Yasir Batres, MD
Yasir Batres, MD
Yasir Batres, MD is a Double Board Certified Non-interventional Cardiologist. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).
He served his internship and residency at the University of Indiana followed by a cardiology fellowship at the University of California, Davis (UCD) in Sacramento. He is fluent in Spanish and English.
Dr Batres is Board Certified in internal medicine and nuclear cardiology, and is certified in the interpretation of cardiac CT. He has special interests in congestive heart failure (CHF), cardiac ultrasound, stress testing, cholesterol disorders, cardiac catheterization and nuclear cardiology.
He has participated and co-authored over a dozen research papers on various medical topics including an article of expertise on eMedicine from WebMD. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology and American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.
Approach to Patient Care
Dr. Batres believes that a successful approach to cardiac care involves teamwork between doctor and patient. He works closely with each patient to assess their needs and develop their cardiac profile. When appropriate, he encourages family participation in developing a treatment plan.
His patient-centered approach is reflected in the time he takes to educate patients and family members about their health, listen to their concerns and answer questions. In this way, doctor and patient, along with family members, become a team with a common goal to fight heart disease and improve health.
He is a strong believer in the role of diet and exercise in maintaining heart health and preventing heart disease. If additional intervention is necessary, he prefers to explore the use of non-invasive therapies whenever possible.
Dr Batres is married with three children. During his off time he enjoys spending time with his family, being involved in church activities within the Latter-Day Saint community, and playing sports.