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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. Dr. Nishikawa has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
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Dr. Akira Nishikawa has the following 4 specialties
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.
Dr. Akira Nishikawa has the following 16 expertise
- Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
- 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)
- Preventive Medicine
- Unstable Angina
Dr. Akira Nishikawa is Board Certified in 3 specialties
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Akira Nishikawa - Posted on September 28th, 2017
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.
BEEN THERE 20 YEARS GREAT DOCTOR ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS WHAT HE TELLS YOU TO DO
Self-verified patient of Dr. Akira Nishikawa - Posted on May 3rd, 2017
Dr Nishikawa is a phenomenal cardiologist
Self-verified patient of Dr. Akira Nishikawa - Posted on May 9th, 2012
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
Self-verified patient of Dr. Akira Nishikawa - Posted on August 11th, 2011
Patients' Choice Award (2011)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
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
Oakbend Medical Center
Methodist Hospital Medical Center
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital (Texas Medical Center
St Joseph Medical Center
Bayou City Med Ctr, Houston, Tx
Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
36 Years Experience
Graduated in 1977
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