Dr. Leighton Forrester, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 57
  
Dr. Forrester
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Adventist Medical Group - Cardiovascular Specialists

7500 Hanover Pkwy Ste 204 Greenbelt, MD 20770

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(301) 345-7878

Dr. Leighton Forrester, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Greenbelt, MD and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Forrester has more experience with Cardiac Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Doctors Community Hospital and Medstar Washington Hospital Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Forrester to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Forrester accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Southern Health PPO
Coventry Health Care of Delaware
Coventry Health Care of Delaware HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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Practice Areas

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 63% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hypertension
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Forrester treats Hypertension more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Forrester treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Hyperlipidemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Forrester treats Hyperlipidemia more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Forrester treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Cardiovascular Stress Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Forrester performs Cardiovascular Stress Test more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Forrester performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

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Dr. Forrester's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • 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
  • High Cholesterol
  • 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 Regurgitation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Dr. Forrester's Reviews

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Dr Forrester is very thorough, explains, in terms I can understand, what he’s seeing/his assessment (from the combination of test results, labs, bp, and the narrative I tell), and is very helpful - helping me understand how I can help myself.
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I remember the first time I saw Dr. Forrester--we just laughed a lot! Also he is very patient and answers all my questions.
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Apr 29, 2019
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I have been seeing by Dr. Forrester for many years. He is one of the best doctors I've have ever seen in the metropolitan area. Dr. Forrester takes his time to explain what is going on with you and sometime he goes over a board in explaining your symptoms in which whatI like. I am honor to say Dr Forresterr is my Cardiology he is one of the best. Thank you so much
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Dianne W. Graves in College Park, MD – Jul 05, 2018
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Dr. Forrester is a patient, kind, knowledgeable cardiologist. He is easy to talk to. He takes his time with you. Wow. I am so glad I found him! I feel like I am in great hands.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Leighton Forrester, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Greenbelt, MD and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Forrester has more experience with Cardiac Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1996
Wash Hospital Center
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Wash Hospital Center
Residency Hospital
1990
Washington Hospital Center
Internship Hospital
1989
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

Adventist Medical Group - Cardiovascular Specialists

Michael Schwartz MD PA7500 Hanover Pkwy Ste 204 Greenbelt, MD 20770
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  • Call
  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Schwartz and Forrester Mds PA

Greenbelt Office7500 Hanover Pkwy Greenbelt, MD 20770
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Doctors Community Hospital

Lanham, MD

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

Medstar Washington Hospital Center

Washington, DC

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2020)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award™ (2020)
  • Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)

UM Prince George's Hospital Center

Cheverly, MD

47% Patient experience rating, 22% lower than the national average