We found 71 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Humana HMO near Downers Grove, IL.

Dr. Ruheri Antonio Perez Tamayo, PhD, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery
2650 Warrenville Road; Suite 280
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Ruheri Perez-Tamayo is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and cardiothoracic surgery specialist in McHenry, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Hines, IL. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Perez-Tamayo attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His clinical interests include endocarditis, aortic aneurysm, and heart surgery. Dr. Perez-Tamayo is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Perez-Tamayo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endocarditis, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Heart Valve Repair, Endocarditis, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alain Leo Heroux, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Alain Heroux, who practices in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Park Ridge, IL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart transplant, heart failure, and left ventricular assist device (LVAD). He is affiliated with Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. Dr. Heroux takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Heroux attended medical school at Laval University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Heroux trained at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal. He has received distinctions including Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada(FRCPC) and Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Heroux speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure

All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Left Ventricular Assist Device, Heart Failure

Dr. Mushabbar Ali Syed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Mushabbar Syed is a cardiologist. Dr. Syed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. These areas are among Dr. Syed's clinical interests: heart failure, second opinions, and heart valve disease. His professional affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. He graduated from the University of the Punjab and King Edward Medical University. Dr. Syed's residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, congenital heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Second Opinions, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Consultation, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 210
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Nora is a medical specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Nora takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems

All Interests: Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patroklos Steven Pappas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 North Oak Street; Cardiac Surgery Department
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Patroklos Pappas is a heart surgeon and chest surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pappas include heart bypass surgery (CABG), heart valve replacement, and aortic valve repair. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Pappas is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Pappas welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , aortic valve disease

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Valve Repair, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic Valve Disease, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohamad Mohamad Alahdab, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
1s210 Summit Avenue; Suite 306
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Mohamad Alahdab's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). Dr. Alahdab's clinical interests include heart failure, second opinions, and coronary artery disease. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He speaks Arabic. Dr. Alahdab is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Second Opinions, Heart Problems, Consultation, Heart Failure, Endovascular Procedures, Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Hemal M Nayak, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
121 North Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Hemal Nayak is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Chicago, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Nayak (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. His areas of expertise include the following: implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, electrophysiological (EP) study, and mini-maze procedure. Dr. Nayak is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare PPO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mini-Maze Procedure, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Andrew Rauh, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 210
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. R. Rauh is an interventional cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist in Winfield, IL, Elmhurst, IL, and Naperville, IL. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and stress management. Dr. Rauh accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Rauh's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Cholesterol Problems, Stress Management, Angioplasty

Dr. Michael Andrew Bresticker, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 North Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Michael Bresticker is a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart bypass surgery (CABG), coronary artery disease, and heart valve replacement. Dr. Bresticker's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Bresticker attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , aortic valve disease, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Surgery, Aortic Valve Disease, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Allen Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 210
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Michael Schmidt specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schmidt include heart problems, cholesterol problems (lipid disorders), and vascular disease. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schmidt is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, CT Angiogram, Vascular Disease, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Angira Patel, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Angira Patel's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Patel has a special interest in heart problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Patel welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Heart Problems

Dr. Maajid M. Aziz Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
130 South Main Street; #304
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Mumtaz Siddiqui's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Normal, IL, Chicago, IL, and Lombard, IL. He is especially interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and pacemaker. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siddiqui accepts. He is a graduate of Government Medical College, Srinagar and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Pacemaker, Arrhythmias

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 210
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Michael Ross is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive cardiology, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Ross is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Ross attended Yale School of Medicine and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary artery disease

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Cardiology, Echocardiogram, Cholesterol Problems, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Sabrina Siu Ling Tsao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Sabrina Tsao is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. Her areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tsao is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Tsao attended medical school at United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and the University of London. She trained at Guy's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency. She speaks Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Mary McNally, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth McNally practices adult cardiology. She has a special interest in marfan syndrome, muscular dystrophy, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Dr. McNally is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McNally honors. She is accepting new patients. Dr. McNally's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors; Charles E. Culpepper Medical Scholar; and Established Investigator Amer Heart Assoc.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Neuromuscular Disorders, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Marfan ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Elizabeth Grosland, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Perkins, who practices in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Her clinical interests encompass arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and fetal echocardiography. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Perkins attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Fetal Echocardiography, Arrhythmias, Echocardiogram

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.
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