Dr. Joel Sklar, MD

Dr. Joel Sklar, MD

Cardiology  ·  
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Age 68
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Dr. Joel Sklar, MD is a cardiology specialist in Larkspur, CA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine in 1974 and specializes in cardiology, critical care medicine, and more.

2 Bon Air Rd Ste 100

Larkspur, CA 94939

Contact Information

(415) 927-0666

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net of California
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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

Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
very high
more than 95% of peers
Heart Disease
very high
more than 94% of peers
Hyperlipidemia
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Sklar'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. Sklar "I try to combine conservative management with the best of modern technology. Not every test that can be done should be done, but we have amazing tools for diagnosis and therapy for cardiovascular problems. I try to listen, to be on time, to be available and to help my patients navigate the complex world of modern medicine."

3  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

5  Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Critical Care Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

50  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
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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14  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

  • Williams College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1970
  • University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Uc San Diego Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Uc San Diego Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sklar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Marin General Hospital, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Sklar's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sklar to family and friends
8 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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

Dr. Sklar's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Sklar is quite an amazing guy; I was in the ER many years at Marin General and he just showed up out of nowhere (even though I did not have a cardiac issue) . Cardiologists are invaluable, friendly folks who are all very much like the rest of us. Excellent clinical skills and his knowledge of...more
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