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Dr. Paul O'Brien, MD

Cardiology ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. O'Brien

Cardiology Specialists of Virginia

4660 Kenmore Ave Ste 800 Alexandria, VA 22304

Accepting new patients

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(703) 751-6668


Dr. Paul O'Brien, MD is a cardiology specialist in Alexandria, VA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in cardiology.


At a glance

  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Hospital satisfaction . Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals
  • Practices at top hospital . America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ See hospitals

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(703) 751-6668

Dr. O'Brien accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. O'Brien's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. O'Brien treats Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload more than 98% of his peers

Dr. O'Brien treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Cardiovascular Stress Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. O'Brien performs Cardiovascular Stress Test more than 95% of his peers

Dr. O'Brien performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. O'Brien treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. O'Brien treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2

Dr. O'Brien's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • 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 Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Dr. O'Brien's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. O'Brien

4.6

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
85.71428571428571%
(12)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
7.142857142857143%
(1)

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What People Say About Dr. Paul O'Brien, MD
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My husband and I are both patients of Dr. O'Brien. My husband became his patient first, and, through him, I also became a patient. Dr. O'Brien has given us good care, has shown compassion, and is always on top of things. We're forever grateful.
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Will never return back to the office again.dr put in a heart link in me wrong under the supervision of my other heart dr watching. I am not a guinea pig.had to go back and get it taken out.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Paul O'Brien, MD is a cardiology specialist in Alexandria, VA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in cardiology.

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

National Naval Medical Center 1992-1995
Fellowship Hospital
1995
John Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1989
University Of North Carolina Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1987
North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Internal Medicine
Internship Hospital
1986
Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1995
1989
1987
1986

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. O'Brien treats patients.

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Inova Fairfax Hospital

Falls Church, VA

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

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

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

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