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Naveed A Naz, MD

Naveed A Naz, MD

out of 5
89 Ratings
10 Comments

Specialty

Cardiology

Locations

Ambulatory Care Center
417 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Stony Point 9000
9000 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA 23235

Department

Internal Medicine

Education

Medical School

Uniformed Services University of the Health Science

Residency

Tripler Army Medical Center

Fellowship

National Capital Consortium

Biography

Soldier or civilian, the same level of treatment
Dr. Naveed Naz is a combat veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served as both an internist and later a cardiologist at Fort Bragg, N.C. As a military physician, Dr. Naz gained deep experience diagnosing and treating highly trained soldiers and athletes. 

“I quickly had to learn about exercise physiology in an athlete and apply these principles to their care with the goal of preserving the fighting force,” he says. “I wanted to provide thorough and compassionate care for my fellow soldiers and give them every possible avenue to pursue a full and productive military career by optimizing their cardiovascular status.”

And that’s the same approach he brings to athletes, active individuals, and everyday civilians under his care at VCU Health: “I wish to provide them every opportunity to pursue an athletic career or go about their lives safely with minimal risk to their heart.”

At VCU Health, Dr. Naz is taking his disciplined military experience and building a vibrant sports cardiology program, catering to professional and student-athletes along with active individuals to diagnose and treat their known or undisclosed heart problems. 

As a general noninvasive cardiologist, Dr. Naz sees patients who are experiencing a range of symptoms such as chest pain, palpitations, feeling faint, difficulty breathing, swelling and weight gain. He treats those who have had no history of cardiovascular disease as well as patients with extensive medical issues that require routine follow up.

“I want every patient to feel involved and invested in their own care,” Dr. Naz says, his goal: reduce your suffering and increase your quality and quantity of life. “My hope is that each person understands the core principles of their pathology (the causes and effects of their disease) and that while nothing is guaranteed, we, together as a team, will pursue a course of action and treatment that is data driven, sensible, and in line with your goals and expectations.” 

Advice to patients: “Establish attainable goals and continue to progress upwards in terms of exercise, weight loss, risk factor modification and treatment.”

Research Interests
Dr. Naz is exploring COVID-19 effects on return-to-play decisions for athletes and assessing how the infection may alter future risk of plaque rupture and myocardial infarction. What does it mean if a patient had COVID-19 and wants to resume jogging, hiking, doing yoga and other activities? The concern transcends sports: In a small study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers found abnormalities in the hearts of 3 in 4 people who had recently recovered from COVID-19 and “ongoing myocardial inflammation” in more than half.

 

Clinical Interests

Cardiac Imaging
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)
Sports Cardiology

Locations

Ambulatory Care Center

417 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Stony Point 9000

9000 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA 23235

Ratings & Reviews

I would like to work with Dr Naz in the future if necessary.
November 2021
Good medical experience.
July 2021
Dr. Naz is one of the best doctors I've known over the last 10 yrs. for myself & my deceased parents.
July 2021
Dr. Naz practiced collaborative medicine on a great level with me. He educated me, explained pros and cons, explained the logical forward steps to take to determine the best treatment course for the best results. I have known many doctors in my life and Dr. Naz is on the top shelf for communicating and listening to the patiet.
January 2021
Great Doctor
August 2020
I was thoroughly impressed with Dr. Naz, patient, knowledgeable, kindness & preparation for my visit.
April 2020
Good experience.
January 2020
He is a very fine cardiologist with care & compassion for me.
December 2019
Very kind & courtesy dr.
October 2019
It was a good experience.
August 2019