Dr. Rama Garimella, MD

CardiologyFemaleAge 56

Dr. Rama Garimella, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Cary, NC and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University of Health Sciences / Rangaraya Medical College medical school in 1988. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Rex Hospital and Wakemed Cary Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Garimella to book an appointment.

Dr. Garimella

Cary Cardiology

300 Keisler Dr Ste 204 Cary, NC 27518

Healthgrades Provider Compare™

Quickly compare more Cardiology Specialists in your area

Hospital Highlight

Affiliated with Rex Hospital Raleigh, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for cardiology.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ See hospitals
  • Hospital Satisfaction
    Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

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
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

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

Dr. Garimella's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hyperlipidemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garimella treats Hyperlipidemia more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Garimella treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypercholesterolemia Due to Arg3500 Mutation of Apo B-100
  • Hypercholesterolemia Due to LDL Receptor Deficiency
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Dominant
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Recessive
Hide other areas of care
Chest Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garimella treats Chest Pain more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Garimella treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Heart Palpitations
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garimella treats Heart Palpitations more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Garimella treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Garimella's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Angiography
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • 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
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Garimella accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(919) 233-0059

Dr. Garimella accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Options PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
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
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
POMCO Group
Thrivent Financial
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
USI Affinity

Dr. Garimella's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Garimella

4.7

Based on 51 ratings

5 Stars
90.19607843137256%
(46)
4 Stars
1.9607843137254901%
(1)
3 Stars
1.9607843137254901%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
5.882352941176471%
(3)
healthgrades logo

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Garimella
(Select your rating)
What went well
No reviews yet
What could be improved
No reviews yet

Your trust is our top concern.

We strive to keep the reviews trustworthy, honest & fair.

We monitor all reviews to ensure they comply with our guidelines and don’t include personal information, profanity, libel, defamation, harassment, obscenity or fraud.

All reviews are confirmed and audited before publication, and community members have the ability to flag inappropriate content for further review by our team.

Doctors can not pay for good reviews, nor can they pay to have negative reviews removed.

Any reviews that are deemed fraudulent or violate our guidelines will be removed immediately.

RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
Excellent
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Fuquay varina, NC – Feb 11, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Rama Garimella, MD?
Reply
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 .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
Helpful
Venita Featherstone in Garner, NC – Nov 08, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Rama Garimella, MD?
Reply
Great doctor. I am very satisfied.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
cary, NC – Oct 04, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Rama Garimella, MD?
Reply
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
Helpful
Diane West in Holly Springs – Feb 02, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Rama Garimella, MD?
Reply
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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
Cary, NC – Jan 04, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Rama Garimella, MD?
Reply
I would very much recommend her
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
Judy hannah in Angier, NC – May 04, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Rama Garimella, MD?
Reply
Simply the best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
David Burdine in Holly Springs, NC – Apr 21, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Rama Garimella, MD?
Reply
I called on late night hotline with terrible symptoms after taking new medication. . She was rude uncaring unprofessional.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
Helpful
Apr 20, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Rama Garimella, MD?
Reply
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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
Helpful
Gary phillips/ Donna Diaz in Cary – Feb 13, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Rama Garimella, MD?
Reply
One word. Rude.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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
10 people found this helpful
Helpful
Dec 28, 2015
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Rama Garimella, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Garimella?

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...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Education

1998
Wayne State Univerity
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Umdnj-Rw Johnson Med Sch
Residency Hospital
1993
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1988
University of Health Sciences / Rangaraya Medical College
Medical School
1988
Medical School
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Telugu

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Rama Garimella, MD accept my insurance?

Use the Healthgrades insurance check to verify if Dr. Garimella accepts your insurance.

What are Dr. Rama Garimella, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Garimella frequently treats Hyperlipidemia, Chest Pain, and Heart Palpitations. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Garimella treats.

Where is Dr. Rama Garimella, MD's office located?

Dr. Garimella's office is located at 300 Keisler Dr Ste 204, Cary, NC 27518. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Rama Garimella, MD speak?

Dr. Garimella speaks Telugu and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Rama Garimella, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Garimella has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Rama Garimella, MD?

Find contact information here to make an appointment.

Locations

Cary Cardiology

Cary Cardiology300 Keisler Dr Ste 204 Cary, NC 27518
1
  • Call
  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:45pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:45pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:45pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:45pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:45pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Cary Cardiology145 Tilghman Dr Ste 100 Dunn, NC 28334
2
  • Call
  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:45pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:45pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:45pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:45pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:45pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Cary Cardiology400 Attain St Ste 101 Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
3
  • Call
  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:45pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:45pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:45pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:45pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:45pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Garimella is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Rex Hospital

Raleigh, NC

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

Wakemed Cary Hospital

Cary, NC

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

WakeMed Raleigh Campus

Raleigh, NC

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)