We found 9 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Winfield, IL.

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. Dr. Pahl's clinical interests include heart transplant, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Pahl completed a residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Pahl speaks German. Dr. Pahl is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michelle C Montpetit, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 500
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Michelle Montpetit is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. She works in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. She is especially interested in heart failure. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Montpetit attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Montpetit's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Heart Failure

Dr. Robert Stephen Nierzwicki, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 500
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Robert Nierzwicki, who practices in Winfield, IL and Geneva, IL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is especially interested in heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. Dr. Nierzwicki's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nierzwicki is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Failure, Preventive Cardiology, Cardiac Imaging, Coronary ... (Read more)

Dr. Bohdan Fedirko, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Adult Cardiology
303 E Army Trail Road; Suite 405
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Bohdan Fedirko's specialties are legal medicine and adult cardiology. He practices in Chicago, IL, Lemont, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Fedirko include stress echo, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and holter monitoring. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare PPO, and more. Dr. Fedirko attended Medical University of Gdansk and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is conversant in Polish. Dr. Fedirko is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Holy Cross Hospital, and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital.

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All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Heart Problems, Spider Veins, Angiogram, Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Nijmeh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 300
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. George Nijmeh is a cardiologist in Winfield, IL and Naperville, IL. His areas of expertise include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Nijmeh attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Nijmeh is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Failure, Preventive Cardiology, Echocardiogram, Cholesterol Problems, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Eileen McBride, MEd, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Mary McBride's areas of specialization are pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care; she sees patients in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. Dr. McBride has indicated that her clinical interests include heart transplant, intensive care, and heart failure. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a graduate of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's residency program.

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All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Intensive Care, Heart Transplant, Medical Education, Heart Failure

Dr. Timothy W James, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 201
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Timothy James' specialty is cardiac surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: endocarditis, heart failure, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. James performed his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center. He is conversant in French. Dr. James is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Surgical Procedures, Heart Failure, Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Zeenat Parveen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
371 S Main Place
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Zeenat Parveen is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, cardiac risk reduction, and heart failure. Dr. Parveen's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Parveen's office for an appointment. She obtained her medical school training at Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital and performed her residency at Westlake Hospital. Dr. Parveen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Oriya, and Bengali.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Heart Failure, Blood Pressure Problems, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Sean M Cahill, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
636 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Sean Cahill is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Cahill accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Failure, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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What is Heart Failure?

Heart failure is a progressive disease where the heart muscle isn’t able to pump as effectively as it needs to. When a patient has heart failure, not enough blood is reaching the cells of the body to supply needed amounts of oxygen.

At the onset of heart failure, the body compensates for the reduced blood flow by enlarging the heart muscle, making the heart beat faster, or narrowing the blood vessels to increase blood pressure. Because the body is so adept at compensating for the early stages of heart failure, many people do not notice symptoms until they have been sick for some time. This is one reason annual check-ups are important, especially if you have any risk factors for heart disease. Symptoms a person might feel as heart failure progresses include fatigue, breathlessness, a rapid heartbeat, or swelling in the feet and legs.

A doctor can check for heart failure using blood tests, x-rays, an electrocardiogram, or an exercise stress test. If heart failure is diagnosed, lifestyle modifications such as weight loss, exercise, sodium restriction, and avoiding alcohol and cigarettes are recommended in order to protect the heart. There are a large number of medications on the market that used to treat heart failure, in several different classes. Some of these are ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, and statin drugs. Although it’s not as common, surgery will sometimes be recommended for heart failure, for example if a patient needs a transplant or bypass surgery.