Dr. Richard Ammar Jr, MD

Interventional Cardiology •  Male • Age 55
  
Dr. Ammar Jr
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

HeartPlace

1105 Central Expy N Ste 2330 Allen, TX 75013

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(972) 649-6511

Dr. Richard Ammar Jr, MD is a Interventional Cardiology Specialist in Allen, TX and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ammar Jr has more experience with Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders, Cardiac Care, and Interventional Cardiology than other specialists in his area. He graduated from West Virginia University medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Medical City Denton and Muenster Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ammar Jr to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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(972) 649-6511

Dr. Ammar Jr accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Coventry Health Care
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Galaxy Health Network
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
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MultiPlan
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PacifiCare Health Systems
PHCS
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United Healthcare
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Ammar Jr

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Ammar Jr treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Ammar Jr treats other conditions, please contact the office at (972) 649-6511.

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 71% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Murmur
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ammar Jr treats Heart Murmur more than 84% of their peers

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

Mitral Valve Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ammar Jr treats Mitral Valve Disease more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Ammar Jr treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Arrhythmias
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ammar Jr treats Arrhythmias more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Ammar Jr treats this condition more than 74% of their peers

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 70% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ammar Jr treats Heart Disease more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Ammar Jr treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ammar Jr treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Ammar Jr treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Hypertension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ammar Jr treats Hypertension more than 91% of their peers

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

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 57% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ammar Jr performs Peripheral Artery Catheterization more than 61% of their peers

Dr. Ammar Jr performs this procedure more than 61% of their peers

Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ammar Jr performs Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography) more than 53% of their peers

Dr. Ammar Jr performs this procedure more than 53% of their peers

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Check Dr. Ammar Jr's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Ammar Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • 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 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
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Echocardiography
  • 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
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Laser Vein Removal
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Non-Coronary Peripheral Vascular Intervention
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Angiograms
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Intervention
  • Peripheral Vascular Stenting
  • Peripheral Vascular Studies
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Strep Test
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Syncope
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Stenting
  • Vein Laser Ablation

Dr. Ammar Jr's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ammar Jr

4.7

Based on 41 ratings

5 Stars
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Positive experience with this doctor. He seems to be very personable and down to earth, but scholarly and professional in his approach in "attacking" the problem at the time. I only met him in the hospital and was impressed I would not hesitate to call on him for treatment when necessary. He has the typical professionalism and human interaction I have come to expect from his associated doctor's group, "HEARTPLACE". They have, apparently, spend great efforts in securing the best and the brightest, as evident in Dr. Ammar and Dr. John Bret. Nothing but good things to say here, although, since I've never met Dr. A's medical staff, I can't say one way or the other, other than to say my telephone experience with his staff was good. Thanks!
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Very helpful. Like his practical common sense approach. Good results.
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Dixon Gary in Dallas, TX – Nov 24, 2018
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Desperate for help and not understanding what was happening with my husband we ended up in Dr Ammar’s care. He took my husband on as a patient and for the first time in 34 years my husbands extremely high blood pressure has been lowered to normal. The road has been long with a stroke and pacemaker surgery, but Dr Ammar went through it with use and held our hand throughout the journey. Dr Amman saved my husbands life, and gave me my life back. He is nothing short of a miracle.
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Karen Hicks in Farmersville – Apr 29, 2018
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I highly recommend Dr. Ammar. Very professional, caring and compassionate to his patients.
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Roger Reichenbach in Corinth – Nov 17, 2017
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Dr. Ammar and his team are exceptionally professional, caring and efficient. I’m very pleased and confident in the care I’ve received for my HBP, arrhythmia and syncope. I’ve seen other cardiologists in the area and elsewhere in the country, and feel very fortunate to have found Dr. Ammar and Texas CardioVascular Specialists.
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Denton, TX – Nov 07, 2017
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Dr. Richard Ammar is very personable. He is very thorough has the patient's best interest in mind.
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LeAnne Adams in Denton, TX – Oct 25, 2017
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very good heart doctor
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judy abram in Aubrey, TX – Oct 08, 2017
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Dr. Amman is very positive, sensitive and attentive to patient needs. His explanation of health issues is both thorough and reassuring. In addition, his staff is friendly, efficient and professional. I strongly recommend his practice.
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Dana Dillenberg in Denton, Tx – Oct 02, 2017
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I have been extremely impressed with Dr. Ammar. He treats me like he cares about me and my problem, he explains things in terms I understand and does not rush through the appointment.
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Little Elm, TX – Aug 25, 2017
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Dr. Ammar is very knowledgeable and caring. He always takes the time to listen about my concerns and is never in a hurry. He has been mine and my husband's Doctor for several years and will remain our Doctor. We are always treated as family by Dr. Ammar and his entire staff. If you need an excellent heart specialist, he's the one you need to see. Thanks Dr. Ammar.
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Joy Milton in Denton, TX – Aug 12, 2017
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as a patient, a recommendation is to weak of a word for me to express to anyone hig highly I regard - and trust with my life - Dr. Ammar. Dr. Ammar acted with passion, compassion and expertise in rapidly diagnosing and addressing my personal health - in less than a week. As a former Paramedic, my self-diagnosis was not good. Dr. Ammar's friendly, open approach the very first time I met him put me a ease. At that moment, I knew i was in excellent hands. Outstanding!
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Jeff B. in Aubrey, TX – Jul 18, 2017
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A year ago May 2016 I made the decision to pick up the phone and call "911". It was the best decision on my life. At that time I was introduced to a young doctor, Dr Richard Ammar, who not only saved my life but put me on a program to change bad habits and learn to live a healthy lifestyle. Over time he has not only become my cardiac doctor but a friend. I own what I am today to his expert knowledge and care. Thank You Dr Ammar. I am so luck to be part of the Texas Cardiologists family.
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Bill Georgen in Double Oak, TX – Jul 18, 2017
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Dr. Richard Ammar and his nurses and staff are all very professional and kind people. I was treated with respect and dignity and was put at ease by their knowledge and expertise.Dr. Ammar listens to his patients and is efficient and caring in ordering tests and discussing problems.The offices of Texas Cardiovascular Specialists are proactive and helpful.
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Lori Rohloff-Peek in Denton, TX – Jul 14, 2017
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After some pretty unsatisfactory appointment with cardiologist I have finally found one ! Dr, Ammar Is just gtest... kind ....Attentive ... and a great sense of humor!
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Denton, TX – Jun 05, 2017
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I first met Dr. Ammar after I was hospitalised with Congestive Heart Failure in August of 2016. He attempted to place a stint in one of the arteries near my heart. Since then, Dr. Ammar has been my cardiologist. I am very pleased with the care that I receive from Dr. Ammar and his staff is excellent.
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David M. Nelson in Denton, TX – Jun 01, 2017
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Dr. Ammar and Nurse Kathy are the most professional and caring professionals I have met in my dealing with medical professionals. They genuinely care about your health, take the time to ask necessary questions and get to know you personally. They are not only my doctor but I consider them part of my family. There approach to patient care shows in the rest of the staff too.
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Michael Bryant in Las Vegas, NV – May 09, 2017
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I can say nothing but positive things about Dr. Ammar and his staff. They are very friendly, understanding and make the visit extremely pleasant. It's almost more of a social visit than a Doctors appointment. As for Dr. Ammar, his communication skills and bed side manner are incredible. He listens, he answers, and it's all done with concern. Very easy to talk to. I would highly recommend Dr. Ammar and group. You will not be disappointed. I should know, he's been mine for five years.
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Danny Boydston in CORINTH, TX – May 09, 2017
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I am so thankful that Dr. Ammar and Ashley (do not know her surname) were in the ER when my dad had a massive heart attack Sat., 3/4/17. Not only are their bedside manner the best I've ever seen, they are the elite. Unfortunately, my dad did not make it while in ICU but that was not for a lack of diligence and expertise. The ICU nurses, Kevin, Karen and Amy, as well as Inu (not sure about spelling) did their best to further Dr. Ammar's handiwork. All are superstars!
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Christi Wilson-Fager in Frisco, TX – Mar 12, 2017
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Excellent experience. I have been so pleased with Dr. Ammar. He is genuine, skilled, knowledgeable and kind. The office staff is excellent and my heart Cath procedure could not have gone better. Thanks to you all!
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Susan Conn in Denton, Texas – Mar 09, 2017
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My Experience with Dr. Ammar has been nothing but excellent. He is very trustworthy, knowlegeable caring and has a great personality! He diagnosed my problem, discussed it with me to where I understood everything, kept me calm and made me healthy again! I am blessed to have him come into my life!
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Biography

Dr. Ammar was born in the coalfields of West Virginia where he attended high school and was an all-state football player. Following graduation, he trained as a biomedical engineer at Vanderbilt. He returned to his home state for medical school at WVU and moved to Iowa for post-graduate training. There he met and married his best friend. He worked in the upper Midwest for about 14 years prior to moving to Texas. He and his wife are blessed with two wonderful teenage boys; family, school, and church activities prevent any danger of boredom in their home. When time permits, he is an avid college football and basketball fan. Professionally, Dr. Ammar is fellowship trained in all aspects of interventional cardiology and has been trained in vascular and endovascular medicine by some of the luminaries in the field.Less...

Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

2000
University Of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics-Interventional Cardiology
Fellowship Hospital
1999
University Of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics-Cardiovascular Disease
Fellowship Hospital
1996
University Of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics-Chief Resident
Residency Hospital
1995
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Residency Hospital
1992
University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
Internship Hospital
1991
West Virginia University
Medical School
1987
Vanderbilt University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Locations

HeartPlace

HeartPlace Allen1105 Central Expy N Ste 2330 Allen, TX 75013
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
HeartPlace Plano West6124 W Parker Rd Medical Bldg 3 Ste 536 Plano, TX 75093
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Medical City Denton

Denton, TX

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

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Muenster Memorial Hospital

Muenster, TX

The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton

Denton, TX

89% Patient experience rating, 20% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano

Plano, TX

87% Patient experience rating, 18% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
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