Nelson Leonidas Charles , MD

Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine

(239) 938-2000

Florida Heart Associates
1550 Barkley Cir
Fort Myers, FL 33907


Dr. Charles received his Doctorate in Medicine at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic in 1967. Dr. Charles completed his internship at Mount Sinai Medical Services, City Hospital at Elmhurst, New York City, New York. He completed his internal medicine residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Hospital and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. He completed cardiology fellowship at Lankenau Hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine, Philadelphia. Before joining Florida Heart Associates in 1996, he was the staff cardiologist at the VA Outpatient Clinic in Fort Myers, Florida and the VA Hospital in Marlin, Texas and practiced cardiology in Fort Myers with Associates in Cardiac Diseases. Dr. Charles is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Lee County Medical Society and American Society of Echocardiography. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with a subspecialty in cardiovascular disease. Dr. Charles has lived and practiced in Fort Myers since 1979.

Gender: Male

Years in Practice: 54 Years

Languages Spoken: Italian , Spanish and English

Education & Training

Medical School: Universidad Autonoma De Santo Domingo Facultad De Ciencias De La Salud

Graduation Date: in 1967

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Gulf Coast Medical Center
  • Lee Memorial Health Systems

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aexcel PPO
  • Avmed Choice
  • AvMed Empower
  • AvMed Engage
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS FL Blue Choice
  • CIGNA LocalPlus
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
  • Florida Blue BlueOptions
  • Florida Blue BlueSelect
  • Florida Blue SimplyBlue
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana HMO Premier
  • Humana HMO Select
  • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Compass HMO
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Charles's Office Information

Fax: (239) 927-8040
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: No
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Doctor Charles's Other Office Information

Florida Heart Associates
1002 Country Club Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33990
(239) 938-2000

Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:30 AM-5:00 PM