We found 5 cardiologists who accept ppoNEXT near Palos Park, IL.

Dr. Frank J Zimmerman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4700 West 95th Street; Suite 205
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Frank Zimmerman's specialties are pediatric cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. Zimmerman is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Zimmerman has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Dr. James Paul Sur, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
13011 S 104th Av; Suite 100
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. James Sur's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Sur's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Dr. Ravi Kumar Ramana, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
13011 S 104th Av; Suite 100
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. Ravi Ramana is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear medicine specialist in Palos Park, IL, Mokena, IL, and Bolingbrook, IL. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Ramana's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Stavros Georgiou Maragos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
Heart Care Centers of Illinois
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. Stavros Maragos is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. Dr. Maragos obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, heart valve disease, and carotid artery disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. Dr. Maragos (or staff) is conversant in Greek and French. Dr. Maragos's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Ameet Hemendra Parikh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
13011 South 104th Avenue, Suite 100; 13011 South 104th Avenue, Suite 100
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. Ameet Parikh's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Parikh's training includes a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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.
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