We found 10 cardiologists who accept Sharp Health Plan near Coronado, CA.

Dr. Thomas Edward Diggs II, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
230 Prospect Place; Suite 250
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Diggs' area of specialization is adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, exercise stress test, and chronic heart failure. Dr. Diggs takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Diggs performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Chemical Stress Test, Holter Monitoring, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Exercise ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul S Phillips, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Critical Care
230 Prospect Place; #250
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Paul Phillips is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA. Dr. Phillips's clinical interests include coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and exercise stress test. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Phillips has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Coronary Angiogram, Atrial Fibrillation, Ultrasound, Chemical Stress Test, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
230 Prospect Place; 250
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Jigar Patel's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of general care and atrial fibrillation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Patel attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, General Care

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
230 Prospect Place; Suite 250
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Kimura is an adult cardiology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kimura include coronary angiogram, heart problems, and holter monitoring. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Kimura has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Coronary Angiogram, Holter Monitoring, Echocardiogram, Weight Management, Heart Problems, Exercise ... (Read more)

Dr. Bobak Salami, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
230 Prospect Place; Suite 250
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Bobak Salami practices adult cardiology in San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salami include coronary angiogram, heart problems, and holter monitoring. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Salami's education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Salami has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Salami (or staff) speaks Armenian, German, and French. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Coronary Angiogram, Holter Monitoring, Weight Management, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert S Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2001 4th Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Robert Kumar is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Kumar's areas of expertise include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and exercise stress test. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kumar takes. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Coronary Angiogram, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Thrombectomy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
501 Washington Street; Suite 512
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Shahin Keramati's area of specialization is interventional cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Keramati's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Keramati has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Dr. Keramati's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4206 44th Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Tri Nguyen's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and holter monitoring. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Nguyen graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Nguyen is conversant in Vietnamese.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Coronary Angiogram, Percutaneous Coronary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
34730 Bob Wilson Drive; Suite 303
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Gleason is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). She works in Del Mar, CA and San Diego, CA. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. She is especially interested in atrial fibrillation. Dr. Gleason is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gleason's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation

Dr. Ali Salami, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
230 Prospect Place; Suite 250
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Ali Salami practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Salami focuses on heart problems and general care. Dr. Salami is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Salami's education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Salami (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, General Care

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What is Cardiology?

Cardiology is the study of the heart and blood vessels, and a cardiologist makes sure they are functioning well. Patients see cardiologists for many issues affecting the circulatory system, including:
  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure
  • Heart attack prevention and treatment
  • Congestive Heart Failure, where the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body
  • Heart transplant evaluation and care after surgery
  • Peripheral vascular disease, where arteries in the limbs narrow and reduce blood flow
  • Aneurysm, or a swelling in the blood vessels
  • Coronary Artery Disease, where the blood vessels delivering oxygen and nutrients to the heart become blocked

After performing a physical exam, a cardiologist may order a number of imaging tests in order to get a better understanding of what disease or complication might be causing problems in the heart and blood vessels. Some of these might include:
  • An electrocardiogram, which checks the heart’s electrical activity
  • X-rays to see tissues more clearly
  • Cardiac catheterization, where a small tube is directed into the heart to test pressure, oxygen levels, and blood flow

Although some cardiologists provide primary care, cardiologists more typically work as consultants to primary care physicians when a heart issue comes up. Cardiologists do not perform surgery, but they can perform “interventional” procedures, such as balloon angioplasty (where a balloon is used to stretch open narrowed veins) or stent placement to keep blood flowing.