Wuesthoff Health System Welcomes Aboard New Electrophysiologist Dr. Sujata Baludad
By Space Coast Daily // September 21, 2017
Board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology
BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA – Wuesthoff Health System welcomes Sujata Balulad, MD, to its family of physicians at Heart Rhythm Associates. Dr. Balulad is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist.
Board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. Dr. Balulad performed her residency at Albany Medical Center Hospital in Albany, NY.
The love of science was one factor that prompted Dr. Balulad to pursue her career in medicine – she was torn in the beginning between medicine and engineering.
“I really am glad I chose the path to become a physician,” she said.
“I enjoy interacting with others and being a physician provides me an opportunity to connect with people over the long term and help improve their lives. That’s very satisfying, and I’m so glad I chose this path.”
As an electrophysiologist, Dr. Balulad specializes in treating the electrical function of the heart. She performs ablations to treat conditions such as arrhythmia, which involve abnormal heartbeats. An ablation acts as a corrective agent by scarring certain areas of the heart that may be responsible for the abnormal rhythms.
“In my practice, I focus on three main things,” Dr. Balulad said. “I use my people skills, the latest technology and continuing care to help my patients better their health.”
One of the things she tries to instill in patients: Don’t ignore symptoms and write them off as “getting older.”
“I continually remind patients to take proper care of themselves and pay attention to any changes in their health,” she said.
“It can be common for patients to attribute a health problem to age. That’s why it’s so important to encourage patients not to just shrug off any symptoms they may be experiencing, as these could underlie a more serious issue.”
Before joining Wuesthoff Health System, Dr. Balulad completed a fellowship in clinical cardiac electrophysiology at the Hemsley Center for Electrophysiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY. She received her medical degree at Topiwala National Medical College in Mumbai, India.
Many publications feature Dr. Balulad’s work and she has presented often at physician meetings.
Dr. Balulad said there are many things she enjoys about her career, such as the hands-on procedural work involved and a chance to form relationships with patients over the long term. “When you’re treating patients, you see them on a regular basis, you get to know them,” she said. “It’s very rewarding when you’re able to make a difference in their quality of life.”
Dr. Balulad’s office phone is 321-632-6963
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