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Christopher J. Paa

Christopher J. Paa, MD, FACC

Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease
4.9 / 5 (Based on 298 Ratings) Learn More

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Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, Medical School


University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, Internal Medicine


Creighton University Affiliated Hospitals, Omaha, NE, Cardiology

Professional Memberships

Fellow, American College of Cardiology; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of South Dakota School of Medicine, Vermillion, SD; Member, American Society of Echocardiography; Member, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology


American Board of Internal Medicine; Subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease; American Board of Nuclear Cardiology


September 03, 2020
The nurses and the that ask the questions and did the the EKG and and asked me question initially all did an extremely professional manner. I was very pleased with my appointment with Dr. Christopher Paa yesterday. Thank you for your your the questions and all I can say is that I'm very pleased with the medical services provided. Thank you.
September 02, 2020
I was very very impressed with doctor. He said what I wanted to hear and he told it in in terms that I understood I would go back to him 100 times. Thank you.
August 28, 2020
Yeah, they did a really nice job of explaining what's going on as far as the procedure and stuff so and what needs to happen before the surgery and after so, I was real happy with him.
August 24, 2020
As I waited in the reception area I was impressed by how quickly patients were taken back to the exam rooms. The medical staff who worked with me were very kind and personable and made me feel comfortable with what was being done. This initial experience with North Central Heart certainly left me feeling reassured and relieved. Thank you, Dr. Paa and Team!
August 17, 2020
I feel the service was very timely, efficient, professional. It was a very good experience. I have other family members who have gone there and I think they would agree as well.
August 10, 2020
I just really felt like Dr. Paa really listen to me and no matter what I asked him and so on and I felt that the was very intelligent doctor and told me avenues that I could take care, you know, for further treatment for my ailment and so on. So, thank you very much. Okay. Bye.
August 10, 2020
Yes, Dr. Paa was very kind, took plenty of time with me and explained the lot. I really appreciate his kind and gentle attitude. Thank you.
July 15, 2020
From the time we walked into the clinic everyone was very friendly. The gal at the front desk greeted us very nicely. We used the restroom and every employee we met along the way greeted us!! The gal at the desk that asked for info was great. The gal we had do the EKG when we arrived was great! The nurse was great! Very friendly staff!
July 15, 2020
Hi. I was expecting a call from Dr. Paa's nurse, and all I got was a brief text. So, I guess I was expecting more of an explanation of my stress test results.
July 10, 2020
Joe in nuclear medicine was very helpful enjoyed him the whole morning. Okay. Thank you.
June 22, 2020
The wait time was not the best. Waiting for a half hour to get in to appointment or 45 minutes. Taking the circumstances in hand I understand a little bit, but that's a little ridiculous.
June 22, 2020
The experience with Dr. Paa was very comforting. He's very intelligent very knowledgeable. Very interesting in my needs very direct and I would recommend this hospital hands down. Thank you.
June 19, 2020
From entry with the receptionist, to the staff, It was a well run machine and I very much appreciated the doctor and his staff. They were so kind. Bye.
June 17, 2020
Dr. Paa is a superstar in my book. He is the main reason I go to North Central Heart.
June 08, 2020
Well out of the three tests we could only do one test and I'm waiting on you people to call me. To reschedule my other two tests. And I'm still waiting.
June 05, 2020
Everyone during my appointment was very friendly and helpful. They explained things clearly. I got my results back very quickly. It was early that afternoon and it was I appreciated everyone did , everything and everyone did to make my visit comfortable and and clear in my understanding of what was coming next.
June 01, 2020
Very kind and concerned people.
May 28, 2020
I just feel like it would be more beneficial instead of a 24 hour reading that I wore the monitor possibly for a month or at least a couple weeks so you can be arranged of what activities they do and (INAUDIBLE)what doesn't. Thank you.
May 28, 2020
I was very well played with Dr. Paa and the assistant that helped him and he did a couple of tests for me and he put me on some different medicine and it just made a world of difference. I'm very well pleased with the Heart Hospital and with Dr. Paa. Thank you.
May 26, 2020
I always appreciate Dr. Paa's honesty and straightforwardness, and his nurses are great as well.
May 21, 2020
I realize that the COVID-19 is important, but my wife was not allowed to come in with me. Therefore I had a monitored put on & I couldn't remember what was said since my stroke of last June left me with no short term memory. So I couldn't tell my wife much about the device. My wife was not impressed.
May 21, 2020
I had a great experience with North Central Heart. All the staff there, the the people in nuclear medicine, the echo tech, the EKG tech, the nurses, especially Dr. Paa and everything was absolutely wonderful. I would highly recommend anybody this physician and was recommending a friend of mine who had Dr. Paa, and he exceeded all expectations. I had met with Dr. Paa in only 1 day notice and that was great, got in as a referral and was able to get all my testing done all in one day, which was amazing to me. So I give 2000 thumbs up to the care I got at North Central Heart. Thank you.
May 21, 2020
I've always been very pleased with the heart hospital. They did my heart surgery 15 years ago and Dr. Paa has been my follow-up doctor. I have a check up with him every year. I have been real pleased with everything that has happened there and thank you. Thank you.
May 13, 2020
I have to I had my time with Dr. Paa. I was left in a an examination room for approximately an hour before I had an apple and I finally went to the hall and asked if I could if I was forgotten and they took me right into have my echo. I didn't understand why I had so much time in the room.
April 07, 2020
I was pleased with the whole process yesterday.
March 20, 2020
All was good except one of the technicians shook my hand when greeting the middle of this pandemic. I'm sure it was just out of habit. Did catch me off guard. He did a nice job nonetheless after that
February 25, 2020
One of the very best experiences I've ever had at a health care facility. My doctor was excellent.
January 09, 2020
Friendly staff
January 09, 2020
I thought my experience at the heart center and Dr. Paa were absolutely over the top from the time I checked in until I left. Thank you very much.
January 07, 2020
My experience was good time being treated very nicely the doctor and all this stuff seems to be very knowledgeable about the services that they offer, except I guess that's a lot of pokes 3 times, you know to just get to procedure going, but other than that overall, the service is excellent. Thank you.
December 27, 2019
Dr Paa was fantastic. Obviously very well qualified and knowledgeable, very personable, and made absolutely certain I understood his diagnoses and reasoning behind them and made sure to give opportunity to ask any questions at several stages during my visit.
December 27, 2019
I was very impressed with the way people treated me from the minute I entered the door till I left. They were all very kind.
November 18, 2019
Thank you, Dr. Paa and Team.
November 18, 2019
Everyone cared and very nice to me l. They took care as was there only patient!
November 07, 2019
Dr. Paa and his staff and nurses were great.
November 04, 2019
Dr. Paa was great at explaining everything to us. He listened to our questions and answered them in a way we could understand them. Everyone was kind and considerate.
November 01, 2019
I was very leery about the procedure that the doctor wanted to do, and he certainly listened to my side of it, and he was understanding on it, and he said he would check with me in the future. He would talk to my regular doctor. I thought he was probably one of the best physicians I have seen in a long, long time, and I really appreciate his thoughtfulness, and his caring. It's just that I decided not to do it at this time.
October 28, 2019
I just wanted to say that not only was Dr. Paa wonderful, and much I appreciated his visit with me. But every single staff member that we came in contact with was just a number 10 in our book. So thank you so very, very much.

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