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Dr. Babu Makkena, MD

Interventional Cardiology ·  Male · Age 44

Dr. Makkena

Dr. Babu Makkena, MD is an interventional cardiology specialist in Denton, TX and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch in 2001 and specializes in interventional cardiology and cardiology.


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Dr. Makkena accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
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Blue Choice
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
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Tricare
HealthPlus
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HealthPlus Amerigroup
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HealthSmart
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Tricare
Husky Health
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inHealth
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INTotal Health
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Medica
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Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
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Planned Administration Inc
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Staywell (Wellcare)
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Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
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Navigate HMO
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Options PPO
United Healthcare
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Background Check

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Dr. Makkena's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Thrombosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Makkena treats Thrombosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Makkena treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Arterial Thrombosis
  • Budd-Chiari Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Effort Vein Thrombosis
  • Intracranial Venous Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Portal Vein Thrombosis
  • Renal Vein Thrombosis
  • Thromboembolism
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Thrombosis
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Makkena treats Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Makkena treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Makkena treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Makkena treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2

Dr. Makkena'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 Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • 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
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

About Me

Biography

" 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 Cardio...

Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

University Of Illinois-Chicago Gme
Residency Hospital
2001
University Of Texas Medical Branch
Medical School
2001

Awards

Dr. Makkena's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Makkena

5.0

Based on 62 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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New patient, wonderful visit from start to finish. Dr. Makkena did not rush me answered all my questions and listened to my concerns. Everyone in the office goes above and beyond to make you feel welcomed.
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My wait time was very short and all Office personnel were very polite and helpful Dr Makena was very polite, courteous, and helpful He was very knowledgeable and helpful with my problem I would recommend to anyone. He is very caring and it shows,
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Everyone is so friendly and thoughtful in this office, and we dearly love Dr . Makkena He is a doctor, who cares about each of his patients, and takes the time to visit with you. We feel very BLESSED to have him for our doctor!!!
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Everyone is kind and sensitive to your needs. Will answer any question and explain complicated things in layman’s language.
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After two visits (for treatment of Afib and an upcoming heart Catheterization) and after doing some research on Dr. Makenna, I’m just happy that my family physician recommended him. He is very attentive, he explains everything thoroughly and comes across as a very approachable doctor. Also the nurses at the hospital said that he is a top cardiologist and very pleasant to work with. I like him.
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I met Dr. Makkenna a couple of years back when I was in the hospital. His concern then and now mean a lot to me. He doesn't seem like one of those walk in, say a few words and leave. He explains a lot and listen to your concerns. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Very friendly & helpful office staff. You feel like Dr. Makkena cares about you and takes the time to discuss any problem you have.
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I am a new patient and Dr. Makkena and his staff are exceptional. Dr. Makkena didn't make me feel like he was in a hurry and went over my records thoroughly. His staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I look forward to being under his and his staffs' care.
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This is the wonderful doctor who saved my life. I was very apprehensive about the upcoming heart cath procedure. Dr. Makkena explained the procedure well during each step, remained calm and composed and eased my anxiety.
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Met Dr. Mckenna when I was laying on the cath lab with a widowmaker. He was very knowledgable and precise. He saved my life that day and I am very grateful. Continue to see him for recovery and am very pleased with his nurses,his patience with me and his accessability . Thank You Doctor McKenna
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I am a new patient and this was my my first visit. Some of the questions do not apply or I do not have enough experience to give you a meaningful answer. I was a long time patient of Dr. Qureshi and he had a very high opining of Dr. Makkena so when Dr. Qureshi passed I ask Dr. Makkena to take me on.
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Fantastic Service with lots of smiles and PMA's
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Nice doctor very helpful. I liked that he looked me in the eyes when he spoke to me. Looking forward to a long relationship with him.
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Dr. Makkena has given me excellent care. He explains everything very well and is very easy to talk to which I consider very important!
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Saved my wife's life. Major blockage was eliminated and subsequent relapse was successfully treated by Dr Makkena. Very patient and understanding.
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'Great doctor, and great staff. Dr. Makkena always makes time to listen to your questions and concerns, and provides thorough answers and follow-through.
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Dr. Makenna is very compassionate and very good listener. I can always trust that I am in good hands under his care. He saved my life with his diagnosis. Renata
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Dr Makkenna is great and so is the staff. I give them a 5 star rating Sandra Davis
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Dr. Makena was very attentive to my needs and ordered tests right away. He is my wife's doctor too and has taken excellent care of her. Looking forward to the same.
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I saw Dr. Makkena in office as follow up for a hospital stay. I was pleased with the warmth and helpfulness of front and back office staff as well as Dr. Makkena's knowledge and willingness to spend time discussing my condition. It was a pleasant change from the usual 3 minutes in and out of the exam room one sees with doctors so often these days.
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