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We found 10 cardiologists who accept L.A. Care Health Plan near West Hills, CA.

Dr. Zouheir Hanna Elias, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
7320 Woodlake Avenue, Suite 290; 7320 Woodlake Avenue Suite 290
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Zouheir Elias' specialty is adult cardiology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Elias include angioplasty. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Elias is a graduate of Syrian University Faculty of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut. His medical residency was performed at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Elias (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Clinical interests: Angioplasty

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

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

Dr. Benjamin Cohen is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in West Hills, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cohen include cardioversion, stroke, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Cohen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Cohen's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cardioversion, Echocardiogram, Cholesterol Problems, Stroke, 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 is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Jamali's areas of expertise include the following: angioplasty, cardiomyopathy, and cardioversion. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Jamali (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati.

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

Dr. Leo Polosajian, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
7640 Tampa Avenue; Suite 101
Reseda, CA
 

Dr. Leo Polosajian's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Reseda, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Polosajian average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Polosajian is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Polosajian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Polosajian welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Ramin Farshi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
23101 Sherman Place; Suite 110
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Farshi's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is especially interested in cardioversion, general care, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Farshi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he performed his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Farshi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Farshi's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cardioversion, Echocardiogram, General Care

Dr. Raluca Brindusa Arimie, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7325 Medical Center Drive; Suite 306
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Raluca Arimie practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in West Hills, CA and Northridge, CA. Dr. Arimie has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arimie include women's heart disease, general care, and implantable loop recorder (ILR). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Arimie completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). She has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Los Angeles Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Arimie (or staff) speaks Romanian and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Women's Heart Disease, Implantable Loop Recorder, Echocardiogram, General Care

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5995 Topanga Canyon Boulevard
Woodland Hills, CA
 

Dr. Nagesh Shetty practices adult cardiology. Dr. Shetty studied medicine at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. He accepts the following insurance: Health Net, Health Net HMO, and L.A. Care Health Plan.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
23101 Sherman Place; Suite 110
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Michael Levey works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear medicine specialist in West Hills, CA. Dr. Levey accepts Molina Healthcare and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
23101 Sherman Place; Suite 407
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Vahid Hekmat specializes in pediatric cardiology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hekmat honors. He graduated from Free University of Brussels. Dr. Hekmat (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Persian.

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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.