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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 a specialist in interventional cardiology. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Stein graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Her professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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

Dr. Frederick Kushner is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Gretna, LA and Marrero, LA. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. Dr. Kushner is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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

Dr. Brian Cospolich's specialty is adult cardiology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Cospolich attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Cospolich honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Marrero, LA and Gretna, LA. He is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. He attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Matheney's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Edmund Kerut is an adult cardiology specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kerut studied medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kerut trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Kerut's professional affiliations include Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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

Dr. Leslie Levenson is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Levenson is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Levenson attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include 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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Glade has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His residency was performed at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Glade is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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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 practices cardiology (heart disease). Dr. Rodriguez-Fierro is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez-Fierro takes. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Laguardia honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His hospital/clinic 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's specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. McKinnie graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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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.