Dr. Rajesh C. Vakani, MD

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Specializes in Cardiology • Male • Age 39

2 Medical Park Rd Suite 502
Columbia, SC 29203
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Dr. Vakani's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Vakani Performs

  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Palmetto Health Richland
5 Richland Medical Parks
Columbia, SC 29203

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
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Columbia
2 Medical Park Rd Suite 502
Columbia, SC 29203
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Columbia, SC 29203
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    Dr. Vakani's Experience

    Research training, expertise and qualifications

    Specialties

    • Cardiology

    Board Certifications

    • Cardiovascular Disease, 2008
    • Internal Medicine, 2005
    • Pediatrics, 2005
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    • Cardiac Imaging
    • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
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    • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hypertension
    • Hypotension
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Septal Defect
    • Syncope
    • Tricuspid Valve Disease
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    Background Check for Dr. Vakani

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.
    • 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

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    State University of New York At Buffalo
    Graduated in 2001

    Residency Hospital

    Albany Mc
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Vakani & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Vakani's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vakani to family and friends

    1 response
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    Dr. Vakani's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    1 response
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    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    1 response
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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    1 response
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    Over 45 minutes 1 response
    longer than
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Vakani
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    1 response
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    1 response
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    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    1 response
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    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    1 response
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    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Vakani accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?

    • Aetna
    • Assurant Health
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • CHAMPVA
    • Cigna
    • Commercial Insurance Company
    • Emblem Health
    • GEHA
    • Golden Rule
    • Humana
    • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
    • Medicaid
    • Medical Mutual of Ohio
    • Medicare
    • Mutual of Omaha
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    • Tricare
    • United Healthcare
    • Wells Fargo Insurance
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    Office Locations

    A
    Columbia
    2 Medical Park Rd Suite 502
    Columbia, SC 29203
    (803) 540-1000 (Office)
    (803) 540-1050 (Fax)
    B
    USC Intnl Medcn/Spec Clinic
    2 Medical Park Rd Suite 502
    Columbia, SC 29203
    (803) 540-1000 (Office)
    C
    Univ SC Schl/Medc Internal Med
    2 Medical Park Rd Suite 506
    Columbia, SC 29203
    (803) 540-1000 (Office)
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