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We found 72 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's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Perez-Tamayo's clinical interests include endocarditis, aortic aneurysm, and heart surgery. His professional affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perez-Tamayo honors. 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. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Mohamad Alahdab practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). Dr. Alahdab is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, second opinions, and coronary artery disease. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alahdab accepts. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In addition to English, Dr. Alahdab speaks Arabic.

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

Dr. Mushabbar Syed's medical specialty is adult cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of the Punjab and King Edward Medical University. Dr. Syed trained at Henry Ford Hospital for his residency. His clinical interests include heart failure, second opinions, and heart valve disease. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Syed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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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)

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

Dr. Alain Heroux is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is conversant in French. Dr. Heroux's areas of expertise include the following: heart transplant, heart failure, and left ventricular assist device (LVAD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Dr. Heroux attended medical school at Laval University Faculty of Medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Heroux has received include Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada(FRCPC) and Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure

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

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

Dr. Hemal Nayak is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, electrophysiological (EP) study, and mini-maze procedure. Dr. Nayak is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Nayak (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Nayak is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Sinai Health System (Chicago).

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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's areas of specialization are interventional cardiology and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Winfield, IL, Elmhurst, IL, and Naperville, IL. His areas of expertise include heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and stress management. Dr. Rauh is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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

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

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

Dr. Matthew Nora practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Nora's clinical interests include heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nora accepts. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, ... (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 physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Pappas's areas of expertise consist of heart bypass surgery (CABG), heart valve replacement, and aortic valve repair. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pappas accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Pappas has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Greek. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Schmidt sees patients in Winfield, IL, Downers Grove, IL, and Naperville, IL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Schmidt's areas of expertise include heart problems, cholesterol problems (lipid disorders), and vascular disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Schmidt attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Schmidt is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her residency, Dr. Patel trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Siddiqui has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and pacemaker. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is a graduate of Government Medical College, Srinagar and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Heart Problems, Pacemaker, Arrhythmias

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

Dr. Michael Bresticker works as a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. In his practice, Dr. Bresticker focuses on heart bypass surgery (CABG), coronary artery disease, and heart valve replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Bresticker attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency.

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

Dr. Sabrina Tsao is a pediatric cardiologist. Dr. Tsao is conversant in Chinese. She has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tsao studied medicine at United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and the University of London. Her medical residency was performed at Guy's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Her education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Her areas of expertise include marfan syndrome, muscular dystrophy, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Dr. McNally is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Chicago Super Doctors; Charles E. Culpepper Medical Scholar; and Established Investigator Amer Heart Assoc. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. McNally is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

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

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

Dr. Michael Ross specializes in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive cardiology, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Ross is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. 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. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary artery disease

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

Dr. Peter Michael Kerwin, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
3825 Highland Avenue; Tower 2 Suite 400
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Peter Kerwin is an interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and stress management. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Kerwin accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Kerwin has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Heart Stent Placement, Cholesterol Problems, Stress ... (Read more)

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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.