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Dr. Mark Rasak

Cardiology
Farmington, MI
35 years experience male

Locations

Office

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI

Address

28080 grand river ave suite 300 w, FARMINGTON HILLS, MI
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Humana

United healthcare

Alliance Health

Blue Care Network of Michigan

CIGNA Health Care

Health Alliance Plan

M-CARE, Ann Arbor, MI

UnitedHealth Group

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Botsford Health Plan

American Intl Group

Communitycare

Medicaid

Molina Healthcare Inc

CCA

farmington hills, MI

Office

Farmington, MI

About

Bio

49 yo male . cardiologist. trained in general , preventitive ,and interventional cardiology. i am board certafied in internal medicine , cardiology ,and interventional cardiology. i did my internal medicine training at botsford hospital in farmington hills michigan. cardiology training was a consortium and included botsford hospital ,garden city hospital and the university of michigan. my interventional cardiology training was at the university of michigan ann arbor michigan. i have been in private practice 16 yrs . im on staff at providence hosp in southfield mi , providence park hospital in novi mi, botsford hospital , the dmc hospitals , oakwood hospital in dearborn mi and beaumont hospital in royal oak mi.

Specialties
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Cardiology

Internal Medicine - Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

878 Answers
397 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Follow rx directions: first of all there are directions issued for all medications including inhalers and nebulizer treatments. these directions avoid overdose. If the amou... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Its fine: no worries - as long as majority of the readings are below 130/80 and you dont have any exercise induced hypertension ,should be ok. A stress echo is ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Maybe: people respond differently to medications. So there is no way to know without switching medications and seeing if the side effects resolve. Many times... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Yes: Find another partner! many red flags here! dont play the role of the willing victim.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Depends: Muscle breakdown can occur with both. But an acute bicep rupture or tear is usually lifting too much. The chronic over use usually affect the tendons ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
No: Get a home urine test or go to your dr for a blood draw.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Maybe nothing but.,: You should be seen on a regular basis my neurology anyway. I suggest you see him soon.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Depends : Underlying source needs to be determined. If secondary to a certain condition treatment my take care of problem. If its due to thrombin, drugs like C... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Depends on cause: once all the usual causes are ruled out , then a 48 hr holter should be placed to make sure there isnt a pattern to the rate that is missed,and make ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Unproven: The theraputic options you have choosen are un proven. They are not helping and potentially making things worse. Go to your dr and get evaluation done... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Need effective rx: Many patients need chronic therapy like Nexium (esomeprazole) daily pts often take it when they think they need it . The food is your bodies way of t... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Why?: Should be fine. Most likely not going to do anything but go ahead. Remember even " natural " remedies have side effects so stop it if any problems.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
May need adjustment: Most patients are kept fasting for their cath.Make sure your the first case early in am and see if your dr wants to decrease the infusion or suspend i... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Yes: But would lighten it a bit . Stay hydrated and listen to your body and stop before you over do it.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Probably: Will be crampy and could get dehydrated if it all hits at once. Drink alot of water and stay close to home. Why are you so constipated ? Is it chroni... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Not good: The ct sounds ominus . Ca-19-9 is usually a marker for pancreatic cancser. Its very elevated in this patient.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Depends : This is a broad question. But with heart failure pts usually gain wt from retained water.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
No!: Its not good for you or the baby . Its never a good idea to smoke weed from a health stand point let alone exspose your baby to it.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
No: Ant acids like Prilosec in high doses.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Probably need rx chg: Probably need an increase in gerd rx or a change . You do have a few risk factors for heart disease and should be worked up as well.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Yes: Should get better with time.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Possible hernia: Other causes should be checked in to as well like enlarged lymph node etc.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Maybe a hernia: May have a ventral hernia or diastasis. Both are common in larger patients
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Monitor : CRP is a marker of inflammation it is nonspecific . It's not a diagnosis . It can be used to monitor some diseases activity but other than that clinic... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Hives ?: Sounds like your getting hives (urticaria) under certain conditions . If this itches and you scratch you may cause discoloration some of which could b... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Yes: Although you are a low risk cardiac patient , the symptons you are having are bothering you. Even if its anxiety , if its causing issues it needs to b... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
May be infected: Otitis externa or media needs to be ruled out. Perforation also needs to be ruled out. Dont put anything in your ear. See your family doc and let him ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Probably not: May be something like a pinched nerve . Your family doc can examine you and give you a good idea.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Depends: Medicare or medicaid as well as some hmos may cover the shots as long as you have an rx . Other wise you dont need a rx but will pay out of pocket for... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Yes: As long as its not a mixing bowl and your not eating several cups of blue berries. Even fruit has sugar and too much of anything is not good. But in g... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Yes: palpitations in the morning is not uncommon . the body is gearing up for the day and catacholamines are on the rise to prepare you for the day. The GE... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
YES!!: He may have sleep apnea, severe reflux or CHF. Pts that cough ,wheeze, or wake up frequently is a serious problem. Sleep apnea, a life threatening pro... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Maybe: Sounds like atrial fibrillation. Get this checked out as soon as possible.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
You can try .....: To stop the nitrate and if no chest pain and a recent stress test is ok ......I see no problem with you taking viagra (sildenafil) etc.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Depends: How much , how fast, did he have kidney problems , how high was the k before the infusion etc.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
May not be a cold: Many times people with weak hearts think they are having a cough and cold but are really in chf. Cough especially at night may be cardiac asthma. Call... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Rythm treatment: Antiarrythmics treat or prevent the heart from going out of normal sinus rytm.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Means you need eval: Fast heart rates can mean an arrythimia and left arm numbness could be an anginal equivalent. You need a full history and physical, ekg , labs, stres ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Yes: An icd doesnt affect ones oportunity to recieve an angioplasty.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Possible: More common causes such as migraines , HTN , hyoglycemia , etc are usually checked out first. Input from neuro may be helpful too. If all is negative.... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
No: Some pts with poorly functioning hearts and poor cerebral perfusion can have menral status changes from time to time. But not otherwise. Some congenit... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Could be: You need to see your dr or gyn dr. An aborted pregnancy with retained products, hormone imbalances, infections, improper birth controll dosing etc..Ne... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Many: To name a few of them... Nsaids, psuedoephedrine, otc meds like ginko, green tea etc. Any med that helps with weight loss, getting more energy or help... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Is a cardiac enzyme: The troponins are enzymes specific to the heart. There are two types. Trop i and trop t. Either can be measured to asses for heart damage.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Atypical: Atypical symptoms your a relatively low risk pt. Probably nothing. Notify ur dr if it persists or gets worse.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
May be GERD: Possible when lying flat at night in bed your having reflux that can cause chest pain.
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Low sodium: Look up the dash diet on line. Helps but still need meds, exercise , and wt loss....Htn has many aspects and no one therapy should be relied apon
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Many reasons: Diabetes, medications, peripheral vascular disease, low hormone levels, neuropthy etc see a urologist for a full eval to narrow down which is your mai... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Depends: If the pt has palpitations or feels poorly then a holter and blood work are in order. Maybe even an echo. But if pts fine then probably its fine. Limi... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 35 years experience
Yes: Yes would avoid all unneccary stimulants.
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Testimonials
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Jul 13, 2014
Mark is not only an expert in his field but has a remarkable vast medical knowledge. Truly an asset to Healthtap and a caring patient advocate. I'd send him my consults in a "heartbeat" if he were c...Read More
Oct 23, 2013
Fast, Fantastic answers to often complex questions, truly an asset to the Medical Community. A true national leader in Cardiovascular Health Care and management.
Jul 15, 2014
I highly recommend Dr. Mark Rasak. He is a very knowledgeable and caring cardiologist.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I am only on the lowest dose of a statin for high cholesterol and I have just bought a nutribullet so I was concerned about the warning . Thank you
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Hofstra University North Shore LIJ School of Medicine, IA
Graduated 1988MD

Medical/Graduate school

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, IA
Graduated 1988MD

Awards

detroit hour magazine top doc
Top Doctor, First Place, Ann Arbor, MI - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Ann Arbor, MI - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Cardiovascular clinical assocs
Beaumont hospital
Botsford general hospital
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