We found 8 interventional cardiologists who accept Humana Bronze near Lake Forest, IL.

Dr. John William Benge, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. John Benge's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL. Dr. Benge is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in pacemaker, cardiac (heart) stress testing, and cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Benge studied medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Benge completed a residency program at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Stress Testing, Pacemaker, Cardiac Catheterization, Transesophageal Echocardiography

Dr. Charles Joseph Davidson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Charles Davidson's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for his residency. Dr. Davidson's areas of expertise include mitral valve disease, balloon valvuloplasty, and congenital heart disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Davidson has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Davidson's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Aortic Valve Disease, Heart Valve Disease, Balloon Valvuloplasty, Mitral Valve Disease, Congenital ... (Read more)

Dr. Tim S Provias, MPH, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Tim Provias is an interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Provias's clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), pulmonary embolism, and sports health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Provias (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. Provias is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Pulmonary Embolism, Vascular Disease, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Kwan Rhee, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
660 N. Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Rhee works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Lake Forest, IL. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Rhee is not currently accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2151 Waukegan Road; Suite 100
Bannockburn, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Mayer works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Bannockburn, IL and Highland Park, IL. Dr. Mayer is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mayer honors. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2151 Waukegan Road; Suite 100
Bannockburn, IL
 

Dr. Carl Tommaso is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Tommaso performed his residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. Dr. Tommaso is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2151 Waukegan Road; Suite 100
Bannockburn, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Gilbert specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Gilbert attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Wiet is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wiet's hospital/clinic affiliations include Associated Cardiovascular Physicians and Palos Community Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Wiet obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Evanston Hospital.

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What is Interventional Cardiology?

Interventional cardiology is the treatment of heart disease without surgery, through the use of catheters. Primarily this is via a procedure called cardiac catheterization, where a long, thin, flexible tube, called a catheter, is threaded through a vein or artery up towards the heart. The catheter can be used to inject dye for x-rays, open narrowed artery walls, widen heart valves, place stents, or perform other tests and procedures.

Cardiology is a large specialty, and covers many diseases and disorders of the heart as well as several different kinds of treatments. What makes interventional cardiologists special is their ability to use minimally invasive procedures to treat heart disease. Interventional cardiologists may treat coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease, where blood vessels become narrowed or blocked. They also may repair or replace damaged heart valves.

During a cardiac catheterization, the interventional cardiologist inserts the catheter into a blood vessel through a small incision in the groin or arm. It is then threaded to the blocked artery or into the heart, where tiny tools can be passed through the tube. These tools are used to perform percutaneous coronary interventions, or procedures done to the heart and arteries via catheter. Procedures may include:
  • Angioplasty, or opening of blocked arteries, often via the inflation of a balloon
  • Atherectomy, the physical cutting away of plaque buildup
  • Stenting, the placement of metal springs to hold artery walls open
  • Heart valve repair or replacement
  • Closure of holes in the heart

That these procedures can be performed without the pain and recovery time of traditional surgery is truly amazing.