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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's medical specialty is interventional cardiology. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Dr. Stein's hospital/clinic 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 an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. Dr. Kushner's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a physician who specializes in 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 several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Matheney attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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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 cardiologist in Gretna, LA and Marrero, LA. Dr. Kerut has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His professional affiliations include Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Kerut attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Leslie Levenson practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Marrero, LA and Gretna, LA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as 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. His hospital/clinic 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). Dr. Glade attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His residency was performed at Ochsner Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Glade honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 is a cardiologist in Marrero, LA. He 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 honors. Dr. Rodriguez-Fierro graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He speaks 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 sees patients in Gretna, LA and Marrero, LA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. He studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Laguardia completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. James McKinnie specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). The average patient rating for Dr. McKinnie is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. McKinnie has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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.