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We found 18 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health near Gainesville, FL.

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Dr. Karen Marie Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1601 S.w. Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Karen Smith is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Gainesville, FL. In her practice, Dr. Smith focuses on cardiomyopathy. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Smith graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Smith takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cardiomyopathy

Dr. Anthony Alexander Bavry, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Bavry is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Bavry's areas of expertise consist of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary artery disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bavry takes. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Medical Center, Tucson for residency. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Peripheral Artery Disease, Leg Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. R David Anderson, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. R. Anderson is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Anderson has a special interest in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), coronary artery disease, and cardiac catheterization. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anderson accepts. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Anderson is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Clinical interests: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Peripheral Artery Disease, Leg Problems, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexandra Rose Lucas, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Alexandra Lucas' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include angina and coronary artery disease. Dr. Lucas is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta. Dr. Lucas is conversant in French. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Angina, Coronary Artery Disease

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4645 Nw 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Steven Roark's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roark honors. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4645 Nw 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Burton Silverstein is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Silverstein 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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Dr. Calvin Y Choi, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Calvin Choi is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Choi include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), exercise stress test, and angina. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Choi's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Choi include: UF Department of Medicine Excellence in Ambulatory Care Award and UF Department of Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award: 2013, 2015 and 2016. He is conversant in Korean. His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Clinical interests: Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Heart Problems, Aortic Disease, Exercise Stress ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4645 Nw 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. James Omeara works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Omeara accepts. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency.

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Dr. Christopher Patrick Caputo, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4645 Nw 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Caputo's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Caputo accepts 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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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4645 Nw 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jay Koons specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Gainesville, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Koons attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
4645 Nw 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mark Tulli's specialty is interventional cardiology. He accepts 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 Penn State College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4645 Nw 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Richard Kerensky's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kerensky accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4645 Nw 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Matheen Khuddus specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. 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. Dr. Khuddus graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4645 Nw 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Imperi practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Imperi is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4645 Nw 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Lee is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Lee takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4645 Nw 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Timothy Wessel, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Wessel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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.