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We found 59 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Medicare near Oak Park, IL.

Dr. Ruheri Antonio Perez Tamayo, PhD, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Ruheri Perez-Tamayo's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and cardiothoracic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Perez-Tamayo's areas of expertise include endocarditis, aortic aneurysm, and heart surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Perez-Tamayo has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endocarditis, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Heart Valve Repair, Endocarditis, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mamdouh Bakhos, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2160 South First Avenue; Suite 6237
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Mamdouh Bakhos is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Melrose Park, IL, Maywood, IL, and McHenry, IL. Before completing his residency at Huron Hospital, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Bakhos attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Bakhos's areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, robotic cardiac surgery, and heart transplant. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bakhos has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , congenital heart disease

All Interests: Heart Valve Repair, Lung Transplant, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Robotic Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Thomas Hardin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology
2160 South First Avenue; Maguire 3312
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Joel Hardin is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and pediatric cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hardin include congenital heart disease. HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hardin takes. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hardin speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Heart Problems, Pregnancy, Congenital Heart Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Mushabbar Ali Syed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Mushabbar Syed's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Syed include heart failure, second opinions, and heart valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Dr. Syed honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at the University of the Punjab and King Edward Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Syed trained at Henry Ford Hospital. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Syed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, congenital heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Second Opinions, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Consultation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Joseph Weigel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
 

Dr. Thomas Weigel's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Weigel is especially interested in fetal echocardiography and congenital heart disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Weigel attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

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

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

Dr. Peter Koenig is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. He has a special interest in heart problems, fetal echocardiography, and cardiac (heart) MRI. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Koenig takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Koenig trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. He speaks German.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

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

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

Dr. Barbara Deal's medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Deal's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Deal include syncope (fainting) and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Deal honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. Dr. Deal has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), congenital heart disease, tachycardia (very fast heart rate)

All Interests: Heart Problems, Tachycardia, Arrhythmias, Syncope, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Congenital Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Lowell Harrison Steen Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, General Internal Medicine
7005 W. North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Lowell Steen is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and internist. These areas are among Dr. Steen's clinical interests: heart valve disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and chest pain. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His professional affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart valve disease, heart attack, coronary artery disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Chest Pain, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Attack, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Alain Leo Heroux, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Loyola University Physicians Foundation
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Alain Heroux is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Heroux's clinical interests encompass heart transplant, heart failure, and left ventricular assist device (LVAD). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Laval University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada(FRCPC) and Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Heroux speaks French. He is affiliated with Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure

All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Left Ventricular Assist Device, Heart Failure

Dr. Edwin Clyde McGee Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2160 S 1st Avenue Building 110; #6243
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Edwin McGee works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. McGee include heart transplant, aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. His professional affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. McGee attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. McGee completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart valve disease

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Replacement, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Roland Winterfield, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2160 S First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Winterfield's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In addition to English, Dr. Winterfield speaks Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of ablation, ventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Winterfield attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Winterfield has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Ventricular Tachycardia, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Ablation, Arrhythmias

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

Dr. Roger Defreitas' medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Defreitas include congenital heart disease and non-invasive cardiology. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Defreitas honors. Dr. Defreitas is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Defreitas has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. John James Lopez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. John Lopez is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Burr Ridge, IL, Maywood, IL, and Hickory Hills, IL. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lopez's areas of expertise include aortic aneurysm, heart valve disease, and chest pain. He is affiliated with Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Lopez is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease, heart attack, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Chest Pain, Heart Valve Disease, Vascular Disease, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Max J Liebo, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2160 S 1st Avenue; Cardiology - Building 110, Room 6269
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Max Liebo sees patients in Maywood, IL. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Liebo attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Scripps Clinic. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Liebo include heart transplant, heart failure, and left ventricular assist device (LVAD). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Liebo speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Centegra Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, ischemic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Transplant, Left Ventricular Assist ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Andrew Bresticker, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
675 W. North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Michael Bresticker's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: heart bypass surgery (CABG), coronary artery disease, and heart valve replacement. Dr. Bresticker is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Bresticker accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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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. Jeffrey H Freihage, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7035 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Freihage is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Freihage attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Freihage's clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. He honors several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Freihage speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease, heart attack, aortic valve disease, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Carotid Artery Stenting, Cardiac Ablation, ... (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.