Dr. Bekir Melek, MD

Dr. Bekir Melek, MD

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54 y/o
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Dr. Bekir Melek, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Covington, LA. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Read his story

Covington Cardiovascular Care (CCC)

1006 S Harrison St

Covington, LA 70433
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Chest Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
very high
more than 90% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
high
more than 88% of peers

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Dr. Melek's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Melek "Covington Cardiovascular Care's Bekir H. Melek MD, F.A.C.C., F.A.S.E. emphasizes the importance of preventive medicine. He believes the best way to treat heart disease is to prevent it. After finishing a cardiology research scholarship in Germany, Dr. Melek completed his cardiology fellowship at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, where he served as faculty and co-director of Cardiac Imaging. He subsequently finished additional training in cardiac magnetic resonance and cardiac computed tomography at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and is currently level 3 certified in these modalities. His expertise and interests include echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, cardiac MR, cardiac CT, vascular ultrasound and preventive cardiology."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Melek ""I think we made significant progress over the years, but still much work is to be done to increase awareness and encourage access to health care," he said."
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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology
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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*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vein Diseases
  • Venous Reflux

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Procedures

  • Ankle–Brachial Index Test
  • Arterial Duplex Ultrasound
  • CT Coronary Angiogram
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography
  • Echocardiography
  • Implantable Loop Recorder
  • Lower Extremity Peripheral Ultrasound
  • Non-Invasive Vascular Testing for Venous Diseases
  • Right Heart Catheterization (Swan-Ganz)
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE)
  • Ultrasound, Cardiac
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Vein Ablation
  • Vein Treatment

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Istanbul University / Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Eastern Va Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Eastern Va Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Tulane University School Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Melek has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Turkish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Melek's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Melek to family and friends
3.4
based on 5 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Melek Says:

Thank you for taking the time to visit my Healthgrades profile to share your opinion. I value your input. Hearing from patients like you helps me examine how I come across as a caregiver and physician. It helps me improve my interactions with patients and ultimately the patient experience in my office. Please contact my office manager at 985-871-4140 if you'd like to discuss your experience in more detail.

Dr. Melek's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Covington, LA |
Very gruff for a first meeting. Never discussed my concerns. Came across like a army sargent not a doctor!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Melek accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
    Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Melek has admitting privileges

St. Tammany Parish Hospital
1202 S Tyler St
Covington, LA 70433
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Lakeview Regional Medical Center
95 Judge Tanner Blvd
Covington, LA 70433
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