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We found 8 cardiologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Valparaiso, IN.

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Dr. Michael Lee Wheat, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Valparaiso, IN
 

Dr. Michael Wheat works as a cardiologist in Valparaiso, IN and Crown Point, IN. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. Dr. Wheat is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wheat is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Valparaiso, IN
 

Dr. Daniel Linert practices adult cardiology in Valparaiso, IN. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Linert's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2000 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN
 

Dr. Sandeep Sehgal specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Valparaiso, IN. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
2000 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN
 

Dr. Scott Kaufman is a physician who specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
2000 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN
 

Dr. Raghuram Dasari's specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dasari attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Valparaiso, IN
 

Dr. Hector Marchand works as a cardiologist in Valparaiso, IN. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marchand accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Valparaiso, IN
 

Dr. Akram Kholoki's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kholoki at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Valparaiso, IN
 

Dr. Maturu Rao is a cardiologist in Valparaiso, IN. The average patient rating for Dr. Rao is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rao accepts.

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What is Cardiology?

Cardiology is the study of the heart and blood vessels, and a cardiologist makes sure they are functioning well. Patients see cardiologists for many issues affecting the circulatory system, including:
  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure
  • Heart attack prevention and treatment
  • Congestive Heart Failure, where the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body
  • Heart transplant evaluation and care after surgery
  • Peripheral vascular disease, where arteries in the limbs narrow and reduce blood flow
  • Aneurysm, or a swelling in the blood vessels
  • Coronary Artery Disease, where the blood vessels delivering oxygen and nutrients to the heart become blocked

After performing a physical exam, a cardiologist may order a number of imaging tests in order to get a better understanding of what disease or complication might be causing problems in the heart and blood vessels. Some of these might include:
  • An electrocardiogram, which checks the heart’s electrical activity
  • X-rays to see tissues more clearly
  • Cardiac catheterization, where a small tube is directed into the heart to test pressure, oxygen levels, and blood flow

Although some cardiologists provide primary care, cardiologists more typically work as consultants to primary care physicians when a heart issue comes up. Cardiologists do not perform surgery, but they can perform “interventional” procedures, such as balloon angioplasty (where a balloon is used to stretch open narrowed veins) or stent placement to keep blood flowing.