We found 10 pediatric cardiologists who accept WEA Insurance Group PPO near Winfield, IL.

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

Dr. Barbara Deal practices pediatric cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Deal include syncope (fainting) and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). The average patient rating for Dr. Deal is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deal honors. Before performing her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Deal attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Deal speaks Spanish. Dr. Deal's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Roger Defreitas is a pediatric cardiology specialist. Dr. Defreitas's areas of expertise consist of electrophysiological (EP) study, congenital heart disease, and non-invasive cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Defreitas accepts. Dr. Defreitas has an open panel. 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 the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Kendra Ward specializes in pediatric cardiology and practices in Heights, IL, Chicago, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Her clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Ward's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ward is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in pediatric cardiology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsao graduated from United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and the University of London. Dr. Tsao's medical residency was performed at Guy's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Nina Gotteiner is a pediatric cardiologist. In her practice, Dr. Gotteiner focuses on high risk pregnancy, fetal echocardiography, and congenital heart disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gotteiner takes. She graduated from Rush Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Gotteiner speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Gotteiner is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Fetal Echocardiography, Chest Pain

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

Dr. Elfriede Pahl practices pediatric cardiology in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Geneva, IL. In addition to English, she speaks German. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pahl include heart transplant, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. Dr. Pahl's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Pahl accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Pahl has an open panel.

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

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 sees patients in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, pediatric cardiology, and pediatric critical care. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems and intensive care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Costello accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Costello trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Research, Heart Problems, Intensive Care, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

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 her practice, she is particularly interested in echocardiogram (echo) and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Vitullo honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Vitullo trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, she speaks French. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Nguyenvu Nguyen is a specialist in pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care. In his practice, Dr. Nguyen focuses on heart problems and neurocritical care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen takes. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Neurocritical Care

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

Dr. Katheryn Gambetta's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Her 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. Dr. Gambetta accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gambetta is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Heart Transplant

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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.
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