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Specializes in Cardiology • Male • Age 52

12935 Gregory St
Blue Island, IL 60406
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Procedures Dr. Stella Performs

  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
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Hospital Quality

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Palos Community Hospital
12251 S 80th Ave
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center
4440 W 95th St
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Heart Care Center
Heart Care Center
12935 Gregory St
Blue Island, IL 60406
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    Dr. Stella's Experience

    Dr. Stella's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Cardiology
    • Interventional Cardiology

    Board Certifications

    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Interventional Cardiology
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    • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardiac Imaging
    • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
    • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
    • Cardioversion, Elective
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
    • Impella Device
    • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
    • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thrombolysis
    • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
    • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
    • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
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    • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
    • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Dissection
    • Aortic Ectasia
    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Endocarditis
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hypertension
    • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Hypertensive Heart Disease
    • Hypotension
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Pulmonary Valve Disease
    • Septal Defect
    • Syncope
    • Tricuspid Valve Disease
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    Background Check for Dr. Stella

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Illinois.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    Awards

    Media & Publications

    • Dr. Joseph Stella, only cardiologist from the United States, speaks at symposium in Sweden on several clinical trials he has pioneered., 7/26/2007
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Graduated in 1988

    Internship Hospital

    Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Complete in 1989

    Residency Hospital

    Loyola University Medical Center
    Complete in 1992

    Fellowship Hospital

    Loyola University Medial Center
    Complete in 1996
    Loyola University Medical Center
    Complete in 1994

    Undergraduate Schools

    Illinois Benedictine
    Graduated in 1984
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Stella & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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    Dr. Stella's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 6 hospitals where Dr. Stella has admitting privileges:

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    • Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center

    • Palos Community Hospital

    • Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center

    • Loyola University Medical Center

    • Silver Cross Hospital

    • Ingalls Memorial Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Dr. Stella's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.1 out of 5

    14 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.1 out of 5

    13 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.1 out of 5

    14 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    13 responses

    Experience with Dr. Stella

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.1 out of 5

    14 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4.1 out of 5

    14 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    4.1 out of 5

    14 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4.1 out of 5

    14 responses

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    Office Locations

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    Heart Care Center
    12935 Gregory St
    Blue Island, IL 60406
    (708) 824-4474 (Office)
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