We found 6 pediatric cardiologists who accept HFN PPO near Northbrook, IL.

Dr. Elfriede Pahl, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2100 Pfingsten Road; Suite 1200
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Elfriede Pahl is a pediatric cardiologist in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Geneva, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Pahl speaks German. Her areas of clinical interest consist of heart transplant, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Pahl completed her residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Failure

Dr. Tania Luisa Saroli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Tania Saroli specializes in pediatric cardiology and practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Saroli accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at The Montreal Children's Hospital. Dr. Saroli is conversant in French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. Nina Louise Gotteiner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Nina Gotteiner is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy, fetal echocardiography, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Gotteiner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. She attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Gotteiner honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, High Risk Pregnancy, Pulmonary Hypertension, Fetal Echocardiography, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kendra Michelle Ward, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Kendra Ward is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Her areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Ward is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Ward has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Medication

Dr. Sabrina Siu Ling Tsao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Sabrina Tsao works as a pediatric cardiologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tsao include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Tsao is a graduate of United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and the University of London. Her training includes residency programs at Guy's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. In addition to English, Dr. Tsao speaks Chinese. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tsao welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dolores Ann Vitullo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Dolores Vitullo is a pediatric cardiology specialist. Dr. Vitullo's areas of clinical interest consist of echocardiogram (echo) and cardiac catheterization. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. She is conversant in French. Dr. Vitullo is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Chest Pain, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

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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.