Dr. Howard Elkin, MD

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Age 66
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Dr. Howard Elkin, MD
Dr. Howard Elkin, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Whittier, CA. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Elkin is affiliated with Whittier Hospital Medical Center and PIH Health Hospital - Whittier.

8038 Painter Ave

Whittier, CA 90602

Contact Information

(562) 945-3753

Dr. Howard Elkin, MD

Dr. Howard Elkin, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • UnitedHealthCare

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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.
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Dr. Elkin's Experience

Dr. Elkin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiology
  • Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Elkin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Elkin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Elkin to family and friends
based on 29 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Elkin'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 (4)
in Fuquay Varina, NC |
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.
in San Clemente, CA |
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
in Whittier, CA |
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.
in Long Beach Ca |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Elkin accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • 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

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Hospitals where Dr. Elkin has admitting privileges

PIH Health Hospital - Whittier
12401 Washington Blvd
Whittier, CA 90602
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Whittier Hospital Medical Center
9080 Colima Rd
Whittier, CA 90605
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