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We found 4 cardiologists who accept ppoNEXT near Palos Park, IL.

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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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Sur completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sur is open to 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 specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. 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. Dr. Ramana takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ramana 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 practices adult cardiology and nuclear medicine in Mokena, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Palos Park, IL. His areas of expertise include holter monitoring, heart valve disease, and carotid artery disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Maragos 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. His training includes a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. 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 specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Palos Park, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Crest Hill, IL. Dr. Parikh's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.