Dr. Ira Ockene, MD

Dr. Ira Ockene, MD

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Dr. Ira Ockene, MD is a cardiology specialist in Worcester, MA and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University in 1966 and specializes in cardiology.

55 Lake Ave N

Worcester, MA 01655

Contact Information

(508) 334-3452

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 90% of peers
Heart Disease
high
more than 88% of peers
Hyperlipidemia
high
more than 86% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Cardiology

2  Board Certifications

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

48  Conditions Treated

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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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

  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1966
  • Bellevue Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1967
  • Bronx Municipal Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1969
  • Mt Sinai Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1970
  • Peter Bent Brigham Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1974

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ockene's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ockene

3.4

Based on 10 reviews

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1 Star
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Had some chest pain, went on my doctor's rec. to Dr Ockene. Spent a while waiting, explained my meds to 3 different people. Then he forgot what they were 2 seconds later. Overheard him complaining about having to see outpatients. He spent 5 min with me, said I was fine. That I had a small leak in...Read More
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Liz in Worcester – Sep 21, 2018
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My wife visited this doctor as she had been having some tachycardia issues all of a sudden. We hoped to get some insight after getting a heart monitor as to what the issue may be. Instead of giving any kind of insight, Ira Ockene asked my wife why she was so "fat" and if she ever exercised. He...Read More
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Sep 19, 2018
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