We found 6 interventional cardiologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Minneapolis, MN.

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Dr. Updesh Singh Bedi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2220 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Updesh Bedi's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Bedi attended Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school and subsequently trained at Chicago Medical School for residency. He accepts Coventry, Coventry HSA, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Bedi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Regions Hospital, Lakeview Health System, and HealthPartners Riverside Clinic. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Charles Michael Baker, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2530 Chicago Ave. So.; #500
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Charles Baker specializes in pediatric cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Baker honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He has received distinctions including Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Regions Hospital, Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building, and Children's Heart Clinic (CHC).

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Dr. Marit Elise Thorsgard Spaeth, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2831 N Snelling Avenue
Roseville, MN
 

Dr. Marit Thorsgard is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. She is professionally affiliated with HealthPartners North Suburban Family Physicians - Roseville, Regions Hospital, and HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thorsgard graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Thorsgard completed a residency program at Hennepin County Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Thorsgard include: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2016 Edition.

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Dr. Johannes Brechtken, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
640 Jackson Street; Ms 11102m
St. Paul, MN
 

Dr. Johannes Brechtken's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Brechtken speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Regions Hospital. He attended the University of Marburg Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Brechtken is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Marko Vezmar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2530 Chicago Avenue S; Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Marko Vezmar specializes in pediatric cardiology and interventional cardiology. He speaks the following languages: Croatian, Serbian, and Serbo-Croatian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Regions Hospital, Minneapolis Heart Institute, and Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. Dr. Vezmar studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Vezmar trained at The Hospital for Sick Children and Miami Children's Hospital. Dr. Vezmar takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3300 Oakdale Avenue N; Suite 200
Robbinsdale, MN
 

Dr. Mudassar Ahmed's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Regions Hospital. Dr. Ahmed is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Ahmed attended medical school at the University of Karachi and Baqai Medical University. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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What is Interventional Cardiology?

Interventional cardiology is the treatment of heart disease without surgery, through the use of catheters. Primarily this is via a procedure called cardiac catheterization, where a long, thin, flexible tube, called a catheter, is threaded through a vein or artery up towards the heart. The catheter can be used to inject dye for x-rays, open narrowed artery walls, widen heart valves, place stents, or perform other tests and procedures.

Cardiology is a large specialty, and covers many diseases and disorders of the heart as well as several different kinds of treatments. What makes interventional cardiologists special is their ability to use minimally invasive procedures to treat heart disease. Interventional cardiologists may treat coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease, where blood vessels become narrowed or blocked. They also may repair or replace damaged heart valves.

During a cardiac catheterization, the interventional cardiologist inserts the catheter into a blood vessel through a small incision in the groin or arm. It is then threaded to the blocked artery or into the heart, where tiny tools can be passed through the tube. These tools are used to perform percutaneous coronary interventions, or procedures done to the heart and arteries via catheter. Procedures may include:
  • Angioplasty, or opening of blocked arteries, often via the inflation of a balloon
  • Atherectomy, the physical cutting away of plaque buildup
  • Stenting, the placement of metal springs to hold artery walls open
  • Heart valve repair or replacement
  • Closure of holes in the heart

That these procedures can be performed without the pain and recovery time of traditional surgery is truly amazing.
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