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We found 4 cardiologists who accept Humana Open Access near Pontiac, IL.

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Dr. Anitha Mary Perinchery, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2500 W. Reynolds Street; Suite 209
Pontiac, IL
 

Dr. Anitha Perinchery, who practices in Bloomington, IL and Pontiac, IL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Her education and training includes medical school at T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha and residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Perinchery has a special interest in consultative cardiology, echocardiogram (echo), and cardiac CT. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perinchery accepts. She is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Consultative Cardiology, Echocardiogram, Cardiac CT

Dr. William V Novak, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2500 W. Reynolds Street; Suite 209
Pontiac, IL
 

Dr. William Novak's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Novak include consultative cardiology, echocardiogram (echo), and CT coronary angiogram. He is affiliated with OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Novak accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Novak attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Consultative Cardiology, Echocardiogram, CT Coronary Angiogram

Dr. Murali K Senapathi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2500 W. Reynolds Street; Suite 209
Pontiac, IL
 

Dr. Murali Senapathi's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Senapathi honors. He is a graduate of Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts for his residency. Dr. Senapathi is professionally affiliated with OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Peripheral Vascular Interventions, Peripheral Vascular Disease

Dr. Guoxiang Chu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
2500 W. Reynolds Street; Suite 209
Pontiac, IL
 

Dr. Guoxiang Chu is a cardiology (heart disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), consultative cardiology, and echocardiogram (echo). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chu honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Chu attended Soochow University Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Chu speaks Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: MRI, Consultative Cardiology, Echocardiogram, Cardiac CT

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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.