Dr. Saima Zafar, MD
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Cardiology | Female

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."

Biography

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

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Dr. Zafar's Reviews

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based on 6 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
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 says...

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

Dr. Zafar's 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."

Dr. Zafar says...

Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography

Board-certified, cardiovascular disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

Board-certified, coronary CT angiography, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Certified, nuclear cardiology, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

Dr. Zafar says...

Master of Business Administration, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Fellowship, cardiovascular diseases, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

Internship and residency, internal medicine, Washington HospitalCenter

Bachelor of Medicine degree, King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan

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

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

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

Education

  • Medical School
    King Edward Medical College

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    Washington Hospital Center

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    Washington Hospital Center

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Washington Hospital Center

    Completed in 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Cardiology

Procedures Performed

  • 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