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Octavio Cosme-Montalvo, MD

Octavio Cosme-Montalvo, MD

Dr. Cosme joined BAHC in January of 2004. His undergraduate studies were completed at the Catholic University in Puerto Rico and his Internal Medicine and Cardiology training at St. Vincent's Medical Center of Richmond in New York City affiliated with the New York Medical College where he served as both Chief Medical Resident and Chief Cardiology Fellow. He then spent the next five years in private practice in his native Puerto Rico where he was directly involved in several capacities with the America College of Cardiology. In the year 2000, Dr. Cosme came to Florida to complete a full year Fellowship of Interventional Cardiology training at the University of Florida Shands Hospital and entered private practice in the Jacksonville, FL area.

During his training, Dr. Cosme was the recipient of several awards including Intern of the Year award, Cardiology Fellow of the Year award and the Richmond Medical society of Staten Island NYC first prize for his original research study in alternative techniques for heart function measurement with echocardiogram techniques. Once in private practice he served as Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Puerto Rico as well as co-director of the local American College of Cardiology yearly convention for three years.

Dr. Cosme is involved in noninvasive and interventional Cardiology. He performs cardiac catheterization as well as interventional techniques including coronary artery angioplasty and stent placement, rotational atherectomy and brachytherapy technique to treat coronary artery blockages with radiation. He also performs peripheral angiography, peripheral angioplasty and peripheral stent placement.

Dr. Cosme is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the fields of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians, the American College of Chest Physicians and a Fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.


Medical Education & Training

Medical School: San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
Residency: Sisters of Charity Hospital of Buffalo
Fellowship: Shands Hospital at University of Florida & Sisters of Charity Hospital of Buffalo
Specialty Board Certifications: American Board of Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

Procedures and Conditions

- Echocardiography (2-D, M-mode, DOPPLER) - EKG interpretation - Elective cardioversion - Insertion of a pericardial catheter drain - Insertion of a right atrial wire for rhythm determination - Mechanical ventilator support of uncomplicated ventilator cases (up to 48 hours) - Pericardiocentesis - Supervising dipyrimadole/adenosine/dobutamine/radioisotope cardiac imaging tests - Temporary transvenous pacemaker placement - Treadmill testing - Use of thrombolytic agents - Abdominal paracentesis - Arthocentesis and joint injections - Arterial venous puncture technique and interpretation - Blood smear technique and interpretation - Bone marrow aspiration - Breast cyst aspiration - Burns, superficial and partial thicknes - Bursa and joint aspiration and injection, basic analysis of joint fluid - EKG interpretation - Excision of skin and subceutaneous tumors, nodules, and lesions - Gram stain - Incision and drainage of abscesses - Intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intracutaneous injections - Local anesthetic techniques - Lumbar Puncture - Nasogastric tube insertion - Occult blood testing - Pulmonary function studies - Pelvic examination with associated labratory evaluations (PAP smear, trichomonas, monilia, STD's) - Performance of simple skin biopsy or excision - Placement of anterior and posterior nasal hemostatic packing - Potassium hydroxide prep - Proctosigmoidoscopic examination - Removal of nonpenetrating corneal foreign body, nasal foreign body - Repair of lacerations - Skins testing (allergy and cell mediated) interpretation - Supervision of patients receiving chemotherapeutic agents intravenously, and/or intraperitonealy for Outpatients in an emergency - Suprapubic bladder aspiration - Thoracentesis - Tracheal suctioning - Urethral catheterization -Venous cutdown

Accepted Insurance

Currently accepted insurance plans Aetna US Healthcare American Health Plan AvMed Health Plan Beech Street Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida CarePlus Cigna Health Plan Citrus Healthcare Coventry Empire of New York Evolutions Freedom Health Humana Health Plans IHP Managed Care of America Medicare Part B PHCS Plaines Health Quality Healthplan Railroad Medicare Tricare United Healthcare Universal USA Health Network Wellcare





Octavio Cosme-Montalvo, MD


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Office Locations

Octavio Cosme-Montalvo MD
4805 49th St. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33709
Phone: (727) 526-6624
Fax: (727) 545-8263