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We found 6 pediatric cardiologists who accept Humana Gold HMO near Lake Forest, IL.

Dr. Barbara Jane Deal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Barbara Deal's medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Deal's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Deal include syncope (fainting) and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Deal honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She 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. Dr. Deal has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, 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' medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Defreitas include congenital heart disease and non-invasive cardiology. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Defreitas honors. Dr. Defreitas is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Defreitas has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional 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

Dr. Luciana Teresa Young, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
660 North Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Luciana Young's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Young include fetal echocardiography and congenital heart disease. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Seattle Children's. Dr. Young is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Young has an open panel. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Baylor Health Care and Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Young has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Young (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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

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

Dr. George Verghese is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Verghese's areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and fetal echocardiography. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Children's Hospital Boston's residency program. Dr. Verghese is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Imaging Procedures, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems

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

Dr. Michael Carr's medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Carr include 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's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at National Naval Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and echocardiogram (echo). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Camarda is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Camarda has an open panel. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

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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.