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Heart & Vascular - Cardiology - Raleigh Campus

WakeMed Heart Center
3000 New Bern Avenue, Suite G100
Raleigh , NC 27610

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Monday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Heart & Vascular - Cardiology - Raleigh Campus

About Me

Dr. Joshua Vega is a board-certified non-invasive cardiologist who specializes in the management of coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, cardiac arrhythmia, congestive heart failure and the medical management of vascular disease. Dr. Vega is bilingual (English and Spanish) and has a clinical interest in health disparities. Dr. Vega earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York, and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Vega completed a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and is a registered physician in vascular interpretation. Dr. Vega also participates in local outreach and has led a clinical innovation project in developing a comprehensive cardiovascular clinic for native Spanish speakers in the local Latino community. He has also participated in medical mission trips in Central America.

Dr. Vega believes that being a doctor is a specialty that allows him to connect with people and to help them during their greatest time of need. He feels that every patient is unique and has their own story. In order to help his patients in the best way possible, Dr. Vega likes to approach each patient utilizing a biopsychosocial model, which means considering the intricate, variable interactions of biological, psychological and social factors that contribute to a patient's illness presentation and outcome. Dr. Vega strives to treat each patient as if they were a part of his family. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as playing and listening to music of many genres.

Education

Medical School:
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

Fellowship:
University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC (Cardiovascular Medicine)

Residency:
University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY (Internal Medicine)

Undergraduate:
St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY (Biology)

Board Certifications

Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation

National Board of Echocardiography

Nuclear Cardiology, Certified

Cardiovascular Disease, Certified

American Board of Internal Medicine

Provider Ratings

5 out of 5

(361 ratings)

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

200 Reviews

09/05/2023

Every thing from the appoinment to the day of visit thank you for your great service.

09/04/2023

He took the time to really listen and include me in the plan of care. He did not rush me. I did not have to wait my appointment was on time. Everyone was very kind and helpful

09/04/2023

All aspects of recent visit was excellent, Dr Vega is an exemplary doctor

09/04/2023

Dr. Vega is a caring, compassionate physician that takes his time with his patients, answering their questions, and calming their fears. I highly recommend him!!

09/29/2023

Everyone was extremely professional and very helpful!

09/28/2023

Appreciated the time Dr. Vega spent listening to my concerns and explaining options. Staff was very attentive and pleasant.

09/25/2023

Dr. VEGA

09/21/2023

Everything was great - THANKS

09/19/2023

Overall care and cost was outstanding

09/18/2023

Dr. Vega was very personable and accommodating. He did an excellent job of explaining things and provided assurance for the next steps in the process.

09/18/2023

All were friendly...

09/18/2023

I didn’t have to sit in the waiting area very long. In fact, I was seen early.

09/17/2023

I felt I had undivided attention, caring for his patients, and willing to answer any questions. I am very pleased with my doctor!

09/15/2023

Ebribody was very nice

09/14/2023

Dr. Vega was clear and complete and addressed by concerns and was very approachable and clearly knowledgeable and experienced. The overall process was efficient and staff were respectful and polite and it appeared genuine

09/14/2023

Overall

09/11/2023

I'm a new patient and Dr. Vega explained a procedure and the results performed at another facility. He was patient and listened to my concerns.

09/11/2023

The way Dr Vega took the time to explain everything to me was nothing short of outstanding. This was the best interaction that I have ever had with a Dr.

09/11/2023

Interaction between patient and RN and with Dr was excellent.

08/09/2023

All contact was efficient and friendly.

08/08/2023

He showed great interest in my health and well-being

08/08/2023

The lady at reception, sorry don’t remember her name, was very patient with me. I was asking too many questions. As a matter of fact, I thanked for that once I finished with doctor

08/08/2023

Dr. Vega

08/05/2023

I was very impressed with Dr. Vega and I am glad to have him assigned as my primary physician for my situation.

08/05/2023

The doctor in general. He took time and gave adequate attention to a 93 year old man who likes to talk. He made him feel special!

08/04/2023

Dr.Vega is very good at listening and allowing me discuss my medical and physical issues.

08/04/2023

Always leave feeling that we have discussed and planned a best approach to my medications and how to proceed. Always responds to my messages ,

08/31/2023

Vega took time to listen to and understand exactly what I was saying. I'm pleased with the care that he is given to my case or my treatment. Given that my heart failure has turned around and needs careful watching, I am confident in his decisions. I appreciate that he respects my mind and the fact that I am active in my care and treatment. If it were not for Dr. Vega, I would have probably and move over to the UNC heart team. This would have allowed me to combine all my doctors underneath the UNC umbrella. But it is my preference to stay with Wake and Dr. Vega.

08/27/2023

Very informative and helpful I n questions,always,and not rushed!

08/23/2023

Dr Vega was excellent at listening and was very empathetic re: my concerns.

08/21/2023

Everything was great no complaints

08/21/2023

The entire process from initial visit to the follow up visit

08/20/2023

Dr. Vega is always so kind and willing to explain anything I might not understand.

08/19/2023

Dr Vaga was so kind and had time to listen and discuss anything I needed to ask about.

08/16/2023

Excellent service

08/15/2023

I had an excellent experience and would definitely recommend my doctor to others. Everyone was courteous and helpful.

08/10/2023

Everything from start to finish was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced in the past! Everyone was so attentive and caring. Very knowledgeable and thorough. Dr.Vega listened to every concern, and educated me- even showed me a visual of some things w the heart. One on one conversation for more than three minutes was just … well I left the office that day and cried happy tears bc for the first time I felt relief with my heart in someone’s hands. Speaks volumes! Well done

07/04/2023

The Doctor took the time to listen and talk to me

07/03/2023

The nurse was àwsome and friendly! Dr Vega àwsome and friendly and very explanatory of my condition..thanks wake med!❤️

07/26/2023

I didn't get the person name but it was a woman. she work at the front desk, This was my first time at WakeMed and my appointment was at 3:00pm but I was told in an email to be there at 2:30pm. So I can in a little before 2:30pm and check in and during my waiting time, the lady can out behind the desk and asked me did I check in and I told her I did and I also told her that I was told to be there by 2:30pm. She was concern about me siting out there so long. I didn't get call by the nurse until after 3:00pm. She was very nice and I thank her for her concern.

07/23/2023

Dr. Vega has been very professional and easy to discuss my situation and shows concern for my health and well being.

07/23/2023

The client treatment was fair and wonderful. The doctor and his staff was awesome.

07/20/2023

Overal outstanding,nothing to add,keep up the excellent work

07/20/2023

Dr. Vega

07/20/2023

Dr. Vega. Very caring, professional and knowledgeable. Can’t say enough good things about him

07/18/2023

Excellent service

07/18/2023

The MD was excellent

07/17/2023

Dr. Vega really listened and was just as concerned about my family history of heart problems even though I’m young and healthy. He allowed me to take part in my ongoing care, and we came up with a plan together. I would highly recommend him to anyone!

07/17/2023

Dr. Vega’s bedside manner is top notch. The time he takes to listen to my concerns and overall health is very much appreciated.

07/15/2023

The whole process is great. We didn't wait long and Dr Vega is awesome.

07/15/2023

Dr Vega is exceptional in every area. He is knowledgeable, always listens, doesn't rush and takes input by the patient into account in all treatment decisions. Extremely lucky to have found him for my vascular care.

07/13/2023

Dr. Vega is a valuable asset to your organization. Treat him well!! :-)

06/09/2023

Dr Vega always seems to care about you. He has a very caring and relaxed demeanor. He is very much like Dr. [], which is good!

06/09/2023

all persons contacted were very friendly

06/08/2023

Dr Vega explained the medication very well. He went above my expectations when doing so.

06/08/2023

Dr. Vega, is the most compassionate doc I have met.

06/07/2023

Dr Vega's understanding as one of my brother's was nearing the end of his life batteling [] , My visit was a check up appt which was scheduled 6 months back

06/07/2023

All

06/06/2023

Drs patience and understanding

06/05/2023

I was very impressed by the efficiency of my appointment. I did not wait very long, but also Dr. Vega was very attentive and listened to my concerns and addressed them with explanation and an additional monitor to check.

06/04/2023

The care and the understanding of the doctor was great.

06/03/2023

Dr Vega

06/19/2023

Dr Vega was very reinsuring and helpful

06/19/2023

Always a first-class operation

06/17/2023

Dr Vega is an outstanding doctor and human being. Empathetic caring wise. His communication skills are excellent.

06/12/2023

Dr. Vega’s demeanor and calmness

06/12/2023

Doctor's care and good attitude he displayed

06/12/2023

Whenever I visit Wake Med, I notice how kind the staff is. Everyone is so attentive and professional. Dr. Vega is a wonderful doctor. He listens to any concerns that I have. I feel free to share with him if I have any concerns and he answers all my questions. I have had bad experiences with doctors making me feel as if I don’t know my own body. When I lived in New Jersey, I had this one Doctor Who made me feel so bad I cried about one hour in the parking lot.

06/01/2023

I’m very happy to be a a part of the family at wake med Vasculor.

05/31/2023

DR VEGA IS THOROUGH AND PERSONABLE.DIDNT HURRY THE VISIT. STAFF WAS EFFICIENT AND FRIENDLY. I ALWAYS RECOMMEND WAKE MED VERY HIGHLY.

05/30/2023

All I know is all staff has one thing in mind and that is my well being. I am proud of Dr Vega.

05/30/2023

The Registration staff was friendly and extremely helpful and reassuring.

05/01/2023

Everything

04/09/2023

Dr Vega listened to all my concerns and explained everything well, he was very easy to talk to and shows he really cares, very good bedside manners

04/08/2023

The consultation I received was outstanding!

04/07/2023

I could not ask no better

04/07/2023

Dr Vega, the support staff, and medical technician were all very friendly and professional. Dr. Vega took his time during the checkup and explained in detail my EKG, and impact of exercise on my health. I can't rate this experience high enough.

04/30/2023

Dr. Vega and his nurses were very caring and professional.

04/03/2023

From the doorman to his entire staff everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. Your customer service is as excellent as Emerge Ortho. Thank you

04/03/2023

Dr Vega really listens to the patient.

04/03/2023

The respect of everyone that was present there.

04/03/2023

Just the one Gerald experience and determining I was in great or health relative to my age and history

04/28/2023

Everything as always.

04/24/2023

Dr. Joshua Vega is an excellent physician. He listens and answers all questions thoroughly.

04/24/2023

professionalism of everyone.

04/21/2023

The Doctor and his assistant Sophia were especially kind and caring.

04/21/2023

The attitude of the staff.

04/18/2023

Dr Vega was phenomenal! So kind & caring. He made me feel seen, valued, heard, and respected. I wish every doctor had the same bedside manner as him. Weight is not a sensitive topic for me, but I liked that nurse Sofia gave the option of hearing my weight vs just announcing it.

04/17/2023

The staff

04/14/2023

The complete experience has been excellent. Thanks a million.

04/14/2023

Everything

04/13/2023

Dr Vega is OUTSTANDING

04/01/2023

Dr. Vega genuinely cares about his patients and always treats me with courtesy and respect. Before surgery he explained the procedure and when I asked questions he assured me the procedure was very safe. His assurance helped put my fears at ease. I also like that he does follow up appointments with his patients. His caring personality was my first impression and put me at ease.

03/20/2023

Everyone was professional,polite , friendly and caring..

03/19/2023

Everything was outstanding. Visiting a doctor is never something you "want" to do. It is always a bit worrisome. But everyone at WakeMed are always wonderful & I trust Dr. Vega.

03/18/2023

The care Dr. Vega took in explaining another procedure as an option in my health care.

03/16/2023

Dr. Vega is so kind and caring. He explains things so well

03/16/2023

I really like Dr Vega he listens he takes his time doesn’t rush the visit at all. I drive an hour and a half just to see him.

03/15/2023

Dr. Vega and my intake nurse was amazing. Thank you for your Care and Service!

03/13/2023

The friendliness and care and concern

03/13/2023

Dr vega

03/13/2023

Everything was excellent ??

03/11/2023

Wakemed heart and vascular is the best. Dr. Vega never seems rushed and spends quality time talking with me during my visits.

02/08/2023

Friendliness Communications

02/08/2023

The promptness with which I was seen!

02/07/2023

Everything! Care was efficient and effective. Medical team and we’re patient, knowledgeable and caring.

02/07/2023

Dr Vega

02/03/2023

No complaints at all everything we well

02/22/2023

He was very helpful and it was an amazing visit. I very much appreciated his care for me.

02/21/2023

The staff and Dr. Vega extremely professional

02/20/2023

Everything

02/16/2023

Dr. Vega is one of the few physicians that I’ve had in years that came into the room and asked me to tell them what happened…and let me finish the story. Thank you for listening!!

02/16/2023

Entire visit was excellent

02/15/2023

All were very pleasent. Doctor was great explaining test results and results. He came highly recommended by a friend who's father sees him and now I would also recommend him.

02/15/2023

Everything

02/13/2023

I really love Dr. Vega. He is extremely knowledgeable of my situation. And he explains everything in a way that is helpful.

02/13/2023

My appropriateness to the Doctor..

02/10/2023

Very prompt!

02/10/2023

He took the time to explain the mess my doctor had me on.

02/10/2023

The nursing and admin staff were very helpful helping me to get to the office (first time). I was treated with kindness and respect. Excellent facility and staff.

12/09/2022

The whole visit, and the kindness of Dr. Vega.

12/09/2022

the care and concern by all that I was greeted by. Dr. Vega is one of the best doctor that I have been treated by. He has the best bedside manner. My hat off to all /

12/08/2022

The organization of the parking areas. It was my first visit and I was told we're to park to find the closest entrance

12/08/2022

Kindness and courtesy shown by Dr. Vaga.Could not ask for a better physician and advice he provided.

12/06/2022

Phenomenal doctor

12/06/2022

I was comfortable with the outstanding service. Absolutely amazing service from Dr Vega. Kind and compassionate. Fine man, as my mother would say.

12/06/2022

Professionalism and care

12/22/2022

Very compassionate and caring doctor.

12/21/2022

Dr.. Vega was awesome! he gave so much information and explained in detail how an [ ] enlarges over time. He also assured me that repair was much safer now than in the past. He answered my questions and that helped to reassure me. I’m so grateful to Dr. Vega for being so forthcoming.

12/20/2022

Dr Vega is excellent with his patience and understanding of my issues Highly recommended

12/02/2022

Dr Vega an his team are awesome. Fake very good care of me

12/02/2022

Dr. Vega is great!!!

12/02/2022

Dr. Vega was extremely nice, communicative, and came into the visit prepared about my concerns. The ease of navigating the hospital was relieving. Every staff member was super nice, helpful, and welcoming.

12/19/2022

Dr. Vega was fantastic, he took the time to listen to my family history, personal health history, and concerns prior to explaining his diagnosis. Thank you so much for your help!

12/18/2022

Very thorough and took appropriate time with me.

12/17/2022

Dr. Vega was interested, listened incredibly to everything I said, and was interested in discussing other medical concerns I had that were outside of his specialty — I was very surprised that he was that interested in listening and counseling me on matters outside of cardiology, and that he was so patient and unhurried, asking me if I had any further questions, and again I apologetically brought up a non cardiology concerned and he was in no way uninterested and referred me to Raleigh neurology about something unrelated to my heart, and discussed with me my theories and description about another unrelated condition, and supported me having a followup with my ENT, who had been excellent in my first visit, but dismissal and hurried in the second visit. His courtesy and interest level were amazing to me. He said I had a strong heart. In many ways, I do, not just my physical heart, so he validated that. Thank you Dr. Vega! Mucho gusto!!!

12/17/2022

Never had a bad experience there

12/16/2022

Dr. Vega is an amazing doctor! He was so kind to me and explained everything so well! He cared about what was going on with me and listened to everything I had to say and I didn't feel rushed at all. Most of my other doctors I feel very rushed and like they don't care. I felt like Dr. Vega genuinely cares about his patients. I would recommend him to anyone! He is the definition of a great Doctor and every doctor should be like him!

12/14/2022

I am very pleased with Dr. VEGA. I consider myself lucky to find such an excellent cardiologist.

12/13/2022

Dr. Vega was AMAZING!!! He made me feel at ease and listened to my questions! I never once felt like I couldn’t open up and tell him how I was feeling about what I went through. I highly recommend Dr. Vega and his staff! I can’t forget his assistant, she was so nice to me and had an awesome personality!! I would definitely recommend Dr. Vega to my family and friends if they needed this specialty!!

12/12/2022

Dr. Vegas is the BEST!

12/12/2022

Dr. Vega

12/10/2022

Setvice

12/10/2022

I was meeting Dr. Vega for the first time. I was very relieved to find him personable as well as knowledgeable. It was easy to talk to him about my concerns and our plan for the future.

11/09/2022

I was very impressed by Dr Vega's overall knowledge and ability to relate to me as not just a patient but as a person on a personal level

11/08/2022

Dr Vega is OUTSTANDING in all respects!

11/08/2022

Dr. Vega was outstanding and very comfortable to be around. His bedside manner was the best.

11/04/2022

Dr Vaga actually read my chart and knew my history. This was my first visit with him and I was so impressed. It was as though he knew me. I felt extremely comfortable.

11/03/2022

Doctor was very very good at explaining everything to me he did an excellent job

11/29/2022

Doctor Vega was well prepared beforehand. He was very familiar with prior care with a different physician. He also had a knowledge of health issues not related to heart or vascular problems.

11/28/2022

Dr Vega answered my questions Very Good! I was well pleased with Dr Vega. He was very Attentive.

11/25/2022

good job done by all

11/25/2022

The overall process was excellent service. Dr Vega is a top notch MD, took his time explaining all details of my well being. First time seeing him was really impressed. Most doctors don’t take the time needed. Thank you Dr Vega! For making me feel like you care about my health.

11/24/2022

Time management- not having to wait

11/18/2022

Dr. Vega is outstanding & I feel cared for as a patient. Dr, Sinden’s tecommendation was right!!!

11/18/2022

The whole cardiologist team is excellent. I was cared for from start to end. Never felt like this before with care. Every need was covered an everyone took great care of me

11/16/2022

Appointment availability was outstanding. Wait time at the appointment was short. Doctor and nurse were kind and patient and very knowledgeable.

11/14/2022

On time professional approach by nurse and doctor.The doctor’s concern for my previous and current heart rate.

11/14/2022

The overall wait time and time spent with the doctor was excellent

11/12/2022

Dr. Vega was great!

11/12/2022

I always feel welcomed from check in through doctor visit. I am a very happy patient.

11/12/2022

His neatness and overall appearance and care for his patient makes me feel at ease.

11/11/2022

DR. Vega was has an outstanding professionalism about him. He seems very caring, knowledgeable. I will make him my primary cardiologist.

10/09/2023

My visit there was great I don't have any problems it was clean everyone was helpful professional

10/31/2023

Dr Vega is very good at taking time to explain any medical changes, and seems to care about me as a person. The team as a whole does a great job and Wake County is fortunate to have such an outstanding medical resource.

10/03/2023

Dr Vega listens to everything I have to say & it is greatly appreciated. I leave there knowing that all my concerns have been answered.. He is a very caring person & it shows! Grateful that he was recommended to me by a friend!

10/28/2023

He was relaxed and took his time to help us understand the heart and the reason for the testing. We were not nervous talking with him!

10/28/2023

Doctor Vega was a great doctor

10/27/2023

The greatest of any other

10/26/2023

Very professional, caring, and listened to my needs.

10/23/2023

Dr. Vega and his entire staff were extremely kind and patient and very helpful and answered all the questions. They are the best.

10/23/2023

I have seen my share of doctors over the last 18 years as I have myasthenia gravis and Dr. Vega is thoughtful, well educated and focused on the overall health of his patients. Thank you!!!!

10/21/2023

The atmosphere in the facility is warm and friendly; not impersonal as others i have visited.

10/20/2023

Dr. Vega turned out to be the kind of doctor I like. He read my history before he saw me. Asked my concerns. LISTENED! Medical Assistant whose name may have been Sara was kind and gentle, as was employee who took my blood. I wish I could remember their names. Scheduling woman was very kind and helpful.

10/19/2023

Dr Vega is very interested in his patients and their well being. He takes time to explain everything and makes you feel very confident in his knowledge and your health care plan. Very personable and compassionate. My Dad was a patient at Wake for 15 years under the care of [], and received excellent care, the same kind of care I feel I received from Dr Vega.

10/19/2023

Dr. Vega is very thoughtful, a great listener and very concerned about any issues I bring up.

10/18/2023

Everything!!!

10/16/2023

Everything was outstanding!

10/14/2023

Dr Vega

10/14/2023

I can not say enough about the care I received. My nurses were above great, Kevin and Keith. On Saturday Connor was at my call and always ready to help. There were 2 others, can’t remember names. My doctors as expected were top notch Dr [] and a nurse practitioner Maggie.. I can’t say enough. Dr Vega is the Doctor that started my recovery, can’t say enough about him. Dr Patell should also be mentioned and his office…5 stat! Food was a different story…

10/14/2023

Everything

10/13/2023

One of the best cardiologists I've seen

10/13/2023

Dr Vega himself as a doctor he explained it excellent my care7

10/13/2023

Thank you

01/09/2023

All

01/09/2023

I’m impressed with Dr. Vega’s interest in me as a person.

01/07/2023

The sincere intrest.and care

01/06/2023

Dr Vega did an exceptional job in my treatment along with answering all my questions about my healthcare. He was kind, compassionate and understanding of all of my problems along with giving me guidance on my future at home care. Great job Dr Vega and everyone at WakeMed

01/06/2023

Dr Vega

01/27/2023

The ONLY reason I took this survey is because Dr Vega was the kindest Dr I’ve ever seen. I was there with my sister and she agreed too. Not to mention an amazing listener. Never experienced the attentiveness he showed. Strong recommendation… shorten this survey by 50-75%.

01/25/2023

Smiling and friendly staff really made a difference!

01/23/2023

Everything about the nurses staff and Dr Vega was outstanding.

01/21/2023

Place is very clean and staff members were very courteous.

01/19/2023

The way they treat me

01/14/2023

Courtesy and professionalism of the Doctor and the nurse

01/13/2023

Dr. Vega is fantastic in talking to patients, listening and explaining. He seems so KIND overall. I cannot say enough good things about the doctor and also the staff. I'm very grateful to be in their care and I have c onfidence in their treatment.

01/13/2023

The entire visit was Super and Dr. Vega was so very nice and accommodating. Super Staff

01/12/2023

I loved the way Dr. Vega came in and sat down as though I was his only patient that day. He was extremely caring, listened and asked questions that were pertinent to my situation. We need more like him!!

01/12/2023

Dr. Vega' care and interest in me, my issues, etc.

01/11/2023

I feel that WakeMed is one of the best hospitals in NC. I feel good about being cared for by the staff. The Doctors and Nurses are very professional, respectful and caring.