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We found 11 interventional cardiologists who accept Humana Simplicity near Lakewood, CO.

Dr. Joel Alberto Garcia Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
777 Bannock Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Joel Garcia's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include heart valve disease, heart failure, and heart attack. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Garcia attended medical school at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. He has received the following distinctions: Teaching Faculty Award, UCH Division of Cardiology; Outstanding Research Fellow Award, UCH Cardiology; and Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), SCAI. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Garcia is professionally affiliated with Denver Health Medical Center, South Lake Hospital, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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Clinical interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Peripheral Artery Disease, Heart Failure, CT ... (Read more)

Dr. Sameer Kumar Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11700 W 2nd Place; Suite 350
Lakewood, CO
 

Dr. Sameer Mehta specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Lakewood, CO. Dr. Mehta accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11700 W 2nd Place; Suite 350
Lakewood, CO
 

Dr. Michael Ptasnik, who practices in Lakewood, CO, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Ptasnik is affiliated with Centura Health. After attending Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. John David Altman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11700 W 2nd Place; Suite 350
Lakewood, CO
 

Dr. John Altman is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. Dr. Altman obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11700 W 2nd Place; Suite 350
Lakewood, CO
 

Dr. Michael Wahl's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Wahl completed his residency training at Saint Marys Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota. He is affiliated with Centura Health.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Adolescent Medicine
11700 W 2nd Place; Suite 350
Lakewood, CO
 

Dr. Lawrence Lazar is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and adolescent medicine specialist in Lakewood, CO. Dr. Lazar studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Centura Health.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
11700 W 2nd Place; Suite 350
Lakewood, CO
 

Dr. John Svinarich practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Svinarich is affiliated with Centura Health. Before completing his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Dr. Svinarich attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
3655 Lutheran Parkway; Suite #201
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Douglas Martel is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Wheat Ridge, CO. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Martel accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3655 Lutheran Parkway; Suite #201
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Martin Fejka works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Wheat Ridge, CO. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
3655 Lutheran Parkway; Suite #201
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Scott Valent's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Wheat Ridge, CO. The average patient rating for Dr. Valent is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
355 Union Boulevard; Suite 200
Lakewood, CO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Rubinstein is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Rubinstein is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

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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.