We found 7 pediatric cardiologists who accept Cigna near Lake Forest, IL.

Dr. Guy Robert Randolph, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
900 N. Westmoreland Road Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Guy Randolph is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. His areas of expertise include newborn care, congenital heart disease, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Randolph accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Randolph's office for an appointment. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic and Texas Children's Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Congenital Heart Disease, Newborn Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Joseph Weigel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
900 N. Westmoreland Road Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Weigel is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: fetal echocardiography and congenital heart disease. Dr. Weigel is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Weigel is open to new patients. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Congenital Heart Disease, Transesophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Barbara Jane Deal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
900 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 110
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Barbara Deal is a pediatric cardiologist. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of syncope (fainting) and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Dr. Deal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deal honors. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Deal attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Deal speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Tachycardia, Arrhythmias, Syncope, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Congenital Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. George Rohin Verghese, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. George Verghese specializes in pediatric cardiology. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, he performed his residency at Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Verghese include heart problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Heart Problems, Cardiac MRI

Dr. Roger Andrew O. De Freitas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
800 N. Westmoreland Road Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Roger Defreitas' medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. His areas of expertise include 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. Dr. Defreitas attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Defreitas takes. Dr. Defreitas has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Michael R Carr, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Michael Carr is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems and fetal echocardiography. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Carr is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of National Naval Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Carr is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Kawasaki Disease, Echocardiogram, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems

Dr. Joseph A. A. Camarda, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
660 North Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Camarda is a pediatric cardiology specialist. Dr. Camarda's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He is especially interested in heart problems and echocardiogram (echo). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Camarda's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Cardiac Imaging

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What is Pediatric Cardiology?

Pediatric cardiologists are doctors who specialize in children’s heart problems. Their patients may range in age from unborn babies still in the womb to teenagers, and in some cases even adults. The main difference between pediatric cardiology and adult cardiology is not only that pediatric cardiologists treat younger patients. Pediatric cardiologists are much more likely to treat heart problems that are congenital, meaning a patient is born with them.

Due to the advances of modern medicine, babies who are born with congenital heart disorders are more likely than ever to survive into adulthood. In certain cases, pediatric cardiologists continue to provide care for these adult patients, because their training and experience gives them particular insight to the kind of heart problems these adult survivors have.

Other than congenital heart disease, pediatric cardiologists also treat:
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Chest pain
  • Murmurs or palpitations
  • Infections of the heart
  • Valve disorders
  • Cardiomyopathy, or problems with the heart muscle
  • Arrhythmia, or irregular heart beats
  • Congestive heart failure

A pediatric cardiologist often uses tests called echocardiograms and electrocardiograms (EKG) to examine the structure and activity of the heart. Once a diagnosis is made, treatment may involve lifestyle changes, catheterization (where a thin tube is threaded through a blood vessel to the heart to open blockages or provide further information), or surgery.