Dr. Vijay Vakharia, MD

Dr. Vijay Vakharia, MD

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Cardiology  |  
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63 y/o
(16)

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Dr. Vijay Vakharia, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Plantation, FL. He is 63 years old.

Broward Community Medical Center

201 SW 84th Ave

Plantation, FL 33324
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Vakharia performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pulmonary Hypertension
very high
more than 99% of peers
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Vakharia "The patient comes first in the practice."
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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional 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 Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart 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
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • 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
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Stress Test
  • Thoracentesis
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • All-India Institute Of Medical Sciences, All-India Institute Of Medical Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Wyckoff Heights Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Columbus Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vakharia has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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University Hospital and Medical Center

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2017 Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure

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Dr. Vakharia's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vakharia to family and friends
3.1
based on 16 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Vakharia's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Plantation |
I am very happy with the care given. Dr. Vakharia is very attentive and listens - i never feel rush so i am able to remember details while i'm at his office. .
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
very happy with my care
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
Very attentive , he listen to what you are saying. Very concern about your health.
in Plantation, FL |
Dr. Vakharia has been my primary care physician for the past five years. He has always shown genuine concern for his patients. He and his office staff are friendly and quite competent. His lab technicians draw blood with results available the very next day. Other lab tests can be done in the office with immediate results. I have referred him in the past to friends and family because I have compete confidence in his skills. I give him my strongest recommendation. Judith Balog
in Plantation, FL |
Dr. Vakharia makes direct communication with the patient which is great rare quality in a doctor. Having said that I am considering dropping this doctor for two reasons: he prefers to keep all in house and is reluctant to make referrals when needed and more importantly his lab technicians are rude and hurried and won't hesitate to slam the needle in your vein to draw blood! This has happened to me and was horrendous-my carrier said I could ask him 4 a referral 4 lab work.ill ask him for it!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Vakharia accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
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  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Vakharia has admitting privileges

Plantation General Hospital
401 NW 42nd Ave
Plantation, FL 33317
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Westside Regional Medical Center
8201 W Broward Blvd
Plantation, FL 33324
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University Hospital and Medical Center
7201 N University Dr
Tamarac, FL 33321
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