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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 works as an adult cardiologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: consultative cardiology, echocardiogram (echo), and cardiac CT. She is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. After attending T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha for medical school, Dr. Perinchery completed her residency training at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Perinchery honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of clinical interest consist of consultative cardiology, echocardiogram (echo), and CT coronary angiogram. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Novak graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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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 works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Bloomington, IL and Pontiac, IL. He is affiliated with OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Dr. Senapathi is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts.

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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's area of specialization is cardiology (heart disease). After completing medical school at Soochow University Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Chu's areas of expertise consist of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), consultative cardiology, and echocardiogram (echo). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Chinese. His professional affiliations include 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.