Dr. Somkiat Sopontammarak, MD

Pediatric CardiologyMaleAge 59

Pediatric Cardiology

Dr. Somkiat Sopontammarak, MD is a Pediatric Cardiology Specialist in Lubbock, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities Covenant Medical Center and University Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Somkiat Sopontammarak, MD

South Plains Pediatric Cardiology, P.A.

6401 Indiana Ave Ste C Lubbock, TX 79413 ()
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Accepting new patients

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Dr. Sopontammarak's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sopontammarak treats Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Sopontammarak treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Atrial Septal Defect
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sopontammarak treats Atrial Septal Defect more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Sopontammarak treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atrial Septal Defect 1 (ASD 1)
  • Atrial Septal Defect 2 (ASD 2)
  • Congenital Septal Defect
Heart Murmur
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sopontammarak treats Heart Murmur more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Sopontammarak treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Sopontammarak's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Heart Beat
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Hypertension
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pediatric EKG (Electrocardiogram, ECG)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transposition of Great Arteries
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Truncus Arteriosus
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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(806) 799-3322

Dr. Sopontammarak accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
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 PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) EPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
FirstCare Health Plans
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Medicaid
Medicaid HMO
Molina Healthcare
MHNet - Behavioral Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Presbyterian Health Plan
Presbyterian Health Plan, Inc.
Tricare
Standard
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Sopontammarak's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sopontammarak

5.0

Based on 36 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Dr. Sam is AMAZING! He was so nice, very thorough and made my 10 year old daughter feel very comfortable. The staff is kind and inviting as well! I am extremely happy with our experience. Thank you Dr. Sam and staff!
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Courtney Shea Reed – Dec 09, 2021
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We LOVE Dr Sam!!!! He has taken excellent care of our son Logan for a few years now. He is so kind and thorough at every visit. Dr Sam's office staff is like family and always takes the best care of us. We highly recommend.
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
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Brian and Paula Grady – Aug 03, 2021
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Dr. Sopontammarak and his wonderful staff were very thorough and made me feel very at home and welcome, and not to mention how amazing they are at their jobs! I will never forget how amazing our appointments were, thank you so much!
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
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Abby Stover – Jul 30, 2021
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I was very hesitant and apprehensive about seeing a new cardiologist due to change in health insurance; however, our first visit Dr. Sam was amazing! Exceeded my expectations (which are high). He took his time with my daughter and thoroughly educated both of us. During the echo he explained what he was looking at in each image as to what was normal or abnormal, same with her EKG. I left feeling more informed about my daughter's heart than I have been in the last 10 years! He truly cares about his patients, wanting to know everything head to toe... As he explained "everything is connected". I can honestly say I love Dr. Sam and thankful to have him as part of my daughters team of provider's. His office staff was also very kind and helpful in our transition between providers.
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
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Jeffcoat Family – Apr 13, 2021
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My teenage daughter was referred to Dr "Sam" after an irregular EKG over a year ago. All of his staff is super friendly and made her feel comfortable from the beginning, which isn't easy with her. Dr Sam always has a smile and does a great job of getting to know his patients. He genuinely wants to know what they're up to. We always felt as though we were the only ones in his office and he took time to explain things and answer any questions, even answering questions we didn't think to ask. I would recommend him to anyone of my family or friends.
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
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Crystal – Jan 01, 2021
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Friendly staff. Dr. Sam really shows that he cares about your child. Kind bedside manner. Made my daughter at ease.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
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Dec 08, 2020
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Excellent care and supportive staff!
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
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Amy Smallwood – Jul 28, 2020
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We love Dr. Sam and his staff! There are so nice and always answer all our questions!
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
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Amy Molinar – Apr 29, 2020
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Truly blessed by Dr. Sam. He took his time with my son Koda & was very thorough in finding out the condition. Very kind man, my son liked him too!!! The staff is amazing here??
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
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Kristi Howard-Wright – Mar 05, 2020
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We were referred to Dr. Sam for my daughter before she could participate in sports, specifically XC for her first year of Junior High. I cannot tell you what a God gift having this appointment was for my daughter. He took so much time speaking to her directly and spending time explaining everything to her. From explaining the EKG report and what it meant to the sonogram of her heart through the entire process. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate how very hard he worked to make sure he didn’t make her feel uncomfortable in any way during the process of the sonogram. He also spent a significant amount of time teaching her how to breathe properly while exercising for her body to function properly. He also spent time explaining the importance of proper nutrition and the ins and outs and whys. It was truly like family in the whole office. The nurses were equally as gracious. Having so much negative health cardiovascularly on both sides of family history...it was such a Godsend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Oct 30, 2019
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Dr. Sam is such a wonderful doctor. He is thorough every visit. He takes time to make sure that my child understands as well as myself. He is very kind and caring.
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
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Calli Ruiz in none – Jun 17, 2019
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Dr. Sam is wonderful. He is kind and energetic. He also went above and beyond to make sure my child was comfortable. They provide toys and cartoons along with a child size water and snack to help keep them entertained. I would choose Dr. Sam 100 times over and over again. Highly recommended!!
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
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Rachel Moore in Lamesa – Mar 16, 2018
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We really enjoyed our experience with Dr. Sam and staff. They are very kind and caring. I would recommend them for any cardiac needs.
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
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Feb 01, 2018
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Dr Sam is AMAZING!! We were very anxious when we came in for our daughter’s appointment. He was extremely thorough, compassionate, and personable. His staff is warm, welcoming, friendly and very helpful. I’m so glad we chose Dr Sam! We are thankful for his skills & expertise.
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
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Darlene Garrett in Lubbock TX – Jan 06, 2018
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Dr Sam is an amazing and really sweet Dr he has been very good to me and my son who is his patient he is very good at explaining. Things and his nurses are just as sweet too will recommend him to anyone I trust him with my sons health
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
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Vanessa in Floydada, TX – Oct 06, 2017
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Dr.Sam was and is amazing he made my son feel good had him smiling let him know everything was great and was happy for him. The staff was also amazing wonderful women from the time I walked in to the time I lefted each one of them made us feel like we were family. They gave my son a little fruit snack and waterer missed breakfast. We were able to connect with each one personally. Best experience, best place just overall the best people very friendly!
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
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Flores Family in Lubbock, TX – Aug 24, 2017
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We decided to drive the distance to Lubbock to use this pedi cardiologist. I can honestly say this was one of the most wonderful and comfortable experiences that I have had at a doctors office. The doctor was knowledgeable, kind and so kid friendly. My 3 year old loved him! He explained things very well and made us feel very comfortable. The staff and technician we interacted with were helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and unlike any doctor staff we have dealt with. I cannot say enough good!
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
  • Long wait times
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Samantha S. in Odessa, Tx – Mar 23, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Excellent care for kids with heart problems as our own. We specialize in kids heart defects, abnormal heart sounds and rhythms, chest pain, syncope, etc....Read more

Biography

have been a pediatric cardiologist for at least 20 years in practice both here in the US and at the medical school in southern Thailand.

Clinical...
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Specialties

  • Pediatric Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Cardiology

Education

1998
The Heart Inst For Chldn
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Christ Hospital
Residency Hospital
1989
Prince Of Songkhla University Songklanagarind Hospital
Residency Hospital
1986
Songklanagarind Hospital
Internship Hospital
1980
Hat Yai Wittayalai High School
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Thai

Awards

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What are Dr. Somkiat Sopontammarak, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sopontammarak frequently treats Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO), Atrial Septal Defect, and Heart Murmur. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sopontammarak treats.

Where is Dr. Somkiat Sopontammarak, MD's office located?

Dr. Sopontammarak's office is located at 6401 Indiana Ave Ste C, Lubbock, TX 79413. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Sopontammarak speaks Spanish, Thai, and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

South Plains Pediatric Cardiology, P.A.

South Plains Pediatric Cardiology, P.A.6401 Indiana Ave Ste C Lubbock, TX 79413
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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 - 12:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Covenant Medical Center

Lubbock, TX

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

University Medical Center

Lubbock, TX

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)