Dr. Saima Zafar, MD

Cardiology  |  
Female  |  
Age 51
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Dr. Saima Zafar, MD
Dr. Saima Zafar is a Cardiologist with Tyler Cardiovascular Consultants who practices in the ETMC Cardiology clinic in Athens, Texas

CVC Athens

115 Medical Cir Ste 102

Athens, TX 75751

Contact Information

(903) 676-5880

Dr. Saima Zafar, MD

Dr. Saima Zafar, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coastal Comp Health Network (CCHN)
  • CorVel
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthSmart
  • 11 More

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Care Philosophy

"One thing I do every time I see a patient is try to put myself in their place. From that perspective I have a 360-degree view of where the patient is, rather than just the perspective of a provider or physician."
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Dr. Zafar's Experience

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Dr. Zafar's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiology
  • Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Cardiology
2

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
46

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • 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
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • 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
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • King Edward Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zafar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zafar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zafar to family and friends
5.0
based on 7 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Zafar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Eustace, Texas |
Dr Saima Zafar MD became my Cardiovascular Consultant on April 4th 2017. Based on Echo test results only 15 % of my heart was operating. With her remarkable knowledge she was able to stablelize my heart with different medications and also remended a defibrillator to assist me in maintaining a stable lifestyle. Her thoughtfulness, respect and caring has help me in dealing with this severe illness. She is not only my Dr but has become a good friend I would highly recommend. Richard & Sandy Godfrey
in Athens, TX |
I found Dr. Zafar to be very knowledgeable of my condition but also very caring and explaining in detail her plan for me and the hopeful benefits. I was very comfortable with her.
in Athens, TX |
I was a new patient. The check in was very good. Appointment was on time. The Nurse took me back took vitals and had EKG done. Dr. Zafar came in pulled up a chair opened my chart and went over everything. She explained in language I understood and asked if I had any questions. She answered all my questions. I felt very comfortable with my visit. The staff was very well trained an friendly. They made you feel very comfortable while at the doctors office. Very exceptional doctor.
in Mabank, Tx |
She takes the time to ask questions and answer any questions you might have she doesn't rush you in and out like some doctors do. She treats you like a person not a chart, She has an app for your phone that helps her keep track of your progress and helps you remember to take your medications. My heart function has improved under her care. Her staff is very friendly and helpful and doesn't rush you either. I would recommend her to anyone that is seeking good care.
Athens, Texas |
No one likes to see a doctor-especially when you add in anxiety & concern about your heart... I relate my visit to a pleasant encounter with a family member. Her level of care and time spent with me far surpasses any office visit I've had. I'm glad Henderson County can now offer care of someone of her quality.
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Dr. Zafar accepts 25 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna PPO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare Advantage PPO
    Teacher Retirement System
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid HMO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Medicare Blue PPO
    Medicare HMO
    State Employees Program
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
    Cigna-HealthSpring HMO
  • Coastal Comp Health Network (CCHN)
  • CorVel
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance PPO
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Medicare Advantage
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Tricare
  • Medicaid
    Amerigroup
    Medicaid HMO
  • Medicare
    Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
    Medicaid HMO
  • PHCS
    PHCS Par-Multi Plan PPO
    PHCS PPO
  • RockPort Health Care
    CCO/Rockport
  • Superior HealthPlan
    Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) HMO
    Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Perinatal Care
    Children's Medicaid
    Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) RSA
    CHIP Perinatal Care
    STAR (State of Texas Access Reform) Health
    STAR (State of Texas Access Reform) Medicaid
    STAR (State of Texas Access Reform) Plus Medicaid
    STAR Health (Foster Care) - Medicaid
    State of Texas Access Reform (STAR) - Medicaid
    State of Texas Access Reform (STAR)+PLUS - Medicaid
  • Texas Children's Health Plan
    Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
    Medicaid - STAR
  • Tricare
    Standard
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Basic PPO
    Medicaid
    Medicaid HMO
  • USA Managed Care Organization

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Hospitals where Dr. Zafar has admitting privileges

East Texas Medical Center Athens
2000 S Palestine St
Athens, TX 75751
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