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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 specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL. He attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Benge's residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Benge include pacemaker, cardiac (heart) stress testing, and cardiac catheterization. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Benge is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include mitral valve disease, balloon valvuloplasty, and congenital heart disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Davidson graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Davidson is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices interventional cardiology. Dr. Provias (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. These areas are among his clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), pulmonary embolism, and sports health. Dr. Provias's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Provias accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Thomas Mayer works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mayer honors. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for his residency. Dr. Mayer has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He 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. Carl Tommaso is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. Dr. Tommaso accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Dr. Jonathan M Gilbert, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2151 Waukegan Road; Suite 100
Bannockburn, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Gilbert's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Bannockburn, IL and Gurnee, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Gilbert average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gilbert is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
660 N. Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Rhee is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Rhee is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Stephen Wiet's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Wiet is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wiet attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Evanston Hospital for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Associated Cardiovascular Physicians and Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Wiet welcomes new patients.

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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.