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We found 10 cardiologists who accept Amerigroup near Gretna, LA.

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Dr. Maureen Weil Stein, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Maureen Stein is an interventional cardiologist in Marrero, LA and Gretna, LA. She attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Stein trained at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Stein is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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Dr. Frederick Gary Kushner, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Frederick Kushner is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. Dr. Kushner is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Dr. Brian James Cospolich, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Brian Cospolich is a specialist in adult cardiology. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Cospolich attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. Dr. Cospolich is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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Dr. Robert Dennis Matheney, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Robert Matheney practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Matheney studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for his residency.

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Dr. Edmund Kenneth Kerut, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Edmund Kerut is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Gretna, LA and Marrero, LA. Patient ratings for Dr. Kerut average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kerut is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kerut completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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Dr. Leslie Wayne Levenson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Leslie Levenson specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Levenson is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Levenson attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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Dr. Louis B Glade, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Louis Glade is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Glade is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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Dr. Stephen Paul Laguardia, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Stephen Laguardia is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Patients rated Dr. Laguardia highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Carlos O Rodriguez Fierro, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiology
1111 Medical Center Boulevard; S-350
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Fierro's area of specialization is cardiology (heart disease). He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rodriguez-Fierro graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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Dr. James Jude McKinnie, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1111 Medical Center Boulevard; N703
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. James McKinnie works as a cardiac electrophysiologist in New Orleans, LA, Metairie, LA, and Marrero, LA. Dr. McKinnie's professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. The average patient rating for Dr. McKinnie is 3.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McKinnie takes. Dr. McKinnie has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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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.