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Diwakar Lingam, M. D. graduated from Siddhartha Medical College, NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, India in 1994. He completed his residency at State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY where he served as a Chief Resident of Internal Medicine. He completed his fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
Dr. Lingam strongly believes in solid patient education to improve patient compliance with treatment and better health outcomes. He strives hard to help patients understand clearly the rationale behind all the tests, treatment choices and medications prescribed. He focuses his patient education on lifestyle changes and the value of diet and exercise in the management of many cardiac and medical issues of the patient.
Dr. Lingam’s clinical interests are preventive cardiology, cardiac imaging, and cardio-oncology. He loves to help patients with cancer treatment-related cardiac issues and patients interested in preventing cardiac and vascular problems.
He lives in Folsom with his wife and two children. During his free time, he enjoys biking, playing chess, and spending time with family.