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Thoughtful Tuesday

June 20, 2017

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“The way to stay inspired and motivated is by doing what you like, doing what you love.”
–Raphael Saadiq

At First Coast Cardiovascular Institute & Jacksonville Clinic, all of our providers are thankful for the opportunity that they have to provide excellent patient care. The dedication that they have comes from the love of what they do.

Hear What Patients Are Saying About Us on the Web

June 8, 2017

unnamedAt First Coast Cardiovascular Institute & Jacksonville Clinic, patient care is at the forefront of everything we do. We thrive on hearing that our doctors are helping patients live their happiest and healthiest lives. These days, technology has made it much easier for us to connect with our patients online. We love to hear about your wonderful experiences with us. Keep reading to hear what our patients have to say about our amazing doctors!

“Dr. Al-Saghir really cares about his patients. The overall experience at First Coast Cardiovascular Institute is great. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a new doctor.”

-A Healthgrades Review

“Dr. Aleti reminds me of how doctors used to be when interacting with a patient. He stays engaged with the situation and I never felt rushed or reluctant to ask questions regarding my condition. It’s rare to find a doctor like him, and even more so for a highly specialized cardiologist who takes such a real interest and concern with his patients. I am very fortunate to have Dr. Aleti as my cardiologist.”

-A Healthgrades Review

“Dr. Khatib is one of the most caring doctors in Jacksonville. I trust him completely with my care, and would never go to another doctor.”

-A Healthgrades Review

“Dr. Ali is excellent! He is one of the most humble and amazing doctors you will ever meet.”

-A Healthgrades Review

“Dr. Sasseen has been my cardiologist for a number of years, and I have found him to be a caring person who is genuinely concerned for his patients. He does not rush through the office visits and answers questions in a manner that is easily understood.”

-A Vitals Review

“Dr. Zuberi is a very kind and caring doctor. I would recommend him to anyone.”

-A Healthgrades Review

 “Dr. Goel is a fabulous doctor. His procedure, an RF Ablation, fixed my heart. Thank you, Dr. Goel.”

-A Facebook Comment

*These reviews have been edited for spelling & grammar.

Thoughtful Tuesday

June 6, 2017


Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”
-Oprah Winfrey

Passion is contagious. Our providers meet periodically to have conversations about how to improve patient care, comfort, and accessibility.

Thoughtful Tuesday

May 16, 2017


“The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.”

-Lee Iacocca

It is a dedication to the community that has inspired our physicians to choose a profession centered around the service of people. Through this service, our physicians have been able to positively influence the lives of tens of thousands of residents.


Electrophysiology: What You Need to Know About the Cutting-Edge Field of Cardiology

April 20, 2017

SSSL0436These days, it takes a team of experts to keep your heart healthy. The field of cardiology is divided into subspecialties to ensure patients receive expertise care.

As an electrophysiologist, Dr. Satish Goel has specialized in cardiology and chosen to undergo additional training to become an expert in electrophysiology, a sub-specialty in cardiology. Continue reading “Electrophysiology: What You Need to Know About the Cutting-Edge Field of Cardiology” »

Thoughtful Tuesday

April 4, 2017

TMP_6956“People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”
-The Alchemist

Dr. Punjani has practiced as an interventional cardiologist for many years. A passion for amputation prevention and improving patients’ quality of life brought her to a peripheral vascular fellowship, where she learns the skills to inspire hope in her patients.

Put Your Best Fork Forward

March 16, 2017


It’s time to “Put Your Best Fork Forward” because we’re celebrating National Nutrition Month in March. The 2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggests making small changes in your diet to live a healthier lifestyle. Continue reading “Put Your Best Fork Forward” »

How much H2O do you really need?

March 9, 2017

TMP_6635It seems like we’re always being told to drink more water, but how much water is really enough? Water supports your energy levels, brain function, and improves weight control. But when it comes to how much water we should be drinking, it seems like every source you turn to throws a different number at you. Continue reading “How much H2O do you really need?” »

Thoughtful Tuesday

March 7, 2017

PHOTO“According to current research, only about 10% of our happiness is based on our external world. The other 90% is based on how we see the world.”

-From “The Happiness Equation” by Neil Pasricha

We’ve talked about perception many times on the blog and how the world is how we choose to see it. We love when our thoughts are supported by current research. Check out this statistic from “The Happiness Equation”stating 90% of our happiness is based on our perception of the world.

Thoughtful Tuesday

February 28, 2017

IMG_7230rt5x7“Spend time with people who are good for your mental health.”

If you know Lucy, our Nurse Practitioner, you’ll know she has one of the brightest spirits around. Lucy credits her positive attitude to the people she works with. “Everyday, I work with the most experienced, skilled, and passionate group of doctors, mid-levels, techs, and support staff imaginable,” says Lucy.

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