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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. Dr. Benedick's clinical interests encompass heart problems, nuclear scan, and cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Benedick's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his 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 works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. St. Claire include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. St. Claire graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. St. Claire trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He 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' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Palo Alto, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Daniels average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Daniels has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Daniels's office for an appointment. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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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. Dr. Price is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. His clinical interests include heart problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Price speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Drug Eluting Stents, Cardiac Rehabilitation Treatment, Peripheral ... (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 specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. Dr. Anderson's areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Anderson's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.