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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Stillwater, MN, Saint Paul, MN, and Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Bedi honors Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Chicago Medical School, Dr. Bedi attended medical school at Government Medical College, Patiala. Dr. Bedi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Regions Hospital, Lakeview Health System, and HealthPartners Riverside Clinic. His practice is open to new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Baker is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. His distinctions include: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors. He is affiliated with 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 specializes 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 is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing her residency at Hennepin County Medical Center, Dr. Thorsgard attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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 medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Marburg Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. Dr. Brechtken is conversant in German. Dr. Brechtken is professionally affiliated with Regions Hospital.

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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, who practices in Duluth, MN, Minneapolis, MN, and Saint Louis Park, MN, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Vezmar speaks Croatian, Serbian, and Serbo-Croatian. His professional affiliations include Regions Hospital, Minneapolis Heart Institute, and Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children and Miami Children's Hospital. Dr. Vezmar honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Ahmed attended medical school at the University of Karachi and Baqai Medical University. He trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Regions Hospital.

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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.