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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept United Healthcare near Geneva, IL.

Dr. Elfriede Pahl, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Elfriede Pahl practices pediatric cardiology. Before performing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Pahl attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart transplant, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. Dr. Pahl is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Pahl has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She speaks German. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Failure

Dr. Mary Eileen McBride, MEd, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Mary McBride is a pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care specialist in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. Dr. McBride has indicated that her clinical interests include heart transplant, intensive care, and heart failure. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a graduate of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's residency program. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Intensive Care, Heart Transplant, Medical Education, Heart Failure

Dr. Michelle C Montpetit, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
351 Delnor Drive; Suite 100
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Michelle Montpetit works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. She has a special interest in heart failure. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Montpetit is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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All Interests: Heart Failure

Dr. Robert Stephen Nierzwicki, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
351 Delnor Drive; Suite 100
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Robert Nierzwicki's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Nierzwicki attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Failure, Preventive Cardiology, Cardiac Imaging, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Timothy W James, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
351 Delnor Drive; Suite 100
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Timothy James specializes in cardiac surgery. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. James is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. James speaks French.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Failure, Aortic Valve Disease, Mitral Valve ... (Read more)

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What is Heart Failure?

Heart failure is a progressive disease where the heart muscle isn’t able to pump as effectively as it needs to. When a patient has heart failure, not enough blood is reaching the cells of the body to supply needed amounts of oxygen.

At the onset of heart failure, the body compensates for the reduced blood flow by enlarging the heart muscle, making the heart beat faster, or narrowing the blood vessels to increase blood pressure. Because the body is so adept at compensating for the early stages of heart failure, many people do not notice symptoms until they have been sick for some time. This is one reason annual check-ups are important, especially if you have any risk factors for heart disease. Symptoms a person might feel as heart failure progresses include fatigue, breathlessness, a rapid heartbeat, or swelling in the feet and legs.

A doctor can check for heart failure using blood tests, x-rays, an electrocardiogram, or an exercise stress test. If heart failure is diagnosed, lifestyle modifications such as weight loss, exercise, sodium restriction, and avoiding alcohol and cigarettes are recommended in order to protect the heart. There are a large number of medications on the market that used to treat heart failure, in several different classes. Some of these are ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, and statin drugs. Although it’s not as common, surgery will sometimes be recommended for heart failure, for example if a patient needs a transplant or bypass surgery.