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

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

Dr. Updesh Bedi is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. His professional affiliations include Regions Hospital, Lakeview Health System, and HealthPartners Riverside Clinic. Dr. Bedi is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school and subsequently trained at Chicago Medical School for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Bedi (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric cardiology and interventional cardiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Regions Hospital, Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building, and Children's Heart Clinic (CHC). Dr. Baker takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Baker attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Baker include: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. She attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Hennepin County Medical Center. Dr. Thorsgard is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2016 Edition. She is professionally affiliated with HealthPartners North Suburban Family Physicians - Roseville, Regions Hospital, and HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Regions Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brechtken attended medical school at the University of Marburg Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Brechtken trained at Cleveland Clinic. He is conversant in German.

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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 is a pediatric cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is professionally affiliated with Regions Hospital, Minneapolis Heart Institute, and Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. Dr. Vezmar is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at The Hospital for Sick Children and Miami Children's Hospital. He speaks the following foreign languages: Croatian, Serbian, and Serbo-Croatian.

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Dr. Mudassar Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3300 Oakdale Avenue N; Suite 200
Robbinsdale, MN
 

Dr. Mudassar Ahmed is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Duluth, MN, Robbinsdale, MN, and Saint Paul, MN. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Regions Hospital. He attended the University of Karachi and Baqai Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. Dr. Ahmed honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.