Only 3 stars because I went in for my annual echocardiogram of my heart yesterday and was told that I’m not getting an echo. I’m only seeing the cardiologist. I’ve been getting echos every October since my open heart surgery in Show more2018. I was diagnosed with a rare connective tissues disorder in 2019 (Ehler’s-Danlos Syndrome) so I prefer to have my heart looked at simply because it was arrested, sliced open, reconstructed, and shocked back to life when I was 36. People like me with EDS have poor wound healing, since it’s a collagen/protein disorder that affects every fiber of your entire body. So when I showed up yesterday to get my annual echo, I was surprised and disappointed to be told that I wasn’t going to be getting it done. When I had my annual echo last October, it was performed at the Irvine location. So those office girls messed up this appointment one year later, scheduling me for a follow-up visit with Wertman instead of an imaging procedure (echo). Dr. Wertman himself is great. But I don’t trust the office girls at the Irvine location. Now I’m back on their schedule for November, for the echo that was supposed to happen yesterday. I’ll be sticking to the Ladera location moving forward.
I saw Dr Wertman for advice on heart palpitation and varicose vein. He listened to my questions very patiently , checked my heart and legs, and gave me very good advice. He is a very calm person. I appreciated that very much. WhatShow more I also liked about this clinic as a whole was the efficiency they demonstrated. I arrived on time and was greeted by friendly receptionist who found my chart right away. After a few minutes waiting, the nice nurse took me in for checks of my vitals and review of my medication changes. A few minutes later, Dr. Wertman came in to talk with me. On my way out, the nurse helped me make an appointment for a follow up. Overall, it was a great experience, and I highly recommend Dr. Wertman and his Clinic at Sand Canyon, Irvine.
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Dr. Brett Wertman, MD?
Brett Wertman, MD, FACC, is a triple board-certified cardiologist who is widely respected for his treatment and care for patients at Coastal Cardiology of Orange County in Ladera Ranch and Irvine, California.
Dr. Wertman, who twice has been named a Physician of Excellence by the Orange County Medical Association, also leads the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Hoag Hospital Irvine in Irvine.
An Orange County native, Dr. Wertman graduated summa cum laude and with Phi Beta Kappa Society honors in earning his Bachelor of Arts degrees in biochemistry and molecular, cellular, and developmental biology from the University of Colorado Boulder in Boulder, Colorado.
Dr. Wertman then completed his medical degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, and went on to finish his internship and residency training in internal medicine at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
He completed his fellowship training in cardiology and interventional cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, also in Los Angeles.
Dr. Wertman has authored numerous publications in leading peer-reviewed journals and participated in live case transmissions to national meetings, demonstrating new techniques in the treatment of coronary artery disease and valvular heart disease.
Dr. Wertman is highly trained in the percutaneous treatment of valvular heart disease, including aortic valve replacement using the Edwards Sapien heart valve system, as well as mitral valve repair using the Abbott MitraClip™ system. He also has significant experience in other novel interventional therapies.
He looks forward to welcoming new patients and offering superior care to those returning to Coastal Cardiology of Orange County.
In Dr. Wertman’s spare time, he enjoys relaxing with his family, traveling, and exercising.
Aortic Stenosis / TAVR
Cardiac Arrhythmia Management
Cardiac Stress Test
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Artery Disease
Echocardiogram (Heart Ultrasound)
General Heart Health
Heart Attack & Stroke Risk Screening
Holter & Event Monitoring
Nuclear Stress Testing
Pacemaker & Defibrillator
Shortness of Breath
Valvular Heart Disease
Coastal Cardiology of Orange County
16305 Sand Canyon Ave
Irvine, CA, 92618
Coastal Cardiology of Orange County
333 Corporate Drive
Ladera Ranch, CA, 92694
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Dr. Wertman is excellent. He is incredibly knowledgeable and very kind and considerate. I appreciate that he took the time to explain what he saw and answered all my questions. Crystal and Nicole were awesome. They are professional amd highly competent, and just as important, they made me feel right at ease, explaining everything we would be doing during the tests and why we're doing it. Dr. Wertman, Nicole and Crystal are highly skilled, personable and friendly. Thank you!
Great doctor and a pleasure to talk to. Both me and my wife are patients.
Because I went thru a very comprehensive set of tests a few months ago I feel he has a good idea of my abilities. I have other physicians that I see regularly that would let me know if they felt that I needed to see my Cardiologist. My onset of memory loss is very troubling so I will try to find a way to address it. I will not hesitate to see Dr. Wertman if Im concerned about any issue that he should be aware of.
Dr. Wertman listens carefully and answers all questions. Provides alternatives as requested.
Dr. Wertman is among the best of doctors! He has the knowledge, personality and bedside manner to make any patient feel comfortable. He is very easy to talk to and takes the time to explain everything. I have been seeing Dr. Wertman for a number of years and have always been totally satisfied with him. I highly recommend him and would trust him with my life! Many thanks to you, Dr. Wertman, and your wonderful staff.
Excellent, the MD answered all my questions regarding my Echocardiogram.
Great staff. Dr Wertman is very thorough and he listens. His appointments are well taken care of and I do not have to wait long to see him.
Great doctor and staff.
Coastal Cardiology is the best. Dr Wertman his knowledge and sincere caring attitude makes the difference. I do appreciate his honesty and look forward to my next visit
Dr. Wertman is very human and kind, and I appreciate the efficiency of the office.
Very well run office.
Dr Wertman is always so calm and knowledgeable. He addresses my concerns and is kind.
Always a pleasure. Clear concise communication of my condition.
Monthly follow up for BP monitoring.
Great Dr and really listens to what your saying
Dr. Wertman is always very thorough in addressing my concerns, and is an excellent cardiologist.
Dr. Wertman is very attentive. He is an active listener in his diagnostic approach. He provides clear concise feedback as well as next steps.
Dr Wertman is very nice and patient with the patients . He treats his patients with extra care of their health conditions, just like he is treating his family members ..
Doctor Wertman did a wonderful job with my examination. He has a good team too.
Dr Wertman is thorough and gives clear directions
Dr. Wertman was very engaging and was very easy to understand his comments and suggestions
I’ve been seeing Dr. Wertman, for the past couple years and he’s always been attentive, and was always well read about my case. His office is also well organized, they are very prompt to renew my refills for my medication. I truly appreciate all they’ve done for me.
Professional, knowledgeable and friendly!
Thorough check up with me regarding heart concerns w Dr. Wertman. Toughest part is because booking an appointment with the scheduler.
I felt like Dr Wertman listened to my questions and provided tests to be done. However, based on my symptoms, I think it is dangerous to wait about 2 months to have the tests done. It worries me.
friendly, efficient, good communication
Dr Wertman is awesome he always listens and shows he cares.
Dr Wertman is both professional and caring. He answers all my questions and explains anything I don't understand.