We found 7 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 is a pediatric cardiologist in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Geneva, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Pahl speaks German. Her areas of clinical interest consist of heart transplant, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Pahl completed her residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jay Pandit works as a cardiologist in Winfield, IL and Geneva, IL. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pandit completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Pandit include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Pandit's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Michelle Montpetit's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. She is especially interested in heart failure. Dr. Montpetit takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Montpetit has an open panel.

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All Interests: Heart Failure

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

Dr. Robert Nierzwicki is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. Dr. Nierzwicki honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Nierzwicki completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Chintan Desai works as a cardiologist. Dr. Desai's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart failure, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and preventive cardiology. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 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's medical specialty is pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for residency. Dr. McBride's areas of expertise include heart transplant, intensive care, and heart failure. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. She is professionally 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. Timothy W James, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
351 Delnor Drive; Suite 100
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Timothy James is a cardiac surgery specialist in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. James include endocarditis, heart failure, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. James graduated from Yale School of Medicine. He trained at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center for residency. He speaks French.

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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.