Dr. Michele Penkala, MD

Dr. Michele Penkala, MD

Cardiology | Female | 52 years old

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Dr. Penkala's Reviews

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4.3
based on 11 total surveys (2 with reviews)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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In addition to Dr. Penkala's excellent credentials is her thoughtful approach to patients. Dr. Penkala actively listens and treats me with respect. I always come away with a better understanding of what's going on with my heart health and feel confident about Dr. Penkala's guidance and direction.
Doctor did not listen to my concerns about high blood pressure, and high heart rate over pased 2 years. Dismissed me with anxiety disorder. Would not even let me tell her my blood preasure readings or heart rate readings off my blood pressure monitor to her. Said she has no concerns with my heart. Mt heart is normal. Hmmm wouldnt it be wise to go over blood pressure or heart rate readings with patient????? Doctor deserves zero stars.
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Dr. Penkala's Care Philosophy

Care for patients as you would like your family treated.

Dr. Penkala's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Cardiology
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • 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
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • 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
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    Stanford University Hospital

    Completed in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    Stanford University Hospital

    Completed in 1994

  • Fellowship Hospital
    California Pacific Medical Center

    Completed in 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Professional Affiliations

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Specialties

  • Cardiology

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Thoracentesis
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)

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