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Dr. Michele Penkala, MD

Cardiology ·  Female · Age 55

  12 Reviews
Dr. Penkala

Mercy Medical Group

3941 J St Ste 260 Sacramento, CA 95819

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(916) 736-2323


Dr. Michele Penkala, MD is a cardiology specialist in Sacramento, CA and has been practicing for 25 years. She graduated from Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University in 1991 and specializes in cardiology.


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  • Explains conditions well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Hospital satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals
  • Practices at top hospital Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Penkala accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Capp Care PPO
Benefit Management
Blue Cross Blue Shield
BPS Healthcare
BPS Healthcare PPO
Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
CorVel
Coventry Health Care
Health Net
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
Joint Benefit Trust
Joint Benefit Trust PPO
Managed Care Administrators, Inc.
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Networks By Design
Networks By Design PPO
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care PPO
Pacific Health Alliance
PHCS
PHCS Par-Multi Plan PPO
Private HealthCare Systems
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare
Secure Horizons
United Healthcare
Western Health Advantage

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
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. Penkala's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chest Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Penkala treats Chest Pain more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Penkala treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Hyperlipidemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Penkala treats Hyperlipidemia more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Penkala treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypercholesterolemia Due to Arg3500 Mutation of Apo B-100
  • Hypercholesterolemia Due to LDL Receptor Deficiency
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Dominant
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Recessive
Hypertension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Penkala treats Hypertension more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Penkala treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Accelerated Hypertension
  • Dexamethasone Sensitive Hypertension
  • Exertional Hypertension
  • Familial Hypertension
  • High-Risk Hypertension
  • Hypertension in Pheochromocytoma
  • Hypertension, Adrenal Gland-Induced
  • Hypertension, Alcohol-Induced
  • Hypertension, Bilateral Renal Artery Stenosis-Induced
  • Hypertension, Coarctation of the Aorta-Induced
  • Hypertension, Conn Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Corticosteroid-Induced
  • Hypertension, Cushing's Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Environment-Induced
  • Hypertension, Hyperaldosteronism-Induced
  • Hypertension, Kidney Disease-Induced
  • Hypertension, Nasal Decongestant-Induced
  • Hypertension, Renal Segmental Hypoplasia-Induced
  • Hypertension, Stress-Induced
  • Hypertensive Hypokalemia Familial
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Isolated Systolic Hypertension
  • Labile Hypertension
  • Neurogenic Hypertension
  • Pediatric Hypertension
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Primary Hypertension
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Dexfenfluramine-Induced
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Familial
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Fenfluramine-Induced
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypoxic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Venous Hypertension
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • White Coat Hypertension

Dr. Penkala's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Penkala

4.0

Based on 12 reviews

5 Stars
75%
(9)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What People Say About Dr. Michele Penkala, MD
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I have no doubt that my heart is in the best of hands with Dr. Penkala. She has been a member of my "care team" for the past 2.5 years and I couldn't be happier. In addition to her professional knowledge and experience, she is truly interested in my overall well-being and always listens intently to what I have to say. Dr. Penkala is always patient and thoughtful, not rushing to conclusions with me. I appreciate her as my cardiologist and consider myself to be lucky to be in her care!
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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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About Me

Care Philosophy

Care for patients as you would like your family treated.

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

Education

Calif Pacific Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Stanford University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1992
Stanford University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1991
Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
Medical School
1994
1992
1991

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74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2018)

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average