We found 5 pediatric cardiologists who accept Humana Gold HMO near Lake Forest, IL.

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

Dr. Barbara Deal sees patients in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Deal average 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include syncope (fainting) and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Dr. Deal takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Deal obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Deal is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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, who practices in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and East Huron Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Defreitas 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. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Defreitas attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Defreitas has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. George Verghese's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Verghese's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics' residency program. Dr. Verghese honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Heart Problems, Cardiac MRI

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

Dr. Michael Carr is a pediatric cardiologist in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Heights, IL. Dr. Carr's areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and fetal echocardiography. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Carr is affiliated with 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: 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 in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. His clinical interests encompass heart problems and echocardiogram (echo). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Camarda attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.
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