Dr. Pradip J. Morbia, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.C.C.P.

Dr. Morbia moved to the Port Arthur area from Los Angeles area, where he had a very busy cardiology practice. Because the traffic in that area did not allow him to reach his patients in a timely manner in an emergency, he decided to move to the smaller city of Port Arthur so that he could provide his patients with the best care available, including emergency care. Prior to being in Los Angeles, he was trained in cardiovascular medicine in the Chicago area, at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois. There he trained for seven years in different areas of medicine, including rotating internship in various fields of medicine and surgery. He completed three years of internal medicine residency and three years of the cardiovascular medicine fellowship training program.

Dr. Morbia is in the seventeenth year of his practice as an interventional cardiologist. Dr. Morbia was brought in to start the open-heart surgery program at Park Place Medical Center, and he performed the first ever percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (balloon angioplasty of the coronary artery) at Park Place Medical Center. To date he has done more than 10,000 cardiovascular cases. Dr. Morbia is the senior-most interventional cardiologist living and practicing in the Mid and South-Jefferson County area. To date, he has recruited eight cardiologists into practicing in this area. After establishing himself, he rapidly expanded his practice to Christus St. Mary's Hospital, Mid-Jefferson Hospital, and Doctor's Hospital which is now Renaissance Hospital. Under his leadership, Gulf Coast Cardiology Group, P.L.L.C. has already served more than 37,000 patients in the Mid and South-Jefferson County area. Dr. Morbia is triple board certified in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Medicine, and Internal Medicine and is a fellow of both the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Chest Physicians.

As of January 2008, he has been married to his beautiful wife Jayshree for more than 26 years and he has two wonderful sons, Roshan, 25yrs, is a medical student at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Tx after graduating from the University of Chicago, majoring in Mathematics and Biology, and Ravi, 18, is Freshman at the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Morbia and his group believe in seeing patients personally, and patients are never seen by nurse practitioners or physician assistants. As specialists, they provide care in the field of cardiovascular medicine, and feel each patient deserves to be seen and evaluated by the cardiologist himself, not an assistant or nurse practitioner.

For the past 20 years, Dr. Morbia, and now his group, provide prompt, professional service, and personal care to all of their patients. Dr. Morbia's philosophy is "Hearts cannot wait." He believes that all patients should be seen as soon as possible, and he does everything in his power to see patients the same day they call for an appointment. In addition, he is available to patients and other physicians at all hours by telephone or through the hospitals. His goal is to be accessible for any questions a patient may have, so they are comfortable in the knowledge that their cardiovascular needs are met.

Dr. Morbia is the co-host of the Medical Talk show on the radio KLVI which can be heard in 560AM or KLVI.com in the internet worldwide. The show "Second Opinion Show" is a live talk show from 9 AM to 10 AM every Saturday and any body can call with question at 409-896-5584 or 1-800-330-5584 or #560 on Verizon Wireless.