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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 Medical Center - Plano
  • Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Grapevine
  • Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Denton
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
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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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
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
Accepts New Patients
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
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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
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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
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Meet Paul S Bhella, MD

Meet Paul Bhella, MD

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 (134) for Paul S Bhella, MD

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Jan 9, 2023
Dr. Bhella is a very good communicator and seems extremely knowledgeable and caring.
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Jan 6, 2023
Dr. Bhella answers my questions with patience and simplicity.
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Jan 4, 2023
Liked his manner and that he took time to explain things to us
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Jan 4, 2023
Excellent communication and explanation of my condition. Also appeared extremely knowledgeable.
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Dec 26, 2022
Dr was personable and appeared very knowledgeable and showed real interest in my case.
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Dec 24, 2022
Very informative & caring
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Dec 16, 2022
First time visit he did a great job introducing himself so I got to know his background and put me at ease startong with a new MD.also very efficient without making the meeting feel rushed.
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Dec 16, 2022
Excellant visit with dr
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Dec 13, 2022
Knowledge
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Dec 12, 2022
Super nice and easy to talk to and answered all my questions and concerns
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Dec 9, 2022
I was very happy everyone was very friendly and welcoming
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Dec 9, 2022
He was very kind and took the time to answer all of my questions.
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Dec 8, 2022
Very clear and succinct explanations.
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Dec 7, 2022
First visit he told us about his background very impressed & the rest were question about me.He had time to answer all our questions
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Dec 6, 2022
Dr. Bhella had been my cardiologist when I was employed with JPS. He was treating me for a defective cardiac valve. I hadn't seen Dr. Bhella for a minute. But when I did, he said he was moving to BSW, and he wanted the procedure done there, so I did. Great experience considering, but staff was hyper vigilant. The doctors involved kept me and my wife updated. I did the cardiac rehab, and Lillian and entire crew were great!! I worked 27 years as a radiographer, and it's the best customer service in that setting I've ever experienced. Dr. Bhella and his crew were exceptional!
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Dec 6, 2022
Personable, listens and explains very well
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Dec 3, 2022
It was my first visit, dr made me comfortable with his introduction
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Nov 30, 2022
Dr Bhella was thorough and helpful
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Nov 24, 2022
Good
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Nov 11, 2022
Very clear and though explaining treatment and reasons for treatment
Nov 5, 2022
Wonderful!
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Nov 4, 2022
Very Satisfactory in every way.
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Nov 4, 2022
Dr Bhella and the entire clinic staff is caring and engaging. I am impressed with the level of care and efficiency of the office.
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Oct 28, 2022
Dr was very personable, gave clear information and listen very well
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Oct 28, 2022
I've been seeing Dr. Bhella for a few years now. Although I am moving out of state in a few months I plan to come back to Texas once each year for an appointment with him. He's that good!
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Oct 21, 2022
Caring, very personable
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Oct 19, 2022
Dr. Bhella was very professional, kind, courteous, and thorough.
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Oct 9, 2022
He made me feel very comfortable around him. And he explained well what he was going to do.
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Oct 7, 2022
He was very personable. He was very thorough.
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Oct 7, 2022
Dr. Bhella was wonderful, he listened to my history and concerns, took time to tell me about himself, and his entire staff was amazing. 10 stars!!!
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Oct 6, 2022
Felt totally at ease with Dr. Bhella - he provided his background info and then listened to me and responded to me. He is a great communicator. I felt like he truly had my best interest at heart.
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Oct 5, 2022
Very informative regarding my heart
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Oct 4, 2022
Dr Bhella is patient. He took time to listen and to answer to any questions or concerns I had. I left his office confident that healing is coming.Thank you Dr Bhella
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Oct 4, 2022
He listens!!!
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Sep 28, 2022
I have had excellent care and helpful information from this provider.
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Sep 26, 2022
Very responsive
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Sep 25, 2022
Dr. Bhella is an absolute joy to deal with. It is very obvious very quickly that he has a genuine heartfelt desire to do whatever the very best thing is for his patient. He is very reassuring to deal with. I can not praise this man enough.
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Sep 25, 2022
Intelligent personable caring laid back thorough calming - these traits were crucial in my experience with Dr. Bhella during a time that has been nothing but frightening and unnerving for me.
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Sep 23, 2022
Office is very well organized. Staff is pleasant and competent. Dr. Spoke to the plan for me in lay person understandable. Excellent
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Sep 23, 2022
Engaged, informative and compassionate
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Sep 21, 2022
Very informative about my health options
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Sep 21, 2022
The process was very sufficient with not a lot of waiting.
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Sep 17, 2022
Dr. Bhella was very thorough, thoughtful, and knowledgeable.
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Sep 16, 2022
Very pleasant atmosphere The doctor was very thorough and caring
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Sep 15, 2022
Dr was reassuring and quite knowledgeable about situation.
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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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