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Paul S Bhella, MD

Cardiovascular Disease

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About Paul S Bhella, MD

Dr. Bhella is a board-certified specialist in general cardiology with expertise in valvular heart disease, heart failure, and the prevention and treatment of coronary artery disease. Following his fellowship training in cardiology, Dr. Bhella completed two additional fellowships in advanced cardiac imaging and cardiovascular research. His research has led to over 30 published manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals in the fields of cardiovascular physiology, heart failure and cardiac imaging. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Bhella is a Professor of Medicine at Texas Christian University School of Medicine, where he was an inaugural faculty member and has taught patient safety and quality improvement since 2019. Dr. Bhella is married with four children. Away from work, he enjoys spending time with his family and engaging in regular exercise, such as running, cycling and playing tennis.



LanguagesEnglish, Spanish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Denton
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano
  • Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Grapevine
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna - Choice POS II
Aetna - Elect Choice
Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
Aetna - HMO
Aetna - Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Select
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Aetna - QPOS
Aetna - Select SM
Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna - EPO
Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - HMO
Cigna - HMO Open Access
Cigna - HMO/POS
Cigna - LocalPlus
Cigna - Network
Cigna - Network Open Access
Cigna - Network POS
Cigna - Open Access Plus
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - POS
Cigna - POS Open Access
Cigna - PPO
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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
Accepts New Patients
Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
Accepts New Patients
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Accepts New Patients
Superior - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Core EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Core HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Background

Education
  • Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina (2002)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southweste (2003)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southweste (2005)
  • Fellowship: Cardiovascular Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University - OHSU (2007)
  • Fellowship: Advanced Cardiac Imaging, Baylor University Medical Center (2010)
Certifications
  • Cardiovascular Disease - American Board of Internal Med/Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Med
Industry Relationships

Physicians who are not employed, contracted with administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health are not required to report relationships and activities with industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry). Information regarding these relationships is therefore not available on this page. However, patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

Reviews (92) for Paul S Bhella, MD

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Sep 13, 2022
I really like how Dr Bhella introduced himself and how he listened to what I said.
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Sep 9, 2022
Felt comfortable.rid of anxiety. Clear instructions. Answered questions clearly.
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Sep 7, 2022
He had an understanding of what I was going through
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Aug 29, 2022
Everything about this visit was positive. Extremely quick check-in, professional and friendly staff, clear and easily understood information, quick visit with Dr. Bhella with clear direction forward. (These medical professionals are seeming younger than ever, to have so much experience and excellent communication skills to direct care.)
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Aug 28, 2022
Great doctor.
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Aug 20, 2022
I was very pleased with how thorough and patient he was.
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Aug 19, 2022
Thorough and detailed in assessment and looking through my data. Discussed alternatives and worked with me to come up with a treatment plan
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Aug 19, 2022
Took his time to explain in detail what needed to do to figure out what is going on with my heart. Explained what was needed from me. Very personable and congenial.
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Aug 18, 2022
Very proactive; went above and beyond for urgent case; caring; friendly
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Aug 1, 2022
12 years
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Aug 1, 2022
Dr. Bhella spent time answering all my questions and put me at ease regarding my condition. I never felt rushed during the appointment.
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Jul 30, 2022
I was seen promptly. Dr Bhella was friendly and welcoming and assured me that we would get to the bottom of my issue. I feel like Dr. Bhella is very knowledgeable and I feel confident that he can help me
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Jul 30, 2022
Dr. Bhella was very personable and knowledgeable. He answered all my questions.
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Jul 29, 2022
Very likable
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Jul 29, 2022
Very informative
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Jul 28, 2022
Excellent attentiveness in all areas. It would be great to have an email option for communication of non-privacy issues with the office.
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Jul 24, 2022
Dr. Bhella was extremely professional and took his time in explaining and asking all the questions related to this appt.
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Jul 23, 2022
He has a fabulous personality and he really seems to genuinely care about his patients.
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Jul 18, 2022
I was surprised and well pleased
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Jul 18, 2022
Had exceptional care
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Jul 16, 2022
Have had Dr Bhella in the past and tried another dr closer to us, and was not happy. Would rather drive a hour and fourth-five minutes to see Dr Bhella.
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Jul 2, 2022
Spent time with me discussing concerns. Definitely would recommend him to anyone looking for a cardiologist.
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Jul 1, 2022
Professional and complete
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Jun 30, 2022
Highly skilled, warmth and depth of care and concern exceptional, knowledge and dedication extraordinary. Wonderful doctor.
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Jun 30, 2022
Great experience. Dr Bhella had a wonderful bedside manner, explained tests and studies, balanced options, asked for patient input in decisions and weighed options. If all Dr's were like him it would be great!
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Jun 25, 2022
Very personable and thorough.
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Jun 25, 2022
He spent time discussing my medical conditions and my concerns and he never made me feel that he had to rush off to take care of something or someone else. I am very pleased that he Is my cardiologist.
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Jun 17, 2022
Excellent
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Jun 11, 2022
Very good service Dr. Bella is the best!
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Jun 11, 2022
Care explained everything to me in terms that I could understand
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Jun 8, 2022
He related to me very well, I just don't trust drug companies!
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Jun 6, 2022
After seeing Dr Bhella at JPS, and then not seeing him for three years,I made a f/u with him and he had me in for a cardiac u/s. My problem had worsened and he encouraged me to see another cardiologist as he was leaving JPS. Well long story short, I followed him to Baylor and will be having a procedure here in the near future.
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