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 areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise consist of heart valve disease, heart failure, and heart attack. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Garcia attended Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. 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. He is conversant in 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 is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Mehta takes 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
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's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Ptasnik 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 Wahl's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Marys Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wahl accepts. 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. John Altman is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Altman has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Altman accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Altman 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's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and adolescent medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. Dr. Lazar is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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

Dr. John Svinarich is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Lakewood, CO. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. Dr. Svinarich is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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

Dr. Douglas Martel practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Martel average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Martel 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Fejka is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fejka accepts.

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

Dr. Scott Valent is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Valent completed a residency program at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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
355 Union Boulevard; Suite 200
Lakewood, CO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Rubinstein is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rubinstein takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.