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We found 7 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept United Healthcare POS near Oak Lawn, IL.

Dr. Patroklos Steven Pappas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Patroklos Pappas is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: heart bypass surgery (CABG), heart valve replacement, and aortic valve repair. Dr. Pappas's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Pappas has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Pappas speaks Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , aortic valve disease

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Valve Repair, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic Valve Disease, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Andrew Bresticker, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Michael Bresticker specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bresticker include heart bypass surgery (CABG), coronary artery disease, and heart valve replacement. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Bresticker is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Bresticker trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , aortic valve disease, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Surgery, Aortic Valve Disease, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul James Gordon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Paul Gordon is a cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gordon has a special interest in esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and coronary artery disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Gordon attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary artery disease

All Interests: Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Mohamad Fatin Atassi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6625 South Pulaski
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mohamad Atassi works as a cardiologist. Dr. Atassi's clinical interests include heart problems and general care. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, General Care

Dr. Hugh R Savage, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
9830 Ridgeland Avenue; Suite 5
Chicago Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Hugh Savage works as a cardiologist. Dr. Savage (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure) and coronary artery disease. Dr. Savage is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He obtained his medical school training at Meharry Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Savage average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary artery disease

All Interests: Hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Samir Kanainalal Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3560 W 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Samir Shah's specialty is adult cardiology. After attending B.J. Medical College for medical school, Dr. Shah completed his residency training at Weiss Memorial Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart failure and cardiomyopathy. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Failure

Dr. Parakrama De De Silva, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4248 W 63rd Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Parakrama Silva is an internist. Dr. Silva's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa, Dr. Silva attended medical school at Hiroshima University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Silva (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Japanese and Sinhala.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

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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.