Service Spotlight: World-Class Cardiology Care in the Heart of SW FloridaHealth Hub
This summer, our community welcomed two cardiologists born and raised in decidedly different parts of the world, but whose medical education, training and expertise bring world-class cardiology treatment and services close to home.
Meet Aditya Boddu, M.D. and Steven Deutsch, M.D. of Lee Physician Group Cardiology.
On July 13, Dr. Boddu began seeing patients at LPG Cardiology – HealthPark Commons, which recently opened at 16261 Bass Road, a heartbeat away from HealthPark Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Ghandi Medical College and Hospital in Hyderabad, India, then emigrated to the United States in 2008 and completed an internal medicine residency at Indiana University School of Medicine, in Indianapolis.
While at that institution, he also completed a cardiology fellowship at the Krannert Institute of Cardiology.
Dr. Boddu, whose parents were physicians, witnessed growing up how medical care delivered with compassion can improve a patient’s quality of life. Indeed, helping to relieve the suffering of others was a driving factor in why he became a cardiologist.
Patients as Family
“Growing up, I saw how my parents eased their patient’s fears,” Dr. Boddu says. “I learned from them how to treat your patients like a family member. When I’m called to see a patient at one o’clock in the morning and they are terrified by their pain, I can comfort them. It makes me feel good to calm them by developing a treatment plan that might work for them.”
The heart doctor is no stranger to Florida. His mother is a Florida resident and while as a resident of the Hoosier state, Dr. Boddu, his wife and two children, now aged 7 and 9, vacationed a few times on Sanibel Island. Like so many visitors to our area, the sunny weather and easy lifestyle lured him and his family here for good.
Dr. Boddu has board certifications in internal medicine, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, cardiovascular diseases, and interventional cardiology.
Serving the Senior Community
Like Dr. Boddu, cardiologist Steven Deutsch’s expertise is steeped with advanced education and training.
He received his medical degree in 2004 at Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, in Augusta, Ga. In 2007, he completed a residency at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, in Tampa. Two fellowships would follow: one in cardiology at the University of California Riverside, in San Bernardino, Calif. and a second in interventional cardiology at Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan.
In early August, Dr. Deutsch joined Lee Physician Group Cardiology – HealthPark Commons. Dr. Deutsch’s advanced education and training make him a formidable authority on cardiovascular disease and its treatment. Board-certified in internal medicine and nuclear cardiology (a type of noninvasive imaging test that helps diagnose heart conditions).
His clinical interests include cardiovascular disease prevention, structural heart disease/transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), interventional and invasive cardiology, peripheral vascular disease, and peripheral vascular interventions.
Southwest Florida’s active senior community was a big draw for Dr. Deutsch.
“To treat a patient who is acutely ill with a life-threatening incident and get them instant relief with an interventional treatment is why I became a cardiologist,” he says. “To provide patients with a continuity of care in an outpatient setting after their acute illness has resolved is truly gratifying. I get to know my patients quite well, which is really rewarding.”
Like his colleague Dr. Boddu, Dr. Deutsch practices interventional cardiology, a specialty within the cardiology field that includes the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, vascular disease, and acquired structural heart disease.
Whether performing percutaneous coronary interventions to transcatheter valve replacements and other minimally invasive procedures, Dr. Deutsch strives to restore a patient's health and well-being.
Although born in Ohio, Dr. Deutsch calls Georgia his home state. His parents still live in Atlanta, where he was raised.
Dr. Aditya Boddu
Dr. Steven Deutsch