Dr. Howard Elkin, MD

Dr. Howard Elkin, MD

Cardiology  ·  
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Age 66
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Dr. Howard Elkin, MD is a cardiology specialist in Whittier, CA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Va Commonwealth Univ Sch Of Med in 1979 and specializes in cardiology.

8038 Painter Ave

Whittier, CA 90602

Contact Information

(562) 945-3753

Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Top Care Areas

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

Congenital Heart Defects
high
more than 87% of peers
Heart Disease
high
more than 87% of peers
Tricuspid Valve Disease
high
more than 86% of peers

Dr. Elkin'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Elkin ""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."

1  Specialties

  • Cardiology

2  Board Certifications

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

30  Conditions Treated

  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • 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 and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

9  Procedures

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

  • 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

4.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Elkin to family and friends
29 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

  • 5
    (22)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Elkin'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

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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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