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We found 11 cardiologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential Health near Rockledge, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
119 Longwood Avenue
Rockledge, FL
 

Dr. Nancy Johnson is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). 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. Dr. Johnson studied medicine at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
255 Borman Drive; Second Floor
Merritt Island, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Rayner's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Rayner attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rayner accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
150 N Sykes Creek Parkway; #300
Merritt Island, FL
 

Dr. Walter Johnson's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Johnson graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
255 Borman Drive
Merritt Island, FL
 

Dr. Victor Perez is a specialist in adult cardiology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perez accepts. Dr. Perez is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1282 Us Highway 1; Suite 4
Rockledge, FL
 

Dr. Robert Barden is an adult cardiology specialist in Rockledge, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Barden is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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 Cardiac Electrophysiology
119 Longwood Avenue
Rockledge, FL
 

Dr. Jason Foreman's specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Foreman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
110 Longwood Avenue
Rockledge, FL
 

Dr. Bhavya Trivedi is a pediatric cardiology specialist. Dr. Trivedi is affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
150 N Sykes Creek Parkway; Suite 300
Merritt Island, FL
 

Dr. Eugene Killeavy's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Merritt Island, FL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Killeavy accepts 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 Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
119 Longwood Avenue
Rockledge, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Watts is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Watts accepts. Dr. Watts is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
150 N Sykes Creek Parkway; Suite 300
Merritt Island, FL
 

Dr. Donald Messersmith is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Messersmith accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
150 N Sykes Creek Parkway; Suite 300
Merritt Island, FL
 

Dr. Srinivas Prasad is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Merritt Island, 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.

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What is Cardiology?

Cardiology is the study of the heart and blood vessels, and a cardiologist makes sure they are functioning well. Patients see cardiologists for many issues affecting the circulatory system, including:
  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure
  • Heart attack prevention and treatment
  • Congestive Heart Failure, where the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body
  • Heart transplant evaluation and care after surgery
  • Peripheral vascular disease, where arteries in the limbs narrow and reduce blood flow
  • Aneurysm, or a swelling in the blood vessels
  • Coronary Artery Disease, where the blood vessels delivering oxygen and nutrients to the heart become blocked

After performing a physical exam, a cardiologist may order a number of imaging tests in order to get a better understanding of what disease or complication might be causing problems in the heart and blood vessels. Some of these might include:
  • An electrocardiogram, which checks the heart’s electrical activity
  • X-rays to see tissues more clearly
  • Cardiac catheterization, where a small tube is directed into the heart to test pressure, oxygen levels, and blood flow

Although some cardiologists provide primary care, cardiologists more typically work as consultants to primary care physicians when a heart issue comes up. Cardiologists do not perform surgery, but they can perform “interventional” procedures, such as balloon angioplasty (where a balloon is used to stretch open narrowed veins) or stent placement to keep blood flowing.