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We found 9 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept United Healthcare Options PPO near Northbrook, IL.

Dr. Hyde M Russell, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 4900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Hyde Russell is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Evanston, IL, Skokie, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Russell's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Russell honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Heart Valve Repair, Congenital Heart Disease

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

Dr. Tania Saroli's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Saroli include heart problems. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Saroli takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saroli's practice is open to new patients. She attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at The Montreal Children's Hospital for residency. In addition to English, she speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Intensive Care

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

Dr. Elfriede Pahl specializes in pediatric cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pahl include heart transplant, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pahl obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Pahl has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks German. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Pahl is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Failure

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

Dr. Nina Gotteiner is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. She works in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Gotteiner's areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, fetal echocardiography, and congenital heart disease. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Gotteiner's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

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

Dr. Luciana Teresa Young, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Luciana Young's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Young include fetal echocardiography and congenital heart disease. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Seattle Children's. Dr. Young is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Young has an open panel. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Baylor Health Care and Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Young has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Young (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease, bicuspid aortic valve disease

All Interests: Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Fetal Echocardiography, Echocardiogram, Congenital ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kendra Ward specializes in pediatric cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Ward average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ward's clinical interests encompass arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and electrophysiological (EP) study. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Ward is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She welcomes new patients. Before completing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Ward attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems

All 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 is a pediatric cardiologist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Oak Park, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tsao include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsao takes. After attending United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and the University of London for medical school, she completed her residency training at Guy's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. In addition to English, Dr. Tsao speaks Chinese. She is affiliated with 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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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems

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

Dr. Catherine Elise Duffy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2100 Pfingsten Road; Suite 1200
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Duffy practices pediatric cardiology in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Geneva, IL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Duffy is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. She is not accepting new patients at this time. She attended medical school at The University of Sydney Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Duffy trained at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

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All Interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Marleta Reynolds is a physician who specializes in pediatric general surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Dr. Reynolds is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Reynolds trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Reynolds is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

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.