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Dr. Pankaj Lal, MD

Cardiology ·  Male · Age 60

Dr. Lal

Dr. Pankaj Lal, MD is a cardiology specialist in Gaithersburg, MD and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University in 1980 and specializes in cardiology.


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(301) 569-7135

Dr. Lal accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Coventry Health Care of Delaware
Coventry Health Care of Delaware HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

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Dr. Lal's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Heart Murmur
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lal treats Heart Murmur more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lal treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lal treats Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lal treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Angina
  • Ludwig's Angina
  • Unstable Angina
Cardiovascular Stress Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lal performs Cardiovascular Stress Test more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Lal performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Lal's conditions and procedures:

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electrocardiogram
  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Doppler
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Echocardiography
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

Caring for your heart from our heart

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1990
Mt Sinai Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Laguardia Hospital
Residency Hospital
1987
Englewood Hospital And Med Center
Residency Hospital
1980
Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University
Medical School
1990
1988
1987
1980

Languages

  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Lal's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lal

4.7

Based on 37 reviews

5 Stars
91.89189189189189%
(34)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
2.7027027027027026%
(1)
1 Star
5.405405405405405%
(2)

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Extremely cordial and efficient service. Scheduling is a breeze and it is very easy to communicate with Dr. Lal. He is very thorough and very informative. The staff are also top notch and are great at what they do.
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Took my stress, treadmill and echo test on a perfectly healthy heart based on nothing. Nothing came out and the tests done were totally unnecessary. I ended up paying a hefty bill. The one star is for ripping you off even if you are perfectly healthy and paying for expensive tests. Please beware and i hope this review make you think twice before going to him.
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Dr. Lal was a pleasant surprise in this day and age of impersonal medicine. He was very proactive, and very encouraging. I would go to him anyday without a moment's doubt.
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Dr. Lal serves with the heart of Heavenly substance. He is kind, humble and a great listener. He has a most impeccable bedside manner and is always willing to comfort those who are not in the best of health. He thinks of the whole person and puts himself in their place. He and his staff are so welcoming and Dr. Lal makes you feel as though his practice is his home. He never overwhelms an already challenging situation with medical promises or unethical behavior. He is just THE BEST...and MY HERO!
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honest, professional and truly friendly make me feel like a family
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