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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' areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart bypass surgery (CABG), heart valve replacement, and aortic valve repair. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Pappas accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Pappas is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He 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 is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bresticker include heart bypass surgery (CABG), coronary artery disease, and heart valve replacement. Dr. Bresticker is professionally affiliated with 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, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Bresticker completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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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 specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Gordon's clinical interests encompass esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and coronary artery disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Gordon has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Gordon welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary artery disease

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

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

Dr. Hugh Savage is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Savage's clinical interests encompass hypertension (high blood pressure) and coronary artery disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Savage average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Savage graduated from Meharry Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Savage (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). Dr. Savage is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary artery disease

All Interests: Hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease

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

Dr. Mohamad Atassi is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Atassi include heart problems and general care. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Atassi takes. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, General Care

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

Dr. Samir Shah practices adult cardiology in Evergreen Park, IL. These areas are among Dr. Shah's clinical interests: heart failure and cardiomyopathy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended B.J. Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Shah is open to 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 a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Silva is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended medical school at Hiroshima University Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. Dr. Silva (or staff) speaks the following languages: Japanese and Sinhala. He is open to new patients.

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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.