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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 medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Paul include holter monitoring, congenital heart disease, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Paul is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Paul attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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

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

Dr. Ankush Goel's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in North Aurora, IL, Schaumburg, IL, and Oak Park, IL. In his practice, Dr. Goel focuses on heart problems, heart surgery, and cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Goel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Heart Surgery, Cardiac Catheterization

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

Dr. Basharat Muneer's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Muneer is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muneer accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1325 North Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Ira Dubrow sees patients in Des Plaines, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Aurora, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Dubrow's clinical interests: valvuloplasty, echocardiogram (echo), and angiogram (angiography). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Dubrow attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Dubrow has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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.