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We found 5 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, who practices in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Her areas of expertise consist of syncope (fainting) and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Dr. Deal's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Deal 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. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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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 practices pediatric cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Verghese's clinical interests: heart problems and fetal echocardiography. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He is not currently accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College. Dr. Verghese trained at Children's Hospital Boston for residency.

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

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

Dr. Roger Defreitas practices pediatric cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Defreitas focuses on 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. He accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Defreitas attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 pediatric cardiology specialist. He is especially interested in heart problems and fetal echocardiography. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carr takes. Dr. Carr's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Carr is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in pediatric cardiology. His clinical interests include 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 accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Camarda studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Camarda completed 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.