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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 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. 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. 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

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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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 specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Northridge, CA and West Hills, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in angioplasty. Dr. Elias is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Elias's education and training includes medical school at Syrian University Faculty of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut and residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Elias (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Clinical interests: Angioplasty

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

Dr. Ramin Farshi practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). These areas are among his clinical interests: cardioversion, general care, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Farshi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Farshi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. 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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Arimie attended medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: women's heart disease, general care, and implantable loop recorder (ILR). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Arimie honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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 works as an adult cardiologist in Woodland Hills, CA and Los Angeles, CA. He accepts the following insurance: Health Net, Health Net HMO, and L.A. Care Health Plan. Dr. Shetty is a graduate of 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 specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine and practices in West Hills, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Levey accepts the following insurance: Molina Healthcare and L.A. Care Health Plan. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Vahid Hekmat's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Hekmat (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Persian. He is a graduate of Free University of Brussels. Dr. Hekmat honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Blue Shield, and 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.