Thanks for the info on Dr. Rodriguez! He is at least in my neighborhood! I did not want to hijack that thread, so thought I would send you this message instead. My Cardiology needs are somewhat different from yours. I need a doctor who understands anticoagulation very well (the reason my Internist strongly urged me to leave my present cardio who is with "Maryland Heart" up GA Ave. several blocks ffom your doctor.) I also need a cardio who understands that he should be continually testing me for new aortic aneurysms even though the original aneurysm was repaired. (My Internist was also shocked that my current cardio was not aware of this need.) Anyway, it means a lot to know that there is a competant cardio closer to my home who is not awkwardly in the same practice as the unknowledgable cardio!