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About Dr. Akira Nishikawa

Dr. Akira Nishikawa, MD, FACC is a Doctor primarily located in Houston, TX, with other offices in Conroe, TX and Houston, TX . He has 36 years of experience. His specialties include Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Nishikawa is affiliated with The Methodist Hospital, Methodist Diagnostic Center Hospital and West Houston Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

18 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Akira Nishikawa is Great. Dr. Akira Nishikawa has been rated by 18 patients. From those 18 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Akira Nishikawa is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

6400 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
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508 Medical Center Blvd
Conroe, TX 77304
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929 Gessner Rd
Houston, TX 77024
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Specialties

Dr. Akira Nishikawa has the following 4 specialties

  • Cardiology

    Cardiologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions related to the heart and blood vessels.
    A patient may be referred to a cardiologist if he experiences symptoms like chest pains, shortness of breath, dizziness, or high blood pressure. The physician will then evaluate your symptoms, take your health and family history and your weight. The cardiologist may order additional diagnostic tests, such as an echocardiogram, X-ray or blood tests. If necessary, the cardiologist may also call for a cardiac catheterization - a procedure in which a small tube is inserted into or near the heart that can take pictures of the heart's activity, or relieve blockage.
    Once determining whether there is a heart condition, a cardiologist will treat a patient through cholesterol management, cardiac rehabilitation, and fitness. If surgical intervention is required, like open-heart surgery, a cardiologist will make that determination, but a cardiothoracic surgeon will perform the procedure.

  • Interventional Cardiology

    An interventional cardiologist has the same training as a cardiologist and they're well-versed in all types of heart disease and how to diagnose heart problems. The difference is that interventional cardiologists have additional expertise and training on specific interventional treatments for heart disease, such as angioplasties and stents. These methods use catheterization, which reduces recovery time as well as scarring after surgery.

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    16 Expertise

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
  • Angioplasty
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Coronary Artery Angioplasty & Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Block
  • Heart Catheterization
  • Heart Disease (Myocardial Ischemia)
  • Heart Diseases
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
  • Hyperlipidemias
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Unstable Angina

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Reviews

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Wonderful Doctor

I have been going to see Dr. Nishikawa for more than 15 years for atrial fibrillation. He always spends a lot of time with me and explains everything clearly. He is also open to natural approaches to healing, something that is very unusual among allopathic doctors. He is knowledgeable and proactive – makes sure I have all the tests I need to to maintain my health; and responsive to concerns – he listens and takes appropriate action. I highly recommend him. At his new practice (Houston Cardiovascular Associates), the wait time has decreased enormously – but I don't mind waiting for him; he's that good. And all the nurses and office staff and friendly and helpful.

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BEEN THERE 20 YEARS GREAT DOCTOR ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS WHAT HE TELLS YOU TO DO
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Dr Nishikawa is a phenomenal cardiologist

Dr. Nishikawa saved my husband"s life five times. He has a wonderful bedside manner, is very concerned with your health and seeks out the answers to health problems. He spends whatever time is necessary with you and answers any questions you may have. It's true you may have to wait an hour or so, but it is truly worth the wait. There is no cardiologist better than Dr Nishikawa. The office staff works very diligently to make sure all patients are taken care of in a timely manner and when medically necessaryat times jumps through hoops to accommodate patient

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this md is very good would recommend him to any one.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Nishikawa is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • The Methodist Hospital
  • Methodist Diagnostic Center Hospital
  • West Houston Medical Center
  • Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
  • St Luke's Episcopal Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Hospital
  • St Joseph Regional Health Center
  • Park Plaza Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Hosp System, Houston, Tx
  • St Joseph`s
  • St Luke's
  • Oakbend Medical Center
  • Methodist Hospital Medical Center
  • Bayou City
  • St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital (Texas Medical Center
  • St Luke`s
  • St Joseph Medical Center
  • Fort Bend
  • Bayou City Med Ctr, Houston, Tx
  • Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
  • Education

    36 Years Experience

  • Keio University

    Graduated in 1977

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Akira Nishikawa accepts the following insurance providers.

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