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This provider sees patients at the following locations:


Cardiology Mountain Top
35 S Mt Blvd
Mountain Top, PA 18707
Cardiology - Pottsville
529 Terry Reiley Way
Pottsville, PA 17901
Cardiology - Geisinger Wyoming Valley
1000 E Mountain Blvd
Wilkes Barre, PA 18711

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Mascarenhas, Vernon, MD Visit Geisinger.org for information on Vernon Mascarenhas, MD. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Overall Rating:
4.9 out of 5
1 133 ratings
25 comments

Practicing Specialties:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, Board Certified, 2010
  • Transplantation Services

Education:

  • M. P. Shah Medical College 1991

Residency:

  • Pinnacle Health at Harrisburg Hospital 2006

Fellowship:

  • Geisinger Medical Center 2010
    Cardiovascular Medicine

Clinical Interests:

Valvular heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, lipid disorders, transplant cardiology, preventive cardiology

Related Interests:

Chest discomfort, shortness of breath, uncontrolled hypertension, heart failure, high cholesterol

Languages:

  • Gujarati
  • Hindi

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our survey >
1. Friendliness/courtesy of provider
- 4.9 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.9 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.9 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.9 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.8 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.8 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.9 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.9 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.9 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.9 out of 5

Patient Comments:

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Geisinger. Learn more about our survey >
Apr 7
Dr. Vernon Mascarenhas is a very intelligent, and caring and compassionate doctor. He looks in all areas of concern. I am grateful that Dr. Mascarenhas is my dr.
Apr 7
Dr. Mascarenhas answered all my questions & concerns. Dr. & his staff saved my life one year ago.
March 15
Dr. Mascarenas is a very professional, courteous, friendly, considerate and thoughtful cardiologist. My husband and I both have him as our Cardo physician and we are extremely pleased with him. Would recommend him very highly! He took his time and was very thorough asking about my terrible experience due to an allergic reaction to Levaquin that was recommended for Pneumonia which was diagnosed by another physician at Palmerton hospital, where chest exrays were taken. This put me in anaphylaxis shock, couldn't breathe and ending up in St. Luke's ER. Many large doses of Eppy had to be given, which affected my heart. Dr. Mascarenas was very thorough in obtaining my records from that hospital. Then he called me at home and discussed the results of my echocardiogram which was taken at St. Lukes. I find this all to be exceptional on his part.
March 11
Nurse gave me some helpful hints for treating my problem. Was very compassionate & concerning. Dr. was very concerned and compassionated and very knowledgeable about questions and my health problems.
March 10
Provider should be participating with Blue Cross - Blue Shield.
March 10
very professional physician. friendly and informative
Feb 12
Dr. _____ is a wonderful doctor with excellent bedside manners.
Jan 27
This doctor determined what my problem is but wanted me to take additional tests. Also didn't provide information on any optional treatment.
Jan 6
No bad experiences.
Jan 6
Wife is going to go to dr. because she was very impressed with him.
Dec 16, 2015
first visit dr. was very cocerned & even called me the next day to check on my husband also called back when i called his office
Dec 9, 2015
Even though we travel an hour to get to GWV would not go to another cardiologist!
Dec 3, 2015
My experience from start to finish was exceptionally good. All with whom I met were very professional and friendly. Dr. Mancarenhas was very thorough with my examination and explanation of my previous test/scans. He spent a great amount of time with me, answered my questions, and put me very much at ease.
Nov 27, 2015
Excellent Dr. - well liked. Very informative.
Oct 26, 2015
I was a brand new patient. The dr spent well over a half hour talking with me. He said that he reviewed my chart for 5 minutes prior to entering the room. I think it was more time because he practically had it memorized! He wasn't rushed. He listened to me and gave me his thoughts and explanations in a way that I could understand him. I was very impressed with him.
Oct 20, 2015
Dr. Mascarenas is excellent. His kindness, knowledge and expertise shine through each and every time I see him. He makes you feel at ease , which allows for good patient / physician interaction. I know my cardiac care is in the best hands.
Sep 30, 2015
Dr. M. one of the most pleasant @ Geisinger I have seen. Knowledgeable, genuine concern, he is top notch!
Sep 17, 2015
Follow up will be by phone *Dr. Mascarankas was very caring and nice.
Aug 27, 2015
my first appt and expierence with Dr Mascarenhas was wonderful he made me feel comfortable and at ease he explained things to me went over my last cardiac cath spent significant amount of time with me and showed concern for my questions. I will see him again in a year unless I have problems befor that. and I would deffinitely recommend him to others
Aug 12, 2015
Dr. M is wonderful and very knowledgeable in the area of HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy). This is a rarity in this area of NEPA. Especially since the disease itself is not that rare. Usually people with this disease are encouraged to visit HCM Centers of Excellence which are not that close meaning we have to travel at least annually to get a recheck. I would love for this clinic to open a dedicated HCM center with Dr. Mascarenhas leading the way. But he is one man and cannot do it all by himself. I very often worry that he will get burned out and I will AGAIN be without a knowledgeable HCM cardiologist and forced to travel to get treatment. This disease so often goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed because of misinformation. I myself went 6 years without a proper diagnosis until I found Dr. Mascarenhas and he knew right away what was wrong with me. He is truly a huge asset to the Heart Hospital and I hope you all realize that. As for the HCM center that you should have. You are missing out on a HUGE chunk of revenue that would be to you also, since 1 in 500 people have HCM.
June 23, 2015
Never had a problem with the care provider, he is always courteous & caring.
June 9, 2015
I have recommended this dr. to another person who is having a heart problem - And hope this was alright - Thank you.
June 9, 2015
Dr. Mascarenhas - Cardiologist & Dr. Seapak Singh were wonderful discussing my up coming open heart surgery.
June 9, 2015
He is a wonderful doctor and takes time to explain thoroughly.
May 28, 2015
He does not hurry - ensures all problems are addressed & properly explained.