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We found 7 pediatric cardiologists who accept Coventry Bronze $15 Copay Carelink HMO near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Arwa Salam Saidi, MEd, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Internal Medicine
1600 Sw Archer Road; Hd 303
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Arwa Saidi practices pediatric cardiology in Gainesville, FL and Orlando, FL. After completing medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Saidi's clinical interests encompass congenital heart disease. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Saidi include: the University of Florida Exemplary Teacher Award and Teaching award, University of Florida Pediatric Residency. Dr. Saidi speaks Arabic. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. James Curtis Fudge Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. James Fudge's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Fudge focuses on congenital heart 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. Fudge takes. His education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. He has received distinctions including Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention Travel Grant; William P. Kanto Resident Research Award; and Medical College of Georgia Academic Achievement Scholarship, 1999-2000. Dr. Fudge is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Frederick Jay Fricker, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. F. Fricker is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. He works in Gainesville, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fricker include lung transplant, heart transplant, and congenital heart disease. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Honoree at American Heart Association Alachua Heart Ball and Named one of the Best Doctors in America.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Lung Transplant, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Congenital Heart Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Griffith Ho, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jason Ho's specialty is pediatric cardiology. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ho accepts. He attended East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. He has received the following distinctions: Nominee. Physician Spirit of Magnet Award, Baptist Wolfson Children's Hospital; Best Oral Presentation Abstract. Midwest Pediatric Cardiology Society Meeting; and Marshal. Brody School of Medicine Convocation.

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Dr. Randall Melvin Bryant, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Randall Bryant is a pediatric cardiology specialist. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Bryant accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Dr. Biagio Antonio Pietra, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Biagio Pietra works as a pediatric cardiologist. His areas of expertise include heart transplant, ventricular assist device (VAD), and congenital heart disease. Dr. Pietra 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. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Heart Transplant, Ventricular Assist Device, Heart Surgery, Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Renata Luri Shih, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Renata Shih works as a pediatric cardiologist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include heart transplant. She 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 completing medical school at Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa de Sao Paulo, Dr. Shih performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: The Langley Prize for the best paper in Vet. Anesthesia and Analgesia Journal. Dr. Shih is conversant in Portuguese. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Heart Transplant, Heart Failure

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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.