Patient Testimonials

Our first visit to the Heart Failure Clinic was a wonderful experience. We were met by Michael Blanchette, ARNP-C, who explained exactly what the problems were and how he intended to look for ways to help make things better. He makes you feel that you are his most important priority and is available for consultation at any time.

Since our original visit, my husband has lost weight, has more energy and is a happier person. Me too. We are most grateful for the existence of this facility and Michael.

--Mr. and Mrs. Everett Andriesse


For the past 10 years, I have been a patient at the Heart Failure Center. I have learned to better manage my lifestyle, control my medications and use the facilities of the Heart Failure Center, including consultations with the staff on an "as needed" basis . The staff does an outstanding job of monitoring my vitals and body chemistry. On more than one occasion, Michael Blanchette has intervened to save my life.

The Heart Failure Center was directly responsible for my opportunity to acquire a AICD unit. This bi-ventricular pacemaker/defibrillator is constantly monitored in the HFC as well as by my cardiologist. I feel that my life has been enriched and extended. I am eternally grateful.

--Mr. Robert Trout


Thank you for saving my life on more than one occasion & for keeping me alive for the past 10-11 years. Your knowledge, skill, compassion and caring are truly appreciated. We are eternally grateful.

Michael Blanchette, ARNP-C, is the most knowledgeable heart failure specialist an organization would want. He is without a doubt the most courteous person and explains all events in layman’s language that is understood by idiots like me. I could not have asked for a more proficient staff member anywhere. Sarasota is indeed fortunate to have the likes of Michael.

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