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We found 12 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential Health near Port Charlotte, FL.

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Dr. Jaimela Jill Dulaney, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Jaimela Dulaney practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. She studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Dulaney is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dulaney is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Dulaney is affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4130 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Louis Rosenfield is a cardiologist, pediatric cardiologist, and interventional cardiologist in Port Charlotte, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Arcadia, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosenfield average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Distinction, George Washington Univ. Dr. Rosenfield (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Danish. Dr. Rosenfield's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Dr. Terence Patrick Connelly, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
3340 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Terence Connelly is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Connelly is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. 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 Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3340 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. David Hotchkiss specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hotchkiss completed a residency program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hotchkiss is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3115 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Hiren Patel works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Patel graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Dr. Rias K.S. Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1641 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Rias Ali's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Holiday, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Tampa, FL. Dr. Ali is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), he performed his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Tamil, Hindi, and Malayalam.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Pacemaker, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. James Armstrong Hearn, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4130 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. James Hearn is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hearn accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Dr. Saleemuddin Imtyazuddin Saiyad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3340 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Saleem Saiyad specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before performing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Saiyad attended B.J. Medical College for medical school. His clinical interests include diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and fibromyalgia. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Saiyad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. Dr. Saiyad is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arrhythmias

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Harbor Cardiology & Vascular Center, P.a - Port Charlotte; 2400 Harbor Blvd - Suite 16
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Bala Nandigam is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Nandigam attended Andhra Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Other, Internal Medicine
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Martinez sees patients in Punta Gorda, FL and Port Charlotte, FL. His medical specialty is interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Martinez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Martinez completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4130 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Brian Triola is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Triola's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
3340 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Mario Lopez's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Lopez is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He 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. Dr. Lopez's education and training includes medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and residency at Mountainside Hospital.

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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.