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Dr. Howard Elkin, MD

Cardiology ·  Male · Age 68

Dr. Elkin

Heart Wise Fitness Longevity

8038 Painter Ave Whittier, CA 90602

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Dr. Howard Elkin, MD is a cardiology specialist in Whittier, CA and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Va Commonwealth Univ Sch Of Med in 1979 and specializes in cardiology.


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4.1

Based on 29 reviews

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I have been a patient of Dr. Elkin for over 20 years. The bad part is I met him in the ER after a heart attack. The good news he and his staff have done nothing but take great care of me over the years since that night. Through surgeries he has completed, testing he has done, referrals he gave me, the time he spends with me to consider my life and goals and he is always up to date on the latest health, meds, and testing. Thanks.
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I flew from North Carolina (NC) to Whittier to be seen by Dr. Elkin. He straightened out the mess made by another [promptly fired] cardiologist here in NC. My pacemaker is functioning well again. Dr. Elkin has advanced understanding of the use of natural products and "alternate" medical procedures that are auto-rejected by traditionally trained doctors. I feel very fortunate to have been referred to Dr. Elkin. I will not allow any changes to my meds or pacemaker without his approval.
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I was impressed with the care displayed during my initial consultation. Dr. Elkin's broad understanding of cardiology and its relationship to the whole body was impressive. Cardiologists I have worked with were limited in their perspectives. Dr. Elkin considers preventative measures and longevity through wise lifestyle changes. It was encouraging to meet a cardiologist who teaches how I can help improve my situation. Kudos to this doctor and his supportive staff! Laureen - San Clement
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Friendly staff (Mary is very helpful) and Dr. Elkin spends so much time with you. He really listened to me and cared about how I was feeling. He explained things in a way I could understand. I highly recommend him for hormone replacement therapy and general health. It took a couple weeks to get an appointment but I definetely see why. I haven't come across many doctors that actually want to hear about your history and take time with you.
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Professional, compassionate, listens to your concerns, I have never felt rushed, in the two years that I 've been in his care Dr Elkin establishes a plan of treatment, with follow thru. His office staff is superb, appointment scheduling easy. to conclude this is a Dr who loves his profession
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About Me

Care Philosophy

"Wellness is more than just the absence of disease. It's integrating allopathic and appropriate alternative treatments in order to achieve overall body-mind wellness." ~Howard Elkin, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

St Vincent Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
Michael Reese Hosp Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1979
Va Commonwealth Univ Sch Of Med
Medical School
1979

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

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(562) 945-3753

Dr. Elkin accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
Health Net PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Elkin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pulmonary Valve Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elkin treats Pulmonary Valve Disease more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Elkin treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Pulmonary Supravalvular Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Valve Agenesis
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
Congenital Heart Defects
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elkin treats Congenital Heart Defects more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Elkin treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Congenital Heart Defects, Adult
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Fetal
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Pediatric
Tricuspid Valve Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elkin treats Tricuspid Valve Disease more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Elkin treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Tricuspid Valve Atresia
  • Tricuspid Valve Stenosis

Dr. Elkin's conditions and procedures:

  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease