Dr. Michele Penkala, MD

Cardiology •  Female • Age 56
Dr. Penkala
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Mercy Medical Group

3941 J St Sacramento, CA 95819

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(916) 736-2323

Dr. Michele Penkala, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Sacramento, CA and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Penkala has more experience with Cardiac Care and Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University medical school in 1991. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mercy General Hospital and Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Penkala to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Penkala

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Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Dr. Penkala typically treats 76% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

Heart Disease
Cardiovascular Stress Test
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Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Dr. Penkala typically treats 56% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Heart Murmur
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
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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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Dr. Penkala accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Capp Care PPO
Benefit Management
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Select Plus HMO
BPS Healthcare
BPS Healthcare PPO
Cigna HMO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Coventry Health Care
Health Net
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
Joint Benefit Trust
Joint Benefit Trust PPO
Managed Care Administrators, Inc.
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 Par-Multi Plan PPO
Private HealthCare Systems
Secure Horizons
United Healthcare
Western Health Advantage

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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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Care Philosophy

Care for patients as you would like your family treated.


  • Cardiology

Board Certifications


Calif Pacific Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
Stanford U Hosp
Residency Hospital
Stanford U Hosp
Internship Hospital
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Medical School


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Mercy Medical Group

Mercy Medical Plaza- Cardiology3941 J St Sacramento, CA 95819

Affiliated Hospitals

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Mercy General Hospital

Sacramento, CA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ (2021)

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital

Auburn, CA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

UC Davis Medical Center

Sacramento, CA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)