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Dr. Ira Ockene, MD

Cardiology ·  Male · Age 78

Dr. Ockene

UMASS Memorial Med Ctr Crdlgy

55 Lake Ave N Worcester, MA 01655

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(508) 334-3452


Dr. Ira Ockene, MD is a cardiology specialist in Worcester, MA and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University in 1966 and specializes in cardiology.


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Dr. Ockene accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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. Ockene's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ockene treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Ockene treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
Heart Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ockene treats Heart Disease more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Ockene treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ockene treats Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction) more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Ockene treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Ockene's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • 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
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • 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 Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • 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
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Hypertension

Dr. Ockene's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ockene

3.5

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I chose Dr. Ockene as my cardiologist as he is a nationally recognized expert. He proved to be just that and a kind dedicated physician. He listened carefully to what I had to say, asked questions and explained things in a respectful and clear way. He followed up carefully and made recommendations and referrals that have resulted in my being reassured, and confident in my condition and prognosis as well as a vastly improved quality of life. I have recommended family members to him who are al
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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 my heart but that's normal apparently. Even though never had heart problems before. Had a ekg, and an echo earlier that week. Then he said I could go no further tests needed.
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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 asked if she knew how to monitor her heart rate and she explained she was checking with a monitor and trying to do it by checking her pulse. He went on to insult her by saying she has no idea what she's do
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Ira Ockene, MD is a cardiology specialist in Worcester, MA and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University in 1966 and specializes in cardiology.

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

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

Awards