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We found 9 interventional cardiologists who accept BlueCare All Copay 1565 near Clearwater, FL.

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

Dr. Merrill Krolick is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Largo, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Miramar, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. The average patient rating for Dr. Krolick is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Krolick attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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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 cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Stein has a special interest in pacemaker, echocardiogram (echo), and heart stent placement. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Stein's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Douglas Spriggs' specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Spriggs takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Spriggs trained at UNC Hospitals. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Spriggs's professional affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: holter monitoring, pacemaker, and heart stent placement. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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. Dr. Sola is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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 is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Clinical interests for Dr. Sharma include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and angioplasty. He is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group and Mease Dunedin Hospital. After completing medical school at Government Medical College and Guru Nanak Dev University, Dr. Sharma performed his residency 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and fibromyalgia. Dr. Saiyad's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Tampa Community Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saiyad graduated from B.J. Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Saiyad trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Saiyad (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati.

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Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arrhythmias

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

Dr. Aland Fernandez specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Clearwater, FL and Safety Harbor, FL. Dr. Fernandez's areas of expertise include the following: pacemaker, echocardiogram (echo), and heart stent placement. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fernandez is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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 is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Patient reviews placed Dr. Lin at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin accepts. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency.

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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 an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Kikta's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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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.