We found 13 cardiologists who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Lacombe, LA.

Dr. Keith Gregory Hickey, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
64040 Highway 434; Suite 200
Lacombe, LA
 

Dr. Keith Hickey is a cardiologist. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Hickey trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hickey is affiliated with Ochsner and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Umesh Arvindkumar Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
64040 Highway 434; Suite 200
Lacombe, LA
 

Dr. Umesh Patel is an adult cardiologist in Lacombe, LA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Patel accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of London. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
64040 Hwy. 434; Suite 105
Lacombe, LA
 

Dr. William Long practices adult cardiology in Slidell, LA and Lacombe, LA. He is affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Long graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
64040 Hwy. 434; Suite 105
Lacombe, LA
 

Dr. Vasanth Bethala is an adult cardiology specialist in Slidell, LA and Lacombe, LA. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bethala is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
64040 Hwy. 434; Suite 105
Lacombe, LA
 

Dr. Ratnakar Pernenkil is a specialist in adult cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pernenkil is affiliated with Ochsner. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
64040 Hwy. 434; Suite 105
Lacombe, LA
 

Dr. Koteswara Pothineni's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Pothineni attended medical school at Andhra Medical College. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
64040 Hwy. 434; Suite 105
Lacombe, LA
 

Dr. Victor Echenique's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He is affiliated with Ochsner. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Echenique graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
64040 Highway 434; Suite 200
Lacombe, LA
 

Dr. Barry Kusnick's medical specialty is interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kusnick takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
64040 Highway 434; Suite 200
Lacombe, LA
 

Dr. James Smith specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Lacombe, LA. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Smith honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
64040 Highway 434; Suite 200
Lacombe, LA
 

Dr. Bassam Wanna practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wanna attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
64040 Highway 434; Suite 200
Lacombe, LA
 

Dr. Jay Silverstein is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Silverstein accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
64040 Highway 434; Suite 200
Lacombe, LA
 

Dr. Pramod Menon is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology. Dr. Menon graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
64040 Highway; 434 Ste 200
Lacombe, LA
 

Dr. Waseem Jaffrani is a cardiologist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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.