Dr. Leighton Forrester, MD

Dr. Leighton Forrester, MD

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Dr. Leighton Forrester, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Cheverly, MD. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as UM Capital Regional Health and Doctors Community Hospital. 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.

Locations

UM Capital Region Medical Group

New Patient?
(301) 786-5761
UM Capital Region Medical Group3001 Hospital Dr Cheverly, MD 20785
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ See hospitals

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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Linda Ward – Sep 10, 2019
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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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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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Tracie in Bowie, MD – Jan 03, 2017
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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. Forrester's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chest Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Forrester treats Chest Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Forrester treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Electrocardiogram (EKG)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Forrester performs Electrocardiogram (EKG) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Forrester performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Heart Palpitations
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Forrester treats Heart Palpitations more than 97% of his peers

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

Dr. Forrester's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease

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(301) 786-5761

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
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

About Me

Biography

Dr. Leighton Forrester, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Cheverly, MD. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as UM Capital Regional Health and...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

Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Leighton Forrester, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (301) 786-5761.

Does Dr. Leighton Forrester, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Forrester has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Leighton Forrester, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Leighton Forrester, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Forrester frequently treats Chest Pain, Electrocardiogram (EKG), and Heart Palpitations. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Forrester treats.

Where is Dr. Leighton Forrester, MD's office located?

Dr. Forrester's office is located at 3001 Hospital Dr, Cheverly, MD 20785. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Leighton Forrester, MD speak?

Dr. Forrester speaks French and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Forrester is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

UM Capital Regional Health

Cheverly, MD

42% Patient Experience Rating, 27% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Doctors Community Hospital

Lanham, MD

58% Patient Experience Rating, 11% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Medstar Washington Hospital Center

Washington, DC

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2022)