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We found 8 pediatric cardiologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Wheat Ridge, CO.

Dr. Katja Michelle Gist, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Katja Gist's specialties are pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care. She practices in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Akron Children's Hospital. Dr. Gist has received professional recognition including the following: NIH Loan repayment award, NIH and NIH Loan repayment award 2012 - NIH. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Congenital Heart Disease

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

Dr. Michael Schaffer is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. He works in Aurora, CO, Broomfield, CO, and Wheat Ridge, CO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Schaffer attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. In his practice, Dr. Schaffer focuses on arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, and Swedish Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias

Dr. Lisa Willis Howley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Lisa Howley works as a pediatric cardiologist in Aurora, CO, Denver, CO, and Broomfield, CO. Dr. Howley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Howley accepts. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Howley attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Howley include: Best Doctors recognition, Denver Business Journal and Best Doctors recognition 2015 - Denver Business Journal.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Pregnancy, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Brian Michael Fonseca, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Brian Fonseca sees patients in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. His medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. He has a special interest in cardiac catheterization. Dr. Fonseca honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Fonseca attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Sonali Subhashchandra Patel, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Sonali Patel's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' residency program. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Congenital Heart Disease, Hypertension

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

Dr. Elizabeth Yeung, who practices in Aurora, CO, Broomfield, CO, and Wheat Ridge, CO, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Yeung attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. 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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Darst's specialty is pediatric cardiology. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Darst attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Lutheran Hospital, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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

Dr. Jonathan Kaufman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Jonathan Kaufman, who practices in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care. Dr. Kaufman's areas of expertise include intensive care. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care, 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.