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Dr. Mark Rasak

Cardiology
Farmington, MI
33 years experience male

Locations

Office

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI

Address

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

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 12am
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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

1.1K Answers
494 Agrees
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Good question: Not a lot of data to rely on in your case. Intuitievly we know bcp usage has been associated with blood clots especially in women who smoke. So if yo... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Poss hernia: May have a hernia or a simple muscle strain . A physical exam and or imaging may be necessary.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes but ...: As long as the qt segment on your ECG is ok at rest and monitored while on the drug , a simple antihistamine is fine. The ones with a decongestant are... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Its a stimulant: green tea is a stimulant and causes BP and HR to rise. The opposite of what catapress does.So it limits its effectiveness.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Depends: Assuming all the labs and imaging tests were normal then things like significant weight loss , severe emotional or physical stress, extreme exorcise m... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes: Of course if this has been worked up already this is fine . Otherwise if this is from an unintentional weight loss or there are other symptoms , a ful... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
May be many things: You need a full h&p , but you may have a drop in blood pressure when these are happening. A tilt table test may be helpful to see if the symptoms can ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Depends: The brain i assume was evaluated with the cta and MRI with contrast. The heart with a stress test . Not sure from your question if a cta was done of ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
? hernia: A weakness in the wall of the abdomen may allow a buldge of the stomach (actually is the intestines ) and can cause a hernia. Need a physical exam to ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Chk with dr first: If your family doctor says your good to go and you want to start jogging then you need to start slow. Stop when you need to . Stay hydrated. Dont run ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
ER visit: Sounds like a visit to er would be best course of action. Need i've fluids and anti emetic.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Depends: the term your using is vague . Usually a chiropractor, osteopath or a physical therapist. NSAIDS,muscle relaxers ,injections,surgery,braces,etc . need... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Probably chronic: can try to stop but if it reoccurs you will have to restart.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Referred pain: abdominal pain can radiate up in to the chest -this is called referred pain -not your heart and not uncommon.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Anxiety: if all else is negative -probably anxiety. Especially if it took a while for you to get evaluated the first time. Pts are often lectured to come in i... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Weigh: Weigh yourself first thing every morning and record to document any water weight gain.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Try dermatologist: he can biopsy the lesions and confirm the lesions are from bites and possibly from what.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
No: at your age and with your atypical symptoms very doubtful.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Salt/water: if you take in more sodium and or salt ,you will bring in more water (thirst) and retain more water. This will raise the blood pressure.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
High doses of NSAIDs: high dose non steroid pain meds like Motrin , alleve, Ibuprofen etc,can hurt your stomach,kidney and possibly the heart. If the cyst hasn't left yet g... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Maybe: Sounds like a pinched nerve but would need to do a physical exam and perhaps some imaging studies.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
8-12 weeks : Most fractures heal over an 8 week period -sooner in younger pts and longer in older pts with underlying bone issues like osteoporosis. Vit d and ca s... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
A few possibilties: Hypo thyroidism can cause a puffy apearance . Allergies can also cause this. Exogenous steroids, renal failure, etc a full h;p as well as a complete b... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Would not take: You are right! neither drug a good idea with pregnancy. If the doctor you are seeing isnt a board certafied ob/gyn then i suggest you consult one . If... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
A good diet: A well balanced diet with lean proteins should be enough without having to supplement. Otherwise if you were involved in an aggressive training g prog... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Possible OSA: While a full history and physical would be needed , a sleep study to rule out obstructive sleep apnea or other sleep disorders such as narcolepsy woul... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Probably not: palpitates can be a sign of serious things like a-fib etc. But most of the time its just unerving . the echo is reassuring as structurally normal hear... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Absolutely!: in fact many pts with mild-mod PHTN at rest have severe elevation of pressures with mild to mod activity. The cause of the PHTN needs to be determined... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Depends: fast heart rates can cause weak hearts known as tachycardia induced cardiomyopathy. It can occur in as little as 3 mos . It varies from person to pers... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Depends: if cholesterol is mildly elevated and the pt is low risk then herbals may be fine. The higher risk pt with significantly higher cholesterol levels wil... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Not rare but ...: its a general term for inflamation of the heart muscle. Can occur with many conditions. the most common is viral. The lupus pts and other autoimmune d... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Need work up: probably related to a drop in blood pressure thats sudden. Postural hypotension , vasodepressor syndrome etc. A work up with an echo,cardiac event mon... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Depends: everyone responds differently to medications. The bystolic (nebivolol) is a b1 selective drug . This limits side effects. The propranolol is a non s... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes: yes new treatments are available and results are amazing . See your liver doctor for details.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Alot: The heart exam isn't just listening ,its palpation, visual,and auscultation. To answer your question ,listening to your heart can tell the doctor the... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Unlikely: take your meds as directed. dont stop them without talking to your doctors.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes: yes, but it shouldn't be severe or cause symptoms .otherwise the pregnancy may be causing a normal response to changes in your volume status. some tim... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Blocked artery: it means you may have had a heart attack to the bottom part of the heart. Some of it is scar and some is viable.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Very rare: the syndrome alone is very rare - one person per million kinda rare. can occur with any drug but usually a sulfa based drug and very very rare with di... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes but...: Yes but nothing is perfect. We always have to weigh risk vs benefit. If we are aggressive with anticoagulant you are unlikely to have clots. If too a... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
A stressor: These things are stressors on the heart and may precipitate arrhythmia . If you have an underlying rhythm problem this will make it "come out" . Heat ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
PSVT: Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. A general term but is the most common used.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes: BP drops the heart rate accelerates to compensate. Cardiac out put is a function of stroke volume and heart rate. The blood stays in your feet so that... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Diagnostic: Symptoms are diagnostic of pots. If not well controlled then increase your salt and water intake, wear support stockings, get up cautiously, and may n... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Long list: Many things can ^your blood pressure . Most of the time we dont know called essential HTN . As always a thorough h&p needs to be done. Secondary cause... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Tough call: there are a few scores out there to calculate the risks and benefits of Coumadin (warfarin) therapy. The CHADSVASC score , the TIMI bleed score , the ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes: yes take your med as perscribed.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
No: the BCP rx may need to be changed if your having these symptoms on this one.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
No: the iron may be making you constipated as well as upsetting your stomach. identify and separate the meds so you don't make the same mistake again.Then... Read More

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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! Recently diagnosed by biopsy w/sarcoid clusters near bronchi and kidneys, concurrently began experiencing. Raynaud syndrome in toes and fingers, neurologist states they...Read More
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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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Thanks for your quick reply! I have pain in my upper at upper abdomen under my rib cage I went through about gastric bypass 3 years ago and had my gallbladder removed ap

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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