Dr. George Grifka, MD

Dr. George Grifka, MD

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Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
66 y/o
(5)

Accepting new patients

Dr. George Grifka, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Santa Monica, CA. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 41 years.

Metropolitan Heart Associates

2001 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 670W

Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Preferred Health Systems
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Mitral Valve Stenosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
very high
more than 99% of peers
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Specialties

  • Cardiology
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

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

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Procedures

  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.

Education

  • University Of California-L.A.
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California-L.A.
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Grifka has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Grifka does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Grifka and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Providence Saint John's Health Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 50 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Grifka is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Grifka's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Grifka to family and friends
4.6
based on 5 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Grifka's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Grifka accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Beech Street (Multiplan) WC
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross
    Preferred Plan PPO
  • Bluegrass Family Health
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Preferred Health Systems
    Preferred Health Network
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    PacifiCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Grifka has admitting privileges

Providence Saint John's Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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