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Dr. Rama Garimella, MD

Cardiology ·  Female · Age 53

Dr. Garimella

Dr. Rama Garimella, MD is a cardiology specialist in Cary, NC and has been practicing for 21 years. She graduated from University of Health Sciences / Rangaraya Medical College in 1988 and specializes in cardiology and internal medicine.


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Dr. Garimella accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Options PPO
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Choice Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedCost
MedCost PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
POMCO Group
Thrivent Financial
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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. Garimella's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garimella treats Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Garimella treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Chest Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garimella treats Chest Pain more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Garimella treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Hypertension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garimella treats Hypertension more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Garimella treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Accelerated Hypertension
  • Dexamethasone Sensitive Hypertension
  • Exertional Hypertension
  • Familial Hypertension
  • High-Risk Hypertension
  • Hypertension in Pheochromocytoma
  • Hypertension, Adrenal Gland-Induced
  • Hypertension, Alcohol-Induced
  • Hypertension, Bilateral Renal Artery Stenosis-Induced
  • Hypertension, Coarctation of the Aorta-Induced
  • Hypertension, Conn Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Corticosteroid-Induced
  • Hypertension, Cushing's Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Environment-Induced
  • Hypertension, Hyperaldosteronism-Induced
  • Hypertension, Kidney Disease-Induced
  • Hypertension, Nasal Decongestant-Induced
  • Hypertension, Renal Segmental Hypoplasia-Induced
  • Hypertension, Stress-Induced
  • Hypertensive Hypokalemia Familial
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Isolated Systolic Hypertension
  • Labile Hypertension
  • Neurogenic Hypertension
  • Pediatric Hypertension
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Primary Hypertension
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Dexfenfluramine-Induced
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Familial
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Fenfluramine-Induced
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypoxic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Venous Hypertension
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • White Coat Hypertension

Dr. Garimella's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Angiography
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • 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 Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

About Me

Care Philosophy

As a cardiologist I beleive in Preventive and evidence based care. I want to make sure patients feel informed and comfortable.I believe in minimizing unneeded interventions and maximizing self reliance on good diet and exercise to achieve the best po...

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1998
Wayne State Univerity
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Umdnj-Rw Johnson Med Sch
Residency Hospital
1992
Umdnj-Rw Johnson Med Sch
Internship Hospital
1988
University of Health Sciences / Rangaraya Medical College
Medical School
1988
Medical School
Undergraduate School
1998
1995
1992
1988
1988

Languages

  • Telugu
  • English

Awards

Dr. Garimella's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Garimella

4.7

Based on 50 reviews

5 Stars
90%
(45)
4 Stars
2%
(1)
3 Stars
2%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
6%
(3)

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Dr. Garimella is an excellent doctor. She took care of my 100 year old mother and now she is taking care of me. I would highly recommend her to anyone. She takes time to listen to your concerns, and makes you feel comfortable. Cares about you as a person and a patient. Very knowledgeable Awesome doctor. If I could I would give her 10 stars .
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Great doctor. I am very satisfied.
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Dr Garimella has been my cardiologist for 11 years and I have nothing but praise and the utmost respect to offer her. She is always extremely approachable and does listen to all concerns... I recommend her to everyone . Having been a Registered nurse for 50 years and having a complex cardiac condition I feel qualified to pass on my experience with her.
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My husband, brother and I are her patients. She explains everything so that you completely understand your treatment and options. She is very thorough and caring. I would highly recommend her!
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I would very much recommend her
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Simply the best!
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I called on late night hotline with terrible symptoms after taking new medication. . She was rude uncaring unprofessional.
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She was through and i knowledgeable. I felt safe trusting her with my dad who had Alzheimer's. She was on top of all his needs. I know many cardiologist in the area....I would choose her every time
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One word. Rude.
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