Cardiovascular Institute of Central Florida: Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Numbers don’t lie. Approximately 79,400,000 Americans—that’s one in three adults—are living with cardiovascular disease.

Not only is cardiovascular disease the top killer in the United States, but that’s also the case around the world. According to the American Heart Association, 31 percent of all deaths globally were from cardiovascular disease, stroke accounted for 11.8 percent of all deaths and 16.9 million people worldwide had a first stroke in 2010.

When heart issues are a concern—whether for yourself or a family member—you want the best care possible. The board-certified providers and entire staff at Cardiovascular Institute of Central Florida know you want more than facts and competent care. You need the peace of mind that comes from conscientious, personal treatment that includes all aspects of health: physical, mental and emotional.

The team of highly experienced, board-certified cardiologists at Cardiovascular Institute of Central Florida use the latest technological and medical advances available in cardiology today. But they are also aware that patients want to be understood, reassured and treated with respect. Each physician and staff member realizes that people have many options when it comes to health care. When you choose to put your trust in Cardiovascular Institute of Central Florida, they take that seriously.

In April 2015, Urban Cardiology, founded by partners and longtime board-certified cardiologists Dr. Paul Urban and Dr. Premranjan Singh, merged with Cardiovascular Institute of Central Florida. This merger sought to provide patients with even more comprehensive care and ancillary services in-house, and that’s exactly what it accomplished.

For example, the practice has its own cardiology catheterization lab in Ocala, which offers a range of diagnostic and interventional cardiac procedures.

Cardiovascular Institute of Central Florida’s physicians specialize in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all diseases of the heart. Services include cardiac wellness and prevention as well as diagnosis and treatment of coronary heart disease, valve disease, hypertension, CVD, heart rhythm conditions and congestive heart failure.

At some medical offices, patients feel like they’re simply part of the process. That “lost in the shuffle” experience doesn’t happen with the doctors and health care professionals at Cardiovascular Institute of Central Florida. Each staff physician takes the approach of developing a medical partnership with the patient, working with their best interest in mind. They take time to educate patients to increase their comfort level and eliminate any surprises about a procedure.

“We listen to what our patients have to say, because they are more than just a number to us,” notes Dr. Singh. “We strive to present each patient with the best options for their cardiovascular medical care and work with them to select the option that works best for them.” 

Continuity of care is vital anytime you’re dealing with heart issues. At Cardiovascular Institute of Central Florida, you’ll benefit from a customized treatment plan designed around your specific health needs. Electronic medical records facilitate quick and thorough treatment, whether you’re in one of their offices or at a local hospital.

The practice has four locations in Ocala and The Villages, and all Cardiovascular Institute of Central Florida physicians have hospital privileges in Marion County.

 A doctor referral is not necessary to call for an appointment. Self-referral is welcomed, and most forms of insurance are accepted. ICANL and AAAHC accredited. Call today to schedule your appointment.

The Cardiovascular Institute of Central Florida health care team includes:

Shafeeq Ahmed, MD

Ramil Goel, MD

Siva Gummadi, MD, FACC

Vijaya Koka, MD, FACC

Jayanth Koneru, MD

Hima Mikkilineni, MD, FACC

Jigar Patel, MD

Srisha Rao, MD, FACC

Premranjan Singh, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Paul Urban, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Bridget Boynton, ARNP

Eddice Companion, PA

Dianne McDonald-Graber, ARNP

Matthew Morgan, ARNP

Theresa Owens, ARNP

Bridget Shannon, ARNP

Services Include:

AICD insertion

Angiograms and runoffs


Blood pressure control

Cardiology consultations

Cardiac medical management

Cardiac catheterizations

Carotid disease and stenting

Chest pain evaluation

Coumadin therapy

Diagnostic right and left heart catheterization





Holter & event monitoring

Nuclear medicine

Nuclear stress tests

Pacemaker clinic

Peripheral interventions

PET stress tests

PT/INR clinic

Renal artery stenting


Trans esophageal echocardiogram (TEE)

Vascular ultrasound

Vascular procedures

Venous ablations

Venous reflux testing

Questions Or Concerns?

If you’re experiencing any of the following, you may want to call and schedule an appointment:

Shortness of breath

Atrial fibrillation or fluttering in your heart

Hypertension or high blood pressure

Irregular heart rhythms

Fatigue in legs

Leg swelling

Peripheral artery disease

Venous insufficiency

Cardiovascular Institute of Central Florida cvcifl.com2111 SW 20th Place, Ocala 2105 SW 20th Place, Ocala 4600 SW 46th Court, Suite 250, Ocala (352) 622-4251

121 Lagrande Blvd, Lady Lake (352)205-8658

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