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We found 7 pediatric cardiologists who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Dr. Todd Stuart Roth, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1212 S. Andrews Avenue; Suite 201
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Todd Roth's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Roth is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Roth's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Robert W Vogt-Lowell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Robert Vogt-Lowell sees patients in Miami, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Miami Lakes, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Vogt-Lowell completed his residency training at Miami Children's Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vogt-Lowell include heart problems and hypertension (high blood pressure). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Vogt-Lowell has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems

Dr. Madeleen Sartick Mas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Madeleen Mas, who practices in Miami, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Mas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Mas's clinical interests include heart problems and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Mas is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Texas Children's Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems

Dr. Jose Luis Pumarino, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Jose Pumarino is a pediatric cardiology specialist. He graduated from Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Pumarino's training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Pumarino focuses on heart problems and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts several insurance carriers, including AvMed, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Pumarino (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems

Dr. Claudia Beatriz Brasil Villela-Pereira, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Claudia Villela-Pereira is a pediatric cardiologist. Her areas of expertise consist of heart problems and hypertension (high blood pressure). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Villela-Pereira graduated from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Villela-Pereira (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Villela-Pereira is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems

Dr. Leslie Ann Flores, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
4010 Nw 4th Street; Suite 400
Plantation, FL
 

Dr. Leslie Flores practices pediatric cardiology. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Bethesda Health, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Flores graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University Pediatric Hospital, Puerto Rico. She is an in-network provider 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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Dr. Jocelyn Garcia De Viera, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1212 S. Andrews Avenue; Suite 201
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Jocelyn Garcia De Viera is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garcia De Viera takes. Dr. Garcia De Viera is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and San Juan Bautista Medical Center. Dr. Garcia De Viera speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Bethesda Health, and Memorial Hospital West.

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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.