Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute

Bear Center


When you or a loved one needs the best in cardiovascular care, you can trust Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute. Ours is the largest and most experienced team of cardiovascular specialists in Northwest Florida. Collectively the group has pioneered virtually every new innovation in heart care in our region and continuously earns awards for quality and excellence. Our many convenient locations throughout the area offer easy access to the region’s top specialists.


Medical Services

Our practice consists of both cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons specializing in:

  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart catheterizations
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Nuclear cardiology
  • Heart rhythm care and management (Electrophysiology)
  • Pacemaker and defibrillator management
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Vascular studies
  • Cardiac CT/MR imaging

If your doctor has suggested that you see one of our physicians, it’s because he or she suspects you have a condition specialized to our care.

Diagnostic Services

Baptist Hospital provides a full complement of diagnostic services by specially trained personnel in our offices including:

  • Exercise stress testing
  • Echocardiography
  • Vascular studies
  • Nuclear stress testing
  • Electrophysiology studies and monitoring
  • Research

Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute participates in major multi-center national and international research studies, keeping our physicians and patient care on the leading edge of medical treatment advances.

Our Staff

In addition to our physicians, we have a full staff of nurse practitioners and physician assistants—medical professionals with advanced training. Your physician may be assisted in the management of your cardiac diagnostic and treatment programs by one of these medical professionals.

New Patients

We are always happy to have the opportunity to provide new patients with the compassionate, personal health-care experience you deserve. To ensure you have a pleasant first office visit, we ask that you please download and complete your new-patient paperwork prior to your appointment. You can do so by clicking here.

Appointment Information

It’s simple, secure and easy to request an appointment online. Click here to begin. If you prefer to call our office to schedule an appointment, you can do so by dialing the office of your choice. For additional information about making an appointment, what to bring and more, please call 448.227.6500.