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We found 12 pediatric cardiologists who accept WEA Insurance Group PPO near Winfield, IL.

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

Dr. Elfriede Pahl is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Geneva, IL. Her clinical interests include heart transplant, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pahl is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's residency program. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Pahl is conversant in German. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Failure

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. Her areas of expertise consist of syncope (fainting) and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Dr. Deal's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Deal attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Tachycardia, Arrhythmias, Syncope, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Congenital Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nina Gotteiner, who practices in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in high risk pregnancy, fetal echocardiography, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Gotteiner honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Before performing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Gotteiner attended Rush Medical College for medical school. Dr. Gotteiner speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Roger Defreitas practices pediatric cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Defreitas focuses on electrophysiological (EP) study, congenital heart disease, and non-invasive cardiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Defreitas attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. John Milton Costello Jr., MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. John Costello's medical specialty is adult cardiology, pediatric cardiology, and pediatric critical care. He is especially interested in intensive care and anesthesia. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Costello attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Costello's medical residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Costello accepts.

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Clinical interests: Research, Anesthesia, Intensive Care, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

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

Dr. Robert Webster's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Webster include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Webster welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Implantable ... (Read more)

Dr. Kendra Michelle Ward, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Kendra Ward sees patients in Heights, IL, Chicago, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Ward's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ward's practice is open to new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Ward completed a residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Medication

Dr. Sabrina Siu Ling Tsao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Sabrina Tsao's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Tsao speaks Chinese. Her areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and the University of London and residency at Guy's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Tsao is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine Elise Duffy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Duffy is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. In her practice, Dr. Duffy focuses on heart problems. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Duffy attended The University of Sydney Medical School and subsequently trained at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for residency. Dr. Duffy is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Nguyenvu T Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Nguyenvu Nguyen's areas of specialization are pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care; he sees patients in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Nguyen completed his residency training at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include heart problems and neurocritical care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen takes. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Intensive Care, Neurocritical Care, Global Health

Dr. Katheryn Ellen Gambetta, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Katheryn Gambetta is a pediatric cardiologist. Dr. Gambetta's areas of expertise include the following: heart transplant and heart problems. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Gambetta's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Heart Transplant

Dr. Dolores Ann Vitullo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Dolores Vitullo is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. In addition to English, she speaks French. In her practice, she is particularly interested in echocardiogram (echo) and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Vitullo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vitullo takes. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Chest Pain, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

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What is Pediatric Cardiology?

Pediatric cardiologists are doctors who specialize in children’s heart problems. Their patients may range in age from unborn babies still in the womb to teenagers, and in some cases even adults. The main difference between pediatric cardiology and adult cardiology is not only that pediatric cardiologists treat younger patients. Pediatric cardiologists are much more likely to treat heart problems that are congenital, meaning a patient is born with them.

Due to the advances of modern medicine, babies who are born with congenital heart disorders are more likely than ever to survive into adulthood. In certain cases, pediatric cardiologists continue to provide care for these adult patients, because their training and experience gives them particular insight to the kind of heart problems these adult survivors have.

Other than congenital heart disease, pediatric cardiologists also treat:
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Chest pain
  • Murmurs or palpitations
  • Infections of the heart
  • Valve disorders
  • Cardiomyopathy, or problems with the heart muscle
  • Arrhythmia, or irregular heart beats
  • Congestive heart failure

A pediatric cardiologist often uses tests called echocardiograms and electrocardiograms (EKG) to examine the structure and activity of the heart. Once a diagnosis is made, treatment may involve lifestyle changes, catheterization (where a thin tube is threaded through a blood vessel to the heart to open blockages or provide further information), or surgery.