Our Difference?

At Manatee Cardiovascular Wellness Institute, we provide state-of-the-art medical technologies, comprehensive cardiovascular care and wellness programs to our patients, their families and the community, within a compassionate and service-oriented environment. We assess and treat each patient’s individual needs, lifestyle, risk factors and entire medical history before putting together a comprehensive treatment plan to help them adequately achieve optimal health. This approach has earned Dr. Davis an outstanding reputation in the medical community and with his patients, for being able to successfully manage highly complex medical cases and achieve REAL results and sustainability.

Our providers and experienced staff aim to develop a personal relationship with every patient and take the time to answer all your questions, provide you with information and assistance and ensure you are a happy member of our “Manatee Cardio Family.” We are dedicated to absolute preventative care, detecting cardiovascular illnesses and helping our patients reverse cardiovascular risk and disease.

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Christopher J. Davis, M.D.

dr-christopher-davisAt age 7, Dr. Christopher Davis suffered a ruptured appendix which resulted in a nearly fatal month-long hospitalization. That experience forever changed his life. The gratitude and appreciation for the physicians who had operated on him fostered his determination to pursue medicine. During his medical training, he developed an interest in interventional cardiology as this was an exciting field that made an immediate impact in the lives of patients with heart disease. In recent years, Davis who is a board certified interventional cardiologist has also developed an interest in integrative cardiology incorporating nutritional metabolic support in the treatment of many of his cardiovascular patients. Although he enjoys performing many lifesaving cardiovascular procedures, he is also passionate about the prevention of underlying heart and vascular disease.

Spending time getting to know his patients is crucial to how Davis practices medicine. Understanding what is going on in their lives is important because classic cardiac symptoms–lack of energy, chest pain and shortness of breath–can also result from other issues such as sleep deprivation or anxiety. Davis sees the ability to discern true causes as the art of medicine. To address cardiovascular and other underlying issues, he also offers evidence-based strategies with new technology, such BEMER therapy, nutritional counseling with a certified functional nutritionist, and herbal preparations and nutritional supplements.

He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University-Sinai Hospital where he served as Chief Medical Resident. He completed his fellowship in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at University of Virginia. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Davis has been repeatedly honored as one of America’s “Top Doctors” by the prestigious Top Doctors list published annually by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd., and has been named a Top Doctor by U.S. News and World Report, and Top Doctor by Sarasota Magazine. Most importantly, Dr. Davis takes great pride in the compassionate care he provides to his patients and their families.

Vanessa Bullard, PA-C

Vanessa Bullard, PA-CGrowing up in a military family, Vanessa Bullard, PA-C lived in many states throughout her childhood. She moved to Florida in 1998 and claims Niceville, Florida as her hometown. She received her first undergraduate degree in Biology at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. She continued her educational studies and obtained her second baccalaureate degree in Medical Technology from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee.

Upon graduation, she returned to her hometown and worked as a clinical laboratory technologist for two years at Twin Cities Hospital. Recognizing she desired a more primary role in patient care, she traveled back to Tennessee and received her Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree from Lincoln Memorial University.

During her medical rotations, she completed an elective rotation in interventional cardiology. This exposure sparked a clinical interest in cardiology and cemented her career aspiration to work in the field of cardiology. She enjoys seeing the rapid improvement in patient’s symptoms through minimally invasive procedures, combined with traditional and preventative treatments in cardiovascular disease management for long-term results.

Vanessa works collaboratively with Dr. Davis to treat patients in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Her clinical style focuses on preventative treatments, risk factor control and alternative medical approaches to provide compassionate and individualized care.

During her free time, Vanessa spends time with her family, friends, and her two dogs. She also enjoys running, cooking, and watching college football.