Dr. Bekir Melek, MD

Dr. Bekir Melek, MD

Cardiology | Male | 53 years old

Covington Cardiovascular Care's Bekir H. Melek MD, F.A.C.C., F.A.S.E. emphasizes the importance of preventive medicine....Read more

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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...   Read More

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  • Cardiovascular Diseasenull
  • Internal Medicinenull
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  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Specialties

      • Cardiology
      • Clinical Cardiology
      • Nuclear Cardiology
      • Preventive Cardiology

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      • Cardiology
      • Cardiovascular Disease
      • Internal Medicine

      Conditions Treated

      • Aneurysm
      • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
      • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
      • Aortic Aneurysm
      • Aortic Dissection
      • Aortic Valve Disease
      • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
      • Arrhythmias
      • Atrial Fibrillation
      • Atrial Flutter
      • Cardiac Arrest
      • Cardiomegaly
      • Cardiomyopathy
      • Cardiovascular Diseases
      • Carotid Artery Disease
      • Chest Pain
      • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
      • Coarctation of the Aorta
      • 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 and Chronic Kidney Disease
      • Hypertensive Heart Disease
      • Hypotension
      • Limb Swelling
      • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
      • Mitral Valve Disease
      • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
      • Pericardial Disease
      • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Pulmonary Hypertension
      • Pulmonary Valve Disease
      • Septal Defect
      • Syncope
      • Thrombosis
      • Tricuspid Valve Disease
      • Varicose Veins
      • Vascular Disease
      • Vein Diseases
      • Venous Reflux

      Procedures Performed

      • Ankle–Brachial Index Test
      • Arterial Duplex Ultrasound
      • 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)
      • CT Coronary Angiogram
      • 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
      • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
      • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
      • Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE)
      • Ultrasound, Cardiac
      • Varicose Vein Procedure
      • Vein Ablation
      • Vein Treatment

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        Sanctions

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Istanbul University / Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty

        Graduated in 1987

      • Internship Hospital
        Eastern Va Medical School

        Completed in 1994

      • Residency Hospital
        Eastern Va Medical School

        Completed in 1996

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Tulane University School Medicine

        Completed in 2000

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • German
      • Turkish
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Cardiology
      • Board certified in Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
      • Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Melek's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Melek

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      Dr. Melek says...

      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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      Dr. Melek's Care Philosophy

      "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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      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.