We found 3 pediatric cardiologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Wheat Ridge, CO.

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Dr. Jeffrey Robert Darst, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3455 Lutheran Parkway; Suite 230
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Darst, who practices in Aurora, CO, Wheat Ridge, CO, and Highlands Ranch, CO, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Lutheran Hospital, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Dr. Darst performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

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Clinical interests: Congenital Heart Disease, Anxiety, Pulmonary Hypertension, Mental Health Issues

Dr. Michael Stuart Schaffer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3455 Lutheran Parkway; Suite 230
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Michael Schaffer works as a pediatric cardiologist. His clinical interests encompass arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Schaffer honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Dr. Schaffer's professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Centura Health, and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias

Dr. Elizabeth Yeung, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3455 Lutheran Parkway; Suite 230
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Elizabeth Yeung is a pediatric cardiologist in Aurora, CO, Wheat Ridge, CO, and Broomfield, CO. She attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Yeung is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Centura Health, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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Clinical interests: Congenital Heart Disease

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What is Pediatric Cardiology?

Pediatric cardiologists are doctors who specialize in children’s heart problems. Their patients may range in age from unborn babies still in the womb to teenagers, and in some cases even adults. The main difference between pediatric cardiology and adult cardiology is not only that pediatric cardiologists treat younger patients. Pediatric cardiologists are much more likely to treat heart problems that are congenital, meaning a patient is born with them.

Due to the advances of modern medicine, babies who are born with congenital heart disorders are more likely than ever to survive into adulthood. In certain cases, pediatric cardiologists continue to provide care for these adult patients, because their training and experience gives them particular insight to the kind of heart problems these adult survivors have.

Other than congenital heart disease, pediatric cardiologists also treat:
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Chest pain
  • Murmurs or palpitations
  • Infections of the heart
  • Valve disorders
  • Cardiomyopathy, or problems with the heart muscle
  • Arrhythmia, or irregular heart beats
  • Congestive heart failure

A pediatric cardiologist often uses tests called echocardiograms and electrocardiograms (EKG) to examine the structure and activity of the heart. Once a diagnosis is made, treatment may involve lifestyle changes, catheterization (where a thin tube is threaded through a blood vessel to the heart to open blockages or provide further information), or surgery.
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