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We found 57 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

Dr. Ruheri Antonio Perez Tamayo, PhD, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery
2650 Warrenville Road; Suite 280
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Ruheri Perez-Tamayo is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and cardiothoracic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Perez-Tamayo's areas of expertise include the following: endocarditis, aortic aneurysm, and heart surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Perez-Tamayo graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Perez-Tamayo trained at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Joyce Tawfik Johnson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Joyce Johnson is a pediatric cardiology specialist. Dr. Johnson attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Johnson speaks Arabic. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Heart Problems, Transesophageal Echocardiography, Transthoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Hemal M Nayak, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
121 North Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Hemal Nayak practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Nayak (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Nayak's areas of expertise include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, electrophysiological (EP) study, and mini-maze procedure. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Sinai Health System (Chicago). Dr. Nayak studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare PPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mini-Maze Procedure, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Andrew Rauh, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
133 E Brush Hill Road; Suite 202
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. R. Rauh is a specialist in interventional cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is especially interested in heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and stress management. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Rauh graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rauh's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Cholesterol Problems, Stress Management, Angioplasty

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Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
133 E Brush Hill Road; Suite 202
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Nora's area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Nora include heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Nora is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. 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. Patroklos Steven Pappas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 North Oak Street; Cardiac Surgery Department
Hinsdale, 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 Allen Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 210
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Michael Schmidt's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems, cholesterol problems (lipid disorders), and vascular disease. Dr. Schmidt is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, CT Angiogram, Vascular Disease, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Angira Patel, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Angira Patel is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her residency, Dr. Patel trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Heart Problems

Dr. Maajid M. Aziz Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
130 South Main Street; #304
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Mumtaz Siddiqui is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. His clinical interests encompass arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and pacemaker. Dr. Siddiqui's hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He graduated from Government Medical College, Srinagar and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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
120 North Oak Street
Hinsdale, 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. Sabrina Siu Ling Tsao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Sabrina Tsao's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Tsao speaks Chinese. Her areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and the University of London and residency at Guy's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Tsao is in-network 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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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems

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

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 210
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Michael Ross practices adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive cardiology, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Ross attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ross welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary artery disease

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Cardiology, Echocardiogram, Cholesterol Problems, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Peter Michael Kerwin, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
133 E Brush Hill Road; Suite 202
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Peter Kerwin specializes in interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and stress management. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Kerwin attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Kerwin has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Heart Stent Placement, Cholesterol Problems, Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul J Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Other
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Paul Kim's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Kim is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kim's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Sarah Elizabeth Grosland, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Perkins, who practices in Maywood, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Her areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and fetal echocardiography. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital. Dr. Perkins attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Perkins's residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

All Interests: Heart Problems, Fetal Echocardiography, Arrhythmias, Echocardiogram

Dr. Michael Francis OToole, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
133 E Brush Hill Road; Suite 202
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Michael O'Toole is a cardiac electrophysiologist in Downers Grove, IL, Winfield, IL, and Naperville, IL. Dr. O'Toole attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. O'Toole include heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. O'Toole takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Ablation, Cholesterol ... (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.