Dr. Christopher Karkut, MD

Dr. Christopher Karkut, MD

Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
40 y/o
7 reviews

Accepting new patients

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Independent Health
  • MVP Health Care

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Dr. Karkut specializes in Cardiology and practices in Buffalo, NY. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Karkut'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 Reviews (6)
in Buffalo, NY |
I had a great experience with Dr. Karkut and at his practice. I never wait very long and he describes everything to me very specifically. I would recommended him to my family anyday.
Buffalo, NY |
Dr Karkut came in to discharge me after days of chest pain and two ER visits, without having completely read my chart (which had a bad EKG). He told me not only were my tests all negative, which was wonderful, but then proceeded to tell me I didn't even need to see a cardiologist. I found him inprofessional and abrupt. For clarification, all of my tests came back normal until the angiogram 3 years ago which doagnosed the need for a stent. A stress test does not determine need for follow up.
Buffalo, NY |
Dr. Karkut provides excellent care to maintain a healthy life. Not only is he my cardiologist, but my wife's too and she is so grateful for his care. Dr. Karkut gave Linda hope and to see my wife getting back to a healthy living, gives me great hope. Thank you Dr. Karkut.
in Buffalo, NY |
Dr. Karkut is one of the most passionate doctors that I've come in contact with since my illness with breast cancer. As a matter of fact, I've felt more cared about with him than my experience with my oncologist. The chemo took a toll on my heart and Dr. Karkut gave me hope that I could have a normal life again, with the strenghening of my heart. When I was in the hospital with CHF, the staff assured me that I was in good hands with Dr. Karkut, what a blessing.
in Buffalo, NY |
Absolutely nothing special in general and have had my doubts about him too. Could be a better/more generous communicator. And the staff - with an occasional pleasant surprise, most of their interactions ranged from tepid to downright dismissive.
in Buffalo, NY |
I am very pleased with Dr. Karkut at the office, however it is impossible to speak to him outside of an office visit. On the phone you can only speak to one of his nurses. Making an appointment usually takes at least a week and some questions/decisions cannot wait a week to be addressed. I trust his decisions and recommendations and find it very frustrating not to be able to get his personal feedback when I need to make timely/important decisions about my cardiac healthcare choices
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Dr. Karkut's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Cardiology
  •  Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    The Brody Sch Of Med At E Carolina Univ

    Graduated in 2006

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • 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)
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors