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We found 13 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept United Healthcare Plans near Lake Forest, IL.

Dr. Charles Joseph Davidson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Charles Davidson specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include mitral valve disease, balloon valvuloplasty, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Davidson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Davidson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart valve disease, mitral valve disease, congenital heart disease, aortic valve disease

All Interests: Aortic Valve Disease, Heart Valve Disease, Balloon Valvuloplasty, Mitral Valve Disease, Congenital ... (Read more)

Dr. Ian David Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Ian Cohen practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Cohen's areas of expertise include heart valve disease and preventive cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Cohen attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Patient ratings for Dr. Cohen average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohen has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart valve disease

All Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Heart Valve Disease

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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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 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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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

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

Dr. Albert C Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Albert Lin's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: atrial flutter, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and catheter ablation. Dr. Lin is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Lin's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , atrial flutter, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tim S Provias, MPH, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Tim Provias works as an interventional cardiologist. Dr. Provias (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. Areas of expertise for Dr. Provias include hypertension (high blood pressure), pulmonary embolism, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Provias attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Sports Health, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Pulmonary Embolism, Vascular Disease, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick McGuane McCarthy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Patrick McCarthy is a cardiac surgeon in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. McCarthy attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. McCarthy's clinical interests include maze procedure, minimally invasive surgery, and aortic aneurysm. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. McCarthy has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. McCarthy has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Valve Repair, Heart Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Allen Sawyer Anderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Allen Anderson's specialty is adult cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Anderson focuses on heart transplant and heart failure. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Anderson attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Anderson's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure

All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Failure

Dr. Edwin Wu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Edwin Wu is a specialist in adult cardiology. His clinical interests include preventive cardiology, cardiac (heart) stress testing, and coronary artery disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Wu obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, coronary artery disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Cardiac Stress Testing, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Preventive Cardiology, Coronary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Nishant Verma, who practices in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. Dr. Verma's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Verma is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Ventricular Tachycardia, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Implantable ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Marleta Reynolds is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. She works in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. These areas are among Dr. Reynolds's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Reynolds is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

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

Dr. Robert A Freilich, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
806 Central Avenue; Suite 103
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Robert Freilich's specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Freilich's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Freilich attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Weight Loss, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
850 N Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 210
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Steven Schubert practices general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Schubert is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schubert's clinical interests include heart problems, asthma, and preventive care. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and a graduate of Northshore University Health System's residency program. Dr. Schubert is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Skin Issues, Asthma

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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.