Dr. Akira Nishikawa, MD

Dr. Akira Nishikawa, MD

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Age 66
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Dr. Akira Nishikawa, MD is a cardiology specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Keio University, School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in cardiology, interventional cardiology, and more.

6400 Fannin St Ste 3000

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Nishikawa's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chest Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nishikawa treats Chest Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Nishikawa treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nishikawa treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Nishikawa treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
Vascular Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nishikawa treats Vascular Disease more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Nishikawa treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Nishikawa's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

About Me

Biography

Dr. Akira Nishikawa, MD is a cardiology specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Keio University, School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in cardiology, interventional cardiology, and more.

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

1984
Kans University Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1982
Kans University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1980
Kans University Med Center
Internship Hospital
1977
Keio University, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1984
1982
1980
1977

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Nishikawa's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nishikawa

4.7

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
80%
(12)
4 Stars
13.333333333333334%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
0%
(0)

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Dr. Nishikawa is the most personal, competent, attentive,warm and caring physician I believe I have ever seen. After a thorough check over he dictated the results while I was listening just to make sure he got it all right. He scheduled some tests to do ongoing diagnostic work and I am looking forward to working with him.
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I am most thankful to Dr. Nishikawa for he providies very ethical and excellent patient care. I am waiting to come back to Houston to visit him. He took excellent care of my husband.
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Dr. Nishikawa has been my cardiologist for about 15 years. He is knowledgeable and kind and provides excellent care. The singular complaint that I have is that he is chronically over booked and that wait times are excessive (generally measure in hours rather than minutes).
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I consider him one of the best cardiologist in Houston. Saved me more than once. However, his office customer service is a different story. Extremely poor communications, call backs are non-existent , and even reaching someone to speak with is most frustrating. If his practice was in the business world the group wouldn't survive very long.
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Humana
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MultiPlan PPO
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Principal Financial Group
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