We found 5 pediatric cardiologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum EPO near Pensacola, FL.

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
5153 North 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Mary Mehta's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. Her professional affiliations include Santa Rosa Medical Center, Lakeland Regional Health (LRH), and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Dr. Mehta is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
5153 N 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Davenport is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Pensacola, FL. Dr. Davenport is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Oral Roberts University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
5153 N 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Theresa Roca is a Pensacola, FL physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roca takes. Dr. Roca attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
5153 N 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. William Blanchard's specialty is pediatric cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Blanchard honors 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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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
5153 N 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Steiner is a pediatric cardiologist in Pensacola, FL. He accepts 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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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.