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We found 57 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 works as a critical care specialist and cardiothoracic surgeon in McHenry, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Hines, IL. Dr. Perez-Tamayo is conversant in Spanish. His 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. Dr. Perez-Tamayo attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perez-Tamayo takes. He 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. Alain Leo Heroux, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Loyola University Physicians Foundation
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Alain Heroux is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His clinical interests include heart transplant, heart failure, and left ventricular assist device (LVAD). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Heroux obtained his medical school training at Laval University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada(FRCPC) and Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Heroux is conversant in French. His professional affiliations include 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. Thomas Joseph Weigel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
 

Dr. Thomas Weigel's medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Weigel's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in fetal echocardiography and congenital heart disease. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weigel honors. He welcomes new patients. His 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.

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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's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Koenig include heart problems, fetal echocardiography, and cardiac (heart) MRI. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Koenig is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He is conversant in German.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

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

Dr. Matthew Osceola Nora, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Nora's medical specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Nora obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Nora is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mushabbar Syed specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Burr Ridge, IL and Maywood, IL. Dr. Syed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His clinical interests include heart failure, second opinions, and heart valve disease. Dr. Syed is affiliated with Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. After completing medical school at the University of the Punjab and King Edward Medical University, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Syed has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Mamdouh Bakhos sees patients in Maywood, IL, McHenry, IL, and Melrose Park, IL. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bakhos include lung transplant, robotic cardiac surgery, and heart transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Centegra Health System. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at Huron Hospital, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Bakhos has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Arabic.

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

Dr. Barbara Deal is a pediatric cardiologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Deal average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Deal is especially interested in syncope (fainting) and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Deal performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. 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. 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. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Defreitas's residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: electrophysiological (EP) study, congenital heart disease, and non-invasive cardiology. He is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Defreitas has received professional recognition including the following: 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. 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. Joel Thomas Hardin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology
2160 South First Avenue; Maguire 3312
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Joel Hardin's specialties are adult cardiology and pediatric cardiology. His areas of expertise include congenital heart disease. He honors HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Hardin attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Hardin has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Endotracheal Intubation, Poisoning, Neglect, Temporary Transvenous Pacing, Echocardiogram, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Maajid M. Aziz Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
645 S. Central Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mumtaz Siddiqui is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Srinagar and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. Clinical interests for Dr. Siddiqui include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and pacemaker. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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

All Interests: Heart Problems, Pacemaker, Arrhythmias

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

Dr. Michael Bresticker works as a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Bresticker's clinical interests include heart bypass surgery (CABG), coronary artery disease, and heart valve replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bresticker is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently 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. Edwin Clyde McGee Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2160 S 1st Avenue Building 110; #6243
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Edwin McGee's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. McGee include lung transplant, heart transplant, and aortic aneurysm. Dr. McGee is affiliated with Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McGee 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. Ty Elliot Hasselman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3107 W Sunnyside Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ty Hasselman is a pediatric cardiologist. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria. Dr. Hasselman takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF St. Mary Medical Center, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, and Children's Hospital of Illinois.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Pacemaker, Preventive Cardiology

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

Dr. Sabrina Tsao practices pediatric cardiology in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. Her areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Tsao accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She is a graduate of United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and the University of London. Her training includes residency programs at Guy's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Tsao is conversant in Chinese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Alexander James Javois Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Alexander Javois' area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. His areas of expertise consist of congenital heart disease and cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Javois honors. Dr. Javois attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. 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, Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Catheterization

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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.