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We found 127 cardiologists who accept Humana Premier near Metairie, LA.

Dr. Sangeeta Bhupendra Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2005 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Sangeeta Shah practices adult cardiology in Metairie, LA and New Orleans, LA. She is affiliated with Ochsner. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Shah is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Shah's training includes a residency program at Ochsner Medical Center.

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Dr. Hamang Manubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Hamang Patel's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Patel has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center.

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Dr. Tyrone Jean Collins, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Tyrone Collins practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in New Orleans, LA. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Collins honors. His education and training includes medical school at Meharry Medical College and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Collins has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Collins is professionally affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center.

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Dr. Ivory Crittendon III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Ivory Crittendon works as a pediatric cardiologist. Dr. Crittendon is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Yvonne E Gilliland, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2005 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Yvonne Gilliland works as an adult cardiologist in New Orleans, LA, Slidell, LA, and Metairie, LA. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gilliland obtained her medical school training at Medical University of Warsaw and performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. She has received distinctions including New Orleans Super Doctors; 2006-2012 Top Doctors in America; and "Top Female Doctors, Cardiology. She is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Gholam Hossain Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1430 Tulane Avenue; Sl-48
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Gholam Ali is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Tulane Medical Center and Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System. Before completing his residency at Howard University Hospital, Dr. Ali attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Dr. Ali's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Outstanding Resident Award, Medical Association/ Howard university Hospital and Plaque Awarded for dedicated service during fellowship, Howard cardiology service/ DCG Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Consultative Cardiology, Non-Invasive Cardiology

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Nestor Mercado's area of specialization is interventional cardiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and Detroit Medical Center (DMC). Dr. Mercado is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Mercado (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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Dr. Carl Joseph Lavie Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2005 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Carl Lavie is an adult cardiology specialist in New Orleans, LA, Slidell, LA, and Metairie, LA. Dr. Lavie is affiliated with Ochsner. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lavie honors.

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Dr. David Blaine Hutchinson, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. David Hutchinson, who practices in Marrero, LA and New Orleans, LA, is a medical specialist in cardiology (heart disease). He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Dr. Hutchinson attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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Dr. Christopher J White, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Christopher White's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. White's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center, Dr. White attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. White is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center.

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Dr. Glenn Michael Polin, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Glenn Polin is a cardiac electrophysiologist in New Orleans, LA and Slidell, LA. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Dr. Polin is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Patricia Elizabeth Thomas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Patricia Thomas is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Thomas is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Scott Lawrence Macicek, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Scott Macicek is a pediatric cardiology specialist in New Orleans, LA, West Monroe, LA, and Slidell, LA. Dr. Macicek is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at Texas Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Clement C Eiswirth Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Clement Eiswirth is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in New Orleans, LA and Metairie, LA. Dr. Eiswirth's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Victor W Lucas Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1315 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Victor Lucas is a pediatric cardiology specialist. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lucas takes. Dr. Lucas studied medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Nichole Marie Polin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Nichole Polin's specialty is adult cardiology. She is affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Polin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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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.