Dr. Leighton Forrester, MD

Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
(17)
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Dr. Leighton Forrester, MD
Dr. Leighton Forrester, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Greenbelt, MD. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Forrester is affiliated with Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Doctors Community Hospital and Prince George's Hospital Center.

7500 Hanover Pkwy Ste 204

Greenbelt, MD 20770

Contact Information

(301) 345-7878

Dr. Leighton Forrester, MD

Dr. Leighton Forrester, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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Chest Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Hypertension
very high
more than 94% of peers
Hyperlipidemia
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Specialties

  • Cardiology
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • 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 Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maryland.

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

  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Wash Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Wash Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Wash Hospital Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Forrester has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Forrester's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Forrester to family and friends
5.0
based on 17 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Forrester's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Bowie, MD |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Forrester accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan 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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Hospitals where Dr. Forrester has admitting privileges

Doctors Community Hospital
8118 Good Luck Rd
Lanham, MD 20706
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Prince George's Hospital Center
3001 Hospital Dr
Cheverly, MD 20785
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Medstar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving St NW
Washington, DC 20010
View Hospital Profile

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