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Chris Kolyvas, MD

Philosophy of Care

I have been practicing cardiology for 26 years with my philosophy being to educate, support and encourage patients and their families to be involved in their care. I take time to answer patient's questions about their conditions and treatment options. Many patients I see require invasive procedures and it is important they understand the risks and benefits of these procedures as well as all other noninvasive options to treat their condition such as lifestyle changes and medical interventions. I am available for questions even after patients leave the office. I believe in compassionate and respectful care for patients as if they were my own family.


Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.7
Based on 214 reviews

  • General

    SPECIALTIES

    • Cardiology
    • Years in Practice: 29


    BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

    • Cardiology
    • Interventional Cardiology


    PATIENTS SEEN
    Accepts adults


    LANGUAGES

    • English
    • Greek
    • Spanish


    MEDICAL INTERESTS
    Cardiology with specialty in interventional cardiology. I treat patients with vascular disease including coronary, peripheral, carotid as well as valvular disease, arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, cholesterol abnormalities, blood clots, pulmonary hypertension and other heart related disorders. I perform angiograms, angioplasties, IVC filter placement and removal with focus on coronary disease.


    PERSONAL INTERESTS
    I enjoy being with my family, golf, baseball, hiking and fishing.


  • Education

    EDUCATION
    School Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
    Graduation Date 06/1987
    Degree MD
    Honors Graduated with High Honors

    RESIDENCY
    School Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
    Title Resident in Internal Medicine

    FELLOWSHIPS
    School Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
    Specialty Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology

  • Procedures

    Cardiology
    • 2-D Echocardiographic Stress Testing
    • 24-Hour Holter Monitoring
    • 30-day Event Monitoring Echocardiography
    • Cardiac Stress Testing
    • Cardiac Testing
    • Coronary Angriography
    • Coronary Interventions
    • Coronary Stent Placement
    • CT (Computed Axial Tomography)
    • Diagnostic Testing
    • EKG Stress Testing
    • Left Heart Catheterization
    • Lower Extremity Angiography
    • Pharmacologic Stress Testing
    • Right Heart Catheterization
    • Rotational Atherectomy
    • Vascular Stenting
  • Memberships

    • American College of Cardiology
  • Awards and Accolades

    Name Rated as Top 3 Cardiologist - ThreeBestRated.com
    Date 01/2000

    Name Patient Choice Award
    Date 01/2000

    Name Physician of the Year finalist 2012 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center
    Date 01/2000

  • Research & Clinical Trials

    CLINICAL TRIALS

    • Currently primary investigator for Platinum trial at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center site


  • Patient Ratings & Comments

    Patient Satisfaction Rating
    4.7
    Based on 214 reviews

    Rating Categories

    The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.


    Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

    Press Ganey Certified Data Integrity

    Ease of scheduling appointments

    4.5
    208 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    4.7
    211 ratings

    Friendliness/courtesy of Care Provider

    4.7
    213 ratings

    Care Provider spoke using clear language

    4.8
    211 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    4.8
    212 ratings

    Time Care Provider spent with patient

    4.7
    211 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    4.7
    205 ratings

    Patients' confidence in Care Provider

    4.8
    212 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.8
    207 ratings

    Wait time at clinic

    4.2
    201 ratings


    Comments (25)

    Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.


    5.0
    Jun 20, 2019
    I really like Dr. Kolyvas  
    5.0
    May 30, 2019
    I requested *Dr. Kolyvas because I had seen him many years ago and I feel very comfortable with him.  
    5.0
    May 30, 2019
    Everyone has always been prompt & polite.  
    4.9
    May 21, 2019
    all good  
    2.1
    May 15, 2019
    Poor bedside manner. No compassion.  
    4.9
    Apr 26, 2019
    Dr. K is excellent. Even tho he is a Cardio. he has explained PKD better to me than any other Dr. I have seen.  
    4.9
    Apr 24, 2019
    All very good.  
    4.6
    Apr 16, 2019
    dr Kolyvas and nurse Laura excellent  
    5.0
    Apr 03, 2019
    Dr. Kolyvas has provided excellent care to me for many years  
    4.1
    Mar 15, 2019
    This provider is a very nice person he has been my provider for a long time.  
    5.0
    Mar 05, 2019
    Dr. Kolyvas is very informative and caring.  
    5.0
    Feb 21, 2019
    I have great confidence in Dr. Kolyvas. I would recommend him to anyone. He has taken excellent care of me.  
    4.9
    Feb 20, 2019
    This was a follow up for a hospital stay  
    5.0
    Feb 19, 2019
    the Dr. was very helpful  
    1.6
    Feb 19, 2019
    He showed no respect to me when explaining why I had to take the medications prescribed. Just because I questioned some of the reasoning, he became upset. He is not professional at all. Just because See more  
    4.1
    Feb 19, 2019
    This was my 1st visit to the Doctor's office, I originally saw him while in the hospital.  
    5.0
    Jan 24, 2019
    Doctor Kolyvas is very meticulous and listens attentively to concerns. I value his expertise!!  
    5.0
    Jan 23, 2019
    Did not have a care provider.  
    4.6
    Dec 06, 2018
    Very good cardiologist, knows his practice and medications, very helpful.  
    4.9
    Sep 25, 2018
    he calms me down and always talks to me  
    5.0
    Sep 05, 2018
    Dr Kolyvas is an excellent heart doctor. He put stents in my heart well over 10 years ago and I have had no problems.....but he always provide me with excellent care and concern during our See more  
    4.9
    Sep 05, 2018
    Dr. Kolyvas is a very personable man and easy to talk with.  
    4.9
    Sep 04, 2018
    Compassionate.  
    4.5
    Aug 23, 2018
    Dr. was very concerned about my health but his preferred treatment was not acceptable to the other doctors treating me.  
    4.5
    Jul 24, 2018
    Other than wait time Dr. Kolyvas is one of the best you have.  
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