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We found 4 cardiologists who accept CIGNA Plans near Aurora, IL.

Dr. Michael Andrew Paul, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2088 Ogden Avenue; Suite 210
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Michael Paul is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, congenital heart disease, and echocardiogram (echo). He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Paul studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Paul is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Electrocardiogram, Holter Monitoring, Echocardiogram, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Basharat H Muneer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1320 North Highland Avenue; Suite A
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Basharat Muneer is a cardiologist in Aurora, IL. Dr. Muneer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Muneer attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ankush Goel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
82 Miller Drive; Suite 102
North Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Ankush Goel's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in North Aurora, IL, Schaumburg, IL, and Oak Park, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems, heart surgery, and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Goel is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Heart Surgery, Cardiac Catheterization

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1325 North Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Ira Dubrow specializes in pediatric cardiology and practices in Des Plaines, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Aurora, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dubrow include valvuloplasty, echocardiogram (echo), and angiogram (angiography). He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Valvuloplasty, Echocardiogram, Angiogram, Cardiac Catheterization

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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.