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We found 12 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver EPO near Clearwater, FL.

Dr. Merrill Alan Krolick, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 330
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Merrill Krolick's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Krolick's clinical interests: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Krolick takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bernardo Stein Rosen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Bernardo Stein is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Stein is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: pacemaker, echocardiogram (echo), and heart stent placement. Dr. Stein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Stein honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Clinical interests: Heart Stent Placement, Stress Testing, Echocardiogram, Pacemaker, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Kenneth Satoo Dharamraj, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite B-3
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Dharamraj practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. After completing medical school at International, he performed his residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Dharamraj honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Douglas Jon Spriggs, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Spriggs is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Spriggs is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Spriggs is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Heart Stent Placement, Coronary Angiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Sola, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Sola specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, pacemaker, and heart stent placement. Dr. Sola is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. After completing medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Dr. Sola performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Heart Stent Placement, Stress Testing, Electrocardiogram, Holter Monitoring, Pacemaker

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1107 S Myrtle Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Rakesh Sharma sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and angioplasty. His professional affiliations include BayCare Medical Group and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He graduated from Government Medical College and Guru Nanak Dev University. Dr. Sharma's residency was performed at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and Michael Reese Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Right Heart Catheterization, Catheter Ablation, Heart Stent Placement, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Saleemuddin Imtyazuddin Saiyad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2196 Main Street; Suite H
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Saleem Saiyad, who practices in Dunedin, FL, Tampa, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Saiyad include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and fibromyalgia. Dr. Saiyad takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Saiyad attended medical school at B.J. Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Saiyad (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. Dr. Saiyad is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arrhythmias

Dr. Federico Elena Lenz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Federico Lenz specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lenz include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and pacemaker. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Lenz accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Greater Bolivian University of San Andres Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Lenz has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Imran Tahir Ismail, DO
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1700 N Mcmullen Booth Rd D-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Imran Ismail, who practices in Largo, FL, Davenport, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hospital medicine, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart failure, cardiac catheterization, and nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging). Dr. Ismail is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Largo Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Ismail (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Sign Language, and Hindi. Dr. Ismail is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Failure, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Aland Richard Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Aland Fernandez practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Fernandez is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include pacemaker, echocardiogram (echo), and heart stent placement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fernandez takes. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Fernandez completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Stress Testing, Echocardiogram, Pacemaker, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Lang Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 330
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lang Lin, who practices in Safety Harbor, FL and Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lin's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Donald Kikta is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Kikta studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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.