Dr. Rhea C Pimentel MD Cardiologist

Dr. Rhea Pimentel is a cardiologist in Kansas City, Kansas and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Newman Regional Health and The University of Kansas Hospital. She received her medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and has been in practice for 19 years. Dr. Pimentel accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 10 doctors at Newman Regional Health and one of 37 at The University of Kansas Hospital who specialize in Cardiovascular Disease.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Cardiologist: General Cardiology

Hospital Affiliation

Newman Regional Health

The University of Kansas Hospital
Ranked #23 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1995–1998

Washington University
Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 1998–2002

Washington University
Fellowship, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2002–2003

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Class of 1995

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Cardiac Electrophysiology

MO State Medical License
Active through 2015

KS State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Super Doctor, SuperDoctors.com

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Elevated brain natriuretic peptide level in patients undergoing atrial fibrillation ablation: is it a predictor of failed ablation or a mere function of atrial rhythm and rate at a point in time?
Pillarisetti, J.,Reddy, N.,Biria, M.,Ryschon, K.,Nagarajan, D.,Murray, C.,Atkins, D.,Bommana, S.,Reddy, M. Y.,Dibiase, L.,Pimentel, R.,Berenbom, L.,Dawn, B.,Natale, A.,Lakkireddy, D.

Impact of nonfluoroscopic MediGuide™ tracking system on radiation exposure in radiofrequency ablation procedures (LESS-RADS registry)-an initial experience.
Vallakati, A.,Reddy, Y. M.,Emert, M.,Janga, P.,Mansour, M. C.,Heist, E. K.,Pimentel, R.,Dendi, R.,Atkins, D.,Bommana, S.,Mahapatra, S.,Heard, M.,Ruskin, J.,Berenbom, L.,Dawn, B.,Lakkireddy, D.

Intracardiac echo-guided radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with atrial septal defect or patent foramen ovale repair: a feasibility, safety, and efficacy study.
Lakkireddy, D.,Rangisetty, U.,Prasad, S.,Verma, A.,Biria, M.,Berenbom, L.,Pimentel, R.,Emert, M.,Rosamond, T.,Fahmy, T.,Patel, D.,Di Biase, L.,Schweikert, R.,Burkhardt, D.,Natale, A.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS California PowerSelect HMO
  • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Kansas City Preferred-Care Blue PPO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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