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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Health Alliance 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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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All 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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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All 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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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), congenital heart disease, tachycardia (very fast heart rate)

All 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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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Marleta Reynolds practices pediatric general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Reynolds include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Reynolds is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.