Dr. Babu Makkena, MD

Dr. Babu Makkena, MD

Interventional Cardiology  ·  
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Age 43
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Dr. Babu Makkena, MD is an interventional cardiology specialist in Denton, TX and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch in 2001 and specializes in interventional cardiology, cardiology, and more.Read his story

3537 South I-35E

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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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Makkena performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Makkena's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Makkena's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Makkena " Babu Makkena, MD, FACC is a practicing Interventional Cardiologist in Denton, TX. Dr. Makkena graduated from University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine in 2001 and has been in practice for 13 years. Dr. Makkena also specializes in Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease). He currently practices at Texas Cardiovascular Specialists and is affiliated with Medical City Denton, Medical City Lewisville, Presbyterian Hospital of Denton, North Texas Medical Center of Gainesville, and Baylor Heart Hospital Denton & Plano."

3  Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

4  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*

47  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 and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart 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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22  Procedures

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.

Education

  • 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

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Makkena to family and friends
41 total reviews (31 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (41)

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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Makkena's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (31)

The experience from the moment you walk into the office to the time you see Dr. Makkena and then leave is all EXCELLENT! Staff is very friendly and Dr. Makkena answers every question you have (in my case I sometimes ask the same question and he is great about answering it again). I highly recommend...more
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He is very attenative and listens to your concerns and recommends the test that he thinks you need.
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Dr Makkena in my opinion is by far one of the top cardiologist in North Texas. I’ve seen several cardiologist in the past to compare to and he as well as his office staff are superior. He’s patient and spends a lot of time with me at each of my visits. I would highly recommend Dr Makkena to anyone...more
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Dr. M is great to talk to. Serious when he should be and down to earth about my health. Tells me what I need to hear and isn’t afraid to be direct. I am so glad I am in his care!
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I have been a patient of Dr. Makkena since February 2011 after experiencing a heart attack and subsequent quintuple bypass surgery. Today, at age 82, I consider myself in excellent health and am able to do all I wish to do on a daily basis, including a fifty minute walk each day. This, I believe,...more
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