We found 7 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept United Healthcare near Geneva, IL.

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

Dr. Elfriede Pahl works as a pediatric cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Pahl include heart transplant, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She has an open panel. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Pahl has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks German.

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

Dr. Chintan Sailesh Desai, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
351 Delnor Drive
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Chintan Desai, who practices in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Desai include heart failure, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and preventive cardiology. Dr. Desai honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Coronary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mary McBride specializes in pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care. She has a special interest in heart transplant, intensive care, and heart failure. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McBride honors. Before performing her residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. McBride attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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All Interests: 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 specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Montpetit has indicated that her clinical interests include heart failure. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. 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. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Failure

Dr. Jay A Pandit, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Jay Pandit works as a cardiologist in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Pandit's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pandit include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. Dr. Pandit accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Robert Nierzwicki is an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. Dr. Nierzwicki is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Nierzwicki welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Failure, Preventive Cardiology, Cardiac Imaging, Coronary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Timothy James' medical specialty is cardiac surgery. In addition to English, Dr. James speaks French. His areas of expertise consist of endocarditis, heart failure, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. James's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Surgical Procedures, Heart Failure, Aortic 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.
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