We found 4 cardiologists who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Raceland, LA.

Dr. Patricia Elizabeth Thomas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
141 Twin Oaks
Raceland, LA
 

Dr. P. Thomas is a pediatric cardiologist. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Thomas attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Michael G White, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
141 Twin Oaks
Raceland, LA
 

Dr. Michael White works as a pediatric cardiologist. Dr. White honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His professional affiliations include Ochsner and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Thomas W Young, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
141 Twin Oaks
Raceland, LA
 

Dr. Thomas Young works as a pediatric cardiologist. Dr. Young attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Kenneth Edward Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
102 Twin Oaks Drive
Raceland, LA
 

Dr. Kenneth Wong is a cardiologist in Raceland, LA and Thibodaux, LA. He is affiliated with Ochsner and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong takes.

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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.