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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. Patricia Thomas is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. She studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For her residency, Dr. Thomas trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Thomas is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Michael White is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. Dr. White is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for his residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Thomas Young's medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Young attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Young accepts. He is affiliated with Ochsner and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Kenneth Wong is an adult cardiology specialist in Raceland, LA and Thibodaux, LA. Dr. Wong is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His professional affiliations include Ochsner and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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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.