascular Stents in the lower limbs and in the Renal arteries. Nuclear Cardiology testing along with carotid and peripheral ultrasound testing are also performed in our office.
In 2003 Dr. Nehu Patel, who was trained at Lyola University in Chicago, relocated to join Dr. Gandhi’s practice and consequently Northeast Florida Cardiology Clinic was created. He brought his expertise in non-invasive Cardiology, treatment and assessment of vein disorders, performing close to 1,000 venous ablation along with his skill in Cardiology and Cardiac catheterization.
In 2006 Dr. Salil Patel, a native Floridian from Jacksonville, joined the ever growing practice as an interventional Cardiologist specializing in Peripheral Vascular Disease and treatment along with Dr. Gandhi. Dr. Salil Patel also is an interventional Cardiologist, not only treating PVD but also coronary artery disease with intracoronary Stent placement. Dr. Salil Patel also performs PFO closure and ASD closures.
We are also joined by Nurse Practitioners Jennifer Willard, ARNP and Rebecca Powell, ARNP who assist the Doctors at the Hospitals and also in the Office. They are expertly trained in Cardiology and see patient’s independently as well as in conjunction with the physicians.
We strive to provide excellent Cardiology care to our patients with emphasis on appropriate treatments and cost effective savings. In the past two decades we have had thousands of very satisfied patient’s, from our treatment, who have become the largest source of referral to our practice, ie family and friends. We are proud to say that our success rate is higher and complication rate is lower than the national average in coronary and peripheral procedures. All of our Cardiologists are Board Certified in Cardiology and their specialties.