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We found 87 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Private Healthcare Systems near Wheaton, IL.

Dr. Joyce Tawfik Johnson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Joyce Johnson is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Arlington Heights, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. Her clinical interests include heart problems. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Johnson obtained her medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Johnson is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Heart Problems, Transesophageal Echocardiography, Transthoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Imran Nazir Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 500
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Imran Ahmad is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Ahmad takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Carotid Artery Stenting, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tania Luisa Saroli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Tania Saroli's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saroli include heart problems. She honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Saroli's education and training includes medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and residency at The Montreal Children's Hospital. Dr. Saroli speaks French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. Barbara Jane Deal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Barbara Deal, who practices in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Deal include syncope (fainting) and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Dr. Deal is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Deal attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), congenital heart disease, tachycardia (very fast heart rate)

All Interests: Heart Problems, Tachycardia, Arrhythmias, Syncope, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Congenital Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Elfriede Pahl, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Elfriede Pahl practices pediatric cardiology. Before performing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Pahl attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart transplant, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. Dr. Pahl is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Pahl has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She speaks German. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Failure

Dr. Joshua Dorothy Robinson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Joshua Robinson is a pediatric cardiologist in Chicago, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Robinson's areas of expertise include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), bicuspid aortic valve disease, and CT scan. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. He is in-network for Coventry, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, bicuspid aortic valve disease

All Interests: MRI, Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, CT ... (Read more)

Dr. James William Kinn, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
25 North Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. James Kinn is an interventional cardiology specialist in Winfield, IL, Dekalb, IL, and Sugar Grove, IL. Dr. Kinn is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Stent Placement, Arrhythmias, Cholesterol Problems, Stress Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Waleed Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 500
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Waleed Ahmed's medical specialty is adult cardiology. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmed studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart valve disease

All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, Cardiac CT, Cardiac MRI

Dr. Michael C Monge, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Michael Monge is a pediatric thoracic surgery and pediatric cardiac surgery specialist. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Monge performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Transplant Procedures, Aortic Valve Repair, Heart Problems, Extracorporeal ... (Read more)

Dr. Amanda Linnea Hauck, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Amanda Hauck is a pediatric cardiologist. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She has indicated that her clinical interests include heart problems and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Hauck honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Viant. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Children's Hospital Colorado, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems

Dr. Roger Andrew O. De Freitas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Roger Defreitas' area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Defreitas completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: electrophysiological (EP) study, congenital heart disease, and non-invasive cardiology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Defreitas has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Nina Louise Gotteiner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Nina Gotteiner specializes in pediatric cardiology and practices in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Gotteiner's clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, fetal echocardiography, and congenital heart disease. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Gotteiner has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Heart Problems, High Risk Pregnancy, Pulmonary Hypertension, Fetal Echocardiography, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carl L Backer, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Carl Backer specializes in cardiac surgery and pediatric thoracic surgery and practices in Chicago, IL and Winfield, IL. His clinical interests include heart transplant, congenital heart disease, and tracheal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Dr. Backer takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Backer has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Backer attended medical school at Mayo Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , congenital heart disease

All Interests: Heart Transplant, Heart Surgery, Tracheal Surgery, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Robert Gregory Webster, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Robert Webster specializes in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Webster's areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Webster's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Ablation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Pacemaker, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neil Jay Thomas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 201
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Neil Thomas is a cardiac surgery and vascular surgery specialist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Thomas's training includes residency programs at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endocarditis, congenital heart disease, aortic valve disease, atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Valve Disease, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Valve Repair, Endocarditis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angira Patel, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Angira Patel specializes in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Patel's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include heart problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Patel welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Heart Problems

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.