Dr. Saima Zafar, MD

Dr. Saima Zafar, MD

Cardiology  |  
Female  |  
Age 52
(7)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Saima Zafar, MD is a cardiology specialist in Athens, TX and has been practicing for 24 years. She graduated from King Edward Medical College in 1987 and specializes in cardiology.Read her story

115 Medical Cir Ste 102

Athens, TX 75751

Contact Information

(903) 676-5880

Insurance Accepted

  • 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)
  • 16 More

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Top Care Areas

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Heart Disease
very high
more than 91% of peers
Heart Palpitations
very high
more than 90% of peers
Cardiovascular Stress Test
very high
more than 89% of peers

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Dr. Zafar's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Zafar "Dr. Saima Zafar is a Cardiologist with Tyler Cardiovascular Consultants who practices in the ETMC Cardiology clinic in Athens, Texas"

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zafar ""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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Specialties

  • Cardiology
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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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
  • Benign Tumor
  • 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
  • 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)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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...more
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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.
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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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