We found 6 pediatric cardiologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near West Monroe, LA.

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Dr. Victor W Lucas Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Pavilion Road
West Monroe, LA
 

Dr. Victor Lucas is a pediatric cardiologist in Mandeville, LA, New Orleans, LA, and Covington, LA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Lucas attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Lucas is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Scott Lawrence Macicek, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Pavilion Road
West Monroe, LA
 

Dr. Scott Macicek is a pediatric cardiology specialist. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Macicek is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and a graduate of Texas Children's Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Terry Dean King, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Pavilion Road
West Monroe, LA
 

Dr. Terry King works as a pediatric cardiologist in West Monroe, LA. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. King takes. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Brandon Lane Phillips, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Pavilion Road
West Monroe, LA
 

Dr. Brandon Phillips works as a pediatric cardiologist. He is affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Phillips accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Thomas W Young, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Pavilion Road
West Monroe, LA
 

Dr. Thomas Young's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Young is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Young trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Jessica Hebert Mouledoux, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Pavilion Road
West Monroe, LA
 

Dr. Jessica Mouledoux is a pediatric cardiology specialist. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mouledoux is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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What is Pediatric Cardiology?

Pediatric cardiologists are doctors who specialize in children’s heart problems. Their patients may range in age from unborn babies still in the womb to teenagers, and in some cases even adults. The main difference between pediatric cardiology and adult cardiology is not only that pediatric cardiologists treat younger patients. Pediatric cardiologists are much more likely to treat heart problems that are congenital, meaning a patient is born with them.

Due to the advances of modern medicine, babies who are born with congenital heart disorders are more likely than ever to survive into adulthood. In certain cases, pediatric cardiologists continue to provide care for these adult patients, because their training and experience gives them particular insight to the kind of heart problems these adult survivors have.

Other than congenital heart disease, pediatric cardiologists also treat:
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Chest pain
  • Murmurs or palpitations
  • Infections of the heart
  • Valve disorders
  • Cardiomyopathy, or problems with the heart muscle
  • Arrhythmia, or irregular heart beats
  • Congestive heart failure

A pediatric cardiologist often uses tests called echocardiograms and electrocardiograms (EKG) to examine the structure and activity of the heart. Once a diagnosis is made, treatment may involve lifestyle changes, catheterization (where a thin tube is threaded through a blood vessel to the heart to open blockages or provide further information), or surgery.
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