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Dr. Donald Switzer, MD

Cardiology*
3.3 (24)
Map Pin Small Buffalo, NY
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44 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Donald Switzer, MD

Dr. Donald Switzer, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Buffalo, NY. They specialize in Cardiology, has 44 years of experience, and is board certified in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. They graduated from State University of New York at Buffalo and is affiliated with Buffalo General Medical Center, Olean General Hospital and Sisters Of Charity Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Switzer an average 3.3 star rating.

Dr. Switzer works at Practice in Buffalo, NY with other offices in Lockport, NY. They frequently treat conditions like Third Degree Heart Block along with other conditions at varying frequencies. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Switzer's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Office
    705 Maple Rd Ste 300, Buffalo, NY 14221 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (716) 710-8266
  2. 2
    Kaleida Health
    100 High St, Buffalo, NY 14203 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (716) 710-8266
  3. 3
    Great Lakes Surgical Associates PC
    160 East Ave, Lockport, NY 14094 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (716) 710-8266
  4. 4
    Gates Vascular Institute (gvi)
    875 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (716) 710-8266

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Buffalo General Medical Center
  • Olean General Hospital
  • Sisters Of Charity Hospital

Experience & Treatment Frequency

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Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
Third Degree Heart Block
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation

Treatment frequency



Many providers have expertise treating multiple conditions or procedures. FindCare uses a variety of data sources to determine which conditions or procedures a provider treats and their level of experience.
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
Third Degree Heart Block
Cardiomyopathy
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
Sick Sinus Syndrome
Syncope
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Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
Arrhythmias
Hypertensive Heart with Failure
Hypotension
Cardioversion, Elective
Acute Congestive Heart Failure
Aortic Valve Disease
Atherosclerosis
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
Carotid Artery Disease
Chronic Congestive Heart Failure
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
First Degree Heart Block
Heart Disease
Heart Palpitations
Hyperlipidemia
Hypertension
Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
Hypertensive Heart Disease
Hypokalemia
Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
Lipid Disorders
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Orthostatic Hypotension
Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Pulmonary Hypertension
Second Degree Heart Block
Sinus Bradycardia
Supraventricular Tachycardia
Systolic Heart Failure
Type 2 Heart Block - Mobitz
Typical Atrial Flutter
Ventricular Fibrillation
Vitamin D Deficiency
Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern
Ablation for Cardiac Arrhythmias
Cardiac Ultrasound
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Electrophysiological Study
Tilt_Testing
Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Aneurysm
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Aneurysm of Heart
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Atherosclerosis of Aorta
Atrial Septal Defect
Atypical Atrial Flutter
Biventricular Heart Failure
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive
Chest Pain
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Ebstein's Anomaly
Endocarditis
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Heart Murmur
Hyperkalemia
Hypertensive Heart without Failure
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
Long QT Syndrome
Mitral and Aortic Valve Disorder
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
Nonrheumatic Tricuspid Disease
Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
Pericardial Disease
Pericarditis
Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary Edema
Pulmonary Venous Return Anomaly
Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
Rheumatic Tricuspid Disease
Septal Defect
Sinus Tachycardia
Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Tricuspid Valve Disease
Arrhythmia Screening
Arterial Catheterization with Robotic Assist
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Catheterization with Robotic Assist
Cardiac Imaging
Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Carotid Artery Stent Placement
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Chest Pain Evaluation
Cholesterol Screening
Coronary Angiogram
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
HeartAware Online Risk Screening
Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and Defibrillator
Nuclear Stress Testing
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Stress Test
Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
TCD Bubble Test
Thoracentesis
Thrombolysis
Tilt Table Testing
Treadmill Stress Test
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    3.3
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    Based on 24 ratings
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    About Dr. Donald Switzer, MD

    Specialties*
    • Cardiology

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    Years of Experience
    • 44 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1326098112
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • State University of New York at Buffalo
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
    Board Certifications
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Switzer accepts Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, and other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

    Dr. Switzer has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Switzer has seen patients for Third Degree Heart Block, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Switzer on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    24 patients have reviewed Dr. Switzer. The overall rating for this provider is 3.3. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Switzer.

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