James Black, MD, FACC

James N. Black, MD, FACC Pronunciation Guide

Cardiology
4.9of 5 | (474) | View Reviews
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Accepting new patients Available at Multiple Locations Ages seen: 18 - 99 Joined ARC: 2021

About James N. Black, MD, FACC

  • Dr. Black is from Corpus Christi, TX. He is a fourth-generation Texan and has traveled extensively across the state “to get to know my roots.” As a youth, Dr. Black spent summers in Austin with his grandparents and extended family. He is thrilled to be back in Austin to raise his own growing family. When he is not working, Dr. Black enjoys playing tennis and being outdoors, most especially with family, spent fishing, hunting, and hiking along the South Texas coast and beyond. He says, “it is a real joy to share the many wonders of nature with my grandchildren.” Dr. Black’s favorite Central Texas spot is Commons Ford Ranch Park, “a local hidden gem.”

I chose interventional cardiology because it is academically and scientifically interesting and challenging. It is a field that allows me to build long-term clinical relationships with my patients and families. A healthy heart is paramount to the optimal function of every system of the body, at every age. I believe a holistic, patient-centered approach to care is integral in earning the confidence of patients and their families. I deeply appreciate the intrinsic trust embedded in the decision to choose me as their physician. I respect how cultural identities, family dynamics, and social environments affect one’s individual values and lifestyles. These factors are essential in a collaborative approach to making fully informed decisions regarding treatment options.

Services

Cardiac Rhythm Monitoring

Cardiac Rhythm Monitoring

Cardiac rhythm monitoring helps measure the rhythm of your heart in order to identify an irregular heart rhythm disorders.

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Echocardiogram with Interpretation

Echocardiogram with Interpretation

An echocardiogram (echo) is a noninvasive procedure used to check the heart's function and structures.

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Nuclear Stress Testing

Nuclear Stress Testing

Nuclear stress tests use a small amount of radioactive tracer and an imaging machine to create pictures showing blood flow.

Stress Echocardiogram

Stress Echocardiogram

Stress echocardiography uses ultrasound imaging to show how well your heart works to pump blood to your body. It can help detect a decrease in blood flow to the heart from narrowing in the coronary arteries.

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Stress Testing

Stress Testing

A stress test shows how your heart works during physical activity, revealing problems with blood flow within your heart. We offer three basic types of stress testing: exercise/treadmill stress tests, nuclear stress tests, and stress echocardiograms.

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Telemedicine Visits

Telemedicine Visits

ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.

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Treadmill Stress Testing

Treadmill Stress Testing

A treadmill test helps a doctor determine how well your heart handles work. As your body works harder during the test, it requires more oxygen, so the heart must pump more blood. The test can show if the blood supply is reduced in the arteries that supply the heart. It also helps doctors know the kind and level of exercise appropriate for a patient.

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Locations & Hours

Credentials

  • Board Certifications
    Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Medical School
    Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX, 1981
  • Fellowship
    Cardiology and Electrophysiology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, 1987
  • Residency
    Internship: St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY, 1982
    Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1984
  • Education
    B.A. in General Studies, cum laude, Harvard University, 1977
  • Professional Positions
    • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
    • Fellow, Heart Rhythm Society
    • Member, American College of Physicians
    • Member, Texas Medical Association
    • Member, Travis County Medical Society

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

Rating based on "Did the healthcare provider or doctor provide the care you expected?"

4.9out of 5
  • May 17, 2024

    Very helpful the nurse and the doc. Appointments are very far

  • May 15, 2024

    Very comfortable.

  • May 14, 2024

    The visit was both informative and enjoyable. Thank you

  • May 14, 2024

    Love Dr Black. Provides great information regarding my echo. Answers all my questions. Very patient!

  • May 14, 2024

    Dr Black was good at explaining everything to my satisfaction.

  • May 10, 2024

    Dr. Black was very, very receptive And so very, very helpful. I felt like an actual human being.

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