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 works as a pediatric cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Oak Lawn, IL. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Zimmerman attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Zimmerman has received the following distinction: 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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Sur is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He welcomes 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 specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Ramana completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Maragos include holter monitoring, heart valve disease, and carotid artery disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maragos accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Maragos completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Maragos (or staff) is conversant in Greek and French. His 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 works as a cardiologist in Palos Park, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Crest Hill, IL. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parikh honors. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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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.