Dr. John Backman, MD

Dr. John Backman, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 71
Dr. John Backman, MD is a cardiology specialist in Encinitas, CA and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from New York University School Of Medicine in 1972 and specializes in cardiology.

320 Santa Fe Dr Ste 204

Encinitas, CA 92024

Contact Information

(760) 944-7300

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

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Heart Disease
more than 82% of peers
more than 73% of peers
more than 61% 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*

35  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • 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 Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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5  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.


  • New York University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • Bronx Muni Hosp/Albert Eins
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Bronx Muni Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Ucsd
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Backman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Backman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Backman to family and friends
5 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Backman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Doctor Backman is the most caring and thorough doctor I have ever been to . He not only cares about your heart health but your overall wellbeing. I cannot say enough positive words about his thoughtfulness and attention to detail!
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Dr. Backman is a doctor's doctor. I am a retired MD who went for a full cardiac work up because of my hypertension and atrial fibrillation. First of all he is very personable but more importantly experienced and competent. He diagnosed me accurately, got all the appropriate testing and then gave me...more
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