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 pediatric cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Los Angeles, CA and Orange, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Batra include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and pacemaker. Dr. Batra is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Batra trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Batra is professionally affiliated with 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. Heather Joy Shenkman, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
191 S. Buena Vista Street; Suite 400
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Heather Shenkman practices interventional cardiology. In her practice, Dr. Shenkman focuses on nutrition issues. Her professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Shenkman is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is accepting new patients. She attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Health System for residency.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues

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

Dr. Roman Leibzon's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Leibzon (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. Dr. Leibzon's areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, heart valve disease, and atherosclerosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Leibzon completed a residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Leibzon honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Leibzon's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Bharat Shah is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes management and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Shah is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Shah graduated from Medical College Baroda. His residency was performed at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes Management, Hypertension

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

Dr. David Sato, who practices in Burbank, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Providence Medical Institute, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Sato accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sato has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Ira Perry is an adult cardiologist in Tarzana, CA and Burbank, CA. In his practice, Dr. Perry focuses on heart failure. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perry takes. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Perry attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Failure

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

Dr. James Higgins practices interventional cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Higgins include obesity, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Higgins is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Higgins's practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is adult cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Larreta is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Larreta has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Larreta welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Ara Tilkian is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He speaks Armenian. Dr. Tilkian's clinical interests encompass electrophysiological (EP) study. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Tilkian is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tilkian include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Tsakonas attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. His areas of expertise include electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Tsakonas honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Tsakonas speaks Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He 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 practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Sherman Oaks, CA and Van Nuys, CA. He is conversant in Russian. Dr. Lensky is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Lensky's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Lensky is open to 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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Gifford is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Sachin M Navare, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
201 S Buena Vista Street; Suite 100
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Sachin Navare's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Navare honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College and a graduate of Hospital of Saint Raphael's residency program. Dr. Navare (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Navare's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Ramesh Arora practices interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure) and varicose veins. Dr. Arora takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College and a graduate of Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Varicose Veins, Hypertension

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

Dr. Lisa Matzer practices adult cardiology in Burbank, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Matzer include obesity, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and weight management. Patient ratings for Dr. Matzer average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Matzer has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jack Patterson is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Van Nuys, CA, Encino, CA, and Valencia, CA. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Patterson honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Patterson is open to new patients.

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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.
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