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We found 5 cardiologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Ridgefield, CT.

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Dr. Brian David Pollack, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
30 Prospect Street; Suite 200
Ridgefield, CT
 

Dr. Brian Pollack is an adult cardiology specialist. He is especially interested in echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Pollack is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Pollack completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is affiliated with New Milford Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System, and Danbury Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram

Dr. Robert D Winslow, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
30 Prospect Street; Suite 200
Ridgefield, CT
 

Dr. Robert Winslow practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Fairfield, CT, Danbury, CT, and Ridgefield, CT. Dr. Winslow accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with New Milford Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System, and Danbury Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Holter Monitoring, Catheter Ablation, Pacemaker, Electrophysiological Study

Dr. Lawrence Irwin Fisher, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
30 Prospect Street; Suite 200
Ridgefield, CT
 

Dr. Lawrence Fisher's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for his residency. Dr. Fisher takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His professional affiliations include New Milford Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System, and Danbury Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ronald John Raymond, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
30 Prospect Street; Suite 200
Ridgefield, CT
 

Dr. Ronald Raymond works as a cardiologist. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Raymond completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include New Milford Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System, and Danbury Hospital. Dr. Raymond is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
30 Prospect Street; Suite 200
Ridgefield, CT
 

Dr. Murali Chiravuri is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New Milford Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System, and Danbury Hospital. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Chiravuri attended Tufts University School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chiravuri's office for an appointment.

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What is Cardiology?

Cardiology is the study of the heart and blood vessels, and a cardiologist makes sure they are functioning well. Patients see cardiologists for many issues affecting the circulatory system, including:
  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure
  • Heart attack prevention and treatment
  • Congestive Heart Failure, where the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body
  • Heart transplant evaluation and care after surgery
  • Peripheral vascular disease, where arteries in the limbs narrow and reduce blood flow
  • Aneurysm, or a swelling in the blood vessels
  • Coronary Artery Disease, where the blood vessels delivering oxygen and nutrients to the heart become blocked

After performing a physical exam, a cardiologist may order a number of imaging tests in order to get a better understanding of what disease or complication might be causing problems in the heart and blood vessels. Some of these might include:
  • An electrocardiogram, which checks the heart’s electrical activity
  • X-rays to see tissues more clearly
  • Cardiac catheterization, where a small tube is directed into the heart to test pressure, oxygen levels, and blood flow

Although some cardiologists provide primary care, cardiologists more typically work as consultants to primary care physicians when a heart issue comes up. Cardiologists do not perform surgery, but they can perform “interventional” procedures, such as balloon angioplasty (where a balloon is used to stretch open narrowed veins) or stent placement to keep blood flowing.