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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, who practices in Los Angeles, CA and Orange, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Batra (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Batra include 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. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital Los Angeles' residency program. Dr. Batra honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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..

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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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leibzon include heart failure, heart valve disease, and atherosclerosis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Leibzon attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Dr. Leibzon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. Dr. Leibzon is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 an adult cardiologist in Burbank, CA. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include diabetes management and hypertension (high blood pressure). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda and a graduate of Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn's residency program. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He 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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His clinical interests encompass heart failure and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Bargout's professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bargout accepts. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Bargout attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Bargout is conversant in Arabic.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Heart Failure

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

Dr. Heather Shenkman specializes in interventional cardiology and practices in West Hills, CA and Burbank, CA. She graduated from Albany Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Shenkman completed a residency program at Henry Ford Health System. She has a special interest in nutrition issues. Dr. Shenkman takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues

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

Dr. Ira Perry is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His clinical interests include heart failure. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perry takes. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Perry attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is an interventional cardiology specialist in Van Nuys, CA. He attended Maulana Azad Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Arora's clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure) and varicose veins. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arora honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Van Nuys, CA, Encino, CA, and Valencia, CA. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patterson takes. Dr. Patterson has received professional recognition including the following: Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Patterson welcomes 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 works as a cardiologist. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Providence Medical Institute, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Sato studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Sato is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sato include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is conversant in Armenian. In his practice, Dr. Tilkian focuses on electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Tilkian is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Tilkian attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Tilkian has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Tilkian 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' specialty is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Tsakonas include electrophysiological (EP) study. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Tsakonas takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Tsakonas is conversant in Greek.

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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, who practices in Sherman Oaks, CA and Van Nuys, CA, is a medical specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patient ratings for Dr. Lensky average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Lensky attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Lensky is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. 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 works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Burbank, CA and Glendale, CA. Dr. Gifford studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gifford trained at Mayo Clinic. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 is a Van Nuys, CA physician who specializes in interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise consist of obesity, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Higgins's professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Higgins's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish.

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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 is an adult cardiology specialist in Burbank, CA. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Larreta attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Larreta is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Larreta has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. She is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. Her clinical interests include obesity, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and weight management. On average, patients gave Dr. Matzer a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matzer accepts. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Matzer is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. 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.