Three Physicians from Heartland Cardiology Named to Prestigious Best Doctors in America List

Friday, May 4, 2018

Heartland Cardiology opened in Wichita in 1994, with an absolute commitment to high quality patient care, and that dedication is their guiding principle today.

“It begins with recruiting physicians who are both highly skilled and highly interactive with patients,” says Barry Reynolds, CEO of Heartland Cardiology. “At Heartland Cardiology, the great physician team is combined with an excellent support team and cutting edge technology.”

That quality in both care and recruitment has been noted by Heartland’s peers, who named three of Heartland’s physicians to the prestigious 2017–18 Best Doctors in America list.

Assem Farhat, MD, Ravi Bajaj, MD, and Wassim Shaheen, MD, all from Heartland Cardiology, were selected in the state by their hospital affiliations, namely Wesley Medical Center, Via Christi Hospitals and the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center.

Approximately 4 percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, as a result of the biennial Best Doctors Poll. Each listed physician has received peer consensus as a physician from whom other physicians would seek care and is verified as being clinically active with an active medical license free from disqualifying disciplinary actions.

A selected Best Doctor doesn’t remain in the database forever. The peer-review process requires every listed physician to be re-evaluated by their peers in each poll. Best Doctors does not pay physicians to be included in the database, nor can physicians or their organizations pay Best Doctors. A physician cannot apply to become a Best Doctors physician. The only way for a physician to be selected is to be nominated by and then receive voting consensus from current Best Doctors physicians.

As a result, Best Doctors has a proprietary global database of physicians — free from commercial and financial bias — numbering more than 50,000 in over 450 specialties and subspecialties worldwide. There are close to 40,000 Best Doctors physicians in the U.S.

Gallup has audited and certified Best Doctors Inc.’s database of physicians and its companion Best Doctors in America List as using the highest industry standards, survey methodology and processes.

The physicians included in the Best Doctors in America database provide the most advanced medical expertise and knowledge to patients with serious conditions — often saving lives in the process by finding the right diagnosis and right treatment. Heartland Cardiology’s group of experts listed in the database includes world-class specialists in cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology.

For additional information about Heartland Cardiology, please visit or call 316-686-5300.

About Best Doctors Inc.

Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, Best Doctors is a global benefits provider and medical information services company that connects individuals facing difficult medical treatment decisions with the best doctors selected by impartial peer review in over 450 subspecialties of medicine to review their diagnosis and treatment plans. Best Doctors has grown to over 40 million members worldwide. For further information, visit Best Doctors at