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's specialties are pediatric cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Los Angeles, CA and Orange, CA. He has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and pacemaker. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Batra takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Batra 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.

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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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Thousand Oaks, CA, Westlake Village, CA, and Burbank, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Leibzon (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leibzon include heart failure, heart valve disease, and atherosclerosis. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Leibzon attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Leibzon is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is an interventional cardiology specialist in West Hills, CA and Burbank, CA. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Henry Ford Health System's residency program. Dr. Shenkman's clinical interests include nutrition issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Shenkman 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 specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Burbank, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes management and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Shah honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical College Baroda and then he performed his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes Management, Hypertension

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

Dr. Ira Perry is a cardiologist in Tarzana, CA and Burbank, CA. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Perry attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He has a special interest in heart failure. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perry takes. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Perry's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Failure

Dr. Arby Nahapetian, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Nuclear Radiology
501 S Buena Vista Street; Department of Cardiology
Burbank, CA
 

Dr. Arby Nahapetian works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and interventional radiologist in Burbank, CA and Glendale, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC), and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Nahapetian is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Nahapetian has an open panel. He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; 100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know, Becker's Hospital Review; and Up and Comers, Modern Healthcare. Dr. Nahapetian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Armenian, and French.

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

Dr. Ramesh Arora is an interventional cardiology specialist in Van Nuys, CA. His clinical interests encompass hypertension (high blood pressure) and varicose veins. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arora is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College and then he performed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Arora (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Arora is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He is accepting 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 works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patterson has received professional recognition including the following: Los Angeles Super Doctors. He 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Sato is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Providence Medical Institute, and Adventist Health System. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Sato average 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sato takes. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1300 N Vermont Avenue; 401
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Raed Bargout's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bargout include heart failure and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Dr. Bargout accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. 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 speaks Arabic.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Heart Failure

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

Dr. Ara Tilkian is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Tilkian studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He has a special interest in electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Tilkian honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Tilkian is accepting 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 physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Tsakonas's clinical interests encompass electrophysiological (EP) study. His professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Tsakonas attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. He speaks Greek.

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Clinical interests: Electrophysiological Study

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

Dr. William Gifford is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gifford at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Dr. Gifford's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. James Higgins, who practices in Van Nuys, CA, is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in obesity, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Higgins's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and 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. He is accepting 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 works as an adult cardiologist. In addition to English, Dr. Larreta speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Larreta's medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Larreta's practice 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 specialty is adult cardiology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Matzer's clinical interests include obesity, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and weight management. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Matzer is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Matzer attended Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Matzer has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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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.