We found 4 pediatric cardiologists who accept Health Alliance POS 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 physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. His clinical interests include newborn care, congenital heart disease, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Randolph's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic and Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Randolph is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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's medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Weigel's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in fetal echocardiography and congenital heart disease. 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. Weigel honors. He welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Deal average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Deal is especially interested in syncope (fainting) and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Deal performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Roger Defreitas' area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Defreitas's residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: electrophysiological (EP) study, congenital heart disease, and non-invasive cardiology. He is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Defreitas has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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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.