Dr. Peter Pelikan, MD

Dr. Peter Pelikan, MD

Interventional Cardiology  |  
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Age 67
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Dr. Peter Pelikan, MD is an interventional cardiology specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1979 and specializes in interventional cardiology, cardiology, and more.Read his story

2001 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 280w

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Contact Information

(310) 829-7678

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
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Dr. Pelikan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
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National (BlueCard) PPO
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Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
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USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Kaiser Permanente
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Simplifi
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Background Check

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Pelikan

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Pelikan treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Pelikan treats other conditions, please contact the office at (310) 829-7678.

Interventional Cardiology

Interventional cardiologists specialize in catheter-based treatment of heart diseases through procedures such as cardiac catheterization, impella devices, and stent placement.Compare with other Interventional Cardiology specialists.

Typically treats 54% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pelikan performs Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography) more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Pelikan performs this procedure more than 90% of their peers

Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pelikan performs Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent more than 54% of their peers

Dr. Pelikan performs this procedure more than 54% of their peers

Peripheral Artery Catheterization
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pelikan performs Peripheral Artery Catheterization more than 20% of their peers

Dr. Pelikan performs this procedure more than 20% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 77% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Mitral Valve Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pelikan treats Mitral Valve Disease more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Pelikan treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Atrial Fibrillation
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pelikan treats Atrial Fibrillation more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Pelikan treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

Aortic Valve Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pelikan treats Aortic Valve Disease more than 73% of their peers

Dr. Pelikan treats this condition more than 73% of their peers

Check Dr. Pelikan's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Pelikan's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Murmur
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

About Me

Listening to the patient is not only the first step, but the most important foundation for the development of a care plan specifically designed to provide maximum benefit and minimum risk. Each patient is different, and deserves and individualized approach. 

Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Invasive Cardiology

Board Certifications

Education

1985
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1982
Harbor Ucla Med Center
Residency Hospital
1980
Los Angeles County Harbor - UCLA Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1979
Harvard Medical School
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Dr. Pelikan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pelikan

4.9

Based on 80 ratings

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Doctor Pelikan has been my Cardiologist for the last year. While I have known him for some time I saw him professionally a year ago when I experienced a cardio incident. He is highly skilled and capable. Additionally he is kind and caring. I recommend him highly.
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Dominic Ornato – Jan 08, 2020
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Harvard's God gift to medicine Self-verified patient of Dr. Peter C Pelikan - Posted on August 31st, 2019 Dr. Pelikan sat by my parents and admitted to not reading to charts correctly, and then tried to strong-arm my parent into immediately undergoing surgery that is a handsome profit-center and no doubt his good reason for practice, to profitably enhance his bottom-line; no doubt, he has generated a lucrative and successful living, but when he said he was Harvard-trained and that deserved attention, I could see through the poor sales-technique of his abilities. The fact is, he should not have admitted to reading poorly the results, not reading them correctly, and accurately, while at the same time strong-arming a patient to commit to surgery with him. He is intolerant and egotistical, highly-suspect. From a person trained at the Ivy-leagues, I have met many of his ilk, who hides behind his accolades and name-dropping of schools, to force patients to commit to unecessary surgeries, t
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  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 27, 2019
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I see he has all five-star reviews. I wonder if those five-star reviews were written by real patients or by his family and/or friends. I found him it be arrogant and lacking the ability to communicate without condescension. He was quite rude when I saw him. Never again will I waste my time. Now you have read a review from a real patient.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Oct 18, 2019
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This fine Dr. saved my life early one Sunday morning. You are in great hands with this physician! Randy Lubas
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Apr 08, 2019
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Absolutely the finest interventional Cardiologist I’ve ever met. I’ve struggled with congestive heart failure for more than 17 years. Last year my Cardiologist diagnosed me with a Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) of my Left Anterior Descending (LAD) artery. Dr. Pelican led a team of Cardiologists and successfully cleared and stented the aforemented artery. Dr. Perlikan is beyond a consummate tCardiologist and has a perfect personality for reassuring patients. Thank you, Dr. Pelican. Todd Citron
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Todd Citron in Carlsbad, CA – Jan 10, 2019
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Amazing Dr. He saved my life...Iwill be forever grateful for him and his staff........Especially Anita
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Kathleen kenny in Pacific palisades – Dec 20, 2018
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I met Dr. Pelikan several years ago when I was admitted through the emergency room, of St. John's Hospital, for a a potential cardiac episode. He has been my doctor ever since. He offers clear and patient explanations for all medical testing and procedures. My yearly check up with Dr. Pelikan keeps me focused on good cardiac health. I highly recommend Dr. Pelikan and Pacific Heart Institute.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Susan in Mar Vista, CA – Jun 12, 2018
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Dr Pelikan has been taking care of my heart for about 5 years now. He is thorough, careful, knowledgeable and caring. He's also been the cardiologist for my mom, husband (himself a physician) and best friend so accompanying them to appointments I have seen him a lot. He's the guy you want if you need any intervention like an angiogram. Can't recommend him highly enough as a cardiologist you can trust.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Brentwood (Los Angeles) CA – May 18, 2018
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Dr Pelikan saved my life . In fact he saw me in the middle of the night in the emergency room.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Mark Herman in Los Angeles Ca, – Apr 04, 2018
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My Doctor for years. He won't give you runaround, alwayswill tell you like it is. Couldn't ask for better. Have nothing but good things to say about him. deinitely would recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Mar 29, 2018
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Great care and skills
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Jan 19, 2018
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Dr. Pelikan has been my cardiologist for several years and is very thorough, caring and dedicated to his patients and his profession.
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D.E in Los Angeles, CA – Dec 07, 2017
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Dr. Pelikan is the best. Wonderful staff. Very thorough.
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Andy Hill in Los Angeles, CA – Nov 14, 2017
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I was very satisfied with doctor Pelicans' knowledge and attention to my medical problem. Thank you doctor!
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Lidya Lipkin in Los Angeles, CA – Nov 08, 2017
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Dr. Pelikan has been my cardiologist for a number of years. I have complete confidence in his ability and that of the staff at Pacific Heart Institute.
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Los Angeles, CA – Oct 10, 2017
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Dr Pelikan is very, very thorough when looking after your cardiac health. I have had a number of angioplasties with him and he always gets the blockage out and the stent in. He also does all this through the wrist which makes recovery much quicker than using the groin. If you get an early morning appointment for your angioplasty, you most likely will go home late that afternoon if your wrist has healed appropriately.
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Los Angeles, CA – Sep 27, 2017
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Peter Pelikan is an extraordinary physician who has literally been a lifesaver! If you're fortunate enough to be one of his patients already, then you know this. If you are looking for a cardiologist on the West Side, you could do no better. I give him the highest possible rating!
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Huntington Beach, CA – Aug 31, 2017
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I have been seeing Dr Pelikan for many years and I wouldn't trust my heart to anyone else. He is so knowledgeable about my needs I trust him completely When I go to see him I never have to wait. He is prepared when I walk in with all the info on my condition and up to date on my needs. His staff is exceptional and always treat me like I'm the only person there. Some of them have been there for 20years or more When my wife was told to see a cartialogist I sent here to Dr Pelikan. Nobody else!
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Thom Panunzio in Malibu Ca – Aug 24, 2017
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I've been a patient of Dr. Pelican's for more than three years and I am completely satisfied with him as my primary cardiologist. He is a kind and caring man and easy to talk to. The staff in his office are polite and friendly and I never have to wait past my appointment time. I highly recommend him.
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Kathleen in Los Angeles, Ca. – Aug 21, 2017
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I have been seeing Dr. Pelikan since I moved to California 5 years ago, for annual stress tests following bypass surgery 19 years ago. Two years ago, after a routine test showed some blockage, he inserted stents and I have not had any problems since then. I feel that he is an extremely competent and caring physician, who listens and explains everything well,. and I have complete trust in his medical decisions. His office staff is professional, courteous and helpful.
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Lloyd in Long Beach, CA – Aug 17, 2017
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Locations

Pacific Heart Institute

Pacific Heart Institute2001 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 280w Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Good Samaritan Hospital

Los Angeles, CA

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

Providence Saint John's Health Center

Santa Monica, CA

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

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