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We found 10 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Health Alliance PPO near Geneva, IL.

Dr. Tania Luisa Saroli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Tania Saroli specializes in pediatric cardiology and practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Saroli's areas of expertise include heart problems. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saroli accepts. She is open to new patients. Dr. Saroli attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at The Montreal Children's Hospital. She speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Intensive Care

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

Dr. Elfriede Pahl is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Geneva, IL. Her clinical interests include heart transplant, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pahl is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's residency program. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Pahl is conversant in German. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, 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, heart failure, cardiomyopathy

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

Dr. Barbara Jane Deal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Barbara Deal, who practices in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Her areas of expertise consist of syncope (fainting) and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Dr. Deal's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Deal attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), congenital heart disease, tachycardia (very fast heart rate)

All Interests: Heart Problems, Tachycardia, Arrhythmias, Syncope, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Congenital Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Nina Louise Gotteiner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Nina Gotteiner, who practices in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in high risk pregnancy, fetal echocardiography, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Gotteiner honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Before performing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Gotteiner attended Rush Medical College for medical school. Dr. Gotteiner speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Heart Problems, High Risk Pregnancy, Pulmonary Hypertension, Fetal Echocardiography, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Andrew O. De Freitas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Roger Defreitas practices pediatric cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Defreitas focuses on electrophysiological (EP) study, congenital heart disease, and non-invasive cardiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Defreitas attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Robert Gregory Webster, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Robert Webster's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Webster include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Webster welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Implantable ... (Read more)

Dr. Kendra Michelle Ward, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Kendra Ward sees patients in Heights, IL, Chicago, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Ward's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ward's practice is open to new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Ward completed a residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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

All Interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Medication

Dr. Sabrina Siu Ling Tsao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Sabrina Tsao's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Tsao speaks Chinese. Her areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and the University of London and residency at Guy's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Tsao is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Catherine Elise Duffy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Duffy is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. In her practice, Dr. Duffy focuses on heart problems. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Duffy attended The University of Sydney Medical School and subsequently trained at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for residency. Dr. Duffy is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Dolores Ann Vitullo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Dolores Vitullo is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. In addition to English, she speaks French. In her practice, she is particularly interested in echocardiogram (echo) and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Vitullo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vitullo takes. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Chest Pain, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

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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.