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Dr. Kalife Kuri, MD

Cardiologist

Professional statement

Dr. Kalife Kuri is a considerate and competent cardiologist based in Bandera and San Antonio, TX. He earned his medical degree from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Facultad de Medicina in Mexico. He then immigrated to the United States to complete further education. He completed his internship at Hospital Espanol de Mexico. He then completed both his internship and residency in internal medicine at University of Texas in San Antonio. He completed a fellowship in cardiology at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from the Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico. Dr. Kuri is a member of the Texas Medical Association and American College of Cardiology. His medical career is colored by many outstanding contributions to medicine, including several publications, research, and scientific presentations. He is committed to helping his patients enjoy a healthier lifestyle. He understands the fears and sensitivities his patients face, and he works hard to help his patients overcome their health challenges. Dr. Kuri’s approach to his patients is one of diligence, solutions, and relief.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AmeriGroup

Specialties

  • Cardiologist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico (Bachelor’s)
  • University of Tennessee, Memphis, Fellowship in Cardiology
  • Medical School - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Facultad de Medicina
  • Hospital Espanol de Mexico (Internship)
  • University of Texas, San Antonio, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of Texas, San Antonio, Internship in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American College of Cardiology
  • Texas Medical Association

Awards and publications

  • Left ventricular diastolic compression in a patient with aids and pericardial effusion. American Heart Journal. D’Cruz, IA; Calderon, EC; Shearin S; Kuri, K.
  • Detection of diabetic autonomic neuropathy by power spectrum, respiratory trend and real time analysis of heart rate. Kuri, K; Gemayel, N; Pearson, R. Clinical Research Vol 39, No. 1, Feb 1991
  • Eosinophilic gastroenteritis manifesting with ascites. Review. Kuri, K; Lee, M. Southern Medical Journal. 87 (9): 956-57, Sept. 1994
  • Effect of patient position (gravity) on flow pattern in the dilated heart. American Heart Association, 04140, 69th scientific sessions. D’Cruz, IA; Shearin, S; Pitts, J; Kuri, K.
  • 5. Effective treatment of severe ticlopidine induced neutropenia with GCSF. Case report and review of the literature. Nguyen, NT; Kuri, K; Geraci, S.

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1013008283

Office locations

Heart & Vascular Institute of Texas

HAVIT Northwest

21 Spurs Lane, Suite 330

San Antonio, TX 78240

Heart & Vascular Institute of Texas

HAVIT Bandera

1050 Hwy 16 South

Bandera, TX 78003

Heart & Vascular Institute of Texas

HAVIT North Central

225 E. Sonterra Blvd, Suite 200

San Antonio, TX 78258

Heart & Vascular Institute of Texas

HAVIT Hondo

606 31st Street

Hondo, TX 78861

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Thoughtful and listened to my concerns.
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The Dr was great,knowledgeable with a great bedside manner. The staff was childish and loud.
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Excellent people. Everyone is extremely professional while making you comfortable
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Visit was pretty "matter-of-fact.
Less than 1 year ago
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I completed all the medical questionnaires on the Zocdoc site prior to my appt, and my primary care doctor's office said they sent all records pertinent to this visit and diagnosis. After waiting one hour, I asked how long it wouldbe before I was seen. I was then given medical history forms to complete, and told lack of that info was part of the delay. I told staff about online history and I was told to fill out paperwork anyway, which I did. After 30 minutes I was taken to an exam room, EKG and vital signs taken, and when I told staff I was referred due an to abnormal test, they wanted the report. My primary doctor's office did not send the report. Dr. Kuri's staff called office to get report, but did not give it to him until after I was seen. I was there over 2 hours, and was very frustrated that there was not more effort made to obtain records by Dr. Kuri's staff. If I was not a medical professional and able to tell the doctor myself why I was there, the visit and wait time would have been a waste.
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Dr. Kuri listens to you and makes direct eye contact. Very professional and very knowledgeable. Office staff was very courteous and helpful.
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Dr Kuri is fantastic. Dr Kuri has been my husband's cardiologist for over 12 yrs. The office staff is great
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I will have test later and evaluate
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Doctor always seems to be in a rush. Also if he speaks Spanish then he should do so consistently with the Spanish speaking patients.
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It was on time no wait and what a great doctor. He took his time and I felt like I really had good experience.
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I did not have to wait long at all to see the doctor once I arrived. The office staff and nurses were very friendly and professional. As for Dr Kuri, he was also very friendly and professional. He was very attentiveto my needs since I needed a pre-surgery screening and noted that I wanted to get approval as soon as possible. Prior to me leaving he ensured that I had a signed letter from him giving me clearance. I believe that was extraordinary; especially since I didn't have to wait weeks for a similar request. I highly recommend him and his staff!
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He knows me and that makes me comfortable that I am getting the right treatment.
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