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We found 4 pediatric cardiologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Munster, IN.

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Dr. Alexander James Javois Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
800 Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 3
Munster, IN

Dr. Alexander Javois is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Javois's clinical interests encompass congenital heart disease and cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Andrew Joseph Griffin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care
800 Macarthur Bldv.; Unit# 3
Munster, IN

Dr. Andrew Griffin practices pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Griffin attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Griffin honors.

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Dr. Sunthorn Muangmingsuk, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
800 Macarthur Boulevard; Unit 3
Munster, IN

Dr. Sunthorn Muangmingsuk is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. After attending Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Muangmingsuk completed his residency training at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Clinical interests for Dr. Muangmingsuk include fetal echocardiography. Coventry, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muangmingsuk takes. Dr. Muangmingsuk's professional affiliations include MetroSouth Medical Center and Franciscan Alliance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Echocardiogram

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, General Pediatrics
8224 Calumet Avenue
Munster, IN

Dr. Saad Siddiqui's specialties are pediatric cardiology and general pediatrics. Dr. Siddiqui is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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.