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Christopher J. Paa

Christopher J. Paa, MD, FACC

Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease
4.8 / 5 (Based on 343 Ratings) Learn More

Office Information



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


July 23, 2019
Everybody was very friendly, very professional. I was very impressed with the care, but I would like to receive a copy of written of my report. If you could have it sent to me. I left that request after I left and have not heard. Thank you.
July 02, 2019
I was really pleased with Dr. Paa, very knowledgeable, knew what he was doing.
June 26, 2019
The service was excellent, from the entry all the way through to the technical side, along with talking with the physician specialist Dr. Paa. He was very informative and was on point, was very conscientious about speaking to me about my condition, and responded to my questions with appropriate answers understandable. Thank you very much for your service. Will recommend him to anyone else. Thank you.
June 25, 2019
Everyone was friendly!
June 24, 2019
All of the staff members were very friendly and helpful. They explained everything and made me very comfortable.
June 13, 2019
Very professional
June 11, 2019
I have had the opportunity/need for numerous visits with various medical staff. During my visit/appointment with Dr. Paa and his staff I was treated with the highest level of professionalism anyone could expect or hope for. Our questions/concerns (both my wife and my own) were handled appropriately with strategies to further explore these issues. Prior to leaving an appointment was established for my first evaluation that hopefully will get everyone up to speed on my medical conditions. Ten stars out of a possible ten stars for North Central Heart.
June 11, 2019
I thought he explained everything fully and he listened to me which is very important. And I think he's a very knowledgeable doctor.
June 10, 2019
Yes I was amazed at how efficiently everything was run, and I had very little time to sit in between tests, and I thought it was a wonderful experience.
June 06, 2019
I have always had a positive experience with North Central Heart.
May 28, 2019
All of the staff were prompt, efficient and always nice. The only thing that would be bad is not turning the water off during patient time.
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 10, 2019
I appreciate the friendly thorough service I received there, the way I was treated even getting my questionnaire, you know, figured out (INAUDIBLE) and the, the doctor was wonderful and I'm looking forward to even coming back again, and I even have the number of the office you said to call or whatever, give me instructions on what to do and when to contact again for a follow up. Okay, thank you very much. Really enjoyed the doctor. Bye bye.
April 10, 2019
I had to have a monitor placed and i brought up the concern that im allergic to adhesive and the nurse placing it disregarded it and said i would be fine. I now have a blistered rash where the adhesive bond is.and cant remove my monitor.
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.

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