Dr. Freddy Abi-Samra, MD

Dr. Freddy Abi-Samra, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 66

Accepting new patients

Dr. Freddy Abi-Samra, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in New Orleans, LA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Ochsner Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Abi-Samra to book an appointment.

Locations

Ochsner Medical Center

New Patient?
(504) 266-0058
Ochsner Medical Center1514 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans, LA 70121
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Ochsner Medical Complex - The Grove

New Patient?
(504) 266-0058
Arrhythmia10310 The Grove Blvd Baton Rouge, LA 70836
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Abi-Samra is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center New Orleans, 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 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Abi-Samra's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Abi-Samra

4.6

Based on 16 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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What went well
  • Office environment (16)
  • Staff friendliness (15)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (14)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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I see Abi-Samra for POTS and he always listens and puts in the effort to find what works best for me. I've seen him for about 5 years now and he is consistently great.
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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Would not let me speak. Shushed me and spoke at me not to me. Never understood test results or medications. Felt he was very condescending. I will opt for a second opinion and hopefully a more compassionate physician.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
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No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Abi-Samra's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Syncope
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abi-Samra treats Syncope more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Abi-Samra treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Syncope, Familial Neurocardiogenic
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abi-Samra performs Electrocardiogram (EKG) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Abi-Samra performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Sinus Bradycardia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abi-Samra treats Sinus Bradycardia more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Abi-Samra treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Abi-Samra's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive
  • 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)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (CCTGA)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • 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
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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(504) 266-0058

Dr. Abi-Samra accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
American Lifecare
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross
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Covered California - Bronze EPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
Blue Shield of Northeastern New York
Platinum
Silver
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
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Dean Health Plan, Inc.
Gold HMO
Platinum HMO
Silver HMO
Employers Health Network
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Galaxy Health Network
Galaxy Health Network PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Health Net
Covered California - Bronze PPO
Health Net of California
Seniority Plus Medicare Advantage HMO
Health Payors Organization
Health Payors Organization PPO
Medicaid
Medicaid of California
Medi-Cal
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
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National Healthcare Alliance
National Preferred Provider Network
PHCS
PPO Plus
PPO Plus PPO
Prime Health Services
Provider Networks of America
Sharp Health Plan
Covered California - Bronze HMO
Performance HMO
Premier HMO
Special Needs Plan
Special Needs Plan SNP
Three Rivers Provider Network
UnitedHealthCare
AARP Medicare Complete Essential HMO
AARP Medicare Complete Premier HMO
AARP Medicare Complete Value HMO
Sharp Secure Horizons Medicare Advantage HMO
United Healthcare
USA Managed Care Organization
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Abi-Samra has been on staff at Ochsner since 1986 where he directs the electrophysiology and pacing services. He is board certified in cardiovascular...Read more

Biography

Dr. Abi-Samra earned his medical degree from the American University of Beirut Medical School where he also completed his internship and residency. He...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Education

Metropolitan General Hospital - Cleveland, OH <br> Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Cleveland, OH
Fellowship Hospital
American University of Beirut - Beirut, Lebanon
Residency Hospital
American University of Beirut - Beirut, Lebanon
Medical School
1979
Amer U Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1975
American University of Beirut, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Freddy Abi-Samra, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (504) 266-0058, and for other questions, call (504) 842-4145.

Does Dr. Freddy Abi-Samra, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Abi-Samra has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Freddy Abi-Samra, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Freddy Abi-Samra, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Abi-Samra's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Freddy Abi-Samra, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Freddy Abi-Samra, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Abi-Samra frequently treats Syncope, Electrocardiogram (EKG), and Sinus Bradycardia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Abi-Samra treats.

Where is Dr. Freddy Abi-Samra, MD's office located?

Dr. Abi-Samra's office is located at 1514 Jefferson Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70121. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Freddy Abi-Samra, MD speak?

Dr. Abi-Samra speaks Arabic, French, and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Abi-Samra is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Ochsner Medical Center

New Orleans, LA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2021)

Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, LA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average