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

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

Dr. Umesh Patel practices adult cardiology. He graduated from the University of London. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Patel honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Patel is conversant in Gujarati.

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

Dr. Keith Hickey's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeview Regional Medical Center. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, Dr. Hickey completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He takes 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. William Long practices adult cardiology in Slidell, LA and Lacombe, LA. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Long is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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

Dr. Vasanth Bethala is a specialist in adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Bethala average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Pernenkil is affiliated with Ochsner.

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

Dr. Barry Kusnick sees patients in Lacombe, LA. His medical specialty is interventional cardiology. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Kusnick has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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
64040 Hwy. 434; Suite 105
Lacombe, LA
 

Dr. Koteswara Pothineni is a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Pothineni studied medicine at Andhra Medical College. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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

Dr. Victor Echenique is a specialist in adult cardiology. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Echenique is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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

Dr. James Smith's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Smith takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Jay Silverstein is a Lacombe, LA physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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

Dr. Bassam Wanna's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Wanna is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine.

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

Dr. Pramod Menon's area of specialization is interventional cardiology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Menon studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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

Dr. Waseem Jaffrani practices adult cardiology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jaffrani honors.

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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.