Kris Vijay, MD, FACC, FACP, FNLA, FHFSA

Medical Director, Congestive Heart Failure Program

 

Dr. Vijay

Location

1910 E. Thomas Rd., Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 266-2200
Fax: (602) 604-5032

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.8 out of 5
105 Ratings
109 Comments

Education

  • Medical School: University of Mysore, India
  • Residency: University of Rochester NY
  • Fellowship: University of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ
  • MS: School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, University of Michigan

Special Interests

Dr. Kris Vijay is the Medical Director of the Institute of Congestive Heart Failure at Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital and Heart Institute in Phoenix. He has more than 30 years of experience. he is a Fellow of American College of Cardiology, National Lipid Association, Heart Failure Society of America, and a founding member and past President of the Cardio Renal Society of America. he is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Arizona and Midwestern University.

Services

  • Comprehensive Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Congestive Heart Failure Management
  • Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Complex Lipid Management
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Imaging

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to provider related questions on our independently administered Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
4.8
Friendliness/courtesy of Care provider
4.7
Likelihood of recommending Care provider
4.7
Care provider efforts to include in decisions
4.8
Care provider explanations of prob/condition
4.8
Care provider concern for questions/worries
4.8
Patients' confidence in Care provider
4.8
Care provider spoke using clear language

Comments

Comments are gathered from our Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Aug 18, 2019
A very good experience. It exceeded all my expectations.
Aug 18, 2019
I really liked the doctor and he was very good with me.
Aug 18, 2019
Very professional and pleasant.
Aug 15, 2019
Dr. Kris Vijay is the BEST.
Aug 11, 2019
Dr VJ.........The BEST
Aug 11, 2019
Excellent
Aug 11, 2019
Have found only the highest quality in the office of Vijayaraghavan!
Aug 11, 2019
Doctor Krishnaswami Vijayaraghavan is a doctor who provides his patients with the most professional and caring treatment. His focus when talking to a patient is genuinely interested in providing the most beneficial solutions. He speaks with an education and with an understanding that fits each patient. I have always told him that I will ask questions of him to make sure I understand all he is saying to me. We share common thoughts and I am awed by his personal ethics concerning his work in and outside of Abrazo. He shares his vision with me and makes sure that I, as his patient, understands all solutions. There is a synergy of doctor and patient that is appreciated. He respectfully makes sure of that! The very first time I met him, he outlined the manner in which he works and that gave me the confidence that I could recommend him to many others. I will always speak highly of him for his dedication to his profession and his energy to always help many others. He is truly outstanding.
Aug 11, 2019
I am overall pleased with the staff, Romelia and Dr. Vijayaraghavan. How wonderful they all are. The respect of those who answer phone calls is also joyous!
Aug 9, 2019
We have recommended several people to Dr Vjay and they also love the treatment they receive there. They are also have confidence in him as we do.
Aug 9, 2019
As I said before we have recommended our friends and continue to do so when this is the conversation. A number 5 is not high enough. This place and the Doctor and his assistant get 100%.
Aug 2, 2019
Extremely good. Better than good. Top top notch experience.
Aug 2, 2019
Dr Vijay is by far the very best Physician I have ever encountered.
Jul 30, 2019
One stop shop. Like everything is offered at one place instead of being sent multiple places for testing.
Jul 29, 2019
*Dr. Vijayaraghavan - incredible.
Jul 26, 2019
I always look forward to my visits with Dr. Vijay. I always learn something. He's a great doctor and a wonderful man
Jul 21, 2019
Very confident in Dr. Vijay, best Dr. I've ever seen.
Jun 27, 2019
All Good
May 22, 2019
thank you Maria!
May 2, 2019
He is amazing!!!!!!!!!
Apr 29, 2019
excellent servicefrom everyone....Dr VJ is the best...
Apr 29, 2019
excellent
Apr 29, 2019
Excellent
Apr 28, 2019
super nice and very helpful in trying to get my current records faxed over.
Apr 23, 2019
Dr. V was outstanding, very humane and approachable. My wife's excellent experience with him was the reason I sought him out for my consultation.
Apr 23, 2019
I did not feel rushed by the nurse assistant. That is very important too me!
Apr 23, 2019
The check in process was quick and easy. I enjoyed being able to check in online.
Apr 19, 2019
I think maybe he could take time to listen to what patients respond well to. I get severe anxiety at the doctor so the fear tactics don't work well for me and actually have an opposite effect. On the other side, he is very well attuned to natural methods and helped me discover pleasant activities to reduce stress.
Apr 17, 2019
Dr Vijay is very detailed and took the time to understand my symptoms.
Apr 16, 2019
The staff is incredible - they really care about you. It truly is a caring place by all and the doctor listens and isn't in a hurry to get you out.
Apr 16, 2019
We have recommended *Dr. Vijay. to our friends & they like him as well. He is so complete & listens to every concerns. His diagnosis has always helped. He is the same every time.
Apr 16, 2019
I register on line and they seem to recognize us even if they don't. Friendly caring staff.
Apr 16, 2019
*Romey is great & personable. Asks & takes notes. She seems to really care.
Apr 16, 2019
This is our #1 recommendation.
Apr 16, 2019
We needed a quick appt. because we were attending a funeral. The whole office helped & next time we were in they asked about it. Who does that. Not any dr.'s office I know. Except this one.
Apr 16, 2019
Have no problem telling other with confidence. Both of us has been in.
Mar 10, 2019
Always have good experience.
Mar 5, 2019
Not sure about _____ didn't notice.
Mar 3, 2019
Very efficient and through
Mar 3, 2019
Dr. Vijay was compassionate and answered my questions
Mar 3, 2019
thoracic echo & labs completed promptly
Mar 3, 2019
seemed attentive
Mar 3, 2019
all of the staff that were involved with me worked well together
Feb 27, 2019
Very attentive and pleasant staff
Feb 27, 2019
I was very lucky to find Dr. Vijay and his staff. They are wonderful!
Feb 27, 2019
Alma and Desiree are the best nurses!
Feb 26, 2019
your phone system is awful. wait times to confirm are over 30 minutes. it's not acceptable. if continues I'll change physicians. it's too much
Feb 21, 2019
Everything was great - Every time.
Feb 21, 2019
They never seem to be in a hurry. Willing to listen & pay attention to what your body is doing. We won't go to another place.
Feb 21, 2019
In & out in less than 1 hour - Great. Love checking in on-line - so easy.
Feb 21, 2019
When was sign in - we are recognized - She even asked about a funeral we went to after last visit.
Feb 21, 2019
Everyone is concerned & genuinely care about you. They like their jobs.
Feb 21, 2019
*Dr. Vjay. & staff are incredible.
Feb 21, 2019
good experience
Feb 21, 2019
good
Feb 21, 2019
good
Feb 21, 2019
good
Feb 21, 2019
good
Feb 21, 2019
good
Feb 20, 2019
I like how thouroh he is with the testing.
Feb 16, 2019
Staff was very considerate and helpful
Feb 14, 2019
Waiting in the exam room for 35 min. before being seen is not acceptable. I was 1 min. away from walking out.
Feb 13, 2019
Dr Vijay happened to enter the elevator same time as me. He recognized me and acknowledged with a smile and pleasantries. He also introduced his wife and in-laws (no names given). I really appreciated the interaction and maintenance of HIPPA.
Feb 12, 2019
Very kind, professional, great smiles.
Feb 12, 2019
Thank you and all the staff.
Feb 11, 2019
Wait to long.
Feb 6, 2019
Better email access would be appreciated.
Feb 6, 2019
Not informed of any delays. Still took about 25 minutes to see the doctor.
Feb 6, 2019
Seems very good.
Feb 6, 2019
2. Don't know what they did.
Jan 27, 2019
The doctor , Dr. Vijayaraghavan, sets an incredible example for the staff to follow.....He is thorough, as are they. Schedules run smoothly here in the office at Abrazo.
Jan 27, 2019
As stated, both Dr. Vijayaraghavan and Romelia were excellent....both exceptional in connecting with the patient and both very well informed to give information that creates the highest form of respect and integrity. I am totally satisfied with the value of care at this office and have felt comfortable saying the same to others. Trust in one's doctor and assistants is necessary and comfortable.
Jan 27, 2019
This is a very organized office . Everyone here cares about the comfort of the patients. From doctors to assistants to staff in the front office and protocol on the phone, people are most considerate.
Jan 27, 2019
Romelia is informed, prepared and most compassionate. She gives attention to the details and treats me with respect and consideration. I am thrilled to have her as a contact.
Jan 27, 2019
Recently I made requests to the staff and to Dr. Vijayaraghavan's assistant, Romelia. The idea that they all communicate and then work together is valuable for me. The follow through here is at the highest level.
Jan 27, 2019
There is no problem having trust with every person at Abrazo. Each person I have contacted follows through beautifully in a most professional way. Thank you.
Jan 9, 2019
Did not give clear explanation re: "leaky valves" has a kind of pooh pooh attitude when questions asked.
Jan 9, 2019
Was treated to a conversation between dr. and nurse for - 5 min. right outside my exam room.
Jan 9, 2019
Reception area/coffee area could stand a straightening up w/disposal of cups etc. Do not recall dr. or nurse washing hands, but may have used hand sanitizer.
Jan 1, 2019
The absolute best Doctor and greatest staff also.
Jan 1, 2019
I would recommend Dr Vjay to anyone with a heart problem
Jan 1, 2019
I feel I'm in excellent hands with Dr Vjay as my Cardiologist . I believe he's the best Doctor for my heart and I feel fortunate
Dec 19, 2018
Happy! So far -
Dec 19, 2018
Everything progressed smoothly.
Dec 19, 2018
*Dr. ViJay always does an awesome job.
Dec 19, 2018
Always a great experience.
Dec 19, 2018
All excellent here...
Dec 19, 2018
staff was on their cell phone and others were discussing not medical topics. as I approached it seemed to me as though I was a bother
Dec 19, 2018
Doctor Kris Vijay is an excellent care giver who has a great disposition.
Dec 16, 2018
The staff is very responsive.
Dec 16, 2018
Very Nice and friendly staff always willing to help!!!! Keep up the passion!!
Dec 11, 2018
front office staff went above and beyond in scheduling my follow up
Nov 13, 2018
Very good, from the time I went and checked in to the time I seen the prep staff maybe 35 min. Great job.
Nov 13, 2018
All our questions and concerns were answered and for that we thank everyone.
Nov 13, 2018
Very good experience.
Nov 13, 2018
Very good and the nurse staff, from head nurse to housekeeping were great and I thank them all very much.
Oct 30, 2018
Every time I call it take too long to get back with me.
Oct 30, 2018
I was in shock with my diagnosement my heart.
Oct 30, 2018
Everyone is very friendly.
Oct 23, 2018
Very professional, courteous, knowledgeable. The best!
Oct 23, 2018
Very good!
Oct 23, 2018
None
Oct 23, 2018
None
Oct 23, 2018
Overall, great service!
Oct 19, 2018
Good staff. Very efficient. Only bad experience I have to drive 90 miles round trip.
Oct 19, 2018
Very, very good doctor.
Oct 19, 2018
Good care.
Oct 19, 2018
Very good staff.
Oct 19, 2018
Nice clean office, pleasant.