Dr. Michele Penkala, MD

Dr. Michele Penkala, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 53
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Dr. Michele Penkala, MD is a cardiology specialist in Sacramento, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in 1991 and specializes in cardiology.

3941 J St Ste 260

Sacramento, CA 95819

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benefit Management
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • BPS Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Penkala performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chest Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Heart Palpitations
very high
more than 93% of peers
Heart Disease
very high
more than 90% of peers

Dr. Penkala's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Penkala "Care for patients as you would like your family treated."

1  Specialties

  • Cardiology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Penkala does not have any board certifications listed.

49  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
  • Benign Tumor
  • 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 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
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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16  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Stanford University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Stanford University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • California Pacific Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Penkala has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Penkala has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Penkala's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Penkala to family and friends
12 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Penkala'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 (2)

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.
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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....more
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