Rajiv K. Sharma, MD

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Rajiv K. Sharma, MD
  • Podcasts
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    Diabetes and Heart Disease
    June 30, 2021

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), persons with diabetes are twice as likely to have heart disease or stroke than someone who does not have diabetes. Cardiologist Dr. Rajiv Sharma discusses the link between diabetes and heart disease, risk factors and things you can do to help lower and manage your risk. Learn more about BayCare’s heart and vascular Learn more about BayCare’s diabetes programs.

  • Affiliations
    • BayCare Physician Partners
    • BayCare Medical Group
    • St. Anthony's Hospital
    • BayCare Physician Partners ACO
  • Board Certifications
    • AB Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine|AB Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease)
  • Gender
    • Male
  • Insurances Accepted
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  • Patient Reviews

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    4.9/5 Overall Rating
    Provider Explained Things Clearly 4.9/5
    Provider Listened Carefully 4.9/5
    Provider Was Easy To Understand 4.8/5
    Provider Knew Medical History 4.8/5
    Provider Showed Respect 4.9/5
    Provider Spent Enough Time 4.9/5
    Rate Your Provider 0-10 4.8/5
    379 Reviews, 91 Comments
    4.9/5
    2/23/2024 | BayCare Verified Patient
    All good
    4.9/5
    2/23/2024 | BayCare Verified Patient
    I have had flares of malignant hypertension over the last 5-6 years including hospital visits and stays. I have been a patient for about 18 months. He pursued testing that resulted in uncovering the root cause. Finally.
    4.9/5
    2/16/2024 | BayCare Verified Patient
    Dr Sharma was by far the most relatable doctor that I have spoken with concerning my condition. He listened, understood what I was saying and related to me in a way that my wife and I could easily understand
    4.9/5
    2/16/2024 | BayCare Verified Patient
    Very understanding easy to discuss problem appears very knowledgeable and fully up to date on his profession
    4.9/5
    2/9/2024 | BayCare Verified Patient
    Great!
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  • Doctor Bio
    • Dr. Rajiv K. Sharma is board certified in cardiovascular disease, adult echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, cardiovascular computed tomography (CT), and internal medicine. He completed his fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is part of BayCare Medical Group serving the St. Petersburg, Florida area. Dr. Sharma is trained in comprehensive cardiovascular disease and experienced in the management of a full range of cardiovascular disorders such as coronary artery disease, valvular disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, and cardiac risk stratification including the management of hypertension and cholesterol abnormalities. As an invasive cardiologist, he performs procedures such as right and left heart catheterizations. Beyond medical practice, Dr. Sharma is also a seasoned author, having contributed numerous articles to peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Sharma believes in a strong patient-physician relationship akin to a being a team" and a calming relaxed approach to the discussion of cardiovascular symptoms or issues."
  • Languages
    • English
  • Residency
    • Mercy Health - The Jewish Hospital
  • Specialties
    • Cardiovascular Diseases|Internal Medicine
  • Education
    • University of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville
      Medical University of Lublin
      BayCare Health System

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Doctor Locations

Suncoast Medical Clinic Cardiology

620 10th St N Ste 2A
Saint Petersburg, FL 33705