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First Coast Heart & Vascular Center is a comprehensive cardiology practice that provides contemporary, evidence-based and compassionate care to our patients.

Our board certified Cardiovascular Specialists are experienced in a variety of sub-specialties including:

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Endovascular Medicine
  • Peripheral Vascular
  • Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging

At First Coast Heart & Vascular Center, our cardiologists have trained at some of the world’s best institutions including Harvard, The Cleveland Clinic, Cornell University, University of California – San Francisco Medical Center and Emory University.

We are committed to excellence in patient care by actively participating in regional and national meetings. We are dedicated to improving the level of cardiovascular care available to our patients by participating in clinical national research trials, allowing us to offer our patients quality care through new and emerging technologies.

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Welcome Dr. Jones and Dr. Vedre

Welcome Dr. Jones and Dr. Vedre We are pleased to welcome Dr. Miciah Jones and Dr. Ameeth Vedre. Both doctors will be working out of our St. Augustine office. Dr. Jones is an Interventional Cardiologist and Dr. Vedre is a general Cardiologist.  



  • This is a  recent patient review for Dr. Ameeth Vedre :

    “The doctor was very informative and friendly. He laid out my options and let me make my own decision. I really appreciated that.”

    Dr Ameeth Vedre friendly cardiologist
  • A recent patient review. “Dr. Kevin Hayes is very courteous, has excellent bedside manner. Takes the time to listen to the patient. He genuinely cares for his patients and wants to improve their overall health. He is probably one of the best cardiologists I have ever received medical care from.” #FirstCoastHeart #JaxHeartDR #DrKevinHayes

    Dr. Kevin Hayes, DO
    Dr Kevin Hayes, one of the best
  • This is a recent review left by a patient in our First Coast Heart and Vascular office in the Whetstone building in St. Augustine for Ally Myers, one of our wonderful Physician Assistants.

    “Ally is really gentle, kind and caring. I find your physicians and staff considerate and compassionate.” #fchv #firstcoastheart #allymyers #heartdocs #caringdocs

    Ally Meyers, PA-C
    Ally Myers gentle, caring, kind
  • ” I have always loved my cardiologist, Dr. Gayle Martin, and her staff. You could not ask for a more caring, courteous and conscientious group of people. Even after moving from Orange Park to Jacksonville’s southside, I have continued to use her services because she is the best.” -SM, a recent patient in our Fleming Island office

    Dr. Gayle Martin
    Dr Gayle Martin, Cardiologist
  • “I am very satisfied with my care at FCH. Dr. Pubbi is a great Doctor (cardiologist) . He’s very kind and attentive. I can’t say enough about the care I receive. Very pleased.” – P.V. a recent patient in our Fleming Island office

    Dinesh Pubbi, MD
    Dr Pubbi
  • “The doctor was very informative and friendly. He laid out my options and let me make my own decision. I really appreciated that.”

    Dr. Vedre
  • Dr. Gayle MartinDr. Gayle Martin listens. Her decisions are patient care-driven, and NOT profit-driven (a difference that became very obvious to me after other experiences with area cardiology practices and “institutes”). In particular, she stays current on new findings concerning women’s cardiac health. I have total trust in Dr. Martin’s expertise. and am grateful for her professionalism and care. I recommend her to anyone (especially to women) 100%

    Cardiologist for Women
  • Neil Sanghvi, MDDr. Neil Sanghvi is an excellent electrophysiologist and is eminently qualified to care for his patients. He always has his patients best interests first. he is extremely professional, but at the same time friendly and approachable. A great listener, which should be a prerequisite for every doctor. Excellent staff! I have fired a couple of doctors for having unorganized and discourteous staff, so this is very important to me. Great folks all around, would highly recommend to all.

    Excellent Electrophysiologist
  • Greatly Recommended Cardiologist

    Dr. Vincent Caracciolo was greatly recommended and lived up to his reputation in every way. He took his time to explain medications and conditions without being overly technical. He listened to what I had to say and I felt like taking care of my health was a team effort. Everyone in the office was friendly and helpful and I was seen in a timely manner.

    Greatly Recommended Cardiologist
  • Dr. Van Crisco

    St Augustine Interventional Cardiologist

    Dr. Van Crisco saved a family member’s life recently and he kept us informed and truly cared for all of us. Our whole family sees First Coast Heart and we are very happy with them as they work together to meet each individual’s needs. Dr. Crisco is straight forward and attentive.His matter of fact follow up recommendations are understandable and to the point, and anyone in his care will know they are in good hands.

    St Augustine Interventional Cardiologist
  • Michael Koren MD

    Great Cardiology Team

    I was advised some years ago as my mother was dying of heart failure to see a cardiologist. My GP recommended Dr. Michael Koren, and I couldn’t be happier. He is thorough, responsive, and looking for the long run health of his patient. Margaret his nurse practitioner is always responsive as well and puts the technical information in context for the layperson. I have responded well to the treatments and am very secure in my ongoing health thanks to these professionals.

    Great Cardiology Team
  • A Cardiologist for Women

    Dr. Gayle MartinDr. Gayle Martin *listens*. Her decisions are patient care-driven, and NOT profit-driven (a difference that became very obvious to me after other experiences with area cardiology practices and “institutes”). In particular, she stays current on new findings concerning women’s cardiac health. I have total trust in Dr. Martin’s expertise. and am grateful for her professionalism and care. I recommend her to anyone (especially to women) 100%.

    A Cardiologist for Women
  • Christopher Edwards, DODr. Christopher Edwards is a physician who has jumped to the top of my list in excellence. During my short time with Dr. Edwards, he has given me a new life. Dr. Edwards is someone who listens, diagnoses symptoms, works with you on explaining options, and doesn’t back down from tackling what ills you. The office staff along with the nurses make you feel at ease as soon as you enter the front door. Highly recommend Dr. Edwards and First Coast Heart!! A+ in my book.

    Highly Recommend Dr. Edwards
  • Dr. David GrechKind Cardiologist in Palm Coast

    I have already recommended Dr. David Grech to a friend. He treated me with respect and actually showed that he cares about his patients … Dr. Grech is a gracious and kind Cardiologist, he knows that his patients are concerned about their heart health and he has compassion with a little sense of humor which makes the patient relax and not mind should they have to come back to see him again! The staff smiles the whole time they are talking to you … that’s big in the patients world..

    Kind Cardiologist in Palm Coast
  • Dr. Kevin Hayes, DO

    Outstanding Cardiologist in Jacksonville

    Dr. Kevin Hayes is wonderful; he listened to my concerns and talked with me not at me. I am very impressed. He gets a “10 for his outstanding work as my cardiologist and caring attitude!

    Outstanding Cardiologist in Jacksonville
  • Dr. Punita Kaveti recently performed two out-patient hospital procedures on me: transesophageal echocardiogram and heart catheterization. She was personable in her approach and flawless in her execution. Strongly recommend her. Top notch cardiology care.

    Top notch cardiology care
  • Dinesh Pubbi, MDDr. Dinesh Pubbi is a very professional and knowledgeable cardiologist! He is also very courteous and friendly. He puts you at ease right away and takes the time to explain things and answer any questions you have. We highly recommend him with no reservations! The support staff is warm, friendly, and professional.

    Professional and Knowledgeable Cardiologist
  • Dr. Neil SanghviAblation for Tachycardia

    I have had Tachycardia for over fifty years and it has been a miserable experience. After ending up in a hospital in Mississippi, I found out that there was a procedure for my condition. Being back home in Florida, I went with First Coast Heart & Vascular to help me. Dr. Neil Sanghvi did an ablation and I am a different woman, finally. He is more than professional, he is thorough, comforting and listened with great interest to my concerns. Thank you Dr. Sanghvi from the bottom of my heart.

    Ablation for Tachycardia
  • Dr. Vincent Caracciolo is an exceptionally gifted cardiologist who excels not only in his specialized areas of cardiology but in ensuring his patients understand their cardiac condition and the seriousness of following proper treatment procedures and recommendations. His friendly and approachable manner is exemplary and in the highest form of medical practice.

    Exceptionally Gifted Cardiologist
  • Dr. Van CriscoDr. Van Crisco is an outstanding interventional cardiologist. He placed three stents in my coronary arteries during my heart attack. Following an immediate (stem code) and superb pre-op in the emergency room at Flagler Hospital in Saint Augustine, FL, he immediately performed the surgery and I was moved to post-op recovery in less than an hour. He skillfully explained what I had just been through, leaving me with the highest sense of gratitude for him and the hospital staff.

    Outstanding Interventional Cardiologist

First Coast Heart & Vascular Center in Jacksonville, Florida, proudly serves patients in Northeast Florida counties (Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Flagler) and the following cities: Jacksonville, Jax, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach, Mayport, Ponte Vedra Beach, Nocatee, Vilano Beach, St. Johns, Flagler Beach, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, St. Augustine, St. Augustine Beach, Golf World, Orange Park, Hilliard, Yulee, Callahan, Macclenny, Baldwin Middleburg, Keystone Heights, Green Cove Springs, Palatka, Palm Coast, Daytona, Gainesville, and Lake City.