We found 69 cardiologists who accept Anthem near Northridge, CA.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
16542 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 402
Encino, CA
 

Dr. M. Pandian specializes in adult cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Pandian's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Pandian attended Madras Medical College and Madurai Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Misericordia Hospital, New York. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Electrophysiological Study

Dr. Afshine A Emrani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18370 Burbank Boulevard; 401
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Afshine Emrani is an adult cardiologist in Tarzana, CA. His areas of expertise consist of osteoporosis, asthma, and allergies. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Emrani is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Emrani include: Southern California Super Doctors; Patients' Choice AwardVitals2011; and Compassionate Physician AwardVitals2011. Dr. Emrani is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Mehrdad Kevin Ariani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18350 Roscoe Bl; #400
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Mehrdad Ariani works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Northridge, CA. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Ariani attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Ariani is in-network 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. Ariani (or staff) speaks Armenian and Persian. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Northridge Hospital Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Heather Joy Shenkman, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
7325 Medical Center Drive; Suite 300
West Hills, 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

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7640 Tampa Avenue; Suite 101
Reseda, CA
 

Dr. Moinakhtar Lala's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Lala attended Saurashtra University and then went on to complete Dr. Lala's residency at Long Island College Hospital. Dr. Lala has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Lala is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Lala (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Lala is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Lala is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Arrhythmias

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18370 Burbank Boulevard; Suite 707
Tarzana, 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. Aamer H Jamali, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
23101 Sherman Place; Suite 110
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Aamer Jamali's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Jamali (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jamali include angioplasty, cardiomyopathy, and cardioversion. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Jamali is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cardioversion, Cardiomyopathy, Vascular Disease, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Farhad Rafii, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
23101 Sherman Place; Suite 110
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Farhad Rafii is a West Hills, CA physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. His areas of clinical interest consist of electrocardiogram (EKG), preventive care, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rafii studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rafii trained at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Rafii (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Electrocardiogram, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin J Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
23101 Sherman Place; Suite 110
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Cohen is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cohen's areas of expertise include the following: cardioversion, stroke, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California for residency. Dr. Cohen honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cardioversion, Echocardiogram, Cholesterol Problems, Stroke, 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. 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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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
16542 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 402
Encino, 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. Leo Polosajian, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
7640 Tampa Avenue; Suite 101
Reseda, CA
 

Dr. Leo Polosajian is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Polosajian (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Polosajian attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Polosajian takes. Dr. Polosajian has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
10515 Balboa Boulevard; #290
Granada Hills, CA
 

Dr. Madras Padmanabhan's specialty is adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Padmanabhan average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Padmanabhan attended Madras Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for residency. Dr. Padmanabhan is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Jeffrey Alan Wong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
5400 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 202
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Wong's medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wong accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Dr. Wong attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Wong is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice 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.