Dr. Nassir Azimi, MD

Dr. Nassir Azimi, MD

Interventional Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 47
(20)
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Dr. Nassir Azimi, MD is an interventional cardiology doctor who practices in La Mesa, CA. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 13 years.Read his story

5565 Grossmont Center Dr Ste 455

La Mesa, CA 91942

Contact Information

(619) 462-9353

Insurance Accepted

  • Access Care
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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more than 99% of peers
Vascular Disease
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more than 99% of peers
Hypertension
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more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Azimi's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Azimi "Dr. Azimi is a well respected interventional cardiologist with expertise in angioplasty, stents, peripheral angiograms and stenting, as well as structural heart interventions. He is involved in Transcatheter Aortic Valve replacements. He is awared national STEMI champion award by Sharp Healthcare for his outcomes involving heart attacks to be the best in the country. He has been recognized as San Diego's Top Interventional Cardiologists by San Diego Magazine 2013,2014,2016 and also by Castle Connoly for 2013, 2014, 2015,2016, and 2017. He is a former chief of biomedical ethics (6 years), former chief of Medicine and current chief of Endovascular Medicine as well as Vice Chief of Cardiology at SGH. He is on the board of directors of the California ACC where he serves as chair of the public relations committee. He is on Editorial Review Board for multiple medical journals."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Azimi "Ethical care of patients, treating each patient as mine own family is my core professional value. I treat the person and not any one organ system."
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Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Vascular & Interventional Radiology
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect 1 (ASD 1)
  • Atrial Septal Defect 2 (ASD 2)
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency

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Procedures

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electrocardiogram
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • 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
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Echocardiography
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Procedure
  • Endovascular Stent Grafting
  • Heart Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • PFO Repair
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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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

  • Columbia College, Columbia University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Dartmouth College
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of Colorado Hospital Authority
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Of Colorado Hospital Authority
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Yale University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Yale University
    Other Education | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Mertens Huber Scholar, 1997-1998
  • Outstanding Research, 1996
Media & Publications
  • Cardiac Risk, 2008
  • Energy Drinks and their effects, 2006
  • Sharp Health Care, 2009
  • Holiday Heart Syndrome, 2007
  • Sharp Experience, 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afghani
  • Farsi
  • Pushto
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Azimi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Azimi to family and friends
4.8
based on 20 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

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Dr. Azimi'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
Dr. Azimi Says:

I am grateful to god on a daily basis for the privilege of being able to serve the needs of patients who entrust their care to me.  I try my best to treat each patient as if they're mine own family members.


Patient Comments (2)

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Doctor Azimi saved my live on December 9th 2017 La Mesa CA. I am 57 yrs old and very lucky to be alive and its all due to Doctor Azimi. I can't thank him enough, I had a massive heart attack and Doctor Azimi saved me from 100% blockage in the widow maker (2 stents) which very unlikely for a...more
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We cant give enough praise & gratitude to Dr. Azimi .While performing an out patient test & procedure looking for Blockages in my husbands heart , he found one & immediately not only repaired it with a stint, but acting on a hunch [Quote by Dr Azimi ] he decided to do a Cat Scan on my husbands...more
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Thank you kindly. I did what I have been trained to do. I find immense gratification in being able to serve the needs of my patients. The good feeling that I get from helping people is a reward in itself.
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Dr. Azimi accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Access Care
    Access Care II PPO
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
    Accountable Health Plans of America PPO
  • Aetna
    Aetna PPO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
  • Molina Healthcare
    Molina
    Molina HMO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • ODS Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Azimi has admitting privileges

Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
4077 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
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Sharp Grossmont Hospital
5555 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa, CA 91942
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Sharp Memorial Hospital
7901 Frost St
San Diego, CA 92123
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