Peter H. Pak, M.D.

Languages: English
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Peter Pak practices consultative cardiology with emphasis on heart failure and cardiomyopathy. After graduating from The Johns Hopkins University with Honors in Biology he earned his M.D. degree at Harvard Medical School. He completed an internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a cardiology fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Pak joined Pacific Heart Institute after serving two years on the Cardiomyopathy and Cardiac Transplant Faculty at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is the author of many articles in highly respected, peer-reviewed cardiology journals. Dr. Pak served as Director of Critical Care at Saint John's Health Center and currently serves on its Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Having come from the east coast, Dr. Pak is glad to be living in sunny Southern California, where he can indulge in his favorite pastimes of hiking, birding, and photography throughout the year. He is a proud dad of an Eagle Scout and volunteers his time with Santa Monica's Boy Scout Troop 2.
Education
Institution
Type
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Internship
Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Residency
The John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Fellowship
Health Plans Accepted
  • Aetna POS/EPO
  • Aetna Preferred Provider Organization
  • Blue Shield of CA Access + HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield of CA Covered CA PPO/EPO
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plus POS
  • Cigna HMO
  • Health Net Covered CA PPO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Interplan PPO/EPO
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • United Healthcare HMO
Clinical Interests
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Hypertension
  • In-Office Stress Test
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (85 Ratings, 25 Comments)


100

03/14/2018
I saw Dr. Pal and Dr. [...] during the past three months. Both are excellent!
100

03/14/2018
Dr Pak is great! He spent plenty of time explaining, being sure I understood.
100

03/02/2018
Dr. Pak is my long time cardiologist [...].
100

02/21/2018
Dr. Pak is providing the most careful and detailed cardiac care I have ever had.
100

02/16/2018
Dr. Pak was very professional. He explained things very well. He listened to my questions and provided clear answers. I felt as though I was not rushed when with him and that was important to me, as it allowed me to feel comfortable with asking as many questions as I felt I needed.
30

02/10/2018
I just did not connect with this Doctor< its like he did not Care"But may be as, a new patience," need to spend more time with a new Doctor....
100

02/08/2018
First visit Dr. Pak who listened and cared for me during a difficult time.
100

01/25/2018
Dr Pak explains heart issues very clearly to a lay person like myself. He also shows ample knowledge on the subject, generous with the information he shares. He was referred to us by a highly regarded doctor, Dr [...].
100

01/17/2018
I AM A RETIRED ANESTHETIST PRACTICED 34 YEARS DR PETER PAK IA ABOVE MOST OF THE CARDIOLOGISTS I HAVE WORKED WITH HERE IN LA AND IN NY HE IS EXCELLENT!!!!
100

01/11/2018
Dr. Pak is very knowlegeable, thorough and professional andresponds very clearly to my questions and concerns.
100

12/27/2017
Dr. Pak has always been a good listener & doesn't rush things. I feel very much at peace w/ him. He knows his stuff... The office is very fortunate to have him on staff
80

12/21/2017
Wait time was nearly 30 min before being called to a room.
100

10/20/2017
Dr. Pak is very friendly.
100

10/18/2017
Long time general practitioner always recommends the very best providers.
100

10/04/2017
Doctor Pak was an Intercal part of the team that saved my life. I have only the highest to reguard for his expertise and the teams.
90

09/14/2017
All good!!
100

09/06/2017
Very happy with my provider, Dr. Pak. He has been instrumental in keeping a close watch on my healthcare since my introduction to him almost 2 yrs. ago, resulting in going from an unhealthy situation to a gradually improving healthy & happy lifestyle (at the age of 82!).
100

07/31/2017
1st meeting went very well
100

07/24/2017
Dr. Pak and the whole team was very thorough and made us very comfortable. Always kept us informed.
100

07/19/2017
front desk receptionist and other idle workers were laughing too much and self involved. once I saw the doctor and test administers the quality of care was excellent. I don't think the doctors are aware of the poor first impression the receptionist gives
100

07/09/2017
Dr. Pak is the best!! [...] is also great always knows who I am when I call.
100

07/06/2017
excellent care and communications
100

07/04/2017
very kind
100

06/28/2017
I practiced anesthesia for 35 years [...]. I obviously have some experience in medicine ...Dr Peter Pak is an asset to you. I praise him to all my colleagues.You are blessed to have him.
100

05/21/2017
Dr. Pak is very thorough and professional. I especially appreciated his effort to review my history before we met to review issues relating to my recent injuries in a bike accident.
 
Pacific Heart Institute
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard Suite 280W
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-6889
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Saint John's Health Center