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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' area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. His areas of expertise consist of congenital heart disease and cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Javois honors. Dr. Javois attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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

Dr. Sunthorn Muangmingsuk practices pediatric cardiology. Dr. Muangmingsuk has a special interest in fetal echocardiography. He is affiliated with MetroSouth Medical Center and Franciscan Alliance. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn.

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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 areas of specialization are pediatric cardiology and general pediatrics. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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.