Biography & Education

Biography
I perform coronary stenting and other interventional procedures, but my passion is in cardiac prevention. Early detection of coronary artery disease is critical, as nearly 50% of men and women will die of cardiovascular disease. By the time that a person has cardiac related chest discomfort or a positive stress test, coronary stenting and/or coronary bypass graft surgery are often required; waiting for symptoms to occur is also not a good option given that 1/2-2/3 of cardiac patients will first present with a heart attack or death. We now know that we can reduce the risk of heart attack or death from heart disease in up to 90% of individuals by appopriate changes in diet, exercise, and body weight, abstention from cigarette smoking, and if appropriate, medications. We can detect coronary/vascular disease BEFORE cardiac events occur by noninvasive testing, such as with EBT (which is a low radiation CT scan that evaluates for calcium in the coronary arteries as a marker for coronary disease, a so called "Mammogram of the Heart"), or by carotid IMT (which uses ultrasound to evaluate for vascular disease in the carotid artery). These techniques, in conjunction with advanced lipid testing (Berkeley Heart Labs and others) can help guide changes in lifestyle and medications so that the risk of heart attack and dying from cardiac disease can be markedly reduced.
Additional Information

Previous Director of the Heart Attack Prevention Program for Seattle Cardiology, and Director of EBT programs at Swedish Hospital and the Heart Health Center of Bellevue


 

Dr. Oppenheim was recognized in Seattle Metroplitan magazine's annual Top Doctors and Nurse Practitioners feature. (2012, 2014)

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Specialties
  • Cardiology
  • Interventional cardiology
Education Background
Medical School University of Pennsylvania, PA
Residency New England Deaconess Hospital
Fellowship University of Chicago, IL; Stanford University, CA
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

751 N.E. Blakely Dr.
Issaquah, WA 98209
Minor & James Cardiology
515 Minor Avenue
Minor & James, Suite 300
Seattle 98122
Fax 206-320-6501
550 17th Ave.
Suite 680
Seattle, WA 98122
Fax 206-215-4550
Accepted Insurances
  • AARP (American Assoc Retired Persons)
  • Aetna Standard
  • Aetna indemnity
  • Aetna Preferred
  • Carpenter's Trust
  • Cigna
  • Cigna PPO
  • Connecticut General
  • CoreSource
  • First Health
  • First Choice (CIGNA)
  • Great West Life (One Health Plan of WA)
  • Hartford Insurance
  • Washington Healthcare Authority
  • John Alden
  • Johnston & Culbertson
  • KPS Health Plans
  • Labor & Industries
  • Medicare Participating
  • Medicare
  • Medicare with Supplement
  • Medicare with Assignment
  • Metropolitan Life
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Northwest Administrators
  • Pacificare of Washington
  • Private Healthcare Systems
  • Principal Mutual
  • Retail Clerks
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Secure Horizons
  • State Industrial Workers Comp.
  • Teamsters
  • Uniform Medical Plan (WA St Health)
  • United HealthCare
  • United of Omaha
  • Welfare & Pension Admin.
  • Zenith Administrators
  • Aetna (All Product Lines)
  • Holland America Line Westours
  • One Health Plan of WA
  • Premera Blue Cross (All Product Lines)
  • Cigna (First Choice)
  • Premera Blue Cross/Health Plus
  • Premera Blue Cross Federal
  • Regence Preferred
  • Regence Standard Indemnity
  • Regence Selections
  • Regence Traditional - Boeing
  • United Healthcare Preferred
  • First Choice Health Network
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • Premera Blue Cross - Microsoft
  • Pacific Care/Secure Horizons
  • Alliant
  • Regence Federal Employees
  • Premera Blue Cross - Foundation
  • Mail Handlers
Accepted Payment Methods
Bill Insurance, VISA, Master Card, Cash, Check
Accepting Medicaid

Publications

Specialties

Specialties
  • Cardiology
  • Interventional cardiology
Clinical Interests
  • Angioplasty
  • Blood Management Techniques
  • EBT Screening
  • Interventional Cardiologists
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Procedural Medicine

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

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.

4.7 out of 5 (80 Ratings, 13 Comments)

100

01/26/2015
Exceptional experience and happy my PCP recommended Dr Oppenheimer. I intend to follow-up with and have my yearly check ups with him. Thank you.
Swedish Patient
100

11/18/2014
Wonderful bright caring physician. VERY comprehensive. One of the very best I've ever seen!
Swedish Patient
100

08/28/2014
Staff members & doctor very patient & caring.
Swedish Patient
100

08/11/2014
I referred a friend.
Swedish Patient
100

08/05/2014
Great doctor, really seemed concerned, respectful, informative. Terrific!
Swedish Patient
100

07/23/2014
Good.
Swedish Patient
90

07/21/2014
I have had 9 yrs. of excellent care from *Dr. Oppenheim.
Swedish Patient
70

07/10/2014
*Dr. Oppenheim is caring & skilled person.
Swedish Patient
100

07/09/2014
Best doctor in my care team.
Swedish Patient
100

06/29/2014
I have recommended 5 people to *Dr. O & they are receiving care currently from him.
Swedish Patient
100

06/12/2014
*Dr. Oppenheim has taken good care of me & my heart health.
Swedish Patient
100

06/02/2014
This was my first time seeing *Dr. Oppenheim. I feel very comforted, like I'm in good hands.
Swedish Patient
100

05/28/2014
The answer applies here. Provider should be voted "best cardiologist!"
Swedish Patient