Dr. Frederick Kushner, MD

Dr. Frederick Kushner, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
69 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Frederick Kushner, MD is a cardiology specialist in Arabi, LA and has been practicing for 39 years. He specializes in cardiology and interventional cardiology.Read his story

West Jefferson Heart Clin LA

7718 W Judge Perez Dr

Arabi, LA 70032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kushner performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chest Pain
very high
more than 91% of peers
Heart Disease
more than 84% of peers
Cardiovascular Stress Test
more than 81% of peers

Dr. Kushner's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Kushner's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kushner "Dr. Frederick Kushner earned his undergraduate degree and medical degree from Columbia University. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Harvard University and his cardiovascular fellowship with the University of Pennsylvania and at Harvard Medical School at The Massachusetts General Hospital.. He is board-certified in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine. Dr. Kushner is recognized as a leader in the medical community actively serving as Vice-Chairman of the ACCF/AHA Guidelines for the Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction and as a Member of ACC/AHA Task Force on Practice Guidelines; a professional committee which advises physicians nationwide in matters of professional standards. He has published in national peer-reviewed journals and presented at national scientific meetings. Throughout his career Dr. Kushner has been committed to community and medical education and is frequently selected by professional and civic organizations to lecture. He has served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Louisiana State University Medical Center and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Tulane University. He has been actively involved in medical students' and residents' training and efforts to improve quality health care. "


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2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

3  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

39  Conditions Treated

  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • 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
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


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13  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

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.


  • Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Beth Israel Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Beth Israel Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Hospital University Penn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kushner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kushner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kushner to family and friends
38 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (38)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kushner'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 Comments (2)

Dr. Kusher was very thorough with my visit. My visit with the staff from start to finish EXCELLENT!!!!
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Was not supposed to see Dr kushner but ended up to have a last minute visit for clearance for surgery Was amazingly patient in explaining all the details about my condition and also give all the treatment options Excellent listener and explainer
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