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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 specializes in pediatric cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. Zimmerman attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Mokena, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Palos Park, IL. Dr. Sur takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Sur attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine; he sees patients in Palos Park, IL, Mokena, IL, and Bolingbrook, IL. Dr. Ramana honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ramana completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Stavros Maragos' specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. He practices in Mokena, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Palos Park, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maragos include holter monitoring, heart valve disease, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Maragos is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Dr. Maragos graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Maragos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek and French.

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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 is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Parikh is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His residency was performed at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is professionally 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.