Dr. Babu Makkena, MD

Dr. Babu Makkena, MD

Interventional Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 43
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Babu Makkena, MD is an interventional cardiology doctor who practices in Denton, TX. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 16 years.

3537 S Interstate 35 E Ste 305

Denton, TX 76210

Contact Information

(940) 384-4599

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • 29 More

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Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 94% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 94% of peers

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  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • 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
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • University of Texas Medical Branch
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • University of Illinois-Chicago GME
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Makkena has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Makkena's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Makkena to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (22 with comments)
Dr. Makkena's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (22)
in Muenster, TX |
Dr. Makkena is thorough and listens to you well.
in Trophy Club |
Dr. Makkena has superb credentials including board certification for his specialty, which is why I chose him. His staff is kind and the clinic is pleasant.
in Valley View, TX |
I have been going to Dr. Makkena for about 5 years now. Since moving to his current location, the staff is so much better. Of course Dr. Makkena has always been great. He is attentive and listens to what I have to say. He takes the time to explain in layman’s terms what is causing my problems. He was able to diagnose my heart issue immediately when 4 other ER doctors had no clue what was happening. A test confirmed his diagnosis. He cares about the patient and his staff is great.
in Denton, TX |
A very caring and knowledgeable doctor. Takes his time with you and answers all your questions. I've only been under his care for 2 years but I feel vey comfortable having him treat me. His staff is very courteous and works very hard to get you the appointment time you need. He doesn't rush his patients so occasionally he is behind schedule, which just proves that the patient's health comes first.
in Corinth, Tx |
Dr. Makkena treated my mother in the hospital before she passed away and I was so impressed that I requested him when I needed a cardiologist. I like that he is very honest yet very compassionate and caring in his delivery. I feel very fortunate to have him as my doctor.
in Denton, TX |
What I love about Dr. Babu Makkena is that he looked at me, and listened to me while I spoke about what I had done since our last visit, and was even interested in my alternative remedies for better digestion. He made me feel like he was there for me. Thank you, Dr. Makenna.
in Springtown, TX |
Dr. Makkena has one of the best 'bedside manners' I have ever seen in a physician. He is able to share humor with you in what may be a dark time in your life. With me, it was an arrhythmia that developed after cardio/vascular surgery. I would recommend Dr. Makkena to anyone with a cardiology problem.
in Forestburg , TX |
Dr. Makkena has been very helpful, accommodating, knowledgeable and is obviously both very well educated and experienced as a physician, particularly in the cardio/vascular field. I intend to continue as his patient and will definitely be recommending him to my friends and family.
in Nocona, TX |
You couldn't ask for better care than what Dr. Makkena's office offer. From the time we walked into his office, his staff was very friendly and helpful. Dr. Makkena, as well as all of his staff, are very courteous, professional, and make you feel right at home.
I highly recommend Dr. Makkena... I had a heart attack and ended up with 2 stents (he seriously saved my life) He takes the time to listen to all the questions I ask and answers them leaving me feeling good. It's been over a year and he still answers any questions/concerns i have. He is truly Amazing!
in Flower Mound, TX |
My husband and I are both very happy with Dr Makkena and his staff. Everyone is so warm and understanding. We are so glad we found Dr Makkena!!
in Denton, TX |
I met Dr. Makkena about 1 1/2 years ago, while I was in the hospital. The time he takes to talk to his patients and understands what they are feeling is above what a lot of doctors do. He explains things to you, and does not mind when you question something. I rarely have to wait long for my appointments. The nurses are caring and make sure that your problems have been addressed.
Denton, TX |
What can I say, this man saved my life. Great knowledge and great bedside manner. Seems to truly care about patients.
in Collinsville, Tx |
Dr Makkena is very nice and courteous doctor that takes time to explain your circumstances and what should be done. He tries to make sure that you know the importantce of the percedure and to schedule it in a timely manner. I am very pleased to have chosen Dr Makkena and would recommend him to anyone that needs a cardiologist. Thank you Dr Makkena, I look forward to seeing you on the 22nd for my heart catheter procedure. Grady J Carney
in Lake Dallas, TX |
Dr. Makkena is thorough and conscientious in dealing with his patients. He is very attentive when you discuss health issues with him, and very competent in designing treatment for his patients.
Denton, TX |
Dr. Makkena is an excellent physician. He explains everything in very easy manner to understand. He is thoughtful and caring.
in Little Elm Tex |
Dr Makkena was very attentive to my needs and answered all my questions with patience and in ways that were easy to understand . I would recommend him to anyone.
in Denton, TX |
Dr. Makkena is a kind, conservative doctor that does not do unecessary tests or procedures. He shows that he cares for you as a person not just a patient.
in Denton, TX |
Wonderful doctor...caring and takes the time to really listen. I am in Healthcare so it was important to me to find a caring doctor. I highly recommend Dr. Makkena and his staff.
in Aubrey, t |
I have nothing bad to say about my visit. Very nice experience...
in Denton, TX |
The doctor and his staff made me feel very comfortable. I liked that he didn't make me feel rushed. He took the time to listen and explained everything to me.
in Lewisville, tx |
Fabulous doctor and very sweet man. Very down to earth and even sent me pictures of my husband's Stents he put in. He saved my husband! Thank you so much, Dr. Makkena!
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Dr. Makkena accepts 38 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • HealthSmart
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • Principal Life
  • Pyramid Life
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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Hospitals where Dr. Makkena has admitting privileges

Medical City Denton
3535 South I35 East
Denton, TX 76210
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Medical City Lewisville
500 W Main St
Lewisville, TX 75057
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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
3000 North I 35
Denton, TX 76201
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