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Christopher J. Paa

Christopher J. Paa, MD, FACC

Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease
4.8 / 5 (Based on 776 Ratings) Learn More

Office Information

Experience

Education

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

Residency

University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, Internal Medicine

Fellowship

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

Certifications

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

Reviews

May 07, 2019
Dr. Paa and his nurse were fantastic. Fantastic. I will go to my grave respecting them. They're wonderful people, listen carefully, and give you some options and so forth, which was what I was looking for. Thank you for hiring those good people, and keep them on staff. Thank you.
April 22, 2019
This was my first time there my first experience so it was overwhelming but the girls and the guys were fantastic. I mean, they explain things to me and if I had a question the answer didn't In the way that I would expected it to be answered. I was very very pleased there. Thank you.
April 05, 2019
Excellent experience with staff and Physician
April 03, 2019
I saw Dr. Paa, and he was very kind. However, I feel like he was rushed. I didn't feel like I had the time and I was taking up time which I'm ... he probably was busy. So that's probably not his fault. But otherwise, he was very nice. Thank you.
April 02, 2019
The process of checking in(3 different stations and two different folders) was confusing and unnecessarily complicated. That was the only negative. All staff members from beginning to end were very professional, helpful, and positive. That was the best part of the experience.
April 01, 2019
Hi, what I think is they...they did they did a fantastic...everybody did a fantastic job. Were very concerned and we're very kind and doctor...Dr. Paa was the same way. Thank you. Bye.
March 14, 2019
The nurse, Aaron & Dr. Paa were both excellent, personable and comfortable, listened well, and friendly. I felt very cared for and did not leave with a negative feeling at all, they were very good to me.
March 07, 2019
I had mentioned that I had a shortness of breath, I know they have there set procedures and test but never asked me to trigger the symptoms assuming they could and of course they didn't. Did there job but overall Avera should of sent me to a Pulmonary specialist
February 18, 2019
Staff was so friendly and helpful. Everyone made me feel so relaxed. I was worried and they just were so great. AWESOME STAFF
February 07, 2019
Dr. Paa was very professional, knowledgable, caring, concerned, and I really feel I'm in very good care with Dr. Paa. I would definitely recommend him and the heart hospital.
January 29, 2019
Very funny you made me feel comfortable doing the procedure. She explained it in terms that I could understand make sure I wasn't uncomfortable or in District during the test. and she just made the whole experience very pleasurable.
January 18, 2019
I, like many of your patients are extremely nervous. The entire experience could not have been better.
January 18, 2019
I was there Friday and everything went great. They explained everything to us very good, and we didn't have to wait or anything and everybody was so nice and so polite to us. We really appreciate that and I would recommend it to anybody and to Dr. Paa and your North Central heart place to okay. Thank you.
January 15, 2019
My experience was very pleasant. I got all the information. I came for a time with taken to do the explaining very nicely. Thank you.
January 14, 2019
Entire staff was friendly and helpful and explained the procedure so I could understand what they were doing.
January 11, 2019
I like Dr. Paa a lot, I mean if I have any kind of cardiac questions or concerns, I will make another appointment to see him.
January 03, 2019
Yeah, I appreciate the call and the survey. I am extremely happy with Dr. Paa and North Central Hospital. I'm struggling with some heart issues, and they are helping me as fast as they can to get them resolved. They've been great, and I appreciate the whole staff, and Dr. Paa, for taking care of me so quickly. I came home for the first time feeling very confident in my care and in my doctor, and my future needs for my heart, but thank you so much, and I appreciate the survey. Bye.
December 28, 2018
Great care and super people working there. Everyone was really caring and nice to me
December 27, 2018
First of all starting with check in time it went very quickly very efficiently. We did not have to wait long and then when we saw Dr. Paa he was very thorough. He listened gave us some suggestions and for our questions highly recommend him. Find him very gentle manner, but very knowledgeable.
December 21, 2018
Dr. Paa was very helpful and listened and answered all of our questions. His nurse Aaron was very very good. He took the time with us to ask questions. He seemed to know why we were there and our history and looked two things up and gave us answers and was very very professional. We really appreciate that. We appreciate the tech that did the EKG. She was very efficient and knowledgeable. Everybody was very good. It was a great facility.
December 20, 2018
Quality service and great advice
December 19, 2018
He did very well. He explained it. I felt good about it, and it was better news than what I thought. So I'm feeling very well. Thank you.
December 17, 2018
Everything was absolutely wonderful today and I just am amazed at how the Heart Hospital helps all the people that are involved and I had such good help. Couldn't have been any better. Thank you. and Merry Christmas
December 10, 2018
The nurses are really good.
December 07, 2018
I know things have changed over the years with the use of nurse practitioners and physicians assistants but I'm a little old school in this regard. Following the procedure, I would liked to have conferred with Dr. Pa and Dr. Halligan before I was dismissed on the following day. I had questions about the procedure and my future care that, in my opinion, would be best answered by the people who were actually in the room and doing the work. Appropriate and effective medical care is as much about building relationships and trust with patients as it is about the breadth and depth of medical knowledge and experience. Any care facility must work diligently to strike a balance between the cognitive and affective dimensions of patient care. I look forward to my follow-up appointment in one month.
December 06, 2018
Very pleased with all the professionals at NCH
December 06, 2018
Dr. Paa and his nurse, Kira, were great to work with. Dr. Paa did a great job in answering my questions and was very prepared for my appointment! Thank you.
December 03, 2018
The Heart Institute has been in our family so to speak for years. My Mom and Dad have used them (actually my Mom and I have same doctor) My sister has used them and Now my brother is using them. Outstanding facility
December 03, 2018
I was impressed with everyone involved in my TEE & I was amazed that I didn't have so much as a sore throat the next day. They did an awesome job.
November 14, 2018
I was referred to the NCH and you called with an appointment. Dr Paa didn't know shy I was there (he asked me) and didn't have the Holter monitor report to look at. I had tests but no exit meeting with him. Sent home with a printout on Afib. Conflicting reports from Drs. Made me think there wasn't any communication before or after between Drs....not with me afterwards. I left feeling very in the dark. I've had great experiences with Drs Carpenter and Watt over years with my husband. This was VERY different.
November 12, 2018
Yes, we were very pleased it was a good experience. Thank you.
November 07, 2018
It was ok
November 07, 2018
Dr Paa took time to answer all my questions and truly listened to my concerns. He is very caring.
November 05, 2018
What I did not like was I waited for hours to get the medicine so that I could have a stress test. I would think as many stress tests that are done there at the hospital, they should have that medicine on hand so the patient will not have to sit and wait. Like I said, I waited well over 2 hours.
October 26, 2018
This facility is the best
October 23, 2018
We already have advised our son what a great experience we had. He recommended Dr. Paa
October 23, 2018
Highly recommend going to this facility.
October 01, 2018
Definitely.
October 01, 2018
I would recommend going there.
September 28, 2018
Great
September 28, 2018
Very good service
September 25, 2018
Dr PAA had excellent bedside manner. He listened and explained things very well, would highly recommend him.
September 21, 2018
Yes would recommend Avera heart hospital to family & friends.
September 12, 2018
I had a great experience with not only Dr. Paa but the entire North Central Heart Clinic. From the parking lot to the to the completion of my appointment.
September 07, 2018
Dr. Paa is very caring and thorough. He took the time to answer all my questions.
September 07, 2018
Wonderful and helpful experience
August 30, 2018
Great place
August 13, 2018
The Doctor and his staff and the admissions staff at Avera Heart Hospital were excellent in every respect.
August 07, 2018
There was no waiting, everyone was kind and knowledgeable, procedures were explained in advance, Dr. Paa was very easy to speak with and seemed very competent.
August 06, 2018
That I had a very successful appointment, and was very satisfied.
August 06, 2018
He's courteous and to the point that's why I was there
July 20, 2018
Would recommend going to North Central Heart
July 13, 2018
Dr Paa is great. I highly recommend him. Listens to patient, makes sure all is understood.
July 10, 2018
I recommend Dr. Paa.
June 29, 2018
Will not hesitate to Recommend to anyone.
June 08, 2018
Highly recommend Avera Heart Hospital and Dr Paa.
June 06, 2018
He explains everything and is easy to understand.
June 04, 2018
We are so happy with the health care at North Central Heart. Always on time and respect the patient. Everyone is very friendly, kind, caring and helpful. We see Dr.Paa and have your years. We really enjoy him and he cares for his patients. Always a pleasant place to go when you need heart care. Its the best!
June 04, 2018
Easy to talk to
June 04, 2018
Very caring person
May 18, 2018
Icould not have had better quality care!
May 18, 2018
very courteous receptionists, nurses and also Dr. Paa
May 15, 2018
He was very thorough and gave me time to ask questions.
April 20, 2018
Great doctor and staff.
April 20, 2018
He is on top of everything.
April 19, 2018
He is the Best
April 13, 2018
that he was fast & efficient.made me feel he was doing the best procedure for me.
April 12, 2018
GO HERE IF YOU NEED THIS KIND OF CARE.
April 12, 2018
Provider was good.
April 06, 2018
Grear people
April 04, 2018
We would recommend this facility.
April 02, 2018
Dr. Paa is very personable and caring. Medically explained all aspects. He sets high standards for himself and anyone around him.
March 23, 2018
The doctor and staff helped provide understanding about my medical issue and eased my concerns. Thanks to everyone.
March 22, 2018
this is a fabulous facility with a wonderful doctor and very caring and kind support staff
March 09, 2018
Choose Avera Heart Hospital. They care about you, not just your symptoms.
March 09, 2018
I have already told them how impressed I was with the entire visit.
March 08, 2018
Great Dr.
March 07, 2018
Everyone was friendly and helpful.
February 22, 2018
Highly recommend, prompt attention with very courteous staff. Everything explained each step, doctor asked questions and answered our questions and explained options for next step in care. Have confidence in having to proceed with next step.

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