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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 specializes in pediatric cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Javois focuses on congenital heart disease and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Javois is professionally affiliated with Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Javois studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for his residency. He has received the following distinction: 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 pediatric cardiology and pediatric critical care specialist. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Griffin takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Sunthorn Muangmingsuk is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Muangmingsuk include fetal echocardiography. He honors Coventry, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Muangmingsuk is a graduate of Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn's residency program. Dr. Muangmingsuk is professionally affiliated with MetroSouth Medical Center and Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Dr. Siddiqui is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.