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We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Shield of California - Shared Advantage PPO ASO - Tiered Network Plan for Alameda Hospital near East Palo Alto, CA.

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Dr. Bruce Allan Benedick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Benedick specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology and practices in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. Dr. Benedick's areas of expertise consist of heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Benedick's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Anthony St. Claire Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Donald St. Claire sees patients in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. St. Claire include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. St. Claire attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. St. Claire completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. St. Claire is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. David V Daniels, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David Daniels is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He has a special interest in heart problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Daniels is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Daniels honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Heart Valve Disease

Dr. Erik Tyler Price, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Erik Price practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Price has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Price attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Price accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Drug Eluting Stents, Angiogram, Cardiac Rehabilitation Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Temple Anderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Edward Anderson's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Anderson attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anderson honors. Dr. Anderson has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

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What is Interventional Cardiology?

Interventional cardiology is the treatment of heart disease without surgery, through the use of catheters. Primarily this is via a procedure called cardiac catheterization, where a long, thin, flexible tube, called a catheter, is threaded through a vein or artery up towards the heart. The catheter can be used to inject dye for x-rays, open narrowed artery walls, widen heart valves, place stents, or perform other tests and procedures.

Cardiology is a large specialty, and covers many diseases and disorders of the heart as well as several different kinds of treatments. What makes interventional cardiologists special is their ability to use minimally invasive procedures to treat heart disease. Interventional cardiologists may treat coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease, where blood vessels become narrowed or blocked. They also may repair or replace damaged heart valves.

During a cardiac catheterization, the interventional cardiologist inserts the catheter into a blood vessel through a small incision in the groin or arm. It is then threaded to the blocked artery or into the heart, where tiny tools can be passed through the tube. These tools are used to perform percutaneous coronary interventions, or procedures done to the heart and arteries via catheter. Procedures may include:
  • Angioplasty, or opening of blocked arteries, often via the inflation of a balloon
  • Atherectomy, the physical cutting away of plaque buildup
  • Stenting, the placement of metal springs to hold artery walls open
  • Heart valve repair or replacement
  • Closure of holes in the heart

That these procedures can be performed without the pain and recovery time of traditional surgery is truly amazing.