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

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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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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 works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Montpetit include heart failure. Dr. Montpetit accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Montpetit attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Montpetit is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her 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 sees patients in Winfield, IL and Geneva, IL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Nierzwicki's clinical interests include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nierzwicki accepts. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. George Nijmeh is an adult cardiology specialist in Winfield, IL and Naperville, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Nijmeh attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Bohdan Fedirko is a legal medicine and adult cardiology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Fedirko include stress echo, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and holter monitoring. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Holy Cross Hospital, and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO. Dr. Fedirko attended medical school at Medical University of Gdansk. For his professional training, Dr. Fedirko completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He speaks Polish.

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

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

Dr. Mary McBride sees patients in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. Her medical specialties are pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care. She has a special interest in heart transplant, intensive care, and heart failure. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. McBride performed her residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She 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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All Interests: 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. He speaks French. These areas are among Dr. James's clinical interests: endocarditis, heart failure, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. James takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to 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 works as an endocrinologist. Dr. Parveen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Oriya, and Bengali. Dr. Parveen's areas of expertise include diabetes, cardiac risk reduction, and heart failure. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. She graduated from Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital. Dr. Parveen trained at Westlake Hospital for her residency. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Lisle, IL and Naperville, IL. His areas of expertise include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Dr. Cahill is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cahill has an open panel.

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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.
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