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We found 45 cardiologists who accept Blue Shield HMO near North Hollywood, CA.

Dr. Anjan Singh Batra, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4650 W Sunset Boulevard; Ms# 113
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Anjan Batra is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and pacemaker. Dr. Batra honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. His distinctions include: Physician of Excellence (Pediatric Cardiology) Orange County Medical Association; America's Top Doctors (Pediatric Cardiology) Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.; and America's Top Doctors (Pediatric Cardiology), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.. In addition to English, Dr. Batra (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include UC Irvine Health, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Pacemaker, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study

Dr. Roman E Leibzon, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
191 S Buena Vista Street; Suite 400
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Roman Leibzon is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Leibzon's clinical interests include heart failure, heart valve disease, and atherosclerosis. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leibzon honors. He is open to new patients. Dr. Leibzon graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Leibzon (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Valve Disease, Pacemaker, Cholesterol Problems, Atherosclerosis, Angina, ... (Read more)

Dr. Heather Joy Shenkman, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
191 S. Buena Vista Street; Suite 400
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Heather Shenkman's medical specialty is interventional cardiology. In her practice, Dr. Shenkman focuses on nutrition issues. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Health System for residency. Dr. Shenkman is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues

Dr. Bharat Harivadan Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
201 S Buena Vista Street; Suite 100
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Bharat Shah works as a cardiologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes management and hypertension (high blood pressure). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. Before completing his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Shah has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes Management, Hypertension

Dr. Raed Bargout, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1300 N Vermont Avenue; 401
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Raed Bargout specializes in adult cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Bargout's clinical interests: heart failure and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Bargout is conversant in Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Heart Failure

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2625 W. Alameda Avenue; Suite 424
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Ira Perry sees patients in Tarzana, CA and Burbank, CA. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Perry attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Perry include heart failure. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Perry's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Heart Failure

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
14411 Hamlin Street
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Ramesh Arora's specialty is interventional cardiology. He is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure) and varicose veins. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arora takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before completing his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Arora attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Varicose Veins, Hypertension

Dr. Jack Arthur Patterson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
15243 Vanowen Street; Suite 301
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Jack Patterson, who practices in Van Nuys, CA, Encino, CA, and Valencia, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patterson attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received the following distinction: Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Patterson is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. David A Sato, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
201 S Buena Vista Street; Suite 100
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. David Sato practices adult cardiology in Burbank, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Sato average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sato is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Providence Medical Institute, and Adventist Health System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Sato welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
15243 Van Owen Street; #301
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Ara Tilkian practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Tilkian is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Tilkian graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Tilkian trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tilkian include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, he speaks Armenian.

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Clinical interests: Electrophysiological Study

Dr. John S Tsakonas, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
14240 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. John Tsakonas practices adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Tsakonas include electrophysiological (EP) study. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Tsakonas is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. His medical residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. Dr. Tsakonas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Tsakonas has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Electrophysiological Study

Dr. Mark M Lensky, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
14411 Hamlin Street
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Mark Lensky is a cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lensky is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Lensky has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. He speaks Russian. Dr. Lensky is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. William Allen Gifford, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
201 S Buena Vista Street; Suite 100
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. William Gifford specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Gifford is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gifford's office for an appointment.

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Dr. James Randall Higgins, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
14411 Hamlin Street
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. James Higgins works as an interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Higgins honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Higgins speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Higgins has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Varicose Veins, Hypertension, Weight Management, Heart Problems, Obesity, Arrhythmias

Dr. Boris Ramiro Larreta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
201 S Buena Vista Street; Suite 100
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Boris Larreta specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Burbank, CA. Dr. Larreta's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Larreta attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Larreta has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Lisa K Matzer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2121 W Magnolia Boulevard
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Matzer's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Her clinical interests include obesity, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and weight management. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Matzer graduated from Yale School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Matzer is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Weight Management, Obesity, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Arrhythmias, Anxiety ... (Read more)

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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.