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We found 7 cardiologists who accept TriWest near Maryville, IL.

Dr. Deepak Koul, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6810 State Route 162; Suite 102
Maryville, IL
 

Dr. Deepak Koul specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital. Dr. Koul is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at M.P. Shah Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Koul completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Dr. Rita Mukerji, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6810 State Route 162; Suite 102
Maryville, IL
 

Dr. Rita Mukerji's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. She is in-network for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. Dr. Mukerji is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital and Indianapolis VA Medical Center.

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Dr. Matthew Alan Fraley, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6810 State Route 162; Suite 102
Maryville, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Fraley's specialty is adult cardiology. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and a graduate of Mercy Hospital St. Louis' residency program. Dr. Fraley accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital.

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Dr. Michael J Fleissner, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
6810 State Route 162; Suite 102
Maryville, IL
 

Dr. Michael Fleissner's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He is affiliated with Christian Hospital. Dr. Fleissner takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Dr. Walter Aaron Dimmitt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6810 State Route 162; Suite 102
Maryville, IL
 

Dr. W. Dimmitt's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Dimmitt honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is affiliated with Christian Hospital.

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Dr. Erica L Uppstrom, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6810 State Route 162; Suite 102
Maryville, IL
 

Dr. Erica Uppstrom's area of specialization is adult cardiology. She honors several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Uppstrom attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Christian Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6810 State Route 162; Suite 102
Maryville, IL
 

Dr. Melissa Kershaw's medical specialty is adult cardiology. She attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Mercy Hospital St. Louis. She honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kershaw is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital.

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What is Cardiology?

Cardiology is the study of the heart and blood vessels, and a cardiologist makes sure they are functioning well. Patients see cardiologists for many issues affecting the circulatory system, including:
  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure
  • Heart attack prevention and treatment
  • Congestive Heart Failure, where the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body
  • Heart transplant evaluation and care after surgery
  • Peripheral vascular disease, where arteries in the limbs narrow and reduce blood flow
  • Aneurysm, or a swelling in the blood vessels
  • Coronary Artery Disease, where the blood vessels delivering oxygen and nutrients to the heart become blocked

After performing a physical exam, a cardiologist may order a number of imaging tests in order to get a better understanding of what disease or complication might be causing problems in the heart and blood vessels. Some of these might include:
  • An electrocardiogram, which checks the heart’s electrical activity
  • X-rays to see tissues more clearly
  • Cardiac catheterization, where a small tube is directed into the heart to test pressure, oxygen levels, and blood flow

Although some cardiologists provide primary care, cardiologists more typically work as consultants to primary care physicians when a heart issue comes up. Cardiologists do not perform surgery, but they can perform “interventional” procedures, such as balloon angioplasty (where a balloon is used to stretch open narrowed veins) or stent placement to keep blood flowing.