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Sami J Azzam, MD Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Sami J Azzam, MD

Cardiovascular Disease
Panorama City, CA 91402 (2 other locations)
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About Dr. Sami J Azzam MD

Dr. Sami J Azzam, MD is a doctor primarily located in Panorama City, CA, with other offices in Panorama City, CA and Panorama City, CA. They have 56 years of experience. Their

Locations

Dr. Sami J Azzam has 3 locations

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Panorama City 13651 Willard St Panorama City, CA 91402
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City 13651 Williard St Panorama City, CA 91402 ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center 13652 Cantara St Panorama City, CA 91402

Specialties

Dr. Sami J Azzam has the following 1 SPECIALTIES

Cardiovascular Disease
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.

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Sami J Azzam has the following 5 expertise

  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Unstable Angina
  • High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
  • Heart Block
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)

Education

56 Years Experience

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Graduated in 1965

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More about Dr. Sami J Azzam

Thank you for taking the time to visit my Web page. I am honored to have the chance to introduce myself and tell you about my practice at Kaiser Permanente and myself as a person. As a cardiologist at the Panorama City Medical Center, I look forward to working with you to put you at ease and get your heart healthy and strong. Biography I came to the U.S. after graduating from medical school in 1988. Los Angeles was the first city I visited when I joined my brother, who was finishing his own medical degree. I loved the weather and people here and decided to make L.A. my home after I finished my training. I then did my residency and fellowship training in the cardiovascular specialty as well as a year as chief resident at the Case Western Reserve University program at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. I decided to join Kaiser Permanente in 1998 because our organization allows me to provide quality, comprehensive health care to my patients. About my practice My practice spans from cardiovascular disease prevention to full disease management. It is a privilege for me to be able to work with you and your family in order to make changes to your lifestyle for healthy living and prevention of cardiovascular disease. Of utmost importance is that our cardiology team, including nurses and staff, work together as a team and are compassionate, capable professionals. I specialize in cardiac procedures such as transesophageal echocardiography and the implantation and maintenance of cardiac pacemaker devices and automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillators. One colleague of mine specializes in congenital heart disease, another in interventional cardiology, and our newest addition in electrophysiology. This makes us a unique team of cardiologists here in the Panorama City area. How I thrive As a cardiologist, I believe in and practice Kaiser Permanente's philosophy of preventive medicine and a healthy lifestyle, which includes fitness and healthy eating habits. That's why I try to enjoy healthy meals and exercise daily to cut down on stress. I always keep a good attitude toward my busy schedule and try to balance my work and family time. I enjoy outdoor sports with my children, such as soccer, bicycle riding, and swimming. With my wife I enjoy walking in the park and exercising at the gym.

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