Dr. Norman Lepor

Doctor (M.D.)

Location:
Beverly Hills, California Map External Link
Gender:M
Specialty:Cardiologist
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Phone:310-289-9955
Med. School:Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
Grad. Year: 1982
Foreign Lang: Chinese

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Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 29/08/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 28 reviews. Dr. Norman Lepor has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Cardiologist-related: heart disease, heart problems, artery disease, arterial disease, vein problems, stents, angioplasty, coronary artery disease
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20/05/14 SYSTEM: 'birds of a feather' score (based on Medicare patients-in-common): 3.5 
RID: 2910470
13/10/13 5 5 5 5 Dr Lepor and staff have always responded to my requests and questions promptly. Dr Lepor has given me probabilities for possible outcomes at each stage of my treatment. 
Insurance: Medicare
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RID: 2903202
09/10/13 5 5 5 5 A great experience all around! Would recommend this doctor very highly.  Respond
RID: 2902550
09/10/13 5 5 5 5 I had an excellent experience in Dr Lepor's office as far as his diagnostic and personal skills. He immediately imparted a confidence to me that was amazing and he was right on in his treatment. I Felt better almost immediately! Dr. Lepor is an exceptional and caring physician 
Insurance: Anthem
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22/05/11 SYSTEM: 3 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
 
18/04/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1419571
18/04/11 5 5 5 5 All I can say is that I was almost giving up hope of being a vital and functional person with heart failur until Dr. Lepor did what so many other cardiologist were not able to do: Get me feeling better. I am now travelling, palying doubles tennis and having relations with my wife. I highly recommend him!! 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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27/09/10 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
 
25/07/10 SYSTEM: 2 negative duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
 
05/06/08 SYSTEM: 4 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 593784
19/05/08 1 2 2 2 A charlatan. Scans you for money and reccommends medically unnecessary tests. Would avoid.  Respond
RID: 581839
04/05/08 5 5 5 5 The first place that was able to tell me what my vascular age was. They also did great job of helping me lose 60lbs. He has a nutritionist and hypnotherapist as part of their program and also referred me to a trainer. The also did a full body vascular imaging with combinations of ultrasound and 64 slice CT and looked at my aorta, arteries to my heart, brain and legs. Also were able to tell me how stiff my arteries were. This place was unbelievable, worth the flight from Houston.  Respond
RID: 547103
22/03/08 5 5 5 5 Just cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Lepor. I have referred my husband, mother and friends and all have been happy. He has all this great diagnostic testing equipment in his office that is so convenient. His staff works hard and they even get insurance companies to authorized tests. I know he went to John Hopkins, the best medical school and he teaches doctors. Saw him written up in the LA Times a few years ago as "Doctors Doctor:.  Respond
RID: 540016
17/03/08 5 5 5 5 I had really bad chest pains, my doctor and I thougt something bad was happending and my doctor gave me 3 names of cardiologists. I had my doctor show me on the internet who they were. Dr. Lepor seemed to be the most accomplished but figured he would be too busy to see someone like me. First two would not see me as I have Medical cannot aford insuranc . Dr. Lepor's office had me seen that same day, they did not even ask me what my insurance was when I called. Even though he does not take Medical he saw me found my problem with his special heart CT scan and believe it or not had me in the hospital within 5 hours and put a stent in my coronary artery that same day and saved my life. I felt bad that my emergency made others who were seeing the doctor that day wait, and I say sorry to them but thank god he was there and had a heart to save some poor lady like me. I told him I hope that I will not have to see him like this again, he said if you listen to my advice I probably wont have to.  Respond
RID: 537116
12/03/08 2 1 5 5 I've known him since he was a resident, and have always adored him. He's a fantastic doctor, but I really hate sitting in his waiting room for one or two hours. His staff will never, ever bother to tell you that you will be waiting, or how long it will be. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 530030
04/03/08 1 1 1 1 Dr. Lepor is arrogant and should be avoided. The tech in his office was polite but didn't seem very familiar with equipment. Dr Lepor took three weeks to return numerous calls I made trying to get my test results. For very mild arterial plaque he tried to get me to go on statins without even bothering to learn my cholesterol or blood pressure. I'm not saying that statins would not be part of the treatment. I just think a good doctor would want to know your cholesterol before putting you on a cholesterol-reducing drug. 
Insurance: Aetna
Paid (or co-pay): $395
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RID: 492652
23/01/08 5 5 5 5 I find Dr. Lepor to very professional and caring. He has a good relationship with his staff which comes through in all activities in the office. 
Insurance: Medicare
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RID: 249603
31/03/07 5 5 5 This doctor is a SAINT. Saved my daughter's life. Thank god for this man and his golden hands  Respond
RID: 85863
15/01/07 5 5 5 I had an angioplasty with medicated stents some months before a report surfaced first, from France and a couple of weeks later from the U.S. that medicated stent patients had higher heart attack risks than patients who had bi-pass operations. More than mildly curious, I immediately called my then cardiologist, left word and received no return call. This repeated for three weeks running. Finally, I called my internist for a reference to another cardiologist. He referred me to Dr. Lepor. An appointment was set for five weeks hence, and then, after a few days, Dr. Lepor's office called and said they could fit me in immediately. I was seen promptly and was delighted by Dr. Lepor's professionalism. Most assuringly, he told me that were he to do the angioplasty today, he would still have used medicated stents in my case. He further reassured me as to the evolving protocol for medicated stents and made me comfortable for the first time in weeks with having had the procedure. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 54962
07/11/06 4 5 5 Did a lung scan that saved my life with that 64 slice CT. If I did not find it then, I would not have been curable  Respond
RID: 51054
17/10/06 5 5 5 Every time I am in my heart doctor, Dr. Lepor's office, I see a famous movie star in his waiting room. I guess movie stars have hearts after all  Respond
RID: 47888
28/09/06 3 3 3 found him somewhat arrogant. wants to scan everyone with the 64 slice machine. 
Insurance: Medicare
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RID: 47685
27/09/06 5 5 5 Dr. Norm is a genius, actually beyond genius. He defines beyond; an easy, real manner. Way light on the ego. He knows he's the best, comfortable with it and no need to feed it. Regardless of his formidible talents, he's the model of what a doctor of any kind should be. He saved my life and I am proud to consider him a friend.  Respond
RID: 36308
16/07/06 5 5 5 Figured out what was wrong with me within an hour of first meeting him when my previous doctors could not figure it out in six months.  Respond
RID: 31112
28/05/06 5 5 5 Very patient, seemed to understand my problem better then all of the other cardiologists I have seen in the past 
Insurance: Aetna
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RID: 28774
23/04/06 5 5 5 Had excellent interaction, felt he paid attention, cared, knew his stuff Great staff, too 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 412402
23/04/06 5 5 5 Extremely helpful interaction, intelligent, caring, great technology in office, better then most hospitals  Respond
RID: 28338
16/04/06 5 5 5 best money spent, what is more important then your heart, I have HMO insurance but spend money out of pocket to have Dr Lepor take care of me. He has saved my life and I love him  Respond
RID: 412401
16/04/06 3 5 5 Combines wonderful diagnostic abilities with empathy, most modern imaging equipement I have ever seen. worth coming here from Hawaii to have him take care of me  Respond
RID: 26527
27/03/06 5 5 5 Extremely knowledgable, was able to get me better when many others failed. Was available for me 24/7. Excellent staff and beautiful office in Beverly Hills. Would not be alive if not for him 
Paid (or co-pay): $750
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RID: 412399
05/10/05 5 5 5 During my visit I felt that I was treated very well.I would absolutely recommend this doctor to my family and friends.  I felt this visit was an amazing success!Overall I would rate this visit : outstanding!  Respond
RID: 9008
09/07/05 4 5 5 I was referred to Dr. Lepor by internist because I had a very difficult problem and I was told he had a great mind and the most up to date and modern diagnostic equipment. He was also associated with Cedars Sinai hospital. His office has this special machine that does noninvasive angiograms called a 64 slice CT that no one in the area has. He lived up to all of my expectations and even exceeded them He opened up three of my arteries with stents after I was turned down by another cardiologist. The nurses were also great, if there was one negative comment it was that the girls in the front were not as friendly as they should have been. She did keep my on hold for longer then I would like and they did not smile much or act very warm when I as in the office. The doctor deserves better from them. Howewer I must say that my overall experience with the Dr. Lepor was really amazing and I thank him and god that I am doing really, really well.  Respond
RID: 8038
07/06/05 4 5 5 Kind staff and doctor explained everything to me and he was right 
Insurance: Medicare
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RID: 6506
28/03/05 4 5 5 I travel from the state of Georgia to have Dr. Lepor care for me  Respond
 
17/02/05 SYSTEM: 3 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
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