Dr. Nathan Laufer, MD

Dr. Nathan Laufer, MD

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Nuclear Cardiology  |  
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64 y/o
(17)

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Dr. Nathan Laufer, MD is a nuclear cardiology specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from McGill University in 1977 and specializes in nuclear cardiology, interventional cardiology, and more.

Heart and Vascular Center of Arizona

1331 N 7th St Ste 375

Phoenix, AZ 85006
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Accepted insurance

  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.
  • Aetna
  • Allstate
  • Ameriben
  • American Family Insurance
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Banner Physician Hospital Organization (BPHO)

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Top Care Areas

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Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
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more than 99% of peers
Cardiovascular Stress Test
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more than 99% of peers
Heart Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Laufer "We provide comprehensive care including prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of coronary, vascular, and carotid disease, as well as arrhythmias, and women's cardiology"
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Specialties

  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Adult Cardiology
  • Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiology Research
  • Cardiovascular Nuclear Radiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Geriatric Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Invasive Cardiology
  • Non-Invasive Cardiology
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Board Certifications

  • 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 Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Heart Beat
  • Accelerated Hypertension
  • Achalasia
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrial Tachyarrhythmia With Short PR Interval
  • Autoimmune Atherosclerosis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Sources of Embolism
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomegaly - Bronchitis - Emphysema Syndrome
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy 1, Familial Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy Due to Anthracyclines
  • Cardiomyopathy, Alcoholic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated With Conduction Defect
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated With Conduction Defect Type 1
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated With Conduction Defect Type 2
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated, Idiopathic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Familial Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Takotsubo
  • Cardiopulmonary Conditions
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Carotid Bruit
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Claudication
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Congestive Heart Failure, Left-Sided
  • Congestive Heart Failure, Right-Sided
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Embolism
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • Exertional Hypertension
  • False Aneurysm
  • Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Familial Hypertension
  • Femoral Aneurysm
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • High Cholesterol
  • High-Risk Hypertension
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Dominant
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Recessive
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension in Pheochromocytoma
  • Hypertension, Alcohol-Induced
  • Hypertension, Bilateral Renal Artery Stenosis-Induced
  • Hypertension, Coarctation of the Aorta-Induced
  • Hypertension, Kidney Disease-Induced
  • Hypertension, Nasal Decongestant-Induced
  • Hypertension, Stress-Induced
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Isolated Systolic Hypertension
  • Labile Hypertension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Multifocal Premature Beats
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Primary Hypertension
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Symptoms, Heart
  • Syncope
  • Syncope, Familial Neurocardiogenic
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Atresia
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
  • Unstable Angina
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Hypertension
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • White Coat Hypertension

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • McGill University / Faculty of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • McGill University
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University of Toronto Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • University of Michigan Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Good Samaritan Hospital, Coronary Care Unit Director
    Other Education | Completed 1992
  • Good Samaritan Hospital, Interventional Fellowship Director
    Other Education | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Leading Physicians of the World, 2010
  • Listed in Marquis Who's who in Science and Engineering, 1998-2012
  • Listed in Phoenix Super Doctors, AZ Magazine, 2012
  • Who's Who in the World, 1998-2011
  • McGill University Scholarships, 1971-76
  • Listed in Marquis Who's Who in the World, 1998-2012
  • Top Doc Award - Phoenix Magazine, 95-2010
  • Listed in Marquis Who's who in America, 1998-2012
  • National Leadership Award, Wings of Memory, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2008
  • LIsted in Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 1997-2012
  • Listed in Phoenix Business Journal Survey of Most Influential in Health Care, 1997
  • Teacher of the Year, 1987
  • Whos Who in America, 98-2010
  • Best Docs in America, 2007-10
  • Best Doctors in Arizona Business Magazine's Ranking, 2011-2012
Media & Publications
  • Percutaneous Revascularization of an Aorto-Iliac Occlusion,
  • A Novel Approach to the Treatment of Recurrent Non-atherosclerotic Carotid Stenosis in a Patient with Takayasu Arteritis,
  • The Prognostic Importance of Isolated P-Wave Abnormalities.,
  • Femoral Nerve Palsy Following Cardiac Catheterization Unrelated to Compression Neuropathy,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Laufer does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Laufer and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Laufer is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Laufer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Laufer to family and friends
4.0
based on 17 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Laufer's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr Laufer is the best
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This man is the GREATEST.....
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My mom is 96 years young and Dr. Laufer has been taking excellent care of her for many years. He save my mom's life when he stented her widow maker artery in her heart. If you need an excellent cardiologist I would highly recommend Dr. Laufer...
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I was having some obvious issues yet the tests were not showing them. Dr Laufer paid attention, close attention! Did and angioplasty to see what was wrong, found it and fixed it...but after a few weeks I knew there was still an issue... again, tests and paying attention, and got me back in and...more
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