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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's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Pollack's clinical interests encompass echocardiogram (echo). He is affiliated with New Milford Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System, and Danbury Hospital. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Pollack graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Fairfield, CT, Danbury, CT, and Ridgefield, CT. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Winslow attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program 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. Dr. Winslow has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Danbury, CT, Ridgefield, CT, and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with New Milford Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System, and Danbury Hospital. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fisher's office for an appointment. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency.

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

Dr. Ronald Raymond is an adult cardiology specialist in Ridgefield, CT, New Haven, CT, and Danbury, CT. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Raymond's education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. His professional affiliations include New Milford Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System, and Danbury Hospital. Dr. Raymond is open to new patients.

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Dr. Murali Chiravuri, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
30 Prospect Street; Suite 200
Ridgefield, CT
 

Dr. Murali Chiravuri is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Fairfield, CT, Danbury, CT, and Ridgefield, CT. Dr. Chiravuri accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chiravuri completed residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chiravuri's hospital/clinic affiliations include New Milford Hospital, Yale New Haven Health System, and Danbury Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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.