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

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

Dr. Heather Shenkman's specialty is interventional cardiology. In her practice, Dr. Shenkman focuses on nutrition issues. Dr. Shenkman is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College. Her residency was performed at Henry Ford Health System. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Shenkman is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues

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 is a cardiologist. Dr. Elias (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is especially interested in angioplasty. He graduated from Syrian University Faculty of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut. His residency was performed at Beaumont Hospitals. Patient ratings for Dr. Elias average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Elias accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more.

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Clinical interests: Angioplasty

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

Dr. Benjamin Cohen works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in West Hills, CA. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Cohen performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California. He is especially interested in cardioversion, stroke, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Cohen is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice 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 specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology and practices in West Hills, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jamali include angioplasty, cardiomyopathy, and cardioversion. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. In addition to English, Dr. Jamali (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Reseda, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Polosajian performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Polosajian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. In addition to English, Dr. Farshi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. His clinical interests include cardioversion, general care, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Farshi is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Farshi is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He completed his residency training at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Farshi is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Arimie (or staff) speaks the following languages: Romanian and Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Arimie's clinical interests: women's heart disease, general care, and implantable loop recorder (ILR). She obtained her medical school training at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Patient reviews placed Dr. Arimie at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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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 takes Health Net, Health Net HMO, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance. He attended medical school at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences.

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

Dr. Michael Levey is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear medicine specialist in West Hills, CA. He honors Molina Healthcare and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Levey is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Vahid Hekmat practices pediatric cardiology. Dr. Hekmat takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Blue Shield. 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.