Dr. Michael Farrar, MD is a cardiology specialist in North Kansas City, MO and has been practicing for 40 years. He specializes in cardiology, cardiovascular & metabolic diseases, and more.


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Dr. Farrar's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farrar treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Farrar treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farrar treats Heart Disease more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Farrar treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Hypotension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farrar treats Hypotension more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Farrar treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Chronic Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Orthostatic Hypotension

Dr. Farrar's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • 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
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

About Me

Dr. Farrar has a special interest in atrial fibrillation, hypertension, syncope, transesophageal echocardiography and valvular heart disease.

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases
  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

University Hospital
Residency Hospital
University Of Cincinnati Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1979
UNIV OF MO-KANSAS CITY SCH OF MED
Medical School
1979

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Dr. Farrar has twice received the Physician's Recognition Award from the American Medical Association, .
  • He also was an Eagle Scout and achieved Shaman with the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, .
  • He graduated from the University of Missouri with distinction., .

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Cardiovascular, Committee Member
  • Chairman Chest Pain Center, Member
  • Continuing Medical Education Committee, Director
  • Medical director, Director
  • Noninvasive Arterial Vascular Laboratory, Chair
  • Noninvasive Cardiovascular Laboratory, Co-Director

Dr. Farrar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Farrar

4.6

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I have worked with Dr. Farrar through construction projects so have known him for decades and eventually need his services. He is very compassionate, extremely knowledgeable, and can put you at ease in the worst of times by explaining the situation in a clear and caring way. My care under his My step-mother was having issues with her heart and her cardiologists. I had her see Dr. Farrar and within two months after seeing her and changing her medications she was back to her active self and well.
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Excellent doctor. Excellent care. Excellent doctor's office experience.
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First met Dr Farrar after admission to hospital from ER. He delivered what could have been terrifying news, I needed open heart surgery ASAP, with empathy and concern for me and my family. He answered all questions and worries in a manner that gave us confidence in our decision to have the surgery there at NKCH in the next 48 hours.
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