Maintaining heart health is of utmost importance. Whether you already have an existing condition or just want to start looking out for your heart health, the best cardiologists in Edmonton can give your heart the care and attention it needs!
We’ll check out our favorite ones here and talk about why we like them. We’ll also answer some questions regarding cardiologists in Edmonton to help you with any concerns you may have.
Costs and Doctors’ Fees for Cardiologists in Edmonton
An individual need not have an existing condition in order to schedule a consultation with a cardiologist. As such, cardiovascular health should be a primary concern to everyone.
With that said, health care providers will ensure that consultations and the necessary diagnostic and laboratory tests are fully covered.
The province of Alberta provides coverage for such services through the AHCIP, or the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan. Residents of Alberta must present the health care card provided in order to access these services.
If not already registered, you may do so in order to gain access to a lot of health services. Once registered, you will be mailed your own health care card.
Consultations and the diagnostic tests required by the cardiologist such as ECGs, stress tests, echocardiograms, stress echocardiograms are all covered. Note that there must be a referral from the physician in order for the request to be processed.
If not registered to AHCIP, you may check with secondary health care providers to determine which procedures and tests are covered.
Edmonton’s Best Cardiologists
Before we present the best cardiologists, here’s how we picked each of them out:
1. Dr. Dylan Taylor (Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute)
|AREA(S) OF SPECIALTY||Adult congenital and structural heart diseases|
|ADDRESS||1J2.17 WMC 8440 112 Street NW
Walter C. MacKenzie Centre
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2B7
As a doctor since 1981, Dr. Dylan Taylor specializes in adult congenital and structural heart diseases. Currently, he is the Facility Medical Director of the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.
Dr. Taylor received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Alberta in 1981, and a Fellowship in Echocardiography at the University of Alberta and University of Ottawa in 1991.
Aside from being an expert in his field trusted by both patients and colleagues, he also has extensive experience in administrative appointments in various hospitals. These include becoming Director of the Cardiology Residency Program between 1991 to 2003, and as Diagnostic Section Leader of the Cardiac Sciences Program from 1995 to 2009.
To widen his skills and knowledge even more, he conducts clinical research as well. His topics include coronary artery disease regression, and effects of exercise training on cardiovascular function in health and disease outcomes, to name a few.
From this, we can see that he seems to be truly committed to discovering more ways to enhance the lives of his patients. Continued research is also a plus for doctors, as it widens the pool of data from which they draw when producing diagnoses and treatments.
His patients have remarked on how calm he is as a doctor during his consultations, on top of him being such a caring cardiologist. One patient even mentioned how easy it had been for them to accept their newly diagnosed condition because of how they had been treated by Dr. Taylor.
Because a lot of his patients have mentioned this quality of his, it’s easy to see why he has long-time patients of several years, one even lasting more than 20 years.
Had a better way
“In 2005 he closed my heart murmur with a titanium plug going through my main artery. I had my pre-op for open heart already booked in Calgary when doctor Taylor told me he had a better way. I had been told that if it wasn’t fixed I would need a heart and lung transplant by the age of 45. He fixed me and at the age of 43, I am enjoying my now 20 year old daughter. He is a true blessing.”
“Dr Taylor performed a PFO closure for my husband in October 2018. Found him to be very knowledgeable, approachable and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.”
2. Dr. Ibrahim Bader (Edmonton Cardiology Consultants)
|AREA(S) OF SPECIALTY||Internal medicine, cardiology, interventional cardiology|
|ADDRESS||HYS MEDICAL CENTRE
350-11010 101 St. NW
Edmonton, AB, Canada
|CONTACT NUMBER||780-428-3246 ext. 7
Dr. Ibrahim Bader is a consultant at Edmonton Cardiology Consultants specializing in general cardiology, internal medicine, and interventional cardiology. He specializes in cardiac stress testing as well.
In 2009, he finished his training in internal medicine at the University of Toronto. Then, he finished his cardiology training in 2012 in Edmonton, followed by two more years of interventional cardiology at the CK Heart Institute at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.
He joined Edmonton Cardiology Consultants in 2014. Since then, he has been providing care to his patients. We found that he has a reputation among patients for accurate and quick interpretation of test results and assessment of symptoms.
These are but a few of the reasons many patients return to him for his services. Many others noted how thorough he is with his assessments, which only improved our impression of him.
It’s also worth noting that Dr. Bader is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. Finally, he speaks Arabic as well as he does English – something that may be good for those who prefer the former language.
“I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Bader. I found him very patient, willing to take as much time in our appointments as needed to answer my questions. He was very thorough and I had, and continue to have, great confidence in the quality of care I received. My appointments were close to midday and he ran a little bit late, his staff was fine.”
Caring, thoughtful, compassionate
“Dr Bader is a very caring, thoughtful and compassionate doctor. He has an excellent calming manner when dealing with patients. He quickly and accurately assesses symptoms, interprets test results, and prescribes effective courses of treatment.”
3. Dr. Mike Hanninen (South Edmonton Cardiology Consultants)
|AREA(S) OF SPECIALTY||Cardiac device implantation and management, cardiovascular critical care, atrial fibrillation, heart failure|
|ADDRESS||#306 Millwoods Towncentre Prof Bldg
6203 28 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Dr. Mike Hanninen is a dual-board-certified cardiologist in both Canada and the USA. While he is a consultant at South Edmonton Cardiology Consultants, he is also recognized internationally for being a cardiac device specialist and electrophysiologist.
He completed his cardiology training in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario, and his cardiac device and electrophysiology training in London, Ontario and Bordeaux, France.
We think it’s pretty evident that Dr. Hanninen is more than an expert in his fields of interest. We like that he is actively involved in Medical Education and Clinical Research through publishing original research and articles.
These achievements further cement his status as a top doctor when it comes to fitting and maintaining patients’ cardiac devices. Patients have also noted his ability to put them at ease despite discussing serious medical matters, a trait which is important for any doctor.
Easy to talk to
“Attending cardiologist when I arrived at the Grey Nuns after an emergency. Very approachable, easy to talk to and very informative about disease, medications, and outlook. I would highly recommend him.”––Laurie
Wonderful job on CRT device implantation
“He has done 2 procedures on me regarding the CRT implantation and has done a wonderful job.”––Mona Joy Bownes
4. Dr. Ian Thomas Kassam Adatia (Souffle au Coeur Glenora Children’s Heart & Echo Clinic)
|AREA(S) OF SPECIALTY||Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatrics|
|ADDRESS||Suite 201714101 West Block Drive NW, Souffle au Coeur Glenora Children’s Heart & Echo Clinic, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5N 1L5|
Children also suffer from various cardiovascular health issues, so we found a cardiologist who specializes in younger patients: Dr. Ian Adatia, who has a heart clinic for children.
He obtained his bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery in the United Kingdom in 1980. He also holds a Certificate of Special Competence in cardiology, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Canada in Pediatrics, just like the adult cardiologists in our list.
With these under his belt, we definitely see why so many parents recommended him to us in our search. Many told us that kids will be given the right care and attention in his hands.
Incidentally, he’s an expert in pediatric cardiac stress testing and transesophageal echocardiography. Hence, if your child needs attention related to those, he’s probably among the first doctors to consider.
It’s also worth noting that parents of his patients have remarked on how comfortable their children were under his care. More than anything, it’s important for a pediatric cardiologist to be calm in dealing with young patients, so this is another reason we chose him for the list.
Made a stressful situation easier
“Such a caring and knowledgeable DR. Very patient and kind, explained everything and made my daughter feel comfortable when she was feeling nervous. Staff are very kind and pleasant as well. Thank you all for making a stressful situation an easy one.”
All appointments on time
“Dr. Adatia is amazing with babies. Very intelligent, and great at communication. All my appointments have been on time. Dr. Adatia is very thorough, and does not rush the appointment at all. Plan to be there for a little over an hour or so. I wish more doctors were like him.”
5. Dr. Wayne Tymchak (Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute)
|AREA(S) OF SPECIALTY||Cardiology, internal medicine, Cardiac Intensive Care, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Transplantation|
|ADDRESS||8440 112 St. NW, University Hospital 2C2 WMC, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2B7|
Dr. Wayne Tymchak is a professor of medicine and is the Chief of the Division of Cardiology at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.
He obtained his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Alberta in 1979, and is a licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada. Also, he is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Canada.
His achievements include his numerous publications and involvement in clinical trials for acute coronary syndrome, coronary intervention, cardiac transplantation, lipid, and gene delivery. From this alone, we can see that he is ready to employ newer techniques in order to improve quality of life.
But he’s not just known for his technical expertise. He actually came to our attention for his reputation as a doctor with an especially pleasant and understanding nature.
A lot of his long-time patients have praised him for his bedside manner. For this, he was recognized in 2012 by being awarded the prestigious Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.
Some of his patients have been under his care for more than 20 years as well. As such, it is easy to see why he is one of the top cardiologists in Edmonton.
Always received excellent care
“Another long term patient of Dr. Tymchuk. He is an excellent doctor and I’m very lucky to have him as my cardiologist as I live in the NWT. I’ve been his patient for 12yrs and I have always received excellent care.”
Helped understand heart issues
“Dr. Tymchak is a great Cardiologist. He has helped me understand my heart health issues and through consultation with his colleagues in Edmonton, prevented me from having heart surgery that another Dr and Surgeon recommended, which likely would have done me more harm than good (possibly even caused my death). He is monitoring me closely and I trust him totally. Once he explained his position and findings to the other Dr. and surgeon they agreed with his diagnosis totally.”