Dr. Howard Elkin, MD


Cardiology | Male

Dr. Howard Elkin, MD
Dr. Howard Elkin, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Whittier, CA. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Elkin is affiliated with Whittier Hospital Medical Center and PIH Health Hospital - Whittier.

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Dr. Elkin's 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 Performance
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  • Staff friendliness
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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
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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Dr. Elkin's 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.

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

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • 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


  • Medical School
    Va Commonwealth Univ Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1979

  • Internship Hospital
    Michael Reese Hosp Med Ctr
  • Residency Hospital
    Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
    St Vincent Med Ctr

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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  • Cardiology

Procedures Performed

  • 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