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We found 11 cardiologists who accept Health Alliance PPO near Oak Park, IL.

Dr. Peter Ralph Koenig, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3 Erie Court
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Peter Koenig's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Koenig include heart problems, fetal echocardiography, and cardiac (heart) MRI. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Koenig graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Koenig speaks German. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Stress Testing, Fetal Echocardiography, Education, Echocardiogram, Cardiac CT, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Joseph Weigel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
 

Dr. Thomas Weigel is a pediatric cardiology specialist. His clinical interests encompass fetal echocardiography and congenital heart disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Weigel's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Weigel is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Congenital Heart Disease, Transesophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Barbara Jane Deal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3 Erie Court
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Barbara Deal, who practices in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Deal include syncope (fainting) and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Dr. Deal is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Deal attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Tachycardia, Arrhythmias, Syncope, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Congenital Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Tania Luisa Saroli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3 Erie Court
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Tania Saroli's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saroli include heart problems. She honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Saroli's education and training includes medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and residency at The Montreal Children's Hospital. Dr. Saroli speaks French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. Roger Andrew O. De Freitas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3 Erie Court
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Roger Defreitas' area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Defreitas completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: electrophysiological (EP) study, congenital heart disease, and non-invasive cardiology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Defreitas has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Nina Louise Gotteiner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3 Erie Court
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Nina Gotteiner specializes in pediatric cardiology and practices in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Gotteiner's clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, fetal echocardiography, and congenital heart disease. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She speaks 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 has an open panel.

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

Dr. Robert Gregory Webster, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3 Erie Court
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Robert Webster specializes in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Webster's areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Webster's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Ablation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Pacemaker, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kendra Michelle Ward, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3 Erie Court
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Kendra Ward is a pediatric cardiologist. Her clinical interests encompass arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and electrophysiological (EP) study. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Before performing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Ward attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Ward average 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Catherine Elise Duffy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3 Erie Court
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Duffy is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. She studied medicine at The University of Sydney Medical School. Dr. Duffy completed her residency training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Duffy include heart problems. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Duffy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Sabrina Siu Ling Tsao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3 Erie Court
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Sabrina Tsao's specialty is pediatric cardiology. She is a graduate of United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and the University of London. Dr. Tsao's medical residency was performed at Guy's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. In her practice, she is particularly interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Tsao speaks Chinese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is accepting 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
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Dolores Vitullo works as a pediatric cardiologist. In her practice, Dr. Vitullo focuses on echocardiogram (echo) and cardiac catheterization. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vitullo takes. She is accepting new patients. She attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Vitullo (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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

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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.