Dr. Darryl Kawalsky, MD

Dr. Darryl Kawalsky, MD

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Dr. Darryl Kawalsky, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Dallas, TX. Dr. Kawalsky has more experience with Heart Conditions, Adult Congenital Heart Conditions, and Cardiac Electrical System Procedures than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Medical City Children's Hospital and Medical City Mckinney. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kawalsky to book an appointment.

Locations

North Texas Heart Center - Walnut Hill Lane

North Texas Heart Center - Walnut Hill Lane8440 Walnut Hill Ln Ste 700 Dallas, TX 75231
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North Texas Heart Center - McKinney

North Texas Heart Center4510 Medical Center Dr Ste 100 McKinney, TX 75069
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North Texas Heart Center - North Central Expressway

Dallas11970 North Central Expy Ste 210 Dallas, TX 75243
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Hospital Highlight

Affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital Dallas, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for cardiology.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ See hospitals

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I MADE MY FIRST VISIT WITH DR. KAWALSKY THIS WEEK AND WAS VERY SATISFIED WITH THE ENTIRE PROCESS. HE WAS QUICK TO CONCERN HIMSELF WITH ALL MY PAST MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES. COVERED MY MEDICATIONS, AS WELL AS THE NEED FOR REFILLS AND THEN SET ME UP FOR A EXAMINATION ON CAROTID ARTERIES, ONLY BECAUSE I HAD NEVER BEEN TESTED FOR THIS PROCEDURE BEFORE. HIS NURSE IMMEDIATELY GAVE ME AN EKG, AND HIS ENTIRE STAFF WAS VERY HAPPY TO OBLIGE MY EVERY QUESTION OF INTEREST. THE APPOINTMENT WAIT WAS ONE OF THE SHORTEST I'VE EXPERIENCED IN A LONG TIME. THE OFFICE ENVIRONMENT WAS VERY ROOMY, NEAT AND CLEAN. VERY IMPORTANT AS A RESULT OF COVID-19.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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CHARLES TUCKER – Jul 27, 2020
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Came in for a follow up since have AFib, Dr. Kawalsky took the time to read reports and conference with another doctor to co-ordinate medication
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Jul 17, 2020
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I appreciated all the precautions that was taken to make me feel more at ease about visiting the doctor's office at this time. I was very impressed when I checked out. I was asked to return the ink pen directly to her so she could clean it. I can only remember one place of business that cleaned the check out screen and pen. At another clinic I recently visited, they checked my temp. by touching the scanner to my forehead right after doing the same for the person in front of me. I feel it should have been cleaned after each use. Your practice scanned my forehead without touching the skin which seems much safer.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Jul 13, 2020
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I've been Dr. Kawalsky's patient for over twenty-five years. He's seen me through by-pass surgery and two angioplasties successfully. I have the utmost confidence in him and his associates and the staff at North Texas Heart Center which I consider a Dallas institution.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Steve Gooch – Jun 30, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr. Kawalsky's for many years. He has guided me and and helped me through years of heart problems. There is no one I trust more with my health. He always makes and takes time for me when I have needed him. I would recommend him to any and all who may need an experienced cardiologist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Donna Francis – Jun 27, 2020
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Dr. Kawalsky has been treating me for the past 15+ years. He has always been complete in his examinations. With his Stephen scope he detected abnormality in the veins on my neck. Ordered further testing showed that my left side had 70% blockage. He detected an abnormality in the heart and found that one chamber did not fill completely before contracting. It is this thoroughness to detail that sets him apart from others.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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George Vaughan – Jun 20, 2020
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Dr. Kawalsky has been my doctor for over eight years. He is very thorough and makes me feel safe. His staff goes the extra mile to take care of any need that arises - i.e. prescriptions, testing, and appointments. Overall, I am happy my heart health is in Dr. Kawalsky’s hands!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Virginia Gilhooly – Jun 13, 2020
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I have trusted my heart condition with Dr. Kawalsky for over ten years and he has never disappointed. His knowledge and genuine concern for my well being is top notch. I cannot day enough great things about him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Greg Draxler – Jun 10, 2020
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Very congenial obviously very knowledgeable been in the business a long time I’ve had great success with my condition highly recommend
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jody schuler – May 27, 2020
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Perfect
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May 26, 2020
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Dr. Kawalsky is the best. Attentive, knowledgeable and caring. After misdiagnosis for years by other Docs I am on 1 medication and making great improvement.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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CC – Apr 26, 2020
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a very thorough specialist, detail oriented, knows my past medical history, professional and very caring. Assistants and office personnel are as caring and professional as Dr. Kawalsky. He has taken care of me for over 10 years now. I have been very happy with him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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GB – Mar 31, 2020
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I have been seeing Dr. Kawalsky since 2012.There's nothing but good things to say about him.He's very understanding and good at explaining what I need to know about my condition.I've had several hospital visits and he's very well thought of there by nurses and doctors.His office staff is really good to patients.Plus he tells some pretty good jokes.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Michael Anderson – Mar 21, 2020
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After a heart attack, I have been a patient of Dr. Kawalsky for over 20 years. He saved my life with his care and treatment. Dr. Kawalsky is not only a excellent cardiologist but also a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him. Don K
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Don Kappus – Mar 05, 2020
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Dr. Kawalsky is thorough, very knowledgeable, a good listener, and personable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Larry in Dallas, TX – Feb 24, 2020
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I was referred to Dr. Kawalski by a trusted friend. She spoke very highly of him. When I called, I was surprised to receive an appointment so quickly. The staff was very courteous and I didn't have to wait long. Everyone was very professional. I felt confident that I was in good hands. After starting the blood pressure medication I felt better immediately! I was shocked that I felt so good! I didn't realize how untreated high blood pressure had been making me feel so tired and weak. I'm so grateful!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Debbie Martin – Feb 24, 2020
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Karen careful and knowledgeable physician and cardiologist
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kawalsky – Feb 18, 2020
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Surgical Procedure - Intervention Awesome clarity and compassion Very Very grateful and respectful of technique and effectiveness of treatment
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jim G – Feb 10, 2020
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This was my first appointment with Dr. Kawalsky. I appreciate his interest in my health and his great sense of humor. All of his office staff are very helpful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 04, 2020
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Good, follow up
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Feb 02, 2020
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kawalsky

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kawalsky treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kawalsky treats other conditions, please contact the office at (214) 361-3300.

Heart Conditions

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Dr. Kawalsky is experienced in the area of Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 34 conditions and procedures

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Heart Disease
Cardiomegaly
Sinus Bradycardia
First Degree Heart Block
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High
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Very High
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Adult Congenital Heart Conditions

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Kawalsky is experienced in the area of Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

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Atrial Fibrillation
Mitral Valve Disease
Arrhythmias
Atrial Flutter
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High
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Very High
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Cardiac Electrical System Procedures

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Cardiac Electrical System Procedures specialists.

Dr. Kawalsky is experienced in the area of Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

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Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Cardioversion, Elective
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Echocardiography
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Dr. Kawalsky's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • 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 Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Darryl Kawalsky is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases. He joined North Texas Heart Center in 1992 after completing his...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Mayo Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
Mt. Sinai Hospital
Residency Hospital
Baragwanath Hospital
Internship Hospital
University of Witwatersrand
Medical School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Darryl Kawalsky, MD?

Call (214) 361-3300 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Darryl Kawalsky, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Darryl Kawalsky, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kawalsky frequently treats Heart Conditions, Adult Congenital Heart Conditions, and Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Kawalsky specializes.

Where is Dr. Darryl Kawalsky, MD's office located?

Dr. Kawalsky's office is located at 8440 Walnut Hill Ln Ste 700, Dallas, TX 75231. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kawalsky is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Medical City Children's Hospital

Dallas, TX

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

Medical City Mckinney

McKinney, TX

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Dallas, TX

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received