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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 is a cardiologist. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Patel takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of London. 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, who practices in Lacombe, LA, La Place, LA, and Slidell, LA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Hickey is affiliated with Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Hickey attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school.

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

Dr. William Long is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Long graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Vasanth Bethala's specialty is adult cardiology. On average, patients gave Dr. Bethala a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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

Dr. Ratnakar Pernenkil, who practices in Slidell, LA and Lacombe, LA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pernenkil is affiliated with Ochsner.

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

Dr. Barry Kusnick is an interventional cardiologist. Dr. Kusnick has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Koteswara Pothineni sees patients in Slidell, LA and Lacombe, LA. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. He is affiliated with Ochsner. He studied medicine at Andhra Medical College. Dr. Pothineni honors 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 is a cardiologist in Slidell, LA and Lacombe, LA. Dr. Echenique graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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

Dr. James Smith, who practices in Lacombe, LA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. Dr. Smith attended medical school 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 medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Silverstein honors 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 Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
64040 Highway 434; Suite 200
Lacombe, LA
 

Dr. Bassam Wanna is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wanna 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 sees patients in Lacombe, LA. His medical specialty is interventional cardiology. Dr. Menon graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Waseem Jaffrani is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Lacombe, LA. Dr. Jaffrani is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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.